IBM and HP have announced the launch of new public cloud data protection services for large companies. Both firms introduced backup services with IBM's services including archiving and disaster recovery for virtual servers, while HP's services include an enterprise PC backup.
IBM's SmartCloud Archive, SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery and SmartCloud Managed Backup were presented this week. Its archive service was designed to meet privacy and regulatory compliance and provides clients with advanced document and records management system.
“When clients archive what they think is critical data, recovering data from an archive they've shipped off-site is not real quick,“ Vice President of IBM's Storage Software Development Steve Wojtowecz told SearchDataBackup.com. “For searching, analyzing and recovering archived data quickly, we think they'll look at storing data in the cloud.
IBM's Virtualized Server Recovery service increases the reliability and efficiency of recovery to help eliminate business downtime and minimize data loss. The company's backup service provides automatic management and monitoring of backup and recovery processes, including hardware, software, installation and support.
The service can be delivered in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. HP's PC Backup services includes backups to reduce backup times and self-service restore that lets users retrieve individual files or data sets, data reduplication and built-in encryption.