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IBM has opened up a cloud resiliency centre in North Carolina, and plans to roll out two more this year

IBM has opened up a cloud resiliency centre in North Carolina, and plans to roll out two more this year

IBM announced the opening of a cloud resiliency centre in North Carolina, which will offer backup, disaster recovery and business continuity cloud services.

The company said it wants to tap into the growing disaster recovery as a service market, which IBM expects to grow to nearly $32bn by next year.

The resiliency centre integrates cloud and traditional disaster recovery capabilities with physical security features, with an on-site team offering 24/7 service monitoring, and is designed to complement its SoftLayer cloud services.

“By creating a new benchmark for delivering client continuity services in hybrid, public and private cloud environments, we meet the demands of businesses required to serve the around the clock needs of their clients,” said Mike Errity, vice president, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services.

IBM plans to open two more cloud resiliency facilities this year – one in Mumbai, India and the other in Izmir, Turkey.

The company said the market for backup and disaster recovery has been catalysed by increased pressure to keep high-value digital services online.

Substantial outages for ten or fifteen minutes can costs up to tens of thousands of dollars in some cases, according to research from the Ponemon Institute. And research from Dutch consultancy Telindus suggests backup and disaster recovery services are topping datacentre investment priorities this year, just behind mobility and BYOD technology.

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