IT distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a new data protection solution for IBM business partners.
The new offering combines services from Avnet with software and hardware from IBM and Brocade. The solution offers data replication features that securely and efficiently transport critical business data to remote sites over any distance.
With this solution, partners will be able to provide their customers with the ability to restart processing in their back-up data centers at the point of disruption. Instead of locating and loading back-up files, a customer’s remote data center can immediately continue transactions from the most current point reached at the primary data center, saving time and improving customer service.
“While companies recognize that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are critical, they can be resource-intensive to implement,” says Mark Martin, Avnet’s vice president of business development and marketing. “Avnet worked with IBM and Brocade to design a cost-effective, secure solution that helps mid-market businesses protect their data and information assets. With this solution, our partners will be able to competitively differentiate themselves and drive additional storage sales by offering a solution that addresses their customers’ technology and financial issues.”
The solution can be customized to meet the unique needs of end customers. The baseline offering includes the IBM Storwize V7000 controller, remote mirroring software, and IBM/Brocade SAN06B routers (which include encryption, data compression and bandwidth management).
This technology is enhanced with services from Avnet, including the installation and implementation of the solution and overall project management. The services from Avnet complement partners’ services offerings, enabling them to expand IT services capabilities or obtain additional bench strength when needed.