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FalconStor Software Announces Strategic Relationship With IBM To Accelerate Cloud Migration And Hybrid Cloud Backup

by Harold Fritts

FalconStor Software announced a new strategic relationship with IBM to provide jointly-validated solutions for IBM Power Systems, designed to help enterprise customers and managed services providers (MSPs) with cloud migration and cloud-enabled backups. The new cloud migration and hybrid cloud data protection solutions will enable organizations to modernize their IBM i  and Power Systems Virtual Server (PowerVS) environments and guard against ransomware.

FalconStor Software announced a new strategic relationship with IBM to provide jointly-validated solutions for IBM Power Systems, designed to help enterprise customers and managed services providers (MSPs) with cloud migration and cloud-enabled backups. The new cloud migration and hybrid cloud data protection solutions will enable organizations to modernize their IBM i  and Power Systems Virtual Server (PowerVS) environments and guard against ransomware.

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MSPs utilize FalconStor StorSafe and StorGuard software within their data centers and on-premises at customer sites to power profitable “as-a-service” offerings across hybrid clouds targeting mission-critical applications that run on physical or virtual IBM i Power servers. Large enterprises running IBM Power Systems often act as an internal MSP to multiple divisions and remote sites. FalconStor solutions provide data protection when delivering cloud migration services and backup/recovery systems.

The three new solutions focused on migration and optimizing data protection are:

  • Cloud-Native Backup Solution: enterprises running their applications in the IBM Power Systems Virtual Server (PowerVS) cloud can now utilize FalconStor VTL technology to securely and efficiently back up to IBM Cloud Object Storage.
  • Cloud Migration Solution: for enterprises needing to migrate their existing on-premises Power applications to the IBM PowerVS Cloud, FalconStor’s StorSafe software takes a secure snapshot and restores it to the cloud, maximizing application availability and security.
  • Hybrid Cloud Backup Solution: for MSPs looking to use the cloud for a secure, air-gapped offsite location, FalconStor and IBM deliver an on-premises virtual tape library solution for IBM Power Systems with a cloud instance for secure and encrypted offsite backups with per-tenant, per-month pricing.

Terry Thomas, director of IBM Power Systems Public Cloud Product Management at IBM, explains:

“The IBM Power Systems customer and partner bases are increasingly looking to take advantage of the cloud for their core applications. Bringing together FalconStor’s core backup and replication technology with the IBM Power Virtual Server Cloud enables our enterprise customers and managed service providers to confidently tap the cloud at their desired pace.”

Todd Brooks, FalconStor CEO, added:

“This new relationship puts FalconStor in the pole position for IBM Cloud data protection and application migration for mission-critical applications. Our decades of experience protecting IBM i and Linux workloads on-premises combined with our success enabling MSPs and enterprises to embrace hybrid cloud protection will enable IBM customers and partners to adopt the IBM Cloud with confidence and complete data resiliency.”

More information on this relationship is available at https://www.falconstor.com/use-cases/ibm-partnership/.

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