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Verizon, IBM Take Data Recovery to the Cloud

Verizon and IBM this week announced an intriguing partnership that might deliver the security and performance that finally persuades companies to embrace the cloud for storage in the same way they have for other business applications and processes.

The duo's new Managed Storage Device will make its debut in New York but plans are already in the works to take the high-performance and availability service to other locations in the U.S. and around the world.

Enterprise Storage Forum breaks down all the details, including what both companies are calling "pretty competitive" per gigabyte prices that can easily compete with other Internet-based backup services.


Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are partnering on a new cloud-based data backup and recovery service aimed at enterprises.

Managed Data Vault uses Verizon's high-speed private network to ease concerns about performance, data security and control — issues that have contributed to a low adoption rate of cloud data storage among enterprises.

Bart Vansevenant, Verizon's director of integrated solutions, called the service "pretty unique. I haven't seen anything like it on the market." He said customers are "very interested" in the new service.

Read the full story at Enterprise Storage Forum:
IBM, Verizon Move Data Backup and Recovery to the Cloud