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Verizon and IBM Launch Managed Data Protection Solution to NYC Customers

As businesses flock to cloud computing solutions, Verizon and IBM have teamed up to provide a secure enterprise information backup solution.

Available from both companies, “Managed Data Vault” is designed to automatically transfer data from a client location to a designed off-site data center over Verizon's private network.

Many companies still transport their backup tapes by truck to an off-site location - a process that has resulted in several lost or misplaced tapes or drives, leading to data loss and leaks for several large organizations.

"Through this exclusive relationship with IBM we are meeting a void in the online data protection market," said Kerry Bailey, chief marketing officer for Verizon Business. "We know that enterprise clients struggle with how to efficiently back up and restore data securely while mitigating the inherent risks such as loss of data. By working with IBM as part of our overall cloud strategy, we are bringing to market an innovative solution that will help our clients maintain the stability of their business."

Don DeMarco, IBM vice president of Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, said: "Managed Data Vault offers a broad array of enterprise data protection, not just for files, but for very large data stores and transactional data base content. Today, enterprises have different ways to address specific scenarios. Managed Data vault is a single, secure solution to help clients retrieve a file, restore a device, or recover from a serious outage emergency."

Initially available to Verizon and IBM clients in the New York City area, Managed Data Vault will address the needs of enterprise users with large data footprints and strict security and performance requirements, such as financial services and healthcare.