Cristie Software announced today that it has signed a software remarketing agreement with IBM to include two products – CloneManager and Recovery Simulator to the existing reseller relationship. This extension to IBM’s close relationship with Cristie will make both products available to IBM and its channel partners through IBM’s Passport Advantage® (“PPA”) quoting and ordering system.

CloneManager is a machine move solution that creates exact copies of running machines in a different environment. It is used for replicating, syncing and moving operating systems, applications and associated data between and within different physical, virtual and cloud environments. Users can optimize resource allocation, manage their server infrastructure, and utilise disaster recover (DR) capabilities. CloneManager supports migration to and from many leading public cloud providers.

Recovery Simulator provides assurance that machines are recoverable from their protects and allows IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) users to automate and schedule full disaster recover tests and report on the results. It is available in conjunction with Cristie Tivoli Bare Machine Recover (TBMR) as well as a standalone solution for users of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSM for VE). The TSM for VE option provides a low cost mechanism for testing recover to a Virtual Machine that it creates within a protected TSM for VE managed environment.

According to Joseph King, Vice President of PreSales Consulting, at IBM Business Partner, CAS Severn, “Recovery Simulator is going to have a profound impact on the operations of our TSM customers at CAS Severn. Automating the recover testing process is going to allow our healthcare customers to meet HIPAA recover testing requirements while allowing their IT staff to spend time on innovation and not manual tasks.”

Recovery Simulator and CloneManager from Cristie Software can help our clients take another important step in the transition to cloud and service orientated environments,” said Ian Smith, director of storage software at IBM. “This is another example of IBM’s work to build an innovation ecosystem, by providing business partners with access to open technology which they can leverage to bring more value to the market”.

IBM already re-sells CBMR, Cristie’s own bare machine recover software as well as TBMR which recovers physical machines directly from TSM without having to perform separate protects. CBMR and TBMR recoveries can be fully automated and will typically restore server operating systems and applications in less than 20 minutes. Both products are available through IBM’s PPA.
To find out more about the move to the IBM PPA system including product part codes, please click on the IBM documentation link below for your region: