"This is designed to provide customers with continuous access to data at multiple, redundant locations for optimal performance and business continuity," IBM said.
IBM says its new SmartCloud storage service is ideally suited for unstructured data such as documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, health records, images, audio and video files, and e-mail and text messages, as well as for storing objects in which data, metadata and index are all encapsulated as one blob.
"To help ensure prompt access to unstructured data and objects, each node within the IBM SmartCloud storage service knows what is stored in its neighbouring nodes, essentially performing as a massive, cross-connected grid."
Jan Jackman, vice president for Global Cloud Services at IBM, said: "Nirvanix's'¦presence and strong adoption in leading Fortune 500 corporations makes its cloud storage technology ideally suited to IBM's global customer base."
With its CloudComplete portfolio, Nirvanix claims to be the only company that provides variable cloud deployment options, including public, hybrid and private cloud services. It claims to have over 1,200 global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.