Claims to help companies safeguard and recover critical information and ensure uninterrupted operations
IBM has opened a new Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (BCRS) Center in Izmir, Turkey, replacing the former facility, which has been in operation since 1995. The new facility features data center capabilities and workplace-recovery technologies designed to help companies safeguard and recover critical information and ensure uninterrupted operations.
According to IBM, the BCRS center offers business continuity services to allow companies to continue business operations under the challenging circumstances, including natural disasters. It provides technology hosting services to clients, allowing them not only to store valuable data at the secure data center, but also to continue to work from wherever they have access to a computing device and internet connection.
Reportedly, the Turkish-Austrian constructed building is a 4000 m2, three floor facility, which hosts nearly 300 working seats that can be extended to 500 seats. The current working space is accommodated on 1000 square meters. The center’s equipment includes storage appliances called data protection vaults and recovery software. With its own emergency power supply, the facility is capable of operating for a minimum of 48 hours independent of an external power supply.
Michel Charouk, country general manager of IBM Turkey, said: IBM’s new Business Continuity and Resiliency Service Center has been designed to meet the growing needs of our customers and helps to ensure that they can continue critical operations even in the most difficult circumstances.