IBM Cloud and Wasabi Power Greater Data Insight and Accessibility

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  April 14, 2023

Cloud data is one of the main assets to an organization, as it empowers them with valuable insights that can transform their business. The use of cloud data is essential because it provides a flexible and cost-effective way to store, manage and analyze data.

For example, with cloud storage, businesses gain the ability to scale up or down their storage needs quickly and efficiently without having to invest in additional infrastructure. It also provides access to data from anywhere, making it easier for businesses to collaborate and work remotely.

Taking what is already known with cloud data and cloud storage, IBM and Wasabi Technologies are officially collaborating to innovate greater data insight and accessibility.

Some background on the two companies:

IBM (News - Alert) has provided technology solutions and services to businesses for over a century. The company is committed to providing innovative technologies that help clients stay ahead in the ever-changing digital landscape.

Wasabi Technologies (News - Alert) specializes in providing affordable and accessible cloud storage solutions. Wasabi is committed to storing a world of data in an affordable, accessible way without being locked into a single vendor with exorbitant fees.

Combined, the two aim to enable enterprises to run applications across any environment while helping users cost-effectively access and utilize critical business data and analytics in real-time.

Here a long-story-short version of the partnership:

Wasabi hot cloud storage does not charge for egress or API requests when users want to access their data. (This helps with cost predictability and savings for clients.) Data is stored and accessed as needed. Then ,add to that the hybrid cloud approach delivered with IBM Cloud Satellite. This helps clients manage cloud object storage and workloads running across environments from a single control point, using innovative security and controls, no matter where data is being collected, processed or shared.

“Organizations storing an enormous amount of data need to be able to store it in an affordable, accessible way without being locked into a single vendor with exorbitant fees," said David Friend (News - Alert), co-founder and CEO, Wasabi Technologies. "Collaborating with IBM demonstrates Wasabi's commitment in the cloud storage market and gives our customers a better way of managing their data cross locations."

Definitely beneficial to any organization. And the first organization to benefit from the collaboration is none other than a sports organization that has nicknames such as “The Olde Towne Team” and “The Curse Reversers,” the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox plan to leverage Wasabi hot cloud storage across its hybrid cloud infrastructure while piloting IBM Cloud Satellite to house data including player video, analytics, surveillance data, IoT and more across Fenway Park and bring the flexibility and agility of public cloud services to its secured on-premises data center.

"The performance and cost reliability Wasabi delivers have already been advantageous for the Red Sox, and with the addition of IBM hybrid cloud technology we hope to take our digital initiatives to the next level,” said Brian Shield, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Boston Red Sox. “All of that ultimately funnels back to delivering a best-in-class fan experience."

The partnership between IBM and Wasabi technology allows clients, like the Red Sox, to reimagine business processes enabled by data while focusing on resiliency, performance, security and compliance. As Howard Boville, head of IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform, said, this collaboration helps organizations across all industries uncover game-changing insights from any environment, without sacrificing security.

Edited by Alex Passett
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