IBM Intros New Arrays, Adds Virtualization, Tiering Capabilities


IBM on Thursday unveiled new enterprise and midrange disk storage arrays and appliances that incorporate new tiering capabilities.

The company's new midrange storage array was also rebranded with the Storwize name, and also includes the storage virtualization features found in its SAN Volume Controller.

The new storage arrays are aimed at making it easier for customers to better manage their fast-growing data stores, said Brian Truskowski, general manager of storage at IBM.

Data is still growing between 20 percent and 50 percent per year, depending on whose numbers one follows, Truskowski said. And that calls for new ways to drive storage efficiency.

"Clients are struggling to get information from all that data they've collected," he said. "And at the same time, they are struggling with how to protect it."

 

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