IBM offers more storage capabilities to Indian enterprise CIOs

Infotech Lead Asia: IBM is offering more storage capabilities to Indian enterprise CIOs.

The new storage capabilities are in addition to rolling out its new IBM FlashSystem family of all-Flash appliances, IBM said on Tuesday.

IBM’s enhancements to its storage portfolio will help more clients achieve faster and continuous access to business-critical information.

The IT major says it added support for 4TB drives to its Storwize V7000 and XIV advanced storage systems for 33 percent more capacity in the same space, and new capabilities to XIV that let clients send large volumes of data between systems through the cloud without performance degradation.

IBM enhanced its Easy Tier technology, which moves data to the most effective storage tier in a storage system for faster performance and greater efficiency.

The new Easy Tier Server function helps boost performance even further by caching the most-frequently accessed data to the EXP30 Ultra SSD I/O Drawer on IBM Power Systems.

IBM says that when these servers are used in conjunction with the IBM DS8870 Storage System, the new Easy Tier Server capabilities can help boost storage performance by up to five times.

New capabilities added to the IBM PureSystems family expert integrated systems are designed to help clients reduce the security risks often faced when deploying cloud solutions, as well as enable quick recovery and restoration after disasters.

A new mobile solution based on IBM Worklight server on PureSystems for both Power and x86 was created to accelerate clients’ access to millions of mobile users by allowing mobile applications to be deployed in as little as 30 minutes.

“Cloud computing and Big Data analytics are playing key roles in helping organizations lower operating expenses, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity,” said Ajay Mittal, Director, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India/ South Asia.

IBM says its Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition is based on LTFS Library Edition and it can help lower storage and archive costs up to 90 percent.

Meanwhile, IBM FlashSystem series deliver less than 1/10 the cost per transaction while using 4 percent of the energy and 2 percent of the space compared to hybrid disk and flash systems.

IBM also rolled out nine new Power Systems offerings, each providing advanced capabilities in Big Data analytics and cloud computing.

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