Launches Smarter Storage approach to help customers tackle Big Data
Real-time Compression, LTFS management, and Tivoli upgrades lift storage systems
New technical computing offerings make HPC capabilities more accessible
Bangalore, India, June 5,2012:
IBM today accelerated its Smarter Computing initiative by announcing a broad array of performance and efficiency enhancements to its storage and technical computing systems – the engines of Big Data.
As part of its ongoing Smarter Computing effort, IBM today announced a new strategic approach to designing and managing storage infrastructures with greater automation and intelligence, as well as significant performance enhancements to several key storage systems and the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center suite.
The company also announced its first offerings that incorporate software from IBM’s acquisition of Platform Computing earlier this year. These offerings are intended to help a broader set of enterprise customers use technical computing to achieve faster results with applications that require substantial computing resources to process growing volumes of data.
“Enterprises are dealing with data that is increasing exponentially in both size and complexity,” said Rodney Adkins, senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group. “The enhanced systems and storage solutions we’re announcing today have the performance, efficiency and intelligence to handle this Big Data. This is smarter computing that allows our clients to organize and analyze their data to better understand and serve their customers.”
“Smarter Storage is an approach to the design, deployment and management of storage infrastructures,” said Subroto Das, Vice President, Storage, IBM India South Asia. “It is a more intelligent, efficient and automated approach that fundamentally changes the way we think about storage. We will enable organizations to take control of their storage, gain more valuable insights from their data, and ultimately deliver more value to the business.”