IBM Intros New Storage and Management Features for PureSystemsIBM is expanding its PureSystems portfolio with a new storage solution.
The company is now offering its StorWize V7000 virtualization storage arrays, its real-time compression technologies as well as a new version of its Flex System Manager to allow the implementation of an efficient storage system. The company claims that it can improve storage utilization by up to 30 percent and reduce storage requirements by up to 80 percent.
Additionally, IBM announced integrated end-to-end storage management, mobile system access system via Android, Blackberry and iOS, as well and centralized control of user id's and passwords for PureFlex and Flex Systems. The company stated that it uses the foundation of its Flex System Manager to help organizations more efficiently create and manage their IT infrastructures.
The system hardware can now be configured with IBM's new POWER7+, x440 and x220 compute nodes. There are also updated networking features with converged fabric switches that provides Fibre Channel over Ethernet capability.
"Clients are telling us that when they look to upgrade the legacy servers and storage that constitute their current IT infrastructures they don’t want to spend too much time and effort tuning and managing the new systems," said Andrew Monshaw, general manager for IBM PureFlex, in a statement.
According to the company, more than 1,000 PureFlex and Flex Systems have shipped to more than 40 countries.
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