Storage Platform helps SMBs store and protect data.
October 24, 2005 -
Express Storage(TM) Platform consists of preconfigured, integrated, and tested hardware and software bundle. In addition to providing RAID 5 data protection, product can be attached to current SAN or IP networks and provides flexibility of scalable storage growth. It comes with preloaded software for data backup protection and offers Solution Starting Point that includes Windows Wizard for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and various assets.
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IBM (Corporate Headquarters)
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IBM Express Storage Platform - Designed to Help Small and Medium Businesses Address the Growing Challenge of Storing and Protecting Mission-Critical Data
At a glance
IBM Express Storage Platform:
Is a preconfigured, integrated, and tested hardware and software bundle for entry-level small and medium businesses
Helps store and protect data
Provides an affordable offering that can be attached to current IP networks and provides the flexibility of scalable storage growth
Provides advanced RAID 5 data protection
Offers preloaded software for data backup protection
Provides flexible prepackaged configurations to meet a broad range of storage needs
Offers a Solution Starting Point that includes a Windows Wizard for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and complementary assets to accelerate the time to value
IBM Express Storage(TM) Platform, an integrated storage solution, is designed to provide an easy to implement and use storage platform for small-sized and medium-sized customers across a range of industries including digital media, banking, and insurance. Designed to be easy to install and operate, the solution leverages IBM technology with a pretested platform that is designed to help you store and protect your data. The system's compact design can help with fast and easy deployment, and supports a number of industry standards.
IBM Express Storage Platform integrates IBM technology, including IBM xSeries® and BladeCenter® servers, IBM System Storage SCSI storage disk drives and subsystems, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technologies, LTO Tape, and Tivoli® software in a preconfigured, ready-to-install, IP or SAN-attachable solution.
As part of this offering, IBM plans to develop a Solution Starting Point that includes a Windows(TM) Wizard for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to help more easily install and configure Tivoli Storage Manager. To help IBM Business Partners develop, sell, and deploy Tivoli Storage Manager into their customer environment, this Solution Starting Point will include a set of assets, such as a solution overview guide, implementation guide, planning guide, and solution demo toolkit.
Ordered, delivered, and installed as an integrated storage platform, each configuration provides upgrade options for increased storage capacity.
IBM Express Storage Platform can be ordered through participating IBM Business Partners.
October 11, 2005