Disk Storage System suits small to medium businesses.

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TotalStorage DR550 Express is preconfigured hardware and software that helps businesses store, retrieve, manage, share, and secure regulated and non-regulated data. It integrates SCSI storage disk drives, RAID technologies, and policy-based and event-based data management control code. System provides data encryption for disk and all optionally attached storage devices, and offers automatic provisioning, migration, expiration, and archiving capabilities.



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IBM TotalStorage DR550 Express - Designed to Help Small and Medium Businesses Address the Growing Challenge of Managing and Securing Retention-managed Data



At a glance
IBM TotalStorage DR550 Express offering:

Is preconfigured, integrated hardware and software to help store, retrieve, manage, share, and secure regulated and nonregulated data

Has standard advanced data protection options such as encryption and user authentication

Is an affordable, high performance offering with the same data-retention management capabilities of the enterprise versions of the DR550

Offers a comprehensive suite of software features for policy-based and event-based data management

Gives you data encryption for disk and all optionally attached storage devices (for example, tape)

Offers automatic provisioning, migration, expiration, and archiving capabilities

Provides the ability to use advanced tape to backup data objects

Overview
IBM TotalStorage® DR550 Express is a data-retention solution designed for small to medium businesses. Delivered as an integrated solution, IBM DR550 Express can help businesses store, retrieve, manage, share, and protect regulated and nonregulated data by integrating and delivering a solution as a single unit. It offers archival and retention capabilities to help organizations address new government and industry regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA, and SEC Regulation 17a-4.

DR550 Express integrates IBM technology, including SCSI storage disk drives, Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technologies and policy-based and event-based data management control code as a preconfigured solution. Ordered, delivered, and installed as an integrated solution, DR550 Express provides upgrade options for connectivity and storage capacity, helping to manage 1.1 TB of physical disk storage capacity and additional external tape or optical storage per system.

Designed to be easy to install, configure, and operate, the solution leverages an IBM pSeries® POWER(TM) 5 processor-based server with industry leading price/performance and autonomic technologies. This powerful solution, which fits into a separately purchased securable cabinet, supports the ability to retain data without alteration throughout its lifetime. The system's compact design can help with fast and easy deployment, and incorporates an open and flexible architecture.

A number of content management applications, both IBM and non-IBM, support DR550 Express. A list of content management applications can be found in the DR550 Interoperability Matrix.

IBM Global Services and brand services can help you develop and implement strategies for storing, retrieving, managing, sharing, and securing retention-managed content data on demand. Some optional services include:

QuickStart for the IBM TotalStorage DR550
IBM RAID Conversion Services for the IBM TotalStorage DR550
IBM Implementation Services offering for the IBM TotalStorage DR550

Note: Some services may not be available in all geographies.

Key prerequisites
Orders for the IBM TotalStorage DR550 Express offering must be configured using the ECFGSSG configurator to ensure accurate and complete order entry.

Availability date
July 28, 2005

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