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IBM Announces New Hardware And Services Designed To Help Small And Medium Business Clients Store, Access And Manage Information For Competitive Advantage


At the opening of Storage Networking World, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new hardware and services designed to help small and medium business (SMB) clients better compete and pursue new business opportunities by using information as a strategic asset. IBM is announcing new configurations of its entry-level System Storage DS3000 series and new storage services offerings. Building on current products and services, these new offerings expand IBM’s cross-company effort to transform the way organizations manage and access information through a range of complementary hardware, software and services offerings.

Today’s new storage offerings include enhanced configurations of the IBM System Storage DS3200 and DS3400, powerful entry-level disk arrays featuring integrated management software designed to give small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as distributed large enterprise customers, a simple, reliable and affordable solution to handle all their storage needs. Various components of the DS3200 and DS3400, such as controllers, cables and host bus adapters (HBA) will now be bundled into specific configurations, making it easier for SMB customers to purchase the solution that best suits their business needs.

“SMBs today are dealing with the same data avalanche that large enterprises face -- a deluge of files, e-mail, digital images and streaming media. These clients require a reliable storage system that will grow along with their information needs,” said Charlie Andrews, director, IBM system storage product marketing. “Today’s configuration enhancements to the DS3000 Series is intended to make purchasing and implementing such a system even easier, so that our clients can focus on their business priorities.”

New IBM Storage Services

IBM is also announcing today new services offerings from IBM Global Technology Services to help clients more efficiently store, manage and understand, and leverage data. These services use IBM methodologies and prior engagement experiences to help improve operational effectiveness for storage and enterprise content management.


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