Wednesday, 12 June 2013

IBM unveils Big Data, cloud enhancemen​ts

PUNE: IBM has announced enhancements across its systems portfolio that are designed to help organizations adopt cloud computing as they build toward software defined environments (SDE).

Enhancements to IBM's smarter storage line of flash, disk and tape systems gives clients faster access to business critical information and big data insights, the company said, adding that the new high-performance computing solutions bring HPC capabilities to mainstream servers to help more clients crunch their ever-mounting volumes of data faster. 

New capabilities added to the IBM PureSystems family expert integrated systems are designed to help clients reduce the security risks often faced when deploying cloud solutions, as well as enable quick recovery and restoration after disasters. A new mobile solution based on IBM worklight server on PureSystems for both power and x86 was created to accelerate clients' access to millions of mobile users by allowing mobile applications to be deployed in as little as 30 minutes. 

"Cloud computing and big data analytics are playing key roles in helping organizations lower operating expenses, improve efficiencies, and increase productivity," said Ajay Mittal, director, systems and technology group, IBM India/ South Asia. "But they're also enabling greater and faster access to business insights, which is fundamentally transforming the ways in which organizations, public and private, are interacting with, learning from, and supporting their customers," he said. 

In addition to rolling out its new IBM FlashSystem family of all-flash appliances today, the company announced enhancements to its storage portfolio that will help more clients achieve faster and continuous access to business-critical information. For example, IBM added support for 4TB drives to its Storwize V7000 and XIV advanced storage systems for 33 percent more capacity in the same space, and new capabilities to XIV that let clients send large volumes of data between systems through the cloud without performance degradation.

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