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IBM’s New Power And Storage Systems To Benefit SMBs Also

Written by  Mandira | 22 February 2013
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ibm power systemsIs your IT department capable of getting more from big data? Are you able to leverage cloud-computing benefits from your existing IT infrastructure? How safe is your critical data? Is your storage system sufficient to address growing data requirements?  It seems that IBM is set to deliver immediate and relevant answers to these questions.

To address a variety of information security risks associated with Big Data and cloud computing, IBM has introduced new Power Systems and Storage Systems that is suitable for the businesses of all sizes.

Many small and mid sizes companies don’t wish to adopt big data and private cloud solutions due to lack of skills and expertise to design and maintain commodity hardware-based systems. The introduction of these products shows IBM’s commitment to make big data and cloud computing a reality for all businesses.

The new Power Systems and Storage Systems offers deep insights into big data, simplify data storage in the cloud, and can reduce costs through consolidation. Earlier IBM Power Systems was available for selected enterprises. But now the company is extending its POWER7+ technology to entry level and midrange systems to help its clients to quickly build and deploy infrastructure for private and hybrid clouds.

The company is offering eight new Power Systems for SMBs, starting with the price tag of $5,947 (USD) and growth market companies. The new entry level systems include the Power Express 710, 720, 730 and 740 family of products. These Systems doesn’t need specialized skills to create private and hybrid cloud. IBM Storage systems offer comprehensive solutions with advanced capabilities to ease cloud deployments, gain insights faster and protect your data.

Speaking more about these new products, Rod Adkins, Senior Vice President, IBM Systems & Technology Group, said, “With these new systems, IBM is forging an aggressive expansion of its Power and Storage Systems business into SMB and growth markets.”

Further, the introduction of these new Power Systems and Storage Systems can be seen with relation to the IBM’s recent agreement with Ingram Micro and TechData to resell IBM’s entire portfolio of Power Systems. IBM PureSystems and Storage Systems are changing the market of IBM’s POWER7+ technology by offering it to small and midsized businesses and large enterprises.

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Mandira is an experienced editor and editorial co-ordinator. She has worked for Vadamalia media in the past and has been since writing for Smallbiz Technology and other websites. She covers Collaboration, Technology and Small Business software space within

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