Data Storage: IBM Cluster Software, Solid-State SAN Debut at Storage Network World Fall
Most people don't know this, but Storage Network World-held twice per year and organized by the Storage Networking Industry Association-is the world's largest storage, data center and IT infrastructure conference. The conference, held Oct. 9-13 in Orlando, Fla., brings together top IT executives, top-tier product and service providers and key industry influencers. A number of the year's top new storage and IT infrastructure products were introduced at the show including new Automated Cluster Storage software from IBM, high-speed Fibre Channel Adapters from Emulex and military grade "ultra-rugged storage devices. This eWEEK slide show highlights some of the product announcements that had the greatest relevance to business IT decision-makers.
IBM to Launch New Automated Cluster Storage Software
IBM said at SNW Fall 2011 that it will make available new storage software by the end of the month that enables data to be automatically migrated between tiers on an array and even between arrays regardless of where the data chunks might be physically located. Big Blue also previewed that it will soon release an upgrade to its midrange storage array, the Storwize V7000 Unified, that is able to perform file and iSCSI-based block-level data transfers using the same management interface.