Data Storage: IBM Cluster Software, Solid-State SAN Debut at Storage Network World Fall

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-10-14 Print this article Print
IBM to Launch New Automated Cluster Storage Software

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.
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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