EYT Opens IBM Storage Center

New facility provides testing, training.

EYT (www.eyt.com) Wednesday took the wraps off its IBM TotalStorage Solution Center, one of 120 IBM storage solution facilities focusing on networked storage.

The center provides testing, design, education and training among other services. Customer can model, demo, and benchmark various storage applications and architectures, according to EYT. "Customers need to kick the tires," says Jens Tiedemann, director of worldwide channel management for IBMs Storage Systems Group. That is exactly where [the storage solution center] fits in."

EYTs storage facility houses equipment including IBMs Enterprise Storage Server (code named Shark), RS/6000 servers, Netfinity servers, and IBM SAN Fiber Channel switches.

EYT, meanwhile, is developing a join go-to-market storage strategy with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. EYT plans to offer hardware, software, and implementation services, while CGE&Y provides project management and architecture services. The companies also are collaborating on a disaster recovery solution.