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MADE IN IBM LABS: IBM Research Unveils Storage Innovations


MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, ARMONK, NEW YORK, and TOKYO, JAPAN - 08 Sep 2008: As part of IBM’s largest launch ever of new storage hardware, software and services -- the building blocks for the world’s strongest information infrastructure portfolio – the company today outlined next-generation technologies incubating in IBM’s labs that could further enhance future information infrastructure offerings.

The IBM future technologies are designed to enable businesses, governments and other institutions to transform static data managed in silos into more dynamic information that is accessible by individuals wherever they go in a cloud computing environment. Among the highlights:

More than 30 new products and services from IBM Systems and Technology Group, IBM Software Group and IBM Research were announced today, supporting the information infrastructure pillar of IBM’s New Enterprise Data Center strategy. Coupled with new announcements from IBM’s Global Technology Services business, IBM aligns critical storage usage to a clients’ direct business priorities, helps them reduce the risk, cost, complexity and planning efforts required for large data migrations, and delivers strategic IBM design and implementation services to target client pain-points. For a full listing of all the products and services announced today, please visit www.ibm.com/systems/storage/products/showcase/index.html

Through home-grown innovation, development and acquisitions, today’s announcement marks a $2 billion investment, three years of research and development, and a global team of more than 2,500 storage technical professionals, engineers and researchers from nine different countries including France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, United States, and the United Kingdom. Key acquisitions of XIV, Diligent, Cognos, Arsenal, Optim, FilesX, Softek, and NovusCG over the last twenty-four months add strategic pieces to the strongest ever information infrastructure portfolio of offerings unveiled today.

These new tools and offerings for the IBM information infrastructure will allow clients to streamline their data centers with highly integrated storage offerings focused around archive, compliance, retention, and security pain points to help clients deliver information as a service to their customers – the consumers, who are looking for access to information at any time from any device. These tools and technology resources which IBM has been developing and amassing, open doors to new industry collaborations, and on demand storage technologies – a key pillar in the emergence of cloud computing.

For more information on IBM and the IBM Information Infrastructure, visit http://www.ibm.com/information_infrastructure. For more information on IBM Research, visit http://www.ibm.com/research.

Contact(s) information

Charles Zinkowski
IBM Media Relations
Office: 917-472-3415
Mobile: 631-294-6201
charlesz@us.ibm.com

Jenny Hunter
IBM Media Relations
Office: 408-927-1261

jennyh@us.ibm.com

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