IBM Introduces Next-generation Enterprise Storage Server--"Shark"--That Outperforms Competition

Project eLiza features help lower total cost of ownership for customers

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ARMONK, N.Y. - 15 Jul 2002: IBM today introduced a powerful, next-generation enterprise storage server that leads the industry in database and transaction processing performance while delivering self-managing and self-healing technology features from IBM's Project eLiza.

Powered by IBM's copper microchips and industry-first 2-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Fibre/FICON data transfer rates, the new IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS, code named "Shark") Model 800 and 800 Turbo option deliver superior system throughput and performance over comparably equipped competitive systems. The new model also enables "on the fly" configuration and management capabilities designed to help lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

The new model is designed to provide ESS customers with:

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