IBM Introduces Next-Generation Storage Server

IBM introduced a next-generation enterprise storage server that includes self-managing and self-healing technology features from IBM's Project eLiza. The project's goal is to create intelligent IT systems capable of managing, protecting, and healing themselves automatically. IBM's TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (ESS), code-named "Shark," has two new models: the ESS 800 and the ESS 800 Turbo. IBM's copper microchips and industry-first 2GBps Fibre and Fiber Connector (FICON) data-transfer rates power the servers.

According to IBM, the new ESS models offer customers strong data-transaction processing performance; "smart" software technology; excellent database performance for applications such as data warehousing and business intelligence; a 50 percent increase in data-backup capability over the previous model; and significantly improved remote copy performance for disaster recovery and unplanned business disruption. The ESS Model 800 will be available with a variety of disk-drive options, including standard 72.8GB 10,000rpm drives, and 18.2GB and 36.4GB 15,000rpm drives. The servers will be available next month.

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