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Hats Off to IBM’s Storage Announcement

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On the morning of the royal wedding, I got up really early. I walked over to my neighbor’s house with the big screen TV. And, of course, I wore my hat.

Yes, hats were really a big deal at this wedding. Hats that looked like boats. Hats that looked like eggs. And even hats that looked like UFOs. And then, there were the fascinators, which are headpieces, a specific style of millinery. How many of us knew what a fascinator was until April 29?

And if there were an event to go to today for the new IBM storage announcements, I would definitely wear my fascinator in celebration. IBM offers data protection solutions designed to reduce complexity of data protection, retention, backup and recovery while simplifying administration and reducing bandwidth needs. IBM data protection and retention solutions support automation, integration, and high performance to help improve data security, data recovery and compliance. Here’s a list of what’s new.

These new IBM Smarter computing solutions will help store data more efficiently. As an example, with real time compression, data is compressed up to 80%, without any performance degradation. And we’ll need that because I’ve read that data volumes will grow 44x in the next 10 years.

Can you imagine what the world would look like if 44x more of us wore fascinators? Fascinating.

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May 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

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