Turbotodd

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That’s Just Too Much Information

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IBM’s Information Infrastructure Analyst summit was held in Boston yesterday, where it unveiled its plan for a new Smart Business System called “IBM Information Archive.”

This archiving capability is a repository for all types of content that addresses the complete information retention needs of companies big and small, to help them manage an increasing volume of information.

The need for archiving information is growing by the nanosecond, driven by data growth, regulatory compliance, legal discovery and data protection.

But with ever-increasing requirements surrounding the long-term retention of information, organizations are looking for advanced archiving technologies to manage information throughout its lifecycle.

This new solution includes contributions from IBM Research, System Storage and IBM’s Tivoli software brand, and it leverages IBM’s expertise in combining fast accessible disk with low-cost tape within a single archive pool.

The solution incorporates deduplication and compression techniques to optimize storage capacity, and to help minimize the total cost of ownership over the life of the archive information.

You can learn more about the IBM Information Archive here.

Meanwhile, back at the Information Management ranch, the drumbeat continues to build towards Las Vegas and the Information on Demand event October 25-29.

Another good reason to head out to Vegas (other than to see the parachuting Elvi) is to hear from folks like Al Smith, director of Optim Engineering, who recently provided Scott Laningham and I a quick overview of integrated data management and explained what Optim can do to help IBM customers better manage their data growth.

Check out the podcast here (8:34).

Written by turbotodd

October 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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