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June 11, 2012

IBM Grows its Smarter Computing Initiative

By Katie Gatto, TMCnet Contributor

IBM (News - Alert) has given its Smarter Computing Initiative a boost forward with today's announcement of a slew of enhancements to its big data systems.


The upgrades, primarily for storage and technical computing systems, are expected to bring noticeable changes. In storage, real-time compression will be available to all data on systems, not just low use data, saving a significant amount of space. When it comes to technical computing systems the upgrades are to embrace a wider range of hardware and software platforms.

“Enterprises are dealing with data that is increasing exponentially in both size and complexity,” said Rod Adkins, senior vice president of IBM Systems & Technology Group. “The enhanced systems and storage solutions we’re announcing today have the performance, efficiency and intelligence to handle this Big Data. This is smarter computing that allows our clients to organize and analyze their data to better understand and serve their customers.”

“From the move to electronic records to the ballooning sizes of medical images, storage in medical centers as large as ours, is rapidly becoming ground zero for Big Data,” said Rick Haverty, director of information systems division at the University of Rochester Medical Center, echoing the sentiments of how useful an initiative like this one could be for business.

“IBM has recognized the need to start approaching the management of the growing data volumes in a strategic, smarter way, through built-in intelligence, automation, and the cloud, to gain greater performance, reliability and better economics,” he said.




Edited by Braden Becker



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