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IBM Expands Data Protection

Technology from FilesX acquisition helps customers manage and protect information

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM (IBM - News) today announced a new suite of integrated data protection solutions designed to help customers of all sizes deal with ever-increasing volumes of information and increased pressure to retain and rapidly recover data to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

According to IDC, 161 exabytes of digital content was created, captured, or replicated in 2006 -- enough data to stack books from the earth to the moon a dozen times -- and the number is expected to multiply by 11 times to 1,800 exabytes by 2011.

IBM's new Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack software -- the first new products resulting from IBM's recent acquisition of FilesX -- can provide customers with improved business continuity and comprehensive recovery of data and applications, as well as the ability to address compliance across customer data centers and remote offices. Part of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager line, the new software expands IBM's existing enterprise data protection solutions with new capabilities to help protect data that resides outside managed servers, on remote networks.

"The explosion of data coupled with increasing compliance requirements is driving the need for customers of all sizes to retain, protect and recover information," said Kelly Beavers, director, IBM storage software. "These new solutions complement our existing data protection software portfolio by offering backup and recovery features tailored for remote office and mid-market customers."

IBM Corp.

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