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IBM Upgrades Tivoli Storage Manager

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Tivoli Storage Manager 6, software designed to help customers reduce operational costs by improving scalability and performance of their storage management assets, cut capital expenditures by reducing duplicate data to lower storage capacity needs, and simplify the overall management of their data protection infrastructure. As part of IBMs Service Management strategy, Tivoli Storage Manager 6 offers customers the visibility, control and automation they need to help maintain access to information and better utilize their storage resources.

Tivoli Storage Manager helps customers address the issue of managing the tidal wave of data growth with agility and speed. With industry-leading data reduction capabilities, scalability, performance and availability, the Tivoli Storage Manager family provides support for the widest range of systems -- from laptops to mainframes -- for an end-to-end data management solution for organizations of all sizes. It is also designed to help customers effectively meet and improve service levels, while reducing risks and energy consumption.

According to IDC research¹, the amount of global digital data created and stored on a worldwide basis has increased over 3,000 percent in the past three years. Data deduplication has emerged as a key technology in the effort to reduce the amount of data and the cost of storing it. Also introduced today, Tivoli Storage Manager Extended Edition offers a data reduction capability to help customers control and slow the rate of backup data growth by identifying and eliminating redundant data, resulting in more effective use of storage capacity and lower capital costs.

“Large or small, businesses today are faced with ever-increasing amounts of data and pressures to cut costs,” said Al Zollar, general manager, IBM Tivoli. “The new features introduced with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6 will help customers manage the explosion of data while maintaining reliable access to important business information. With increased visibility into data growth and enhanced scalability, customers can accommodate increased volumes of data, control the rate of backup data growth and improve efficiency across their storage environments.

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