IBM also said it is adding a "many-to-one" replication feature to its ProtecTIER deduplication appliance, which will allow multiple data centers or remote offices to replicate backup data to a central location. Through deduplication of data, ProtecTIER can reduce the bandwidth needed to send the data by at least 95 percent, IBM said.
The company said its latest version of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software can also be used to collect, manage and retrieve the data stored on ProtecTIER.
Additionally, IBM announced the latest version of its XIV Storage System, an array based on a grid architecture. IBM is offering twice the storage capacity on the physical array with 2TB SATA drives and lower voltage processors to help reduce peak power usage by up to 59 percent.
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