Feeds

IBM extends NetApp line

Fills hole in SMB range

Security for virtualized datacentres

IBM's reliance on NetApp for its small and mid-range storage kit was extended today with the announcement of a new box in the N-series.

The N-series began in April 2005 in a bid to loosen the stranglehold of EMC and HP among mid-sized customers. In return for NAS expertise, IBM provides NetApp with tape technology for package customers.

The N5600 slots in the middle of the collaborative range, with twice the capacity of the N5500 at up to 252TB of scalable capacity. It's available with single or dual storage controllers, with both 4Gb/s fibre channel and cheapo iSCSI connectivity.

IBM hopes easy migration from N-series means customers will stick with the firm if they ever upgrade to the firm's enterprise-class storage.

IBM also said today it had gotten around to providing interoperability between the N-series and other kit via the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). NetApp-based gear should now be able to join a single storage virtualisation pool and heterogenous file-sharing setup.

The N5600 hits the streets 8 December, starting at $97,000. The SVC will become interoperable in time for Christmas too. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.