IBM has expanded its virtualisation portfolio to make it easier for companies to operate mixed hardware and software environments.
The new Virtualisation Engine offerings range from new tape storage systems to virtualisation software “wizards" to make it easier for companies to reduce costs and increase flexibility.
Virtualisation allows companies to easily integrate and operate mixed storage, server and other operational environments using hardware and software from different suppliers.
The new products include the IBM Virtualisation Engine TS7510, an integrated disc and tape product that is designed to help firms reduce the time it takes to back-up and restore data, while achieving increased utilisation of tape resources.
Integrated Virtualisation Manager (IVM) is also being bundled with IBM’s p5 server range at no extra cost, to reduce the complexity and time involved in setting up and configuring multiple operating system partitioning on servers.
In addition, IBM is also releasing version 3.1 of its TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller, along with other products.