IBM has announced the addition of the new IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) and enhancements to the IBM Virtualisation Engine TS7520 tape system.
IBM System Storage N series VFM provides a comprehensive solution for managing unstructured file data across an enterprise, said Big Blue.
VFM software supports the virtualisation of file systems residing on Unix, Linux, Windows and IBM N systems. VFM provides data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management and disaster recovery.
VFM provides continuous user access to data to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster, or while performing storage consolidation or data migration, IBM said.
The enhanced IBM Virtualisation Engine TS7520 now offers 750Gbyte disc drives to lower overall storage costs, and enhanced scalability with maximum capacity increased to 1.3 petabytes.
In addition, the TS7520 will now support IBM's encryption capable LTO Gen 4 tape drives to provide higher capacity and improve data security.
The TS7520 also has improved backup and restore functions, said IBM.