IBM expands SONAS, adds ProtecTIER appliance

July 20, 2010 – IBM has added automated, policy-driven, file-level tiering to its massive Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) platform, as well as support for the IBM XIV Storage System via a SONAS gateway.

The tiering capability allows clients to automatically move files in and out of internal SAS/SATA storage pools and external tape storage pools based on policies. Other new SONAS features include 600GB SAS drives for a 25% capacity boost, and asynchronous replication.

IBM also introduced a new ProtecTIER deduplication appliance for SMBs.

Read the full article at Enterprise Storage Forum: "IBM Expands ProtecTIER Deduplication, Upgrades SONAS Platform."

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This article was originally published on July 21, 2010