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Bangalore, March 7

IBM has announced the expansion of its storage line of products for small to medium-sized businesses.

The enhancements include System Storage DS4000 EXP810, a new four gigabit per second (Gbps) capable expansion unit, automated backup and restore processes developed for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Simple SAN designation for the IBM System Storage DS4100 and DS4300.

"These are for small companies that want easy-to-install and affordable solutions, as well as larger companies looking for high-end file speeds and disaster recovery features at a lower price point," said Mr Shailesh Agarwal, Country Manager, IBM Storage Systems.

The EXP810 doubles the capacity of the existing EXP710 expansion unit. The unit is designed to accommodate 2 Gbps fibre channel disk drives, as well as future 4 Gbps Fibre Channel disk drives.

The DS4000 Integrated Backup for Databases for MS Exchange is designed to protect and aid rapid recovery of Microsoft Exchange 2003 databases. It is based on Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated March 8, 2006)
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