October 7, 2010 – With a nod to the computers of the past that filled entire rooms and stored little data, IBM today rolled out a series of new storage systems that can do one million times the work of their ancestors in a fraction of the space.

As part of its $6 billion annual dedication to research and development, IBM announced a number of storage systems designed for efficiency and optimized for workloads such as transaction processing and analytics. In the announcement, the company cited an IDC study that anticipated worldwide data storage capacity to continue to grow at a compound yearly rate of 49.8 percent through 2014.

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