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It is designed for customers to acquire extra storage capacity without adding costly drives and reduce cost per terabyte

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM announced a '50 per cent guaranteed' data compression accompanied with equivalent savings as part of its ongoing storage offerings during holiday season throughout December 2012.

It is designed for customers to acquire extra storage capacity without adding costly drives and reduce cost per terabyte through IBM Real time compression on Storwize V7000.

Sandeep K Dutta, country manager, Storage, Systems & Technology Group, IBM India/SA, said "Continued data growth and economic pressures are driving the rapid adoption of compression technologies. Real-time Compression in IBM Storwize V7000 addresses these challenges. Due to its popularity, we are now extending this Diwali Dhamaka offer all the way up to the holiday season in December 2012. It will help our business partners address the market opportunity and drive high-margin sales."

Business Partners can get Storwize V7000 with 16GB of cache, 10.2 TB of capacity, with flash copy and compression software with 3 year warranty on hardware and 1 year on software for Rs 14.95 lakh and pay monthly price of Rs 1.25 lakh in 4 quarterly installments. The program is available for first system in customer environment, up to 2 compressed enclosures (equal to 4 uncompressed). Details of the qualification include:

Program focused on list of application workloads based on expected compression rates (>90% of total capacity).

Oracle RDBMS, IBM DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server Databases with alpha/numeric entries, VMWare environments.

Compressed environments must not include pre-compressed data types but not limited to: Microsoft Office 7, any media data including images, video, audio (example JPEG, MPEG, .avi, etc).

60 day period of time to set up, load data and see results.

IBM provides tools in the GUI to see compression savings at a system, pool and volume level.

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