IBM has launched a set of server and storage products aimed at the mid-sized datacentre.
The IBM System x3620 M3 Express server is built around Intel's Xeon chips, and is designed for data-heavy processing with high storage, such as for social networks and transaction systems.
The server uses integrated RAID adapters for storage security, and has improved energy efficiency, IBM said.
The DS3500 Express storage system, meanwhile, links with Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS connectors to provide an entry level backup and processing unit for datacentres.
"IBM's new server and storage offerings are the powerful, industry-leading solutions our midmarket clients are looking for," said Clay Hales, president of InfoSystems, an IBM business partner.
"Working with IBM and InfoSystems, midsize companies have easy access to the technology and expertise needed to build smart infrastructure solutions that deliver improved performance and a competitive advantage."
IBM surveyed over 1,000 midsized company chief executives and found that 78 per cent expect business complexity to grow significantly over the next five years, but only 54 per cent know how to deal with it successfully.
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