The number of large organizations in the U.S. is dwarfed by the millions of SMBs – the true drivers of the economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 17,236 firms in the country have more than 500 employees, while 5.7 million firms have less than 500. The challenges this silent majority face managing the data deluge can be far more acute than those of larger, well-resourced enterprises.
At IBM, we are now offering a storage system, IBM Storwize V3700, that’s designed to help the SMB get a foothold on Big Data. The easy to use and easy to manage Storwize V3700 can store up to 180TB of raw digital information on 120 hard drives, or again, about all the content within the U.S. Library of Congress…times 18. Furthermore, its flexible architecture lets SMBs connect it to their existing storage systems. Once connected, customers can virtualize those systems and then migrate all of their data, including applications, files, etc., to the Storwize V3700 entirely, with no disruption to users and a minimum amount of downtime.
Read more on the smarter computing blog.