IBM to deliver data-virtualisation

Blade hardware and infromation server technologies combined

IBM is merging its server blade and data-integration software technologies to create a data-virtualisation offering that is supposed to consolidate and move massive amounts of data and make it easier for users to find.

The IBM Information Server Blade contains two pre-existing technologies: IBM blade hardware and Information Server data-integration software. Together, they provide customers with data virtualisation, which lets users access various sources of disparately situated data without knowing where the data is stored.

“Unlike traditional approaches to large-scale data-integration projects that typically consume significant system resources, require multiple software programs and countless hours of processing time, the IBM Information Server Blade supports rapid data movement to deliver a consolidated, enterprise-wide view of information.

“Information can be delivered on demand to any person, application or business process,” IBM states in a press release.

The offering will be available in October.

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