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Announcing the refreshed IBM All Flash Portfolio
Business without compromise

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IBM LinuxONE: When there is no compromise
Your clients demand the best data server available

Meet the new LinuxONE Emperor II
The future of data availability is easy
Announcing IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 

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Announcing the new IBM z14
Designed for a trusted digital experience

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Introducing the new IBM DS8880 R8.3
Maximize the power of your mission-critical applications

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Bringing IBM Flash Storage to new levels of efficiency

On October 24, 2017 IBM Storage is announcing important enhancements to the IBM Storage portfolio. As an IBM Business Partner, you know that IBM offers the most comprehensive flash storage portfolio in the industry with robust solutions featuring top performance, endurance and data compression. That portfolio is even stronger now that IBM Storage has completely refreshed the flash storage portfolio, allowing you to offer concrete new benefits for customers.

Whether your customers are already using IBM Flash Storage or considering a move to this high-performance platform, you can explain how the enriched portfolio will help increase scalability, improve cloud agility, streamline management and control costs.

Look for the following enhancements:

  • Next generation IBM FlashSystem Technology
  • Enhanced software across flash portfolio
  • Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
  • Block Storage Solution for Container
  • Enhanced All-Flash VersaStack
  • Storage Utility financing option
  • Cognitive Storage support with Spectrum Control Storage Insights Foundation
  • Spectrum Access 

You and your customers are invited to join the livestream event on Oct 24 at 9am ET. You are also welcome to join the live event in Milan on October 24.

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Announcing the new IBM LinuxONE Emperor II

Designed for scalable and secure data-centric workloads and premium cloud services

IBM LinuxONE is designed to be the ultimate Linux platform for secured data and transactional systems. LinuxONE continues to expand its open source ecosystem while setting the course for new workloads, such as blockchain transactional systems and database as a service (DBaaS). IBM is announcing the next generation of high end Linux-only servers capable of reaching peak scale and security for client workloads:  the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II.

IBM's LinuxONE strategy focuses on capturing or “landing”the data and “expanding” around it with additional workloads and applications. LinuxONE should be positioned for a data-centric workloads where:

  • The client’s most sensitive data lives
  • The central source of truth lives
  • Vertical scale is required
  • System downtime has the biggest impact
  • Responsive scale has the most value.

Learn more about LinuxONE and the New Emperor II:

Announcing Spectrum Protect Plus

Easy setup. Easy management. Easy recovery

IBM Storage is announcing a new member of the IBM Spectrum family on August 23, 2017. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a new data protection and application availability solution that can be setup in minutes and begin protecting your client's environment within an hour. It can be implemented as a stand alone solution or integrated with IBM Spectrum Protect to provide enterprise level scale, efficiency, and data governance.

  • IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus combine for easy VM backup and recovery with enterprise scale and efficiency.
  • Easy Setup as a virtual machine, operates without agents
  • Easy VM backup and recovery management through simple to use GUI, vSphere Web Client, or policy driven automation
  • Virtual environment RPO and RTO improvements with VMware and Hyper-V APIs for efficient snapshots for fast and frequent backups

This new data protection and application availability solution will be of interest to all IBM Storage Business Partners, especially those who sell IBM Spectrum Protect.



  • Attend the education webcast: Announcing a New, Easy to Use Data Protection Solution for Application and Virtual Environments. Learn more (Date: August 22, 2017 at 10:00am ET. )
  • Leverage the IBM Diamond Sponsorship at VMWorld. Bring your clients to the IBM Booths 506 and 1225 at VMWorld US Aug 27-31 in Las Vegas where we can show you the advantages of Spectrum Protect Plus first hand. And join us at Booth D315 at VMWorld Barcelona Sept 11-14. Find more details here.

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