IT distributor Avnet Technology Solutions today unveiled a new data protection platform for IBM business partners in the U.S. and Canada.
Avnet worked with IBM and Brocade to develop the product, which helps mid-market enterprises protect their assets. The customizable platform includes the IBM Storwize V7000 controller, remote mirroring software, and IBM/Brocade SAN06B routers (which include encryption, data compression and bandwidth management).
In addition, it features Avnet’s installation and project management services. Instead of locating and loading back-up files, the IBM-Brocade product lets a customers remote data center carry on transactions from the most current point reached at the primary data center.
"With this solution, our partners will be able to competitively differentiate themselves and drive additional storage sales by offering a solution that addresses their customers technology and financial issues,” said Mark Martin, vice president of business development and marketing, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, IBM Solutions group.