The industry has provided storage solutions that are often crippled versions of enterprise offerings that aren't specifically designed to meet the challenges that small data centers face. Or, they are low end solutions that are short on the mature storage capabilities that the enterprise systems have and SMBs need. Small and medium businesses need the same storage services that the enterprise data center has become accustomed to but in a smaller, less expensive and easier to use package.
IBM is announcing a new generation of storage systems to address this gap. The new IBM Storwize V3700 system leverages the mature enterprise features of its Storwize disk family to provide enterprise level data services to the SMB market