IBM delivers storage virtualization software to 1,000th customer

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IBM Inc. has deployed its storage virtualization software to its 1,000th customer.
   
IBM's storage virtualization technology helps customers, such as healthcare providers, create a single virtual pool of information across their enterprise, simplifying their infrastructure by managing the complexities of heterogeneous storage environments and dramatically improve costs associated with IT management.
   
Cisco Systems Inc. was the 1,000th customer to select IBM's storage virtualization software. Cisco will deploy IBM storage virtualization software in conjunction with the Cisco MDS 9500 Series of Multilayer Directors. The integrated technologies will allow Cisco IT to more efficiently manage pools of storage and multiple SAN fabrics.
   
Another recent storage software implementation was completed by Oakwood Healthcare System. A network of more than four hospitals in Southern Michigan, the organization worked with IBM Premier Business Partner Logicalis to install IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization software. Oakwood Healthcare System is currently installing IBM TotalStorage SAN File System as part of an infrastructure simplification program to simplify file and data management by providing tiered storage pools that can be automatically managed.