IBM's Upgraded NT Server To Support Storage - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

IBM's Upgraded NT Server To Support Storage

IBM is upgrading its Windows NT server line with new models thatoffer much faster throughput to storage subsystems and mainframes. IBM officials say the systems are evidence of the company's effort to better integrate its own products.

IBM this week will introduce its top-of-the-line NT Netfinity 7000M10, the first NT server from IBM to support Fibre Channel storage. New Fibre Channel components for the system include a RAID controller, host adapter, and hub. Fibre Channel's 100-Mbps transmission speeds are more than twice as fast as SCSI's. The server can hold up to four Intel 400-MHz Xeon chips. An optional Escon adapter provides a data path between the 7000M10 and IBM's S/390 mainframes at speeds up to 200 Mbps.

Fibre Channel brings IBM's NT server line up to par with recent offerings from Compaq and Dell. In fact, IBM may have an edge because of its experience with Fibre Channel across other parts of its product line, says Devin Comiskey, an analyst with D.H. Brown.

Two other Netfinity models are the 5500M10, which supports up to two Xeon chips, and the 5000, which comes with Pentium II processors.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

News
Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/20/2021
Slideshows
Blockchain Gets Real Across Industries
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  7/22/2021
Commentary
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/19/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Monitoring Critical Cloud Workloads Report
In this report, our experts will discuss how to advance your ability to monitor critical workloads as they move about the various cloud platforms in your company.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll