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IBM PROVIDES STORAGE CAPABILITIES REQUIRED FOR MULTIMEDIA

 IBM PROVIDES STORAGE CAPABILITIES REQUIRED FOR MULTIMEDIA
 NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting IBM's (NYSE: IBM) effort to provide customers with the resources they need for multimedia storage and data services, IBM's ADSTAR business unit today announced that a number of new or recently enhanced storage products can play a primary role in supporting multimedia environments.
 These products include the IBM 3995 Optical Library Dataserver, with new functions to support a wide variety of local area network (LAN) environments and the new 3431 External Rewritable Optical Drive, a standalone drive that attaches to IBM Personal Systems/2(A) computers, and enhanced storage management capabilities.
 These and other IBM ADSTAR storage products for multimedia will be displayed November 16-20 in Las Vegas at COMDEX, in booth B112 at Bally's, as part of IBM's multimedia display.
 "Customers need quick access to large volumes of information, particularly in multimedia environments," said Robert H. Friesen, vice president of Tucson development and site general manager for IBM's ADSTAR business unit. "With today's announcements, ADSTAR is demonstrating its commitment to providing the storage and management capabilities multimedia customers require."
 IBM 3995 Optical Library Dataserver
 IBM announced in October that the 3995 Optical Library Dataserver models for LANs, server libraries with built-in LAN support, are now enhanced to provide all the components required to add a LAN file server to a variety of LAN environments including: Token-Ring; Ethernet; Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol-Network File System (TCP/IP-NFS) or Novell networks; or, using Advanced Program-to-Program Communications (APPC), to attach, fully configured, via a LAN to IBM Systems Application Architecture(A) ImagePlus(A) Workfolder Application Facility/400 systems.
 Two new models, 021 and 121, use rewritable (magneto-optic) technology for use in LANS. The previously announced 3995 Models 022 and 122 have been modified to also include these new LAN connectivity options.
 The 3995 LAN server library places large-capacity removable, reusable storage on IBM Token-Ring and Ethernet LANS. Its 20-gigabyte (GB) and 94-GB capacity models enable new LAN applications in image, microfiche, computer output microfilming (COM) replacement, computer- aided design, medical records and other applications demanding large data capacities. It appears to a workstation much like one or more network-attached hard disks and is accessed in a nearly transparent manner.
 The new rewritable models of 3995 LAN server library will be available on Dec. 18.
 5.25-inch Rewritable Optical Drives
 The 3431 Rewritable Optical Disk Drive, announced today, and the 7209 Rewritable Optical Disk Drive, announced in September, provide high density, rewritable/removable storage for multimedia and other high volume storage applications in a 5.25-inch standalone format.
 The 3431 attaches to IBM Personal System/2(A) computers, and provides 595 or 650 megabytes (MB) of removable storage, using, respectively, 512 or 1024 bytes per sector. The 512 bytes per sector format is supported by DOS and OS/2(A) using the File Allocation Table (FAT), a storage filing program. The 1024-bytes per sector format uses the new High Performance Optical File System (HPOFS). This file system offers portability to LAN models of the 3995 Optical Library Dataserver. With appropriate software support, HPOFS can make it possible to move the media cartridge between 3995 LAN models and a PS/2 with a standalone optical drive.
 The 7209 attaches to RISC System/6000(A) workstations, and provides approximately 595 MB removable storage.
 Unlike compact disk read-only memory (CD-ROM), the rewrite capability of these drives gives customers the ability to update their files. These drives also provide fast access to multimedia content.
 Storage Management
 In addition, Data Facility Distributed Storage Manager (DFDSM)(A), a solution that provides a highly automated backup/archive facility for a multi-vendor workstation environment, will be displayed at COMDEX. DFDSM extends the DFSMS(A) philosophy to a heterogeneous networked environment supporting the backup and archiving of data (including multimedia data) from DOS, Windows, OS/2, AIX/6000, Novell Netware/386, Apple MacIntosh and Sun-based systems to an MVS or VM-based system. It addresses asset protection, data availability and space management.
 DFSMS is a family of IBM software products that address storage management for the MVS/ESA and VM/ESA environments. With the addition of DFDSM, storage management can now address the automated management of data throughout the enterprise.
 Prices and Availability
 Following are the list prices and their general availability dates:
 Product List Price GA
 IBM 3995 Dataserver(B)
 Models:
 022 $63,340 6/19/92
 (20-GB)
 122 $149,350 6/19/92
 (94-GB)
 112 $111,200 6/19/92
 (94-GB)
 021 $ 64,400 12/18/92
 (20-GB)
 121 $154,900 12/18/92
 (94-GB)
 111 $123,600 12/18/92
 (94-GB)
 IBM 7209 Rewritable
 Optical Disk Drive $4,900 11/20/92
 IBM 3431 Rewritable
 Optical Disk Drive $4,250 1/29/93
 (A) -- Trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
 (B) -- Prices for the IBM 3995 Dataserver are effective Jan. 1, 93.
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