IBM has unveiled a number of new Tivoli Express products aimed at small to mid-sized businesses.
The products include Tivoli Storage Manager Express for back-up and recovery, Tivoli Monitoring Express for the determination of problems, Tivoli Identity Manager Express for managing access control, and Tivoli Provisioning Express for desktop management including software distribution, patches, and image management.
IBM claims the new Tivoli Express software enables mid-sized companies, such as online retailers, hospitals and local banks, to manage their IT with the same integrated capabilities that larger companies rely on – but with software that is more affordable and easier to deploy.
Indeed, the company is responding to the needs of SMBs for proactive management capability with simpler versions of Tivoli products that are easier to install, deploy, and manage, at reduced prices. It says that IBM Tivoli Express will be scalable to accommodate businesses that are growing, and it will offer a quick time to value.