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What's new in SAN Volume Controller V4.2?

The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Software V4.2 is designed to help address such issues by enabling improved IT operations. SAN Volume Controller can help you use your storage more efficiently and help manage it more easily, thereby helping to make your IT employees more productive.

IBM® TotalStorage® SAN Volume Controller enables changes to the physical storage with minimal or no disruption.

It simplifies storage infrastructure by combining the capacity from multiple disk storage systems into a single storage pool, which can be managed from a central point


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FeaturesAdvantagesBenefits
Creates a single pool of storage from multiple disk arrays Utilize your assets more efficiently, virtually eliminate storage related downtime Reduce cost and complexity, Increase application availability
Make changes to the storage infrastructure without disrupting applications Enable non disruptive infrasctructure changes Increase application availability and personnel productivity
Creates a tiered storage environment Match the cost of the storage to the business value of the data, a key first step in managing information over its life Improve ROI
Use a single set of copy services across different classes of storage Reduces the cost of assuring business continuance and simplifies replication management Reduce cost and complexity

 

Business benefits

Simplify your storage infrastructure with IBM TotalStorage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC). Designed to enable changes to the physical storage with minimal or no disruption to applications, TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller combines the capacity from multiple disk storage systems into a single storage pool, which can be managed from a central point. This is simpler to manage, helps to increase utilization and improve application availability.

TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller's extensive support for non-IBM storage systems – including EMC, HP and HDS – enables a tiered storage environment to allow you to better match the cost of the storage to the value of your data. You can apply advanced copy services across storage systems from many different vendors to help further simplify operations. Now on its seventh release, TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller is designed to manage even larger and more diverse storage environments.

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