Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organisation. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors; yet, 72 percent of them have not started or are only planning big-data activities. In addition, organisations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24 percent more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity it already has.
The simple fact is that infrastructure matters. The right infrastructure allows organisations to shift spending and invest in projects that improve business results. The infrastructure must ensure the most value from data at the least cost with the least effort and the greatest flexibility.
To enter the new era of business, organisations need robust and agile storage solutions that can help them deliver more services faster and more efficiently, enable real-time insight and support more customer interaction. They need a storage infrastructure that can help them deploy their key business initiatives and let them capitalise on business opportunities.
Built with IBM® Spectrum Virtualize software – part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family – the IBM Storwize family helps organisations support the workloads and applications that are critical to their success with feature-rich, enterprise-grade storage solutions. Storwize family systems can handle the massive volumes of data, enable rapid and flexible cloud services deployments and deliver the performance needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies with its all-flash or hybrid-flash solutions.
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified and IBM Storwize V7000 are virtualised, enterprise-class hybrid storage solutions that provide the foundation for implementing an effective storage infrastructure and transforming the economics of data storage. Designed to complement virtual server environments, these modular storage systems deliver the flexibility and responsiveness required for changing business needs.
* IBM lab measurements – April 2012
|IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard|
|IBM Easy Tier|
|IBM Active File Management|
|IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot|
|Metro Mirror and Global Mirror|
|IBM Real-time Compression|
|Encryption for virtualized storage|
* IBM lab measurements – April 2012
|Host interface||SAN-attached 16 Gbps FC, 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE
NAS-attached 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet
|User interface||Graphical user interface (GUI)|
|Supported drives||3.5-inch DDs:
2.5-inch disk drives:
2.5-inch flash drives
|RAID levels||RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed|
|Maximum drives supported||504 per control enclosure; 1,056 per clustered system|
|Fans and power supplies||Fully redundant, hot-swappable|
|Rack support||Standard 19-inch|
|Management software||IBM Spectrum Virtualize software.
IBM Spectrum Scale for Storwize V7000 Unified.
|Cores per controller/control enclosure/clustered system||10/20/80|
|Cache per controller/control enclosure/clustered system||32 or 64 GB/64 or 128 GB/up to 512 GB|
|Advanced features included with each system||IBM FlashCopy, thin provisioning, IBM Active File Management (Storwize V7000 Unified only)|
|Additional available advanced features||Remote mirroring, IBM Easy Tier, IBM Real-time Compression, external virtualisation unified storage, IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot|
|Replication services||FlashCopy, IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, Metro Mirror (synchronous), Global Mirror (asynchronous), local and asynchronous remote file-based replication|
|Operating environment||Air temperature:
|Supported drives||For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems (OS), host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre.|
|ISV solutions||For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library.|
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