IBM Spectrum Virtualise - SAN Volume Controller

Improving storage infrastructure flexibility and data economics

IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) delivers the functions of IBM Spectrum Virtualise™, part of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family, and has been improving infrastructure flexibility and data economics for more than 10 years. Its innovative data virtualisation capabilities provide the foundation for the entire IBM Storwize® family. SVC provides the latest storage technologies for unlocking the business value of stored data, including virtualisation and Real-time Compression. In addition, the system includes the new SVC Data Engine to help support the massive volumes of data created by today’s demanding enterprise applications. SVC is designed to deliver unprecedented levels of efficiency, ease of use and dependability for organisations of all sizes.


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller benefits

Enhance storage capabilities with sophisticated virtualisation, management and functionality


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"With XIV and SVC, we are not only hitting our Recovery Time Objective but have also, due to reduced cost and complexity of our DR process, been able to in-crease testing to once every quar-ter, dramatically improving data security."
— Bruce Cash, Penn State Hershey


"IBM SAN Volume Controller allows us to manage our storage environment and do significant work in the storage space without interrupting or impacting our customers."
— David Levine, Ricoh Americas Corporation