Data storage must be efficient in order to maximize performance. Today, as the world becomes smarter, nothing is changing more dramatically than IT: the way it's accessed, applied and architected. These rapid changes are leading us into a new era of computing - Smarter Computing. The exploding volume, velocity and variety of data requires optimized systems specifically architected for that task. You need to maximize performance and efficiency in order to balance data storage cost and performance.
Help reduce cost and improve access times by storing information more intelligently.
Enhance throughput and response time by reducing the amount of data processed.
Eliminate redundant data, increase agility and improve responsiveness to changing marketplace conditions.
Consolidated, cloud-based flexible delivery models for storage can help you give your end users control of their storage needs – while improving accountability. Give departments the ability to provision storage to meet changing demands and developers the ability to set up systems to build and test applications while also maintaining system reliability.
Optimize the utilization of available storage by allocating storage space as needed while improving storage utilization rates significantly.
Logically aggregate disk storage so capacity can be efficiently allocated across applications and users.
With improved visibility into the data and data utilization in your storage environment, you can make more intelligent business decisions around efficiency - so that you respond faster to changing business demands while reducing cost.
Featured integrated solutions
IBM XIV® Storage System
The XIV Storage System offers simple and efficient integration for enterprise storage and storage virtualization. And with support for 3TB drives and a fourfold improvement in throughput, XIV Gen3, delivers increased business value to enterprise storage environments.
IBM® Storwize® Rapid Application Storage Manager
Highly efficient primary storage solution to simplify IT environments with complex management needs.
IBM Real-time Compression Appliances
Innovative storage efficiency technology for Network Attached Storage solutions. IBM Real-time Compression Appliance STN6500 and STN 6800 can increase storage capacity by up to five times without impacting performance.
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified system delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, exceptional ease of use and performance. And now you can store more – and more diverse – data with higher capacity drives, more remote mirroring options and integrated support for file storage.
IBM System Storage® DS8800
Combining new hardware throughout with a proven, reliable architecture, the DS8800 offers faster system performance and higher capacity in the same footprint than prior models with high performance controllers, support for 3TB drives and 8 Gb/s host and device adapters. The system also now offers automatic placement of your most important data to high performance SSDs with support for IBM Easy Tier three.
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller is designed to deliver the benefits of storage virtualization in environments from large enterprises to small businesses and midmarket companies
IBM System Storage Easy Tier
IBM System Storage Easy Tier enables clients to deploy solid-state storage confidently, effectively and economically by automatically and dynamically moving only the appropriate data to the SSDs in the system, based on ongoing performance monitoring.
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to manage performance, availability and capacity utilization of storage systems, file systems and databases. It can help automate file-system capacity provisioning and perform device configuration and management of multiple devices from a single user interface. It can tune and proactively manage the performance of storage devices on the Storage Area Network (SAN) and manage, monitor and control your SAN fabric.
IBM Systems Director Storage Control V4.2.1
The IBM Systems Director Storage Control plug-in offers simpler, unified management of both servers and standalone storage, with integrated capabilities to discover, configure, visualize and monitor storage systems in concert with the rest of your infrastructure. The new IBM Systems Director Storage Control V4.2.1, available on December 16, 2011, extends storage management of IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director VMControl to cover most IBM storage systems and select non IBM storage systems.
What we offer for storage efficiency
IBM has leading hardware, software and a full line of services designed to help meet all your storage efficiency needs.
- IBM Real-time Compression Appliance STN6500
- IBM Real-time Compression Appliance STN6800
- IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage system
- IBM Solid-state Storage technology
- IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager
- IBM Storwize V7000
- IBM Systems Director
- IBM System Storage Disk Systems
- IBM System Storage DS8700
- IBM System Storage DS8800
- IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller v6.1
- IBM System Storage TS7680 ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z
- IBM System Storage Virtualization
- IBM Tivoli Productivity Center
- IBM XIV Storage System
- More information on IBM Information Infrastructure related storage offerings
- GDPS Disk Copy Services
- IBM System Storage Cloud Computing Solutions
- IBM System Storage Cloud Computing Solutions
- Storage and Data Services