Virtually every organisation in the private and public sector struggles to manage the exponential growth of stored data and the increasing complexity of its IT environments. Managing this extraordinary growth is complicated by the variety of server environments spread across data centres, and each server environment can have a distinct storage system that must be managed separately. As the number of servers grows, managing these disparate storage systems can significantly increase storage costs.
Smarter Storage, such as the IBM System Storage DS8000® series, enables organisations to take control of their storage so they can focus on gaining more valuable insights from their data and delivering more value to their business.
Through its extraordinary flexibility, the DS8000 series is designed to effectively and efficiently manage a broad range of storage workloads that exist in today’s complex data centres. This flagship IBM disk system can bring simplicity to your storage environment by supporting a mix of random and sequential I/O workloads as well as interactive and batch applications, regardless of whether they are running on one of today’s popular distributed server platforms or on the mainframe. With the ability to manage all these workloads simultaneously, this dynamically self-tuning system can greatly reduce the challenge of managing your increasingly complex storage environment as requirements change.
Organisations have the dual challenges of optimizing today’s workloads and preparing for new initiatives. With unprecedented performance and scale for high-growth data centres, the DS8000 series helps you gain the full benefits of smarter computing, clouds, analytics and other initiatives.
The DS8000 series delivers these capabilities with a range of features that provide self-tuning performance through automated storage tiering, automated quality-of-service (QoS) management, as well as broad server support and outstanding scalability. The I/O Priority Manager feature, for example, can dynamically manage the performance of the various applications running on the system through a very easy and intuitive approach. This is especially helpful when you want to consolidate storage workloads and need to ensure that system resources are aligned to the priority of your applications. These advanced features can help your business manage more data for more applications in a smaller footprint, without the constant oversight and manual performance tuning that other high-end storage vendors require.
2 Five-nines and Six-nines are terms used to denote that a piece of equipment is functioning with 99.999 and 99.9999 percent availability on average.