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Introducing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified. Storage for an on demand world

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

Easily integrate file and block storage with the new IBM Storwize V7000 Unified

With IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, your storage system can deliver consistently higher performance and support higher disk utilisation-without complexity. It can help your business analyse, adapt to, and improve application performance with an unmatched ease of use Storwize V7000 Unified is a powerful disk system designed for simplicity and rapid deployment. It offers virtual storage for greater efficiency and flexibility and enhancements normally found only in enterprise-level systems including:

Easily integrate file and block storage with the new Storwize V7000 Unified

Expect your storage to automatically analyse, adapt to, and improve application performance

Easy Tier for DS8000 and Storwize V7000, and IBM XIV Gen3 adapt to changing application and workload requirements -- with little or no administrator interventionEasy Tier for DS8800 improves performance and eliminates the need for tuning with fully automated data placement across 3 storage tiers.

Always have the files you need – whenever you need them, wherever you are

IBM Storwize Unified Benefits

Easy

The IBM Storwize V7000 system simplifies storage management with a powerful, easy-to-use interface that can help organisations improve storage performance, efficiency, and utilisation rates while improving storage administrator productivity. The IBM Storwize V7000 system includes the following features for ease of use:

Fast

The IBM Storwize V7000 system helps organisations deploy solid-state storage confidently, effectively and economically. The IBM Storwize V7000 system provides the following performance features:

Efficient

The IBM Storwize V7000 system integrates top IBM storage efficiency technologies into a modular design that simplifies the addition of more storage technologies. Greater efficiency translates into reduced energy costs, reduced administrative costs and less storage sprawl. The IBM Storwize V7000 system efficiency highlights include the following:

Cost-effective

The IBM Storwize V7000 system has a dynamic, modular, compact design that sets a new standard for cost-effective midrange disk systems. Instead of buying a whole cabinet and then filling it with disk enclosures over time, the IBM Storwize V7000 system uses individual, modular components providing organisations with reduced space requirements and more flexibility. Capacity and functionality can be added as needed, over time and with less disruption than with traditional midrange disk systems.

IBM Storwize Product Information

In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. The old ways of buying and managing storage have become less effective. Due to resource constraints—both physical storage resources and human resources—IT organisations must act quickly to optimise and simplify their infrastructure. Unchecked complexity and growth will only become bigger problems over time.

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In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. The old ways of buying and managing storage have become less effective. Due to resource constraints—both physical storage resources and human resources—IT organisations must act quickly to optimise and simplify their infrastructure. Unchecked complexity and growth will only become bigger problems over time.

Small and midsize organisations may also suffer from a range of challenges:

To stand up to these challenges and allow businesses to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, IBM Storwise V7000 Unified is a virtualised storage system to complement virtualised server environments that provides unmatched performance, availability, advanced functions and highly scalable capacity never seen before in midrange disk systems. Storwize V7000 Unified is a powerful midrange disk system that has been designed to be easy to use and enable rapid deployment without additional resources. Storwize V7000 Unified consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management and reduced cost. Storwize V7000 Unified is virtual storage that offers greater efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid state drive (SSD) optimisation and thin provisioning technologies. Storwize V7000 Unified advanced functions also enable nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage, simplifying implementation and minimising disruption to users. Storwize V7000 Unified also enables you to virtualise and reuse existing disk systems, supporting a greater potential return on investment (ROI).

The system includes IBM Active Cloud Engine™, which is designed to deliver policy-based management of files to reduce costs through use of tiered storage and improve data governance.

Product features

Hardware summary

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IBM Storwize V7000 Features and Benefits

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Feature Benefits
IBM® Systems Director
Dynamic migration
IBM System Storage® Easy Tier®
Clustered systems
Thin provisioning
Unified storage
IBM FlashCopy®
Solid state drive (SSD)
IBM Active Cloud Engine™
IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy Manager
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror

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