IBM i storage solutions

Simply integrated

IBM i provides state of the art disk storage subsystems, integrated with self-managing automated storage management tasks with easy to use extensive graphical interfaces. It delivers flexible and scalable implementations with both integrated direct attach storage, and external Storage Area Network (SAN) attached disk solutions to meet today's complex requirement of running multiple business workloads.


IBM i provides a comprehensive set of backup, recovery and hierarchical storage management solutions through a rich set of tape automation offerings such as IBM TotalStorage® Enterprise Tape devices, IBM TotalStorage LTO Tape devices, integrated tape offerings and optical devices. It leverages powerful software applications to manage backup recovery automation through IBM i, Backup Recovery Media Services and Tivoli Storage Manager.

IBM i supports the following SAN attach platforms:

Storage offering Attach mechanism

DS5020

DS5100

DS5300

DS8100/DS8300

DS8700

SAN Volume Controller

XIV Storage

Key benefits

IBM i offers flexible storage connectivity options to meet today's challenging business and performance requirements through its integrated advanced storage management architecture. Here are some of the highlights for the self-configuring and self-optimizing storage management tasks:

IBM's Content Manager OnDemand for i builds on the already rich storage management portfolio by offering high performance middleware that capitalizes on IBM hardware. With OnDemand, your System i becomes an archive server for i5OS business applications or applications on other host systems. Some of the many functions offered by this rich middleware are:

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