IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage solutions

Efficient, integrated, pretested and powerful solutions to accelerate deployment and return on investment.

In today’s storage management environment, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. The old methods of buying and managing storage have become less effective. Due to resource constraints—in both physical storage resources and human resources—IT organizations must act quickly to optimize and simplify their infrastructures. Otherwise, unchecked complexity and growth will only become bigger problems over time.

Organizations of all sizes may suffer from a range of challenges:

  • Low disk utilization
  • Performance bottlenecks
  • Slow solution deployment caused by lack of resources
  • Reduced productivity and increased cost caused by isolated server and storage management tools
  • Difficulty managing the explosion of data with flat or slightly increased budgets
  • Backup windows have shrunk and applications often have to be taken down for backups

To stand up to these challenges and allow businesses to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, the IBM® Storwize® Rapid Application Storage solutions were created to provide unmatched performance, availability, advanced functions and highly scalable capacity never seen before in midrange disk systems.

Efficient, integrated and powerful storage solutions

IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage solutions are designed to improve storage efficiency and application availability, integrate closely with key existing applications, and deploy with minimal disruption to applications and to staff. Two solutions are available: IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager and IBM Storwize Rapid Application Backup. Both offerings provide storage solutions that are easy to deploy, provision and manage with near instant backup and recovery for key applications.

Highlights

For complex environments with multiple storage systems, IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager:

  • Improves storage utilization improvement up to 30 percent through external storage virtualization
  • Increases storage administrator productivity up to 2x
  • Extends the life and enhances the value of existing storage
  • Shortens backup windows to minimize application down time
  • Rapidly recovers lost data—in minutes, not hours
  • Increases application performance with up to 60 percent better response time
  • Reduces solution implementation time by up to 50 percent

For less complex environments, IBM Storwize Rapid Application Backup:

  • Shortens backup windows to minimize application down time
  • Rapidly recovers lost data—in minutes, not hours
  • Increases application performance with up to 60 percent better response time
  • Reduces solution implementation time by up to 50 percent

IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage solutions bring together the latest in innovative storage technology, powerful management software, and world-class services to help you manage the information explosion.

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