IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller

Simplified and centralized management for your storage infrastructure

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a member of the IBM Storwize® family, is a storage virtualization system with a single point of control for storage resources. SVC improves business application availability and delivers greater resource utilization so you can get the most from your storage resources, and achieve a simpler, more scalable and cost efficient IT infrastructure. Innovative technologies such as Real-time Compression™ and integrated Bridgeworks SANSlide network optimization for remote mirror help to deliver both better performance and greater efficiency for new and existing storage.


  • Lab validation for SVC

    Benefits of the new IBM Real-time Compression enhancements and performance results

    Lab validation for SVC
    Benefits of the new IBM Real-time Compression enhancements and performance results

  • IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820

    Best practices and performance capabilities

    IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820
    Best practices and performance capabilities

  • Penn State Hershey Medical Center thrives on XIV and SVC

    Cuts storage costs 44 percent

    Penn State Hershey Medical Center thrives on XIV and SVC
    Cuts storage costs 44 percent

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller benefits

Enhance storage capabilities with sophisticated virtualization, management and functionality



Customer quotes


"With XIV and SVC, we are not only hitting our Recovery Time Objective but have also, due to reduced cost and complexity of our DR process, been able to in-crease testing to once every quar-ter, dramatically improving data security."
— Bruce Cash, Penn State Hershey


"IBM SAN Volume Controller allows us to manage our storage environment and do significant work in the storage space without interrupting or impacting our customers."
— David Levine, Ricoh Americas Corporation