IBM System Storage N series with SnapDrive software

Simplified storage management with advanced virtualisation capabilities

Highlights

The challenge: Managing expensive enterprise data storage infrastructures

In today’s global marketplace, enterprises of all sizes are producing enormous amounts of business-critical information from a variety of sources—enterprise applications, corporate e-mail, data warehouses, and line-of-business applications. In an effort to keep up with the explosion of digital information, companies have created cumbersome, expensive-to-maintain storage infrastructures. Now such organisations are struggling with the high costs of managing that enterprise information.

The solution: Cost-effective storage virtualisation with IBM System Storage N series and SnapDrive software

IBM System Storage™ with SnapDrive® software can help you reduce the cost and complexity of managing storage. SnapDrive software offers a rich set of capabilities designed to virtualise and enhance storage management for Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, AIX®, HP-UX and Solaris environments. It is tightly integrated with the native file system and provides a layer of abstraction between application data and physical storage associated with that data.

Feature Benefits
Storage virtualisation
Dynamic volume management
Cluster awareness
Near-instantaneous Snapshot replication
Easy-to-use administration tools

Systems

IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.

Storage

Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.

Networking

The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.

Software

IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

Storage product guide

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