IBM System Storage N series with SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise

Consolidate, secure, and manage enterprise storage

Highlights

The challenge: complying with strict records retention and performance requirements

Organisations today face increasingly strict regulations relative to records retention that require the archiving of e-mails, documents, patient records, design files, audit information, and other data for years, often on WORM (write once, read many) media. In addition, companies are increasingly implementing rigorous best practices to ensure that unregulated but crucial reference data is not changed or deleted and can be quickly and easily retrieved.

In today's world, government and internal records requests frequently combine highly specific search criteria with tight response times, and failure to accurately retrieve the required unaltered records may result in significant financial penalties or damage to reputation. However, current WORM technologies based on optical disk and tape do not provide sufficiently rapid access.

Solution: IBM System Storage N series with SnapLock Compliance and SnapLock Enterprise Software

The SnapLock function is designed to deliver high performance and high-security data function to disk-based nearline and primary IBM System Storage N series storage. The SnapLock function can help manage the permanence, accuracy, integrity, and security of data by storing business records in an inalterable form and allowing for their rapid online accessibility for long periods of time.

Feature Benefits
Disk-based storage
SnapLock Compliance version
SnapLock Enterprise version
Open standards-based architecture
Uses System Storage N series for storage

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

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Storage product guide

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