IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller

Simplified and centralised management for your storage infrastructure

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a member of the IBM Storwize® family, is a storage virtualisation system with a single point of control for storage resources. SVC improves business application availability and greater resource utilisation so you can get the most from your storage resources, and achieve a simpler, more scalable and cost efficient IT infrastructure. The newly enhanced SVC with IBM Real-time Compression offers up to three times the throughput for applications.

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

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IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820

SAN Volume Controller
and IBM FlashSystem 820

Best practices and performance capabilities

Penn State Hershey Medical Centre thrives on XIV and SVC

Penn State Hershey Medical Centre thrives on XIV and SVC

Cuts storage costs 44 percent

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller benefits

Enhance storage capabilities with sophisticated virtualisation, management and functionality

Ricoh manages data growth

Ricoh curbs data growth

Finds scalability, cost-efficiency and virtualisation with SVC


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 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.


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.


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.

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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.

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