Storage and Server Upgrade for a Dynamic Infrastructure
Your data center is an interconnected set of critical components that must work together as a flexible, secure, dynamic infrastructure that efficiently capitalizes on the interconnected digital world and helps your company to reduce costs, improve service, and manage risk.
But interdependent IT systems are only as secure, fast, and resilient as the weakest link. That’s why you need to upgrade aging or underperforming components. When you do so, the value resonates beyond the new asset area, improving functionality and extending business value across the entire enterprise.
If you’ve already identified an upgrade path, contact your IBM representative today. If you’re just beginning your analysis, check out the options below for an overview of popular upgrades that are delivering big benefits for many of our customers.
IBM System z10™ Enterprise Class (EC) lets you leverage the benefits of high performance, consolidation, improved security, resiliency and enhance capacity for workload processing. The IBM System z10™ Business Class (BC) delivers the scalability, flexibility, and performance you need—at the lower capacity entry point you want.
From IBM Power™ 595 down to IBM BladeCenter® JS12 Express, these servers support UNIX (AIX®), Linux®, and IBM i environments on a single Power system, all using POWER6™ processor technology.
IBM i 6.1 (US)
IBM i 6.1 sets new standards in business processing with expanded options for virtualisation, upgraded storage and availability management, breakthrough Java performance, new support for POWER6™ processors and BladeCenter®, and middleware and tools to help drive SOA transformation.
AIX 6 (US)
AIX® 6 prepares you to take advantage of the latest processor technology with new features for virtualisation, security, availability and manageability.
z/OS 1.10 (US)
z/OS 1.10 provides economies of scale, reduces downtimes, eases workload management and delivers advanced security features.
z/VSE 4.2 (US)
z/VSE 4.2. supports IBM System zTM servers including the newest-IBM System z10™ Business Class, and delivers scalability, security, interoperability, and supports service-oriented architecture.
z/VM 5.4 (US)
z/VM 5.4 allows you to leverage power of Linux applications and delivers high availability and security, and reduces the number of network resources.
Enterprise Disk DS8000
Virtualised, resilient, high-performance disk storage for business-critical enterprise workloads. Through virtualisation, you can simplify management, allocate system resources more effectively and better control application quality of service.
Midrange Disk DS5000
DS5000 delivers increased performance scalability and responsiveness to business critical applications and helps you meet your Service Level Agreements.
Data Encryption (US)
The IBM System Storage TS1120 and Ultrium 4 Tape drives offer encryption at the device level to protect data without impacting server performance. Solutions are compatible with IBM and non-IBM Systems.
TS7700 Virtual Tape Server
The IBM Virtualisation Engine™ TS7700 is a mainframe virtual-tape solution designed to optimize tape processing for faster backup and restore operations, easier tape management, and lower storage costs.
TS3400 Tape Library
The IBM System Storage™ TS3400 Tape Library is designed to offer high capacity and performance advantage in a smaller automation footprint.