MAY 2011 – IBM Storwize V7000 Update Announcement

///MAY 2011 – IBM Storwize V7000 Update Announcement

MAY 2011 – IBM Storwize V7000 Update Announcement

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The IBM Storwize V7000 Storage system which was a totally new product offering launched by IBM in November 2010 has had a tremendously positive reception with over 1800 systems sold into over 1000 different customers worldwide, including almost 40% into customers previously not using IBM storage.

Don’t just take IBM’s word for it, the Storwize V7000 has been well received by independent reviewers too as can be seen by following the links below:

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/review/2030609/ibm-storwize-v7000-review

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/reviews/san/2011/04/01/ibm-storwize-v7000-40092359/

Not only has the Storwize V7000 received exceptional reviews but it has also been recognised by design professionals with an iF product design award which recognises leadership in innovation, design and usability.

The enhancements that have been announce recently are as follows:

Hardware Enhancements

  • New control enclosure models supporting 10Gb iSCSI connections
  • New high performance disk drive: SFF (2.5 inch) SAS 15K 146GB

Storwize V7000 Software Version 6.2

  • Clustered systems with up to two control enclosures
  • VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI) and vCenter management support
  • support for nine expansion enclosures per control enclosure
  • built in real-time performance monitoring
  • ability to use FlashCopy function with Remote Mirror volumes

Business Value

  • up to 2 x Storwize V7000 capacity and throughput supports greater storage consolidation
  • up to 95% improvement in server and SAN usage for some VMware functions
  • up to 7 x better iSCSI throughput with 10Gbps Support
  • up to 30% better throughput with 15K RPM drives
  • more flexibility for using FlashCopy in high availability DR configurations

It is extremely important for potential customers to realise that the IBM Storwize V7000 system offers the ability to start small and grow as needed, and unlike many competitors products there is:

  • no need to buy controller or disk capacity ahead of need.
  • no need to discard previous technology investments to enable growth.
  • predictable software pricing.

The ability to virtualise external storage is a unique feature of the IBM Storwize V7000 that allows a customer to realise the potential of the virtualised storage environment by offering the ability to attach and fully control existing storage environments from not only IBM (DS, XIV, N), but also that of other vendors such as HP, EMC, Sun, NetApp, Hitachi and Fujitsu.

NEW IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Solutions

IBM have also announced two new Rapid Application Storage Solutions stacks…

Storwize Rapid Application Backup

Aimed at client that wish to improve the backup and recovery of core applications or the requirement to reduce backup window the Storwize Rapid Application Backup solutions consists of:

  • 3 years maintenance on Hardware and Software
  • Solution Implementation Services
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
  • IBM Storwixe V7000

Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager

Aimed at clients that not only wish to improve the backup and recovery of core applications or the requirement to reduce backup window but who also desire comprehensive storage management and the attachment and virtualisation of external storage the Storwize Rapid Application Storage Manager Solution package consists of:

  • 3 years maintenance on Hardware and Software
  • Solution Implementation Services
  • Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (for Disk Midrange edition)
  • Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
  • IBM Storwize V7000 with external Virtualisation
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