Implementing the IBM Storwize

Implementing the IBM Storwize

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Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. However, storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBMAr StorwizeAr V3700 system provides a solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. Storwize V3700 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations that are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. Designed to provide organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, Storwize V3700 offers advanced software capabilities that are usually found in more expensive systems. Built on innovative IBM technology, Storwize V3700 addresses the block storage requirements of small and midsize organizations, Storwize V3700 is designed to accommodate the most common storage network technologies. This design enables easy implementation and management. Storwize V3700 includes the following features: Web-based GUI provides point-and-click management capabilities. Internal disk storage virtualization enables rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes. Thin provisioning enables applications to grow dynamically, but only use space they actually need. Enables simple data migration from external storage to Storwize V3700 storage (one-way from another storage device). Remote Mirror creates copies of data at remote locations for disaster recovery. IBM FlashCopyAr creates instant application copies for backup or application testing. This IBM RedbooksAr publication is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators. The concepts in this book also relate to the IBM Storwize V3500. This book was written at a software level of version 7 release 4.A RAID 0 array can be formed by one - eight drives. RAID 1 arrays stripe data over mirrored pairs of drives. A RAID 1 array mirrored pair is rebuilt independently. A RAID 1 array can be formed by two drives only. RAID 5 arrays stripe data overanbsp;...


Title:Implementing the IBM Storwize
Author: Jon Tate, Adam Lyon-Jones, Lee Sirett, Chris Tapsell, Paulo Tomiyoshi Takeda, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2015-03-05
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