Storwize Rapid Application Storage Solution Datasheet


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This is a prepackaged offering which blends the intrinsic strengths of IBM Storwize V7000, Tivoli and GTS/BP implementation services into a single efficient, pretested, integrated and powerful solution delivered with the accelerated deployment and rapid return on investment which our clients demand

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Storwize Rapid Application Storage Solution Datasheet

  1. 1. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheet IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage Efficient, pretested, integrated and powerful solution to accelerate deployment and return on investment. In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity Highlights and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. The old ways of buying and managing storage have become less effective. Due to resource ● Improve disk utilization by up to constraints—both physical storage resources and human resources— 30 percent with thin provisioning and virtualization IT organizations must act quickly to optimize and simplify their infra- structure. Unchecked complexity and growth will only become bigger ● Improve administrator productivity up to problems over time. two times with easy to use GUI and virtualization Organizations of all sizes may suffer from a range of challenges: ● Application throughput improved up to three times, with up to 60 percent improved response time with Easy Tier ● Low disk utilization ● Performance bottlenecks ● Easy integration with applications: IBM DB2, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft ● Slow solution deployment caused by lack of resources Exchange and SQL Server ● Reduced productivity and increased cost caused by isolated server and storage management tools ● Improve data protection by 95 percent with hourly snapshots ● Difficulty managing the explosion of data with flat or slightly increasing budgets ● Cut implementation time in half with implementation services ● Backup windows have shrunk and many times applications have to be taken down for backups To stand up to these challenges and allow businesses to respond to a rapidly changing marketplace, the IBM® Storwize® Rapid Application Storage solution is designed to provide unmatched performance, avail- ability, advanced functions, and highly scalable capacity never seen before in midrange disk systems. The IBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution is a powerful solution that has been designed to be easy to use and to enable rapid deployment without additional resources. The included Storwize V7000 is virtualized storage that offers greater efficiency and flexibility through built-in “thin provisioning” and replica- tion technologies coupled with a completely new user interface offering
  2. 2. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheet integrated storage solution to speed deployment and return on investment. The solution offers easy-to-use, efficient and cost- effective management capabilities for both new and existing storage resources in your IT infrastructure. Advanced management with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Disk Midrange Edition provides comprehensive performance monitoring and alerting from a single console. Monitoring and reporting ofbreakthrough ease-of-use. Storwize V7000 advanced functions performance metrics such as I/O, data rates and cache utiliza-also enable non-disruptive migration of data from existing tion can enhance storage efficiency and optimization. TPC-storage, simplifying implementation and minimizing disruption MRE helps staff establish threshold levels based on businessto users. IBM Storwize V7000 also enables you to virtualize and policies and alerts when these levels are reached. This singlereuse existing disk systems, supporting a greater potential console management capability can improve storage return onreturn on investment (ROI). investment and reduce administration costs by management simplification.Managing the information infrastructureThe need to increase storage efficiency has led many IT organi- Protecting data and improvingzations to turn to consolidation, virtualization and automated availability with IBM Tivoli Storagetiering to reduce capital and operational expenses. IBM offers FlashCopy Managersolutions today that can become part of your highly efficient, IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager can improve data pro-highly capable, next-generation information infrastructure, tection up to 95 percent and is designed for today’s businesswhether your storage environment supports a small or midsize world, where application servers are operational 24 hours aorganization or a large, complex data center. day—yet data must remain fully protected. If you have a 24×7 environment, you can’t afford to lose any data; you alsoIntroducing the IBM Storwize Rapid can’t afford to stop critical systems for hours so you can protectApplication Storage Solution the data adequately IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy ManagerIBM Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution combines exploits Storwize V7000 snapshot capabilities to provide highhardware, software and implementation services to provide a speed, low impact, integrated backup and restore functionalitycomplete solution to help support improved storage efficiency. for critical applications . Automated policy based managementThe solution combines IBM’s industry leading Tivoli® Storage of multiple snapshot backup versions provides an easy-to-useProductivity Center, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager, and quick-to-deploy data protection solution that enables theaward winning Storwize V7000 with three year hardware/ most stringent database recovery time requirements to be maintenance and the services to provide a pretested, IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager can help deliver the 2
  3. 3. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheet you can create copies using only a fraction of the amount of storage needed for a full physical copy. This type of copy, called a “snapshot” is designed to help improve overall storage utiliza- tion and reduce the amount of capacity required for copies. IBM Storwize V7000 supports incremental FlashCopy opera- tions, which improve efficiency by copying only the portions of the source or target volume that have been updated since the FlashCopy function was last used, and also “copies of copies” where one copy is itself further copied. These abilities could be used to help maintain and update a test environment based on production data.highest levels of protection for mission critical IBM DB2®,SAP, Oracle, Microsoft® Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server Implementation servicesapplications via integrated application-aware snapshot backup Implementing a new storage hardware and software solutionand restore capabilities. And custom application support offers can be a headache. Overworked administrators must take timethe ability to extend FlashCopy Manager capabilities to any out of their schedule to perform the implementation, meaningapplication on IBM AIX®, Linux®, and Solaris. that important work directly related to your business may be delayed. As a result, the implementation may not be completedTraditional approaches to taking “consistent” backup copies quickly or even completely. Consequently, business valueof data can require applications to be down for many minutes from the new storage solution is delayed and perhaps limited.or even hours while a backup copy is created. In contrast, Additional maintenance and lease costs are an all-too-familiarFlashCopy Manager coordinates applications and the result as well.IBM Storwize V7000 FlashCopy function so that applicationsdo not need to be stopped but merely quiesced, usually for just To help avoid these problems, the IBM Storwize Rapida few minutes. FlashCopy Manager helps with restores too. Application Storage solution includes IBM implementationFor example, FlashCopy manager can restore an individual services for IBM Storwize V7000 and associated software prod-Exchange mailbox from a backup copy, helping users ucts to enable a more predictable implementation that canbecome productive again much more quickly and with less accelerate return on investment in IBM disk technology byadministrator effort. reducing implementation time by up to 50 percent. These services are delivered by highly skilled IBM storage specialistsIBM Storwize V7000 includes a very rich FlashCopy function who can help facilitate the implementation, allowing your ITthat is designed to create an almost instant copy of active data, staff to focus on higher priority business initiatives. IBM offerswhich can be used for backup purposes or for parallel process- a fixed-price, fixed-scope service for the implementation ofing activities. Up to 256 copies of each volume may be created. IBM Storwize V7000 and associated software, enablingWhen combined with IBM Storwize V7000 thin provisioning, 3
  4. 4. IBM Systems and TechnologyData Sheetpredictable costs for your budget. The offering is designed to IBM Storwize V7000 control and expansion enclosures are eachhelp streamline implementation of the IBM Storwize Rapid available in two models—one with twelve 3.5" disk drive baysApplication Storage solution to minimize business disruptions. or one with twenty-four 2.5" disk drive bays. The system sup-The service team provides highly skilled and experienced ports intermixing 12-bay or 24-bay enclosures in a single sys-IBM storage specialists with strong project management skills tem. The expansion enclosures connect to the control enclosureand time-tested methodologies to deliver implementation serv- using four SAS 6 Gbps disk expansion ports.ices on time. They also provide basic skills instruction toincrease understanding of implementation and product features. ● Control enclosure—Supporting attachment of up to nine expansion enclosures with configurations up to 240 TB physi-IBM Storwize V7000 system description cal storage capacitiesThe IBM Storwize V7000 storage system can improve disk ● Expansion enclosure—Packaged in a 2U rack-mountableutilization by up to 30 percent, increase application throughput enclosure that houses twenty-four 2.5-inch drive bays orby up to three times and increase response time by up to twelve 3.5-inch drive bays and dual power supplies with60 percent. It is packaged in 2U rack-mountable enclosures cooling components. Physical storage capacity of up to 24 TBthat house up to twenty-four 2.5-inch drives or up to twelve per storage expansion enclosure using twelve 3.5-inch 2 TB3.5-inch drives. Control enclosures contain drives, redundant near-line SAS disk drive modules and up to 14.4 TB perdual-active intelligent RAID controllers and dual power storage expansion enclosure using twenty-four 2.5-inchsupplies, batteries and cooling components. Expansion enclo- 600 GB SAS disk drive modules.sures contain drives, switches, power supplies and coolingcomponents. You can attach up to nine expansion enclosures to For detailed Storwize V7000 specifications, please visit:a control enclosure, enabling the system to scale up to drives. Other components and characteristics of the systeminclude: Why IBM? The performance and availability of your storage environment● Internal storage capacity—Up to 24 TB of physical storage can either enhance or hamper your business processes. That’s per enclosure using twelve 2 TB near-line SAS disk drive where IBM comes in. As a market leader in the storage indus- modules or up to 14.4 TB of physical storage per enclosure try, we can help you handle the challenges. Innovative technol- using twenty-four 2.5-inch 600 GB SAS disk drive modules ogy, open standards, excellent performance, a broad portfolio of● Disk drives—SAS disk drives, near-line SAS disk drives and proven storage software, hardware and solutions offerings—all SSDs. Intermix of these drive types within the IBM Storwize backed by IBM with its recognized industry leadership—are just V7000 RAID controller and storage expansion enclosures add a few of the reasons you should consider the IBM Storwize flexibility Rapid Application Storage solution for your IT environment.● Cache memory—16 GB cache memory (8 GB per internal RAID controller) as a base features—designed to improve With IBM, you get some of the best storage products, tech- performance and availability nologies, services and solutions in the industry without the● Ports—Eight 8 Gbps FC host ports (four 8 Gbps Fibre complexity of dealing with different hardware and software Channel ports per RAID controller) and four 1 Gbps iSCSI vendors and system integrators. host ports (two 1 Gbps iSCSI host ports per RAID con- troller), with an RJ-45 connector for each port IBM offers tailored financing solutions to credit-qualified clients that can be customized to address your specific IT needs from great rates to flexible payment plans and loans. 4
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  6. 6. For more informationTo learn more about IBM Storwize V7000, please contact yourIBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit thefollowing website: © Copyright IBM Corporation 2011Additionally, financing solutions from IBM Global Financingcan enable effective cash management, protection from tech- IBM Systems and Technology Groupnology obsolescence, improved total cost of ownership and Route 100 Somers, NY 10589return on investment. Also, our Global Asset Recovery Services address environmental concerns with new, more energy- Produced in the United States of Americaefficient solutions. For more information on IBM Global January 2011Financing, visit: All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo,, System Storage and Storwize are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both. If these and other IBM trademarked terms are marked on their first occurrence in this information with a trademark symbol (® or ™), these symbols indicate U.S. registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. Please Recycle TSD03121-USEN-00