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Efficient storage solutions for your dynamic infrastructure


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Learn about Efficient storage solutions for your dynamic infrastructure.The IBM System Storage N series is proven, adept and feature rich.

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Efficient storage solutions for your dynamic infrastructure

  1. 1. IBM Systems and TechnologyEfficient storage solutions foryour dynamic infrastructureThe IBM System Storage N series is proven, adept and feature rich
  2. 2. 2 Efficient storage solutions for your dynamic infrastructureHighlights Flexibly manage storage across the●● ● ● Store more data in less disk space using data deduplication enterprise and thin provisioning The innovative Data ONTAP architecture is designed to●● ● ● Provide high availability to meet service level agreements serve a range of needs, from small workgroups to enterprise●● ● ● Serve a range of needs, from small workgroups to enterprise data centers. By pooling storage resources with breakthrough data centers thin provisioning technology, it can store and serve applications,●● ● ● Help achieve savings in power, cooling and data center real consolidate data and support reliable data access throughout estate costs the enterprise to deliver expandable performance and support a flexible storage environment. Designed for use in heterogeneousIn today’s rapidly changing business climate, your enterprise host environments, Data ONTAP provides both a foundationdemands cost effective, flexible data storage solutions that can for building your storage infrastructure and the ability to makehandle the unpredictable and explosive growth of storage in your changes quickly for superior storage utilization.heterogeneous environment. You need efficient data manage-ment that can grow with you—and help your data work for Reduce costs and buy less storageyou. You need storage that’s flexible enough to adapt to and With System Storage N series you can store more data in lessprotect your diverse business environment. That enables you to disk space—because data deduplication and thin provisioning areeffectively manage your resources. That’s simple to administer. integrated into Data ONTAP. And you can keep your hardwareAnd that’s affordable. investment to a minimum, using built-in FlexVol technology that ensures you can use your storage systems to maximumManage growth with robust efficiency. With the ability of System Storage N series to reduceexpandability amounts of physical storage, you also can achieve significantSuccessfully deployed in tens of thousands of business-critical savings in power, cooling and data center real estate costs.environments, IBM System Storage® N series is a provensolution that can help you manage data in your enterprise Protect your existing storage investmentenvironment. With its expandable and flexible Data ONTAP By consolidating your existing third-party storage systemsoperating system, System Storage N series provides: behind one System Storage N series Gateway for SAN Storage environments, you also can take advantage of efficiency●● ● More efficient use of your storage resources features as you repurpose your legacy storage platforms.●● ● High system availability to meet internal/external service A network-based multiprotocol storage solution designed to level agreements provide Internet Protocol (IP) and Fibre Channel Protocol●● ● Reduced storage management complexity and associated access to SAN-attached heterogeneous storage arrays, this storage IT costs solution supports a broad range of storage arrays including●● ● A single, flexible platform that can simultaneously support IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server, IBM XIV® network attached storage (NAS), iSmall Computer System Storage System, IBM System Storage DS4000® series and Interface (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel storage area network a range of third-party systems. (SAN) deployment●● ● Integrated application manageability for SAP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle and other business-critical applications
  3. 3. IBM Systems and Technology 3Ensure business continuance and IBM Global Technology Services can give you valuable insightscompliance into how you are utilizing existing storage assets, with recom-Disruption to information access is simply not an option in mendations on how and where to institute best practicestoday’s demanding business environments. Neither is non- across your enterprise. Combining IBM storage technologiescompliance with records retention regulations. So to ensure helps maximize the availability, value and protection of yourcontinuance and compliance, System Storage N series offers information by reducing business risks through secure, efficientinnovative, disaster-tolerant data protection and recovery and optimized information infrastructure technologies such as SnapLock, SnapVault andSnapMirror. Corporate IT departments around the globe rely Store your data more efficientlyon the proven SnapMirror disaster recovery solution to ensure Take full advantage of the storage efficiency features of thebusiness continuance. System Storage N series to lower your storage costs—without compromising performance or availability. With System StorageManage your storage with ease and N series Gateways, you can repurpose existing third-party stor- age and fully utilize N series storage features. IBM lab testingefficiency and customer feedback demonstrate significant capacity savingsUsing IBM Tivoli® Security Operations Manager and System from a range of System Storage N series features, including:Manager software, you can centrally manage and configuremultiple System Storage N series systems throughout your ●● ● SATA: High-capacity Serial Advanced Technologyenterprise. Wizards make it easy, guiding you through the Attachment (SATA) drives increase the amount of data youmost common management and configuration tasks. can store; the flash cache adds increased performance. RAID-DP: Get protection against double-disk failure withoutEmbrace a comprehensive, integrated ●● ● sacrificing performance or adding disk mirroring approach ●● ● Snapshot: Instant, point-in-time data copies require minimalSystem Storage N series and System Storage N series Gateways storage space.are proven solutions for today’s data center storage needs. To ●● ● Thin provisioning: A common pool of storage readilyput these comprehensive, innovative infrastructure solutions available to all applications means disk space is used moreto work in your environment, IBM offers a broad portfolio completely and efficiently.of technology services designed to improve alignment of IT ●● ● Deduplication: The identification, validation and removal ofassets and resources with your current and future business goals. redundant data blocks from volumes spreads capacity savingsEnd-to-end IBM services address optimization of storage and across applications and protocols.server infrastructure as well as optimization for desktop and vir- ●● ● Thin replication: Block-level, incremental data replicationtualized infrastructures. With IBM assessment, planning, design, greatly increases storage efficiency.implementation and management services, you can anticipate ●● ● Virtual cloning: On-demand, space-efficient virtual clones ofbenefits such as reduced IT complexity, controlled costs and volumes and individual files deliver capacity savings when youefficient storage, server and desktop environments. need it.
  4. 4. 4 Efficient storage solutions for your dynamic infrastructure System Storage N series includes key functions and software technologies Software/function Capability Benefit Storage Deduplication General-purpose function for removing redundant Reduces the amount of storage you need to efficiency data objects purchase and maintain FlexClone Software instantaneously creates file, logical unit Saves you time in testing and development and number (LUN) and volume clones without requiring increases your storage capacity additional storage FlexVol Software creates flexibly sized LUNs and volumes Ensures that your storage systems are used at across a large pool of disks and one or more RAID maximum efficiency and reduces your hardware groups investment Data compression Software encodes information Helps to store more data in less space, reducing the amount of storage that must be purchased and maintained. Reduces the time and bandwidth required to replicate data during volume SnapMirror transfers System Operations Manager Software manages multiple IBM systems from a Simplifies your IBM deployment and allows you to manageability single administrative console consolidate management of multiple IBM systems Protection Manager Backup and replication management software for Automates data protection to support mistake-free IBM disk-to-disk environments backup System Manager Software provides setup, provisioning and Simplifies out-of-box setup and device manage- configuration management of a Data ONTAP ment using an intuitive Microsoft Windows-based storage system interface System security Storage encryption Function prevents unauthorized access to data Provides support for self-encrypting disk (SED) storage drives in System Storage N series disk shelf storage and integration with license key managers, including IBM Tivoli License Key Manager Backup and Snapshot Software makes incremental, data-in-place, Enables you to create frequent, space-efficient recovery point-in-time copies of a LUN or volume with backups with no disruption to data traffic minimal performance impact SnapRestore Software rapidly restores single files, directories or Instantaneously recovers files, databases and entire LUNs and volumes from any Snapshot complete volumes from backup backup SnapVault Software exports Snapshot copies to another Provides cost-effective, long-term backups of IBM system, providing an incremental block-level disk-based data backup solution SnapLock Software write protects structured application data Supports compliance with records retention files within a volume to provide write-once-read- regulations many (WORM) disk storage SnapMirror Software enables automatic, incremental data Provides flexibility and efficiency when mirroring replication between synchronous or asynchronous for data distribution and disaster recovery systems SyncMirror Software maintains two online copies of data with Protects system from hardware outages, including RAID-DP protection on each side of the mirror triple disk failure
  5. 5. IBM Systems and Technology 5 IBM System Storage N series efficiency featuresData warehouse Microsoft Exchange server Oracle server Virtual machines Application servers Files CIFS CIFS NFS NFS iSCSI iSCSI FCoE GbE FCoE SAN SAN GbE FC FC D D D D P P D D D D P P Free Space Free Space Pool Pool RAID-DP RAID-DP App C App C App B App B App A App A Thin provisioning SnapMirror Thin provisioning Thin Deduplication replication Deduplication SATA Drives SATA Drives with PAM with PAM Vol Vol File File Virtual cloning Virtual cloning Snapshot Snapshot IBM System Storage N series unified storage system IBM System Storage N series unified storage system SnapVault IBM N series IBM N series Gateways Gateways Free Space Pool App C App B SAN App A SAN Snapshot Thin provisioning Vol File Deduplication Virtual cloning Third-party storage Third-party storage
  6. 6. For more informationTo learn more about IBM System Storage N series, contactyour IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, or learn more about IBM Global Technology Services, visit: © Copyright IBM Corporation IBM Corporation Systems and Technology Group Route 100IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the IT solutions Somers, NY 10589that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic Produced in the United States of Americaway possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified clients to April 2012customize an IT financing solution to suit your business goals, IBM, the IBM logo,, System Storage, DS4000, Tivoli, andenable effective cash management, and improve your total cost XIV are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registeredof ownership. For more information, visit: in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Actual available storage capacity may be reported for both uncompressed and compressed data and will vary and may be less than stated. Please Recycle TSB03033-USEN-00