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IBM PureFlex System storage resources


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IBM PureFlex System storage resources

  1. 1. IBM PureFlex System storage resources To meet today’s complex and ever-changing business demands, you Highlights need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically●● ● ● Integration by design: a single user inter- adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage face to manage and virtualize internal and third-party storage that can improve of broad expertise and proven best practices in systems management, storage utilization up to 30 percent applications, hardware maintenance and more. Built-in expertise: built-in tiering and●● ● ● advanced replication functions are The IBM PureFlex System combines advanced IBM storage hardware designed to improve performance and and storage management software, along with patterns of expertise availability without constant and integrate them in complete, optimized solutions. administration●● ● ● Simplified experience: single user inter- Advanced storage features, integrated with face simplifies storage administration to allow your experts to focus on innovation your existing infrastructure IBM® Storwize® V7000 storage systems integrated into the PureFlex System are designed to be easy to use and enable rapid deployment. Storwize V7000 systems support extraordinary performance and f lexibil- ity through built-in solid state drive (SSD) optimization and thin provisioning technologies. With non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage, you also get simplified implementation, minimizing disruption to users. And advanced storage features like automated tiering, storage virtualization, clustering, replication and multi-protocol support are designed to help you improve the efficiency of your storage. As part of your PureFlex System, Storwize V7000 can become part of your highly efficient, highly capable, next-generation information infrastructure.
  2. 2. Virtualization consolidation can deliver the capacity and performance youVirtualizing your storage infrastructure can optimize your need within the budget you have. Storwize V7000 Unifiedexpenditures, resources and capabilities. It allows you to scale supports* all the capability above and also provides the abilitysystem capacity and performance more easily to meet your to combine both block and file storage into a single system.growing information infrastructure needs, reduce the complex- By consolidating storage systems, multiple management pointsity of management and reduce the risk to your business of can be eliminated and storage capacity can be shared acrosssystem failure. You can also enhance the value of your existing both types of access, helping to improve overall storage utiliza-storage infrastructure through advanced virtualization managed tion. Storwize V7000 Unified also presents a single, easy-to-useby Storwize V7000. By integrating and virtualizing all of your management interface that supports both block and file, help-storage, you get a single user interface with a management con- ing to further simplify administration.sole that is integrated into the comprehensive managementsystem. Storwize V7000 Unified system details Storwize V7000 Unified* enclosures support up to twenty-fourCombining storage and server virtualization in your PureFlex 2.5-inch drives or up to twelve 3.5-inch drives. ControlSystem can build a more powerful virtualized infrastructure for enclosures contain drives, redundant dual-active intelligentyour business and provide greater benefits than either virtual- controllers, and dual power supplies, batteries and coolingization solution deployed alone. components. Expansion enclosures contain drives, switches, power supplies and cooling components. You can attach up toTiering nine expansion enclosures to a control enclosure supportingTiering helps optimize storage use by enabling data to be up to 240 drives. Key system characteristics are:located in a way that can improve system performance,reduce costs and simplify management. Using IBM System ●● ● Internal storage capacity: up to 36 TB of physical storageStorage® Easy Tier® technology, you can deploy solid-state per enclosuredrives (SSDs) confidently, effectively and economically. Easy ●● ● Disk drives: SAS disk drives, near-line SAS disk drives andTier automatically and dynamically moves only the appropriate solid-state drives can be mixed in an enclosure to give youdata to the SSDs in the system, based on ongoing performance extraordinary flexibilitymonitoring. So you get the performance benefits of SSDs at a ●● ● Cache memory: 16 GB cache memory (8GB per controller)fraction of the cost of an all-SSD system and without requiring as a base feature—designed to improve performance andadministrators to create and manage storage tier policies. availability ●● ● Ports per control enclosure: Eight 8 Gbps Fibre ChannelConsolidation host ports, four 1 Gbps and optionally four 10 Gbps iSCSIOptimizing resources through consolidation can reduce costs host portsand improve productivity. Consolidation can also lead to more ●● ● Ports per File Module: Two 1 Gbps and two 10 Gbpsefficient maintenance and management of your information Ethernet ports for server attachment and management, twoinfrastructure. By supporting efficient, simple scaling, 8 Gbps FC ports for attachment to Storwize V7000 control enclosures 2
  3. 3. IBM has decades of experience With a broad ecosystem of partners with technical and industrydelivering essential IT expertise, and the unique ability and skill to integrate it allIBM has taken knowledge, expertise and technology gained together for you—along with an unwavering commitment tofrom decades of experience and investment in IT solutions for your success—you can rely on IBM and your IBM PureFlexbusiness problems and integrated it into the PureFlex System. System.And with a commitment to open standards you can integrateIBM solutions with other elements of your own environmentwith your network of partners, customers and suppliers.IBM Storwize V7000 at a glanceHost interface ●● ● SAN-attached 8 Gbps Fiber Channel (FC), 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 10 Gbps iSCSI ●● ● NAS-attached* 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps EthernetUser interface ●● ● Graphical user interface (GUI)Supported drives 3.5-inch disk drives: 2 TB, 3 TB 3.5 in. 7.2k Near-Line SAS disk ●● ● 2.5-inch disk drives: 146 GB, 300 GB 2.5 in. 15k SAS disk ●● ● 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, 900 GB 2.5 in.10k SAS disk ●● ● 200 GB, 300 GB, 400 GB 2.5 in. E-MLC (enterprise-grade multilevel cell) solid state drive (SSD) ●● ● – 1 TB 2.5 in. 7.2k Near-Line SAS diskRAID levels ●● ● RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10Maximum drives supported ●● ● 240 per control enclosure; 480 per clustered systemFans and power supplies ●● ● Fully redundant, hot swappableRack supportManagement software ●● ● Storwize V7000 softwareCache per controller/control ●● ● 8 GB/16 GB/32 GBenclosure/clustered systemAdvanced features included ●● ● System Storage Easy Tier, FlashCopy, thin provisioningwith each systemAdditional available advanced ●● ● Remote mirroring, external virtualization, unified storage*, IBM FlashCopy® Manager, IBM Tivoli® Storagefeatures Productivity Center Select, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack®, IBM Systems Director, IBM Active Cloud Engine™*Warranty Hardware: 3 year limited warranty ●● ● Customer replaceable units ●● ● On-site service ●● ● Next Business Day 9×5 ●● ● Service upgrades available ●● ● Software: Software Maintenance Agreement available ●● ●Replication services FlashCopy, FlashCopy Manager, Metro Mirror (Synchronous), Global Mirror (Asynchronous), local and asynchronous remote file-based replication*ISV solutions For a list of high quality solutions with our partner Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library. 3
  4. 4. For more informationTo learn more about IBM PureFlex System storage, pleasecontact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner,or visit the following website:, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective IBM Corporationand strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified Systems and Technology Group Route 100clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your busi- Somers, NY 10589ness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your Produced in the United States of Americatotal cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest April 2012choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your businessforward. For more information, visit: IBM, the IBM logo,, 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 Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. * For NAS support Storwize V7000 Unified must be ordered separately Please Recycle WAD12348-USEN-01