IBM System Storage - Smarter Systems for
SAP applications

IBM System Storage - Smarter Systems for SAP applications. Respond with flexibility and speed.
Improve storage efficiency for SAP landscapes: Reduce cost, improve performance, increase flexibility

Enhance SAP service delivery: Improve service, beat expectations

Protect SAP data access and information throughout its life

As today's information growth strains SAP IT Infrastructures, does your infrastructure move and manage information fast enough? Economically, flexibly? How can you grow capacity without complexity? How can you get more efficiency from what you have? How can your staff keep up with data growth and new service level requirements? Today's SAP business requirements demand smarter infrastructures with less complexity, more automation, and more intelligence.

Requirements for an effective SAP enterprise storage infrastructure include disk and tape systems; software tools for storage management, point-in-time copy, archiving, compliance and content management; backup and recovery; virtualization and deduplication solutions. IBM has worked closely with SAP for more than three decades. IBM System Storage® platform, software and service components provide the right solutions for your SAP environment.

Disk systems

At the core of the IBM infrastructure for SAP environments is a complete range of disk storage products and solutions designed to serve virtually any size business running SAP applications.

For large enterprises, IBM System Storage® DS8000™ for data-intensive SAP environments is designed to support continuous operations for mission-critical workloads.

IBM XIV® Gen 3 Storage System , with its, innovative disk technology, is designed to provide the highest levels of performance, reliability, and functionality with unprecedented ease of management and exceptionally low TCO for SAP environments.

IBM Storwize V7000 is the right size for small and medium business (SMB), offering storage virtualization, Easy Tier, and SAN, iSCSI and NAS connectivity.

IBM System Storage Information Archive is designed to provide secure, scalable and cost-effective information retention supporting the compliant archiving of files, e-mail, digital images, database applications and instant messages for both non-SAP and SAP R/3, NetWeaver and Business Suite 7 applications. Information Archive supports ILM from SAP via SAP-certified IBM Content Collector for SAP with SAP BC-ILM interface support. Information Archive also manages tape for lower TCO tiered storage environments.

The IBM System Storage® TS7650 ProtecTIER™ de-duplication appliances and gateways enable significant infrastructure cost reductions with high-performance in-line data de-duplication. Lower backup storage acquisition costs by up to 70%. Also benefit from the new ProtecTIER many-to-one replication options. Combined with IBM storage, the ProtecTIER Gateway solution provides an optimal disk-based target for SAP backup and archive data. ProtecTIER TS7680 now offers deduplication for the mainframe.

IBM storage virtualization, storage software and Storage Area Network infrastructure

IBM's virtualization products can help optimize SAP storage environments. The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) helps boost IT productivity by creating a single point of control, administration and security for combining storage capacity from multiple vendors into a single reservoir of capacity. SVC transforms existing SAP storage environments by improving utilization, reducing energy and function costs, and delaying need for additional storage disk purchases, while improving ROI.

The IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager® software solution portfolio is designed to offer a complete backup and archiving coverage of all SAP elements. The Tivoli FlashCopy Manager (FCM) supplies online, near instant snapshot backups with minimal performance impact, high performance, near instant restore capability, and simplified deployment.

IBM helps take the guesswork out of putting a total solution together to help simplify your purchase decision, freeing you to focus on running your business. Additional SAP solutions are listed in the ISV solutions resource library. And IBM has helped 1000s of clients solve storage issues - Controlling Costs, Improving Cycle Times, and Mitigating Risks - and helps deliver real value to their organizations. IBM helps you select the right mix of technology, services, and financing. Whether you need to improve storage efficiency, service level management, or data protection capabilities, IBM can help.

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