The IBM Storwize V7000 system combines hardware and software to control the mapping of storage into volumes in a storage area network (SAN) environment. The Storwize V7000 system provides many benefits to storage administrators, including simplified storage administration, integrated management of IBM servers and storage, and enterprise-class performance, function, and reliability. Here are 5 things to know about these two members of the IBM Storwize family:
IBM Storwize V7000
- A storage system that is virtualized and enterprise class
Storwize V7000 Unified and Storwize V7000 are highly scalable, virtualized, flash optimized storage systems designed to consolidate workloads into a single system. They provide the foundation for implementing an effective storage infrastructure and transforming the economics of data storage.
- Real-time compression leads to real-time savings
Storwize V7000 Unified and Storwize V7000 provide hardware accelerated real-time compression. That can result in using up to 80% less disk and flash capacity, and potentially cutting storage acquisition costs in half.
- Multiple data centers can participate in fast information exchange
IBM Active Cloud Engine, offered by Storwize V7000 Unified, enables policy-based management through a common namespace to globally distribute files quickly and cost effectively. Multiple data centers can participate in fast data exchange while still owning their own data. Files can reside in any data center and be accessible from anywhere.
- Enough power and smarts to support for up to 4 million annual medial studies per year
The IBM Redpaper Enabling Siemens medical imaging applications on IBM Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified Systems describes how an IBM Storwize solution combined with Siemens medical imaging applications delivers a robust, scalable easy-to-use solution that processes 200,000 annual studies per year to over 4 million annual studies per year. It shows how the performance, virtualization, availability, and scalability capabilities for all Siemens imaging applications are easily supported on these IBM storage systems for a small radiologist office, a radiology department, or a large hospital network.
- Combined with Oracle Data Guard, creates a robust disaster recovery solution for Oracle databases
The remote copy services of Storwize V7000 (such as Metro Mirror and Global Mirror) combined with Oracle Data Guard can create a multi-site disaster recovery solution. This solution provides simple failover and failback processes on an Oracle database using this storage replication technology. The IBM Redpaper Combining IBM Storwize V7000 IP Replication and Oracle Data Guard describes the implementation of this solution.
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