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This presentation will introduce the industry leading storage device based on SAS II (6Gbps) host and drive connectivity. The DS3500 will support SAS II, SAS II with iSCSI, or SAS II with Fibre Channel host connectivity. The Drive back end loops are all SAS II (6 Gbps) which with SAS II technology can produce up to 24 Gbps per loop. We have merged the host connectivity of the DS3200 (SAS I), DS3300 (iSCSI), and DS3400 (Fibre Channel) into one new product (DS3500). We will discuss the different controller models (DS3512 & DS3524), expansion enclosures (EXP3512 & EXP3524), 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch drives, new Storage Manager, and new premium features available on the DS3500.
SGA07 (SGA07CE in Canada) Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular IBM Education Course. This course provides in depth coverage of material introduced in the March 11th Webinar Proactive Performance Management with TPC
For further details on this class please review this attached file: SGA07 zip file
IBM Easy tier enables DS8700 Users to Optimize Use of Solid State Drives
drives (SSDs) are a hot topic in IT organizations because of their potential to
dramatically improve storage performance. An inhibitor to general adoption has
been how to effectively and efficiently use SSDs relative to the cost of SSDs
vs HDDs. IBM DS8700 users now have the tools in Easy Tier and its associated
Storage Tier Advisor Tool to evaluate the benefits, plan for, deploy, and
manage on an ongoing basis SSDs in combination with existing HDDs.
will focus on the continual workload analysis of the no charge Easy Tier
function on the DS8700 along with the Storage Tier Advisor Tool to dynamically
manage the appropriate placement of data on SSDs or HDDs based on the actual
I/O patterns measured.