VersaStack™, an IBM and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system to dramatically reduce IT spending needed to keep data centers up and running. It more efficiently uses available compute and storage resources, while boosting business performance, now with support for IBM FlashSystem® V9000. Read the IBM Redbooks Solution Guide IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment. for an overview of how this VersaStack solution delivers extraordinary levels of storage virtualization performance and efficiency in a networking infrastructure, and compute capabilities based on the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS® ).
VersaStack combines Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure, incorporating the cutting-edge Cisco Unified Computing System with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, including IBM FlashSystem V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures.
IBM FlashSystem V9000
IBM FlashSystem V9000 with IBM FlashCore™ technology in a VersaStack solution, delivers high capacity and 50X performance than enterprise disk systems to an enterprise data center. Being highly scalable up to 19.2 GBps bandwidth, the all-flash architecture can drive up to 2.5 million IOPS with IBM MicroLatency® for response times below 200 microseconds, while delivering an effective capacity of up to 2.28 PB.
See the Redbooks IBM FlashSystem V9000 Product Guide for more details:
Cisco Validated Design
Because VersaStack is a Cisco Validated Design, VersaStack provides reference solution architectures with bullet-proof configurations to reduce operational risk while deploying infrastructure and applications easily for cloud, big data, and enterprise applications.
The latest validated code and software levels can be found in the current VersaStack Cisco Validated Design at website:
The following factors contribute to significant TCO advantages
- Simpler deployment model: fewer components to manage
- Higher performance: more work from each server due to faster I/O response times
- Better efficiency: power, cooling, space, and performance within those constraints
This Cisco Validated Design uses Cisco Nexus 9372 switches, Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers and B-Series Blade Servers with Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards (VICs). Servers use Cisco UCS 6248 UP 48-Port Fabric Interconnect and Cisco MDS 9148S Fibre Channel (FC) switches to connect to IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage enclosures in a highly available design using Cisco port channels (PCs) and virtual port channels (vPCs).
For details and usage scenarios that illustrate the benefits of VersaStack with FlashSystem V9000, read the IBM Redbooks Solution Guide IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment.