Evolution of Storage
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One of the nice things with working on SVC is actually helping customers to solve their day to day storage headaches. We all know and feel the pains caused by the ever increasing amount of storage media needed in our SANs. The management costs, from a people and resource point of view alone start to spiral out of control and adding yet another box that needs another set of skills to maintain or provision becomes a nightmare.
Thats where storage virtualization comes in, and in particular SVC. Over at www.
The solution was implemented with the help of IBM UK Business Partner, Tectrade and in the customer's own words has provided exactly what SVC can : Quotes from Gavin Malarky - senior infrastructure analyst at the museum.
"The ease of management that virtualisation gives us made our lives a lot easier – flexibility and expandability within a single management console,"
The IBM SVC product pages have a detailed case study covering the Museums solution, for anyone with similar headaches I'd recommend they have a read and contact IBM or their local IBM Business Partner to discuss their needs and see if SVC can help them in the same way.