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Midrange Reinvented - the IBM Storwize V7000

In this Product in Depth, we take a look at the IBM Storwize V7000 and how it has harnessed a unique range of sophisticated heterogeneous storage virtualization technology from the IBM portfolio of intellectual property, and turned these technologies into building blocks for a next generation mid-range storage array.  The result is a unique foundation to unify the consolidating and virtualizing infrastructure.

Publish date: 11/19/10
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IBM peppers many storage products with Real-time Compression

You may recall that three years ago IBM picked up a small Israeli company named Storwize. That company sold an inline compression engine that sat in front of a NAS box and compressed/decompressed file data traversing the network. Its claim to fame was that it was 100% transparent to the application making the NFS call and, while it was indeed inline, it had zero impact on application performance. In fact, since the amount of data sitting on the storage box was approximately 1/3 the original size (average compression factor 3:1), reads were be faster from the disk. And since the Storwize box itself added only marginal latency, while it decompressed the data, the overall performance improved. Up until then, compression engines, which had been around for three decades or more, had always delivered compression at the expense of performance. That was simply the price one paid. Storwize broke the barrier for the first time.

  • Premiered: 07/19/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): Real-time Compression RTC SVC V7000 IBM Storwize NAS NFS
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IBM Storwize V3700: Towards Greater Control of its Own Destiny

On November 6, 2012, IBM announced Storwize V3700, a baby brother to the SVC-based product Storwize V7000 that has been shipping for a couple of years now. Along with Storwize V7000 Unified and Flex System V7000 and, of course, the SVC controller itself, IBM now has a genuine mid-range and entry family of storage products that is 100% IBM-developed. We can look at the specs on the Storwize V3700 and compare them to competitive products and to Storwize V7000, and see how it fares, but, in my view, the strategic message of this announcement is more important. With the introduction of Storwize V3700, IBM can now address an even bigger portion of the disk market with its own Storwize family. The only exception is DS3500, which will continue being marketed due to capabilities such as NEBS compliance, HDD encryption or Dynamic Disk Pooling.

  • Premiered: 11/26/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): IBM Storwize V3700 Storwize V7000 Mid-Range Storage V3700 V7000

In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization