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Expect more from your storage: Introducing IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
New storage solutions rais expectations about performance, efficiency and ease of use. Store more – and more diverse – data with higher capacity drives, more remote mirroring options and integrated support for file storage.
Flexibility, automation, scalability and optimized performance
IBM System Storage DS8800 - Improve storage efficiency, throughput, and capacity with Easy Tier three tier support, larger drives, and advanced IBM zEnterprise integration. Expect your storage to automatically analyze, adapt to, and improve application performance.
IBM XIV, the industry’s most agile storage system
Improve efficiency for top tier workloads, combining unique XIV capabilities with high capacity 3TB drives maintains consistently high application performance and now stores 50% more data.
HDS Hu Yoshida Blog
Object Storage is a Horizontal Platform: HCP
Wed, 15 May 2013
I have had a busy week in Hong Kong, with several of our executives providing an update for some customers and partners. There was a lot of interest in a new option that we will announce for our Hitachi Content Platform that will address the challenges of BYOD. BYOD is a great enabler for user [...]
The World is No Longer Flat – It’s multi-dimensional
Fri, 03 May 2013
In 2005 Thomas Friedman published his book, “The World is Flat” where he describes how globalization has changed the economy thanks to the Internet and workflow software. Some of the flattening events were: the fall of the Berlin wall that lifted the restrictions on access to technology, Netscape, outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring, and supply chain. He [...]
FC or FCoE – Where do you invest for SAN?
Wed, 01 May 2013
While Ethernet networks were available for sometime to connect clients and servers in local area networks; we could not network storage until the introduction of Fibre Channel. Unlike storage systems, clients and servers are software that can be put on hold if the network is busy. If a client sends a data packet and the [...]
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Latest IBM RedBooks
Implementing the IBM Storwize V3500
Tue, 21 May 2013
Redbook, published: Tue, 21 May 2013
- Consolidate and share data with low-cost iSCSI
- Deploy storage in minutes and perform storage management
- Experience peace of mind
Businesses of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing huge volumes of data that are becoming increasingly valuable.
IBM FlashSystem in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Sun, 19 May 2013
Draft Redpaper, last updated: Sun, 19 May 2013
This Redbrief provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem running in a Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.