IBM Storage Sales Announcements February 2013

IBM Entry and Mid market customers welcome the long awaited news that the TR6 release of PowerHA SystemMirror introduces support for LUN-level switching in three IBM storage area networks (SANs), including the Storwize V7000, Storwize V3700, and SAN Volume Controller (SVC). A significant feature previously enjoyed only by high-end DS8000 storage users.

The IBM XIV Storage System has been updated with a new model that offers 10Gb Ethernet host adapters for up to five times faster throughput in IP SAN clouds. On the software side, enhancements to XIV’s unique solid state caching boost the performance of database-like workloads by up to 4.5 five times over previous models. In addition, the inclusion of advanced power supply units can lower power consumption on a fully-loaded XIV system by as much as 16 percent over previous models, helping customers save on energy and cooling costs. With these improvements, IBM XIV further helps enterprise customers unleash the power of cloud computing – efficiently, cost-effectively, and reliably.

IBM Announce the new IBM Real-Time Compression Appliance™ Model STN7800, v4.1 supports large complex environments with reduced infrastructure costs. The appliance is based on System x server technology and offers 5x compression in real-time, unlimited per appliance software licensing (over 50TBs), and supports 10GbE optical, 1GbE copper, or mixed 10GbE and 1GbE connectivity options.