Faster Delivery = Happy Users
Automated Process = Fewer Errors
Standards = Cost Reduction
Order Visibility = Confidence
Linking Systems = Efficiency
The explosive growth in data and increased complexity are some of the biggest challenges in storage management today. But the old ways of buying and managing storage no longer cut it. Resource constraints from physical storage resources to human resources make it even more vital for organizations to optimize and simplify their infrastructure. Unaddressed and unchecked, data growth will only become a bigger problem over time.
In addition, small and midsize organizations are suffering from a range of other challenges:
These challenges and the overarching need to increase storage efficiency has led many organizations to turn to consolidation, virtualization and automated tiering to reduce capital and operational expenses.
IBM® Storwize® V7000 Unified Storage is a virtualized storage system than can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, offering a greater potential return on investment and providing unmatched performance, availability, advanced functions and highly scalable capacity never seen before in midrange disk systems.
IBM’s new offering combines hardware and software components to provide a single point of control to help support improved storage efficiency. By enabling virtualization, consolidation and tiering in business of all sizes, it’s designed to improve application availability and resource utilization. It also offers:
IBM Active Cloud Engine: automated, policy-based storage tiering
Of particular note, Storwize V7000 Unified builds on the high-performance design of the Storwize V7000 system and includes automated, policy-based storage tiering in the form of the IBM Active Cloud Engine™, designed to identify what types of files are stored, when they’re accessed and when they’re created. Active Cloud Engine pre-determined policies that can be used to move less frequently used data to lower cost tiers of storage or delete unwanted or expired data automatically.
IBM’s new Storwize V7000 Unified can be a big part of your highly efficient, highly capable, next-generation information infrastructure, whether your storage environment supports small or midsize organizations or a large, complex data center.
Contact your Softchoice representative to find out more.
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