IBM Storwize V7000: Latest Storwize V7000 Announcements

The IBM Storwize V7000 has some exciting new enhancements that were announced last month. IBM have increased the size of their hard drive capacity within the IBM Storwize V7000 so that you can now fit up to 1.92 Petabytes of data. On the 2.5" they have released a 1.2TB 10K SAS option and for archiving and other slower requirements they…

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IBM FlashSystems: IBM FlashSystems Deliver Extreme Performance!

IBM have released their FlashSystems and once again transformed data processing. More and more of our clients are seeking high performing storage with IO levels that can only be reached with many spinning disks. This is where the IBM Flash Systems really shine, Recarta can now provide their clients with a storage solution that is 1U 2TB with over half…

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IBM FlashSystems: What about SSD storage?

You may have read about IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems and how Flash technology is a game changer for client storage strategies. Simply put, you can now achieve affordable throughput speeds of over 800,000 IOPs at a very much lower cost per IOP than traditional HDDs. IBM is committed to delivering industry-leading Flash-optimised capabilities as a cornerstone of their…

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IBM Storwize V7000 & V3700: Hybrid solutions

IBM’s award winning V7000 and V3700 systems offer the best of both disk worlds with Easytier. Easy Tier is a function that responds to the presence of solid-state drives (SSDs) in a storage pool that also contains hard disk drives (HDDs). The system automatically and non-disruptively moves frequently accessed data from HDD MDisks to SSD MDisks, thus placing such data…

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IBM DCS3700, DS3500 & DS3950: Enhancements announced including updated IBM Storage Manager Software

New enhancements to IBM® System Storage® DCS3700 include: • New single or ten-pack drive features offer new T10 Protection Information (PI) Functionality • New 10 GbE Host Interface Card enables iSCSI protocol and IP mirroring Functions Next-generation 10K hard disk drive features are now available for entry and midrange Storage systems. For DS3500 systems, new Storage Manager version 10.86 and…

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IBM SAN Storage cost saving tips and suggestions

DS4000 to DS5000 upgrade, a cost saving idea If you are using older, IBM DS4000 series SAN storage, you have the easy option to install a new, faster, 3 year warrantied IBM DS5000 series bare chassis and then transfer your existing disk drives from the DS4000 to the DS5000. All your existing disks will then automatically inherit the warranty from…

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