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A quick summary of the latest announcements

A quick summary of the latest announcements

IBM System Storage DS8800

New 2.5” small form factor HDDs
6GB/sec SAS (SAS-2)
New enclosures support 50 percent more drives
IBM POWER6+ processors
8Gb/sec host and device adapters
More efficient airflow


Compared to previous model:
Support more users with a single DS8800 with 40 percent better performance
Save floor space with almost twice the drive density
Reduce costs with up to 36 percent less energy consumed

Runs on: AIX 7.1-5.3, IBM i 5.4-7.1, VIOS, z/OS, z/VM, Z/VSE, HP-UX, Solaris, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, VMWare

IBM SAN Volume Controller V6

Completely new user interface
Based on the XIV user interface designed to make SVC even easier and more productive to use

Easy Tier included in the base
Identical in function to the DS8000 Easy Tier
Intended to help improve performance at lower cost through more efficient use of SSDs

Scalability enhancements
Supports up to 4x the previous capacity
Enables clients to virtualize larger environments

Runs on: AIX 7.1-4.1, UNIX, IBM i 7.1-6.1 (with VIOS), Red Hat and SUSE Linux, z/VSE Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, VMware

Nick Harris is the Storage Lead in the IBM Competitive Project Office.

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