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A well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, and parallel I/O
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It is a well-proven, automated management tool in all dynamic provisioning, auto-tiering, great performance, parallel I/O, cache speed mechanism, etc.
Oracle OLTP benchmark to test how it improves the performance while using flash drive NVMP.
It has the ability to seamlessly move hardware in and out as we refresh technology.
It provides transparency, because of its advanced copy features.
The SVC gives excellent performance with tiered storage behind it.
It lowers cost. It does so by getting more efficient use out of the technology behind it.
The scalability is very good. It can handle anywhere from very small to large enterprise class.
When we add storage behind it, the product is good for the customers because their customers do not notice that anything is happening due to the virtualization.
The abstraction flair and the abstraction layer. We had a mixture of different storage arrays, and the wonderful thing about SVC is is that it normalizes all it into a single driver. A single view that all hosts see simultaneously.
We acquire companies (and things), so we end up with odd hardware. We bring it behind the SVC and it allows us to migrate stuff off of it seamlessly. SVC can also cover up a host of defects of the underlying storage.
Unified storage (all block, objects, and files) should be in a single storage pool with unified storage concepts, hence providing the user with whatever they want.
Tighter integration with cloud storage might be useful as a target for a variety of use cases.
The Storwize port is not so stable.
The disk reliability is not that good.
There are big arrays now, and if a customer wants add more disks to it, you have to have another array. Adding disks to existing arrays is one of the most demanded things from our customers.
NBME support and support for a higher Fibre Channel lengths could be improved, but those are already on the roadmap.
Anything which improves performance and the ability of our systems would be a nice.
In general, the migration is complicated. Though, it is case-by-case.
Level 1 technical support needs improvement.
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It has a lot of advanced functions for a reasonable price.
Do a proof of concept, if you are not comfortable jumping in, but do it.
We would like the CPU cycle to save more on the licensing costs for us.
We have struggled with Pure Storage, but people are understanding that much of Pure has been consumer grade SSDs. Therefore, when the customer is really understands what they are getting, they realize that IBM presents the same sort of value as existing vendors.
Generally the bundled licensing is more cost effective and gives flexibility to the solution. Linking into the Spectrum Suite can also be advantageous, but depends on the scale of the enterprise.
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|Also Known As||SANsymphony|
|Overview||DataCore™ SANsymphony™ enterprise-class Software-defined Storage (SDS) platform provides a high-performance, highly available and agile storage infrastructure with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).|
IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a dependable solution that improves data value, security, and simplicity for new and existing storage infrastructure. Proven over 12 years in thousands of deployments, its innovative virtualization capabilities help organizations achieve better data economics by supporting new workloads that are critical to their success. IBM Spectrum Virtualize software helps make new and existing storage more effective and standardizes functions traditionally deployed separately in disk systems for greater flexibility and potentially lower costs.
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