SAN Volume Controller creates a single point of control for heterogeneous storage resources. By pooling storage from various vendors into a single, unified reservoir , SAN “islands” are eliminated.
Because of IBM’s commitment to industry-supported standards, IBM SVC software is interoperable with a wide variety of storage hardware and software, and can scale to support up to 1024 host systems.
IBM’s SAN Volume Controller enables businesses to design and implement a tiered storage system that optimizes efficiencies and capacity, without affecting business operations. With the SVC software, data can be migrated among disparate storage systems without taking storage offline or disrupting business operations.
Utilizing the SAN Volume Controller enables your storage infrastructure to allocate and re-allocate storage resources dynamically, provisioning and prioritizing performance based on the value of the data. In addition to linking storage performance to business goals, the SVC software also allows IT departments to dynamically adjust performance based on changing business needs, without downtime.
By virtualizing your storage resources with the SAN Volume Controller, administrators can manage and configure storage from a single interface, reducing training costs and freeing time to utilize IBM’s advanced storage applications, such as FlashCopy and remote mirroring, to ensure data availability and recoverability in disaster recovery scenarios.
Integrate the SVC into an integrated device by implementing the SAN Volume Controller software on IBM System x hardware. With System x servers, you can create clustered pairs to eliminate single points of failure while increasing performance.
North American Systems is uniquely qualified to help you plan, configure, test, stage, and upgrade your networked storage solution for SAN or NAS. North American Systems can help you build a system that ensures you maximize ROI, minimize TCO, and optimize efficiencies by selecting a solution or upgrade that fits your business needs.