Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization is a critical component of an overall IT virtualization strategy. Benefits of server virtualization — such as improved utilization, flexibility, responsiveness, workload mobility and disaster recovery — can be limited if only part of the infrastructure is virtualized. Storage virtualization is also one of the foundations for effective cloud deployment. IBM offers a variety of storage virtualization solutions to meet the needs of companies of all sizes.

Among the leading storage virtualization solutions that Mark III Systems offers is the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which debuted in 2003 and has the been the industry's leading storage virtualization solution since then.

In a nutshell, the SVC is a storage virtualization system with a single point of control for all block storage resources in an environment. SVC improves business application availability and greater resource utilization so you can get the most from your storage resources, and achieve a simpler, more scalable and cost efficient IT infrastructure.

With an SVC strategy, your storage infrastructure can potentially achieve the following benefits:

  • Move data among virtualized storage systems without disruptions
  • Store up to 5 times more active data in the same physical disk space
  • Optimize flash storage deployments automatically with IBM Easy Tier®
  • Implement stretched configurations for high availability and data mobility

For more information or for our perspective on how a storage virtualization strategy can help your organization achieve these benefits, please contact us today!