Gotta love this price-optimized solution for two tier disk… (plus Easy Tier automatic SSD read/write tiering).
This is possibly the most affordable high-function 500TB+ disk solution on the planet… and it all fits into only 32u of rack space!
Yeah I know it’s a completely arbitrary solution, but it does show what’s possible when you combine Storwize V7000’s external virtualization capability with DCS3700’s super high density packaging which perfectly exploits the “per tray” licensing for both Storwize V7000 and for TPC for Disk MRE. The Storwize V7000 also provides easy in-flight volume migration between tiers, not to mention volume striping, thin provisioning, QoS, snapshots, clones, easy volume migration off legacy disk systems, 8Gbps FC & 10Gbps iSCSI.
Storwize V7000 at www.ibm.com/storage/disk/storwize_v7000
DCS3700 at www.ibm.com/storage/disk/dcs3700
and TPC for Disk at www.ibm.com/storage/software/center/disk/me