IBM i 7.1 Tech Refresh 6

In this month’s issue of IBM Systems Magazine, Andrew Goade wrote an article on “Setting Up IBM i With PureFlex” which talks about IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh (TR6) make significant strides to integrate IBM i into the PureFlex environment.  According to Goade, “This Technology Refresh introduces N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) connection to V7000, a technology that was only available on DS 5000, DS 6000 and DS 8000 technologies.”

Storwize V7000 offers a variety of features and functionality, including:

  • File support:  Consolidates block and file storage in a single system for simplicity and greater efficiency (Storwize V7000 Unified only)
  • Active Cloud Engine™:  Enables highly-efficient policy-based management of files to reduce costs and improve performance through use of tiered storage and local data caching (Storwize V7000 Unified only)
  • Clustered systems:  Ability for block systems to both scale up and out for performance and capacity
  • Automated storage tiering with IBM Easy Tier®:  Advanced technology for automatically migrating data between storage tiers based on real-time usage analysis patterns
  • New generation GUI:   Easy-to-use data management designed with a graphical user interface and point-and-click system management capabilities
  • Real-time Compression™:   Reduces disk capacity required to store data by up to 80%, helping improve efficiency and control storage costs

We have covered the IBM PureFlex environment quite a bit in past blog posts.  To learn more, check out some of our 4 Key Features to IBM Pureflex.

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