IBM Storwize V7000 Unified File Modules enable easy connections to office environments


Storwize® V7000 Unified is a powerful storage system that combines server and storage components to provide a single point of control for file and block data storage. By enabling virtualization, consolidation, and tiering in mid-sized organizations, it is designed to improve application availability and resource utilization. The system offers easy-to-use, efficient, and cost-effective management capabilities for both new and existing storage resources in your IT infrastructure.

Storwize V7000 Unified combines IBM® servers running advanced Network Attached Storage (NAS) software and Storwize V7000 Controllers with advanced block storage capabilities, providing thin provisioning, automated tiering, storage virtualization, clustering, replication, multiprotocol support, and a next-generation GUI. Together, these technologies are designed to enable Storwize V7000 Unified to deliver extraordinary levels of storage efficiency for both unstructured file data and block data storage needs.

The new model 2073-720 offers eight additional 1 GbE ports over the previous model for lower cost connections in remote office locations.

IBM Storwize V7000 Storage Systems introduces the second generation of Storwize V7000 Unified File Modules. Storwize V7000 Unified, a network-attached appliance for the Storwize V7000 storage system to complement virtualized server environments, provides access to unstructured data with outstanding performance, availability, advanced functions, and highly scalable capacity in a midrange disk system. Comprised of two network-attached file modules connected to an IBM Storwize V7000 controller, Storwize V7000 Unified is a powerful midrange disk system that has been designed to be easy to use and enable rapid deployment without additional resources. The new model 2073-720 file modules have the same features as the previous model with the addition of a four-port 1 GbE card in each file module, allowing easy connections to office environments without using up expensive 10 GbE network ports. Storwize V7000 Unified consolidates SAN and NAS workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management and reduced cost.

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