This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ 820 integrated as back-end storage with IBM Storwize® V7000.
IBM Storwize V7000 is a virtualized software-defined storage system that consolidates workloads for simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. This system offers improved efficiency and flexibility with built-in flash memory and disk storage optimization, thin provisioning, and nondisruptive migration from existing storage. IBM FlashSystem delivers performance that is driven by IBM MicroLatency™ for quick response time, and is a durable, high reliability enterprise class family of flash memory systems that are easy to integrate. FlashSystem uses IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ and two-dimensional RAID technology to maintain performance, protect data integrity, and preserve usable storage capacity.
IBM Storwize V7000 FlashSystem Edition enables you to accelerate your mid-range storage solution by taking advantage of the performance and low latency of FlashSystem 820. Figure 1 shows IBM FlashSystem 820 and IBM Storwize V7000 FlashSystem Edition.