IBM FlashSystem V840 Software V7 delivers a rich set of functional capabilities and optional features for FlashSystem V840 hardware


IBM FlashSystem™ V840 is the newest addition to the FlashSystem™ family of storage systems. Leveraging IBM® Storwize® software functions, management tools, and interoperability, FlashSystem V840 is designed to combine the extreme performance of the unique FlashSystem architecture functions of software-defined storage to deliver performance, efficiency, and functionality that help address the needs of enterprise workloads demanding MicroLatency™ response times.

For additional information on FlashSystem V840 hardware, refer to Hardware Announcement ZG14-0020, dated February 11, 2014, IBM FlashSystem V840 offers performance and advanced features for demanding enterprise workloads.

IBM FlashSystem V840 Software version 7 delivers the following capabilities for FlashSystem V840 hardware systems:

  • Virtualization of FlashSystem V840 Storage Enclosures to enable rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes
  • FlashCopy® to create instant copies of data for backup or application testing
  • Thin provisioning for improved storage utilization
  • One-way data migration to easily move data onto FlashSystem V840
  • Innovative GUI management capabilities
  • Extensive interoperability with support for most major server platforms and operating systems

FlashSystem V840 software also offers a rich set of optional features:

  • Real-time Compression™ for up to five times as much data storage in the same physical space, depending on the type of data stored
  • Remote mirroring for data replication between systems at different locations through Metro Mirror and Global Mirror functions
  • Virtualization of external storage to improve administrator productivity and boost storage utilization, extending the value of an existing storage asset

Planned Availability : 7. March 2014

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