This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides overviews and pointers for information about the most current IBM System StorageTM products, showing how IBM delivers the right mix of products for nearly every aspect of business continuance and business efficiency. IBM System Storage products can help you store, safeguard, retrieve, and share your data.
We cover the following topics:
Part 1 describes disk products that include IBM System Storage DS® Series (entry-level, midrange, and enterprise offerings), IBM XIV® Storage System, IBM System Storage N Series, and the IBM Information Archive.
Part 2 presents an overview of the IBM TotalStorage® and System Storage Tape Drives, IBM Tape Automation Products, and IBM Tape Virtualization Solutions Products.
Part 3 describes storage networking infrastructure and presents the switches and directors to form SAN solutions. Also provided is an overview of the recently introduced IBM Ethernet switches and routers.
Part 4 discusses the IBM System Storage software portfolio.
Part 5 describes the z/OS® storage management software and tools.
This book is intended as a reference for basic and comprehensive information about the IBM System Storage products portfolio. The book provides a starting point when establishing your own enterprise storage environment.