by Evelyn Perez, Software Architect, IBM Spectrum Virtualize
With exploding data volumes dwarfing the growth of IT budgets, one of the central ways storage solutions are increasingly being evaluated is by their efficiency features. Features not limited to but including data reduction capabilities to store more in less space, tiering to optimize the cost of data placement and virtualization to extend the life of usable storage. But storage efficiency gains extend well beyond the systems themselves to include storage administration.
The release of IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.4.1—the software at the heart of IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller—extends its advanced data services leadership with a series of new capabilities designed to enhance automation and simplify management. These improvements bring greater efficiency for storage administrators.
Highlights of this release include:
Whether you’ve deployed IBM Spectrum Virtualize as the software to modernize existing storage, as the intelligent foundation for the IBM FlashSystem family, or to support hybrid cloud initiatives through the ease of integration with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, you can take advantage of these latest enhancements by upgrading to the latest release of Spectrum Virtualize starting today. These enhancements are immediately available at no additional charge to customers with current subscription and support. Access IBM support to learn more and plan your upgrade today. Take the IBM FlashSystem product tour today!