IBM Storage Announcements – links

Here is a list of all the IBM Asia Pacific and Japan Announcement Letters that were released on May 9.   They are in several sections:

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Hardware
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New disk drive option for IBM System Storage DS3950 Express Disk Systems

IBM System Storage DS3500 Express Storage System supports next-generation, high-performance 10Gb iSCSI technology

IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage 1.2.0 supports multiple petabytes of storage

IBM Information Archive offers a new Server (2231-S3M),Disk Controller (2231-D3A), and Disk Expansion Drawer (2231-D3B)

IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 (M/T 239x) delivers DS8000 Function Authorization for I/O Priority Manager and other advanced features

New disk drive option for IBM System Storage DS5020 disk systems

IBM System Storage N series N6270 offers enterprise-class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS storage with gateway options

IBM System Storage N series function authorizations for IBM System Storage N6270

IBM System Storage DS8700 and DS8800 (M/T 242x) delivers DS8000 I/O Priority Manager and advanced features to enhance data protection for multi-tenant copy services

IBM System Storage EXN3500 SAS expansion unit provides storage for IBM System Storage N series PCIe systems

IBM System Storage DS5000 series supports next generation, high-performance 10Gb iSCSI technology

IBM System Storage Tape Cartridge 3599 models provide enhanced capacity for enterprise tape drives

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 is designed to bring efficiency to tape operation and offer versatile models that support attachment to tape libraries

New features for IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance (3958 AP1) and IBM System Storage TS7650G Gateway Server (3958DD4)

IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive Model E07 delivers higher performance, reliability, and capacity

IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library Connector and TS1140 Tape Drive support for the IBM TS3500 Tape Library

New IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Storage Engine offers 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

New IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System models 312 and 324 offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

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Software
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IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage Software V1.2.0 for high availability environments 

IBM announces many-to-many, bi-directional replication for IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V3.1 and ProtecTIER Appliance Edition V3.1

IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition Version 3.1 supports many-to-many, bi-directional data replication

IBM System Storage Linear Tape File System Library Edition Version 2.1

IBM Storwize V7000 Version 6.2 delivers support for VMware VAAI, real-time performance monitoring, and 10 Gigabit iSCSI connectivity

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Version 6.2 delivers support for VMware VAAI, real-time performance monitoring, and 10 Gigabit iSCSI connectivity

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Withdrawals 
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There are several withdrawals, but these are only because replacement products have been announced above.

Hardware withdrawal: IBM N series N6060 (2858 Model A22) and N6070 (2858 Model A21) — Replacements available

Hardware withdrawal: IBM TS7740 (3957) Model V06 and IBM TS7720 (3957) Model VEA and associated features – Replacements available

Hardware Withdrawal: Select models and features for Information Archive (MT 2231) – Some replacements available

Hardware withdrawal: Feature number 3447 from IBM System Storage TS7650 and TS7650G ProtecTIER solutions – Replacement available

Hardware withdrawal: IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage Models 2851-SI1 and 2851-SS1 – Replacements available

Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145 Model CF8 – Replacement available

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2 Responses to IBM Storage Announcements – links

  1. Dennis says:

    Just got our SVC clusters up to 6.1. Love the interface. Been holding off on adding some new mdisks until we got to v6 b/c it supports mdisks >2TB. So, it is Friday and I have a few minutes at the end of the day, why not give it a go. Sure enough, I get a nasty-gram from my cluster:

    “LUN capacity equals or exceeds maximum, only first 2TB of disk will be accessed”

    ??!?

    A quick google search turned up a thread that you posted on.

    Ok, so maybe I need to be at 6.2?? Nope.

    Only V7000 supports >2TB mdisks. WTF??!?

    Can you please please tell IBM that they cannot announce something as a feature if it can’t be used?? They can’t seriously count the V7000 b/c putting one behind SVC is silly. V7000 is for ppl who don’t already have SVC. (I find this is a good test to see if sales ppl are just looking to sell me something – I stop listening when they start talking about V7000 when they know we have our storage behind SVC.)

    Sorry, that you get to be the victim of my rant. But your name popped up on the thread that answered my questions (thank you for that!). I suppose after the holiday weekend, I should make some calls to my sales engineers and make them earn their pay.

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