IBM have quietly and I mean quietly announced the release of the new Mid-Enterprise storage range, the XIV storage range has had two press releases here and here.
This is one of the most low key announcements I have ever seen from any vendor about something so important to their hardware product line.
If you want some [...]
Blocks & Files, an excellent storage related blog, has started a multi-part blog post about IBMs forthcoming storage range – XIV.
I implement IBM storage on a fairly regular basis and have mostly excellent experiences, but some of the ranges are either getting long in the tooth, or are just not as feature rich as they [...]
A number of customers have mentioned over the years that surely IBM & HP must be worried about virtualisation impinging on overall hardware sales. I always said that the kinds of servers that people buy for virtualisation are usually significantly more expensive than the customers would previously have purchased. This means that the volume might [...]
IBM’s SVC has been around for a good few years now and it is by all accounts quite popular. It does a great job of aggregating lots of disparate storage (IBM and Non-IBM) and presenting through a more scalable and manageable interface.
Well SVC has had a make-over with the release of 4.3 and some [...]
I work with IBM kit a lot and have always found the IBM Redbooks incredibly useful.
You can find a multitude of useful documents over at the home of Redbooks on all kinds of topics.
Principled Technologies have undertaken some hardware benchmarking to compare the new(ish) IBM x3850 M2 with an HP ProLiant DL580 G5.
The IBM machine comes out on top with 27% better performance per watt and 8% more performance
from the vConsolidate tool.