IBM Edge2013: The Cutting Edge of Systems
General Manager, IBM Systems Storage & Networking Ambuj Goyal discusses the Flash tipping point, the velocity of open, software defined storage systems, and how data and data loss are driving systems architecture.
Ambuj also highlighted the evolution of IBM's Software-Defined Environment: In 2003, IBM introduced its the SAN Volume Controller, a storage hypervisor. Now, over 10,000 clients enjoy the benefits of a Software-Defined Environment using SAN Volume Controller. In the last few years, industry-led innovations that complement SAN Volume Controller were made available, such as [BridgeWorks' SANslide] and [Actifio's Copy Data Storage system]. SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center represents the "third generation" for policy-driven management, combining SAN Volume Controller, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, FlashCopy Manager and the Storage Analytics Engine.