Designing a Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments Using IBM System Storage N series

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Published on January 28, 2013, updated February 06, 2013

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IBM Form #: TIPS0944


Authors: Roland Tretau, Jacky Ben-Bassat and Michel Chalogany

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    Abstract

    The IBM® System Storage® N series Reference Architecture provides deployment guidelines, workload estimates, and preferred practices for clients who want a proven IBM technology stack for VMware environments. The result is a Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments (RAVE) utilizing VMware vSphere, IBM System x® or BladeCenter® server, IBM System Networking, and IBM System Storage N series as a storage foundation.

    The Reference Architecture can be also be used as a foundation to create dynamic cloud solutions and make full use of underlying storage features and functions.This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides a blueprint that illustrates how clients can create a virtualized infrastructure and storage cloud to help address current and future data storage business requirements. It explores the solutions that IBM offers to create a storage cloud solution addressing client needs.

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