IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Model SV3 Product Guide

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on May 12, 2022

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IBM Form #: REDP-5670-00

Authors: Carsten Larsten, Corne Lottering, Douwe van Terwisga, Hartmut Lonzer, Jon Herd, Kendall Williams, Konrad Trojok, Shu Mookerjee, Vasfi Gucer

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    This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) model SV3 solution, which is a next-generation IBM SAN Volume Controller. Built with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize software, part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family, IBM SVC is an enterprise-class storage system. It helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the large scale workloads that are critical to success.

    IBM FlashSystem 7300 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:

    • Data reduction and deduplication
    • Dynamic tiering
    • Thin provisioning
    • Snapshots
    • Cloning
    • Replication and data copy services
    • Data copy services
    • Data-at-rest encryption
    • Cyber resilience
    • Transparent Cloud Tiering
    • IBM HyperSwap® including 3-site replication for high availability (HA)

    This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Performance and flexibility at the core

    Agile integration


    Multi-cloud enabled

    Rock solid data resilience

    Advanced Data Services

    IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) enclosure overview

    Placing your IBM SAN Volume Controller Model SV3 in your infrastructure

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    Current release functions

    IBM SAN Volume Controller SV3 GUI

    IBM SAN Volume Controller SV3 hardware component overview

    Advanced functions

    Manageability and security

    Options and feature codes

    Physical and electrical specifications

    Software and licensing

    IBM Global Financing

    Ordering information

    Related information


    Special Notices

    This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.