ESG Lab Validation

LSI StoreAge SVM - Simplifying Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization
October 13, 2008 -- This report documents the results of ESG Lab testing of LSI StoreAge SVM version 5 with a focus on the fundamentals of heterogeneous storage virtualization, including centralized management, ease of use, thin provisioning, data mobility and capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots. The enhanced high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of synchronous local and remote mirroring are also presented.
IBM DS5000 Series - Real-World Performance for Virtualized Systems
October 2, 2008 -- Networked storage is being deployed in conjunction with server virtualization by a growing number of organizations to consolidate, reduce costs and improve the flexibility and availability of mission-critical applications, including databases and e-mail. ESG research indicates that IT managers looking to reap the benefits of server and storage consolidation are concerned about performance. This ESG Lab report presents the results of a new performance benchmark methodology that was designed to assess the real-world performance capabilities of an IBM SAN-attached DS5300 storage system deployed in a highly virtualized, consolidated data center.