IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R 2.0
Karan Singh, Søren Aakjær, John Khazraee, Tom Koudstaal, Aderson J.C. Pacini, Patrick Wolf, IBM Redbooks
IBM Redbooks, Feb 20, 2012 - Computers - 978 pages
This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 2.0. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and the new IBM System p® server into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes the following advanced functions:
The new IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Release 2.0 introduces the next generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers for System z tape:
These Virtualization Engines are based on IBM POWER7® technology. They offer improved performance for most System z tape workloads compared to the first generation of TS7700 Virtualization Engine servers.