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IBM is going to introduce a cheaper and less powerful SAN Volume Controller (SVC) for small/medium business (SMB) customers. The SVC sits in a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) fabric and combines all the drive arrays attached to that fabric into a single virtual pool of storage. It can also thin provision that storage so …


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Still just a 1U Xeon server then?

Frankly, if you had an XP24000, you'd be interested in a lot more punch, and you'd probably go the XP External Storage route and let the XP manage the other arrays.

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