IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
This chapter describes the major concepts of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). It not only covers the hardware architecture but also the software concepts. We provide a brief history of the product, and we describe the additional functionalities that will be available with the newest release.
2.1 SVC history
The IBM implementation of block-level storage virtualization, the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), is based on an IBM project that was initiated in the second half ...