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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V7.4 by Jon Tate, Frank Enders, Torben Jensen, Hartmut Lonzer, Libor Miklas, Marcin Tabinowski

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Advanced features for storage efficiency
In this chapter, we introduce the basic concepts of dynamic data relocation and storage optimization features. The IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) offers the following software functions for storage efficiency, which we describe in this chapter:
Easy Tier
Thin provisioning
Real-time Compression (RtC)
We provide a basic technical overview and the benefits of each feature. For more information about planning and configuration, see the following IBM Redbooks publications:
Easy Tier:
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