Paper: N series Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments

IBM has released a draft paper titled:"N series Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments". The Paper which IBM calls Redbook contains 76 pages and is still in draft but not less interesting because of that. The final release is expected at the end of January 2013.

The paper covers how IBM addresses data storage and compute challenges with IBM System Storage N series solutions, in conjunction with IBM servers and networking solutions, by providing deployment guidelines, workload estimates and best practices resulting in a Reference Architecture for virtualized environments using VMware vSphere, IBM System x Server/BladeCenter, IBM System networking and IBM System Storage N series.


The following topics are covered.

  • Architecture
  • vSphere and N series integration
  • Server
  • Networking
  • Storage