Monthly Archives: November 2015

MS-ODX implementation with IBM Storwize – Part 2

Hi, here is Part-2 of Microsoft Offload Data Transfer (MS-ODX) Description and continuation from Part-1 posted earlier –
https://akshatstorageblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/ms-odx-implementation-with-ibm-storwize-part-1/

Just a quick summary: IBM Spectrum Virtualize range of products – SVC, Storwize now supports MSODX feature starting release 7.5.0. This feature is for offloading data from one volume to another volume within a storage controller array itself without it being first transferred to host, saving both host CPU cycles and network bandwidth.

Since we did lot of case studies and performance measurements, I with my colleague from ISV team in US thought of creating a whitepaper for the same and last month we could publish it.  You can find it here:
https://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP102590

This is covering both basics as well as few case studies. It also talks about performance improvements we may expect to see with MSODX enablement.

Please note: These are my personal views and don’t necessarily reflect that of my employer.