IBM Transforms FlashSystem to Help Drive Down the Cost of Data
IBM announced sweeping advances in its all-flash storage solutions and software to significantly drive down the costs of data and extend its solutions for hybrid and private cloud environments.
New ultra-dense FlashSystem array is capable of storing more data in the same footprint, contributes to lower data capacity costs by nearly 60 percent. Also, new Spectrum Virtualize software allows simplified migration and disaster recovery of data to and from the IBM Public Cloud.
New software enables storage to be used with popular Docker and Kubernetes containers environments. Cloud-based software beta program integrates storage with artificial intelligence and machine learning through new software to collect inventory and diagnostic information in order to help optimize the performance, capacity and health of clients’ storage infrastructure.
“Companies are seeking guidance in modernizing their data from being a passive cost center to being the central hub for their business. IBM understands that only those that extensively analyze and exploit their data will benefit from it,” said Ed Walsh, GM, IBM Storage and SDI.
In addition to the aforementioned features, updates to IBM Storage systems and software include New Platform Speeds Private Cloud Deployments, Consumption-Based Pricing, Consolidated User Interface, VersaStack with FlashSystem, and Investment Protection.
“With this announcement, IBM is demonstrating, among other things, how highly leveraged their FlashCore strategy is,” said Eric Burgener, Research Director for Storage at IDC. “Next generation FlashCore enhancements, including higher density 3D TLC NAND-based media and hardware-assisted in-line compression and encryption, immediately improve the capabilities of multiple IBM All Flash Arrays by providing features that drive higher infrastructure density and improved security more cost-effectively.”