Your IT environments demand high levels of performance. All-Flash storage from IBM can meet the real-time demands, but matching workloads to the proper storage array is important. Why? Because in storage, there is no one size fits all.
IBM offers a portfolio of all-flash solutions, from entry-level to high-end storage arrays. Different workloads require different features and functions. Truly a portfolio of flash products is recommended.
The all-flash storage product offering can be broken down into five different areas, each targeted to its specific needs: high end, mid-range, entry level, capacity driven/scale-out specialty storage and converged infrastructure system. In this particular article, I’d like to explore the various options available in the high end all-flash storage arrays.
High End All-Flash Storage Arrays
FlashSystem 900 – the choice when speed matters. This blazingly fast system turbocharges the performance of targeted workloads, like real-time database applications, for which the price of performance is justified by value-add and data services, such as snapshots, are not required.
Mainframe DS8888 – a fit for high online transaction workloads.The all-flash IBM DS8888 provides the vital performance needed for high level online transaction processing, real-time analytics, and high performance data warehousing.
FlashSystem V9000 – an all-flash array offering versatile performance, agile integration and enduring economics. IBM FlashSystem V9000 is designed as a comprehensive storage solution for active data sets. It supports data services, such as thin provisioning, snapshots replication, and high-availability configurations for disaster recovery. FlashSystem V9000 scales to over 2 PB to meet large scale demands.
FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R – offers on-demand self-service, resource pooling, and rapid elasticity for cloud-scale business. While A9000 targets cloud service providers and enterprises with data-intensive requirements, A9000R is an excellent platform for organizations with rapidly growing cloud storage and mixed workload environments.
The FlashSystem family is designed to tackle specific workloads, in this article, I’ve reviewed the high end all-flash storage arrays. To learn more about the full FlashSystems storage family, please contact our technical experts at CompuTec Integrated Solutions.
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