It is now apparent – perhaps even common knowledge – that data is the leading asset of today’s digital landscape, not just for enterprises but also for society itself. With data, organisations and other entities can realise potentials they have not seen before through insights, trends and predictions.
Data also enables you to have a successful digital transformation, as it serves as the fuel for powerful innovations and technologies such as AI and IoT. Put simply, data is the driving force of the growing digital world, now and in the future.
However, if data is the fuel of the future, then storage serves as its vessel – the very foundation of your company on how you operate, respond to changes in the digital landscape, innovate today and progress tomorrow.
Your data is only as good as how you are able to store and manage it. Hence, in realising the growth of your organisation into the data dominated future, you have to solidify your storage foundation first. By strengthening and modernising your storage infrastructure, you are also improving the quality of your data – preventing data silos, enabling faster data analysis and protecting your most critical asset.
Storage is the foundation that allows you to empower data in achieving valuable transformation and future-proofing your business. IBM FlashSystem, a single platform designed to simplify your storage infrastructure, helps you attain this foundation.
IBM FlashSystem family reduces complexity and drives cost efficiency, while continuing to deliver extensive innovation for your enterprise-class storage solutions and your hybrid multi-cloud environments. It allows you to integrate your storage infrastructure throughout your IT environments as you undergo significant transformation.
IBM also features storage-class memory (SCM) drives as a persistent storage tier to the FlashSystem family, providing ultra-low latency for performance-sensitive but less cache-friendly workloads. With flexible drive options including SCM, all-flash and hybrid configurations, the IBM FlashSystem family can help you to craft the optimal balance between cost and performance.
With this innovative storage platform, IBM introduces four new enterprise-class systems that deliver the benefits of IBM FlashCore Modules (which deliver both data compression and FIPS 140-2 certified data-at-rest encryption with no performance penalty), storage-class memory and the enterprise-class data services of IBM Spectrum Virtualize.
The four additions to IBM’s FlashSystem family include the IBM FlashSystem 7200, featuring end-to-end NVMe and sophisticated enterprise-class hybrid multi-cloud functionality in a system designed for mid-range enterprise deployments.
For end-to-end NVMe in a system designed for the most demanding enterprise requirements, the IBM FlashSystem 9200 can deliver comprehensive storage functionality and IBM’s highest levels of performance.
Another addition is the IBM FlashSystem 9200R, designed for organisations that need an IBM built and tested, complete storage system that is delivered, assembled, installed and fully configured by IBM.
Finally, the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) provides virtual storage consolidation of over 500 heterogeneous storage systems for simplicity, modernisation, hybrid cloud capability and more.
To summarise, all these technologies and offerings from IBM allow you to meet cost savings and high performance - all the while modernising your storage with the efficiency and cyber resiliency benefits and managing your data capacities to meet business requirements faster than ever before.
Together, these IBM FlashSystem models deliver a single enterprise-class platform for simplicity and consistency across all deployments from the smallest entry configurations to the largest high-end enterprise to hybrid multi-cloud. They are designed to work across the data you have today and are ready for your data in the future. Click here to find out more about IBM’s storage offerings.