Data Center Modernization Solutions Deliver Support for Public Cloud, Containers and Machine Learning
Armonk, NY /PRNewswire/ - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today 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.
"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. "To help clients make this transformation, we are introducing new all-flash solutions that will dramatically lower the cost of storage systems while making data availability – whether on-site or in the cloud - a central part of their business strategy."
In addition to the aforementioned features, updates to IBM Storage systems and software include:
"IT modernization has become a business necessity for us and IBM's newly announced provisioning of 3x more usable capacity in the same physical space presents an exciting opportunity," said Nader El-Ramly," Chief Product Officer at ZE PowerGroup. "We believe that maintaining the same characteristic low latency of previous FlashSystem generations without necessitating costly upgrades to rack space, cooling, and power or requiring a sacrifice of quality features like data reduction exemplifies IBM's deep understanding of modern client needs."
"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."
IBM leadership in storage systems and software is based upon more than 380 system patents, including IBM FlashCore technology and more than 700 patents for IBM Spectrum Storage software. As a result IBM's flash arrays have been ranked as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays for four years in a row and for the 3rd year in a row has been named the #1 Software-Defined Storage vendor by IDC.
The new features to IBM's all-flash systems and IBM Spectrum Storage software will be available in Q4. Clients interested in participating in the IBM beta program for cognitive support can inquire by visiting ibm.biz/FoundationPilot.
1 Applies to IBM FlashSystem 900, which is used in the IBM FlashSystem V9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000
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