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The IBM FlashSystem is perfect for those who require low latency or have high IOP requirements. It can be implemented quite non-disruptively into any existing environment regardless of whether there is existing IBM hardware or not. It also works great as Tier 0 storage with EasyTier on the IBM Storwize V7000 or the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC).
Benefits of Flash:
- Reduction in application processing time, physical footprint, and power consumption
- Microsecond latency response time to accelerate critical applications to achieve competitive advantages
- Non-invasive integration into existing environment
Where to use Flash?
- Application acceleration: databases, VDI, virtualized servers, etc
- Latency sensitive applications: metadata for file systems, video transcoding, rendering and analytics
- Consolidate data centers: flash allows for fewer processers, which lead to fewer servers/licenses, and hence smaller data centers
- Improve worker productivity: users wait less on slow applications on new features and not tuning
- Initial meeting with our Storage Architect to identify possible workloads that would benefit from Flash storage media
- Schedule an appropriate two week window for testing of this workload on the IBM FlashSystem 840
- Our Storage Specialist will install the Flash System and assist with array and logical drive creation
- Run test workload on the system for two weeks while collecting performance data; relevant performance data (perfmon, iostat, etc)
- After two weeks, removal of the FlashSystem and present results to your team
*based on the Gartner Report: Market Share Analysis: SSDs and Solid-State Arrays; published June 2014
*Some restrictions apply. Talk to our dedicated Storage representative for more details.
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