IBM FlashSystems vs Solid State Drives

Not all Flash Storage is created equal

Not all flash is created equal so why compromise with commodity SSD’s? The IBM Flash Portfolio (representing approx. 380 patents) help deliver the best performance and longevity of any flash system in the marketplace today.

In the first of a brand new series of technical updates entitled “Chilli Chat”,  watch the video below as Steve Horobin gives you some technical insights into the key differences between IBM FlashSystems and Solid State Drives. Features such as 2:1 compression, built in encryption and 2D RAID.

Performance – The IBM FlasySystem range has a 1U footprint, supporting end to end Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash storage and increasing performance and flexibility with IBM FlashCore Modules (FCM).

Not all flash is created equal so why compromise with commodity SSD’s? The IBM Flash Portfolio (representing approx. 380 patents) help deliver the best performance and longevity of any flash system in the marketplace today.  IBM can also guarantee 2:1 compression with zero performance impact and the lowest ever entry level pricing for IBM FlashCore Modules. 

Pricing – The economics of Flash have changed considerably in recent years. In the past companies typically purchased disk storage and occasionally used SSDs for demanding workloads. This no longer needs to be the case.  As the example configurations below show, All Flash Systems can be purchased from as little as a few hundred pounds per TB. 

 

Abilities FCM SSD
Built-in Encryption
Yes
No
Built-in Compression
Yes
No
Health Binning
Yes
No
Heat Segregation
Yes
No
Variable Voltage
Yes
No
Variable Stripe RAID
Yes
No
70 Microseconds Latency
Yes
No

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