Improve response times, reduce cost
Besides an ever increasing demand for more storage capacity, many businesses constantly require more storage throughput from their high-end, business critical applications. Solid-state drives (SSD), which use solid-state memory to store persistent data, are fast becoming high-performance alternatives to traditional electro-mechanical disk drives. Solid-state storage is faster than traditional disk drives because it uses no moving parts. It also requires less floor space and energy. And because these drives have no moving parts, the risk of mechanical failure is also greatly reduced.
What we offer
IBM offers solid-state disk optimization across the company’s portfolio of information management, disk storage, server, and storage management solutions, so you can get full value from this new technology. Unique data analysis tools can help you optimize the use of solid-state storage by identifying the most appropriate data to place on them, and online data migration tools can help clients move the data the right class of storage. No other vendor can bring such collaboration together under one roof.
The EXP3000 supports 50 GB SATA Solid-state Disk drives via the ServeRAID controller adapter installed in the System x server.
IBM's premier enterprise storage system, DS8000, supports solid-state and standard hard disk in the same array, with integrated tiered storage management capability. DS8000 works with DB2 Smart Data Placement to migrate hot table segments to solid-state storage, for cost effective high performance.
This paper describes several measurements of the SAP Deposits Management application we performed comparing storage subsystems with solid-state technologies.
This paper provides information to enable you to integrate SSDs into your storage infrastructure so that you can immediately take advantage of SSDs to improve your application performance and increase productivity.
This paper provides performance comparisons of SSDs vs HDDs in the DS8000 as well best practices to take advantage of the performance of SSDs.
Provides a broad understanding of SSDs and shares several early experiences in a laboratory setting using SSDs to improve the performance when accessing DB2® for z/OS® data.
This paper explores the characteristics of SSDs, available for all DS8000 models as an optional, RPQ based feature.
IBM hardware platforms use new smart data management software to enable customers to dramatically improve response times on solid-state Drives.
By combining Flash solid-state technology and IBM’s storage virtualization technology, the researchers were able to transfer data at more than 1 million Input/Output (I/O) per second.