Explore a variety of innovative SSD/Flash solutions.
PCIe Flash Adapters
PCIe Flash Adapters provide very high IOPs along with the lowest latency of any IBM flash solution at a relatively low price. They can be plugged directly into a PCIe slot on a Power server and not require any additional rack space. PCIe Flash Adapters are best suited for applications requiring very high performance and less than 4TB of frequently accessed files.
SAS-bay-based SSD and high performance SSD drawers
The SAS bays located in the front of a Power server can be occupied by either an HDD or SSD or the two can be mixed in various quantities. This is a versatile and relatively inexpensive option. The SSD can be serviced from the front of the server and can be non-disruptively added in single drive increments as long as SAS bays are available. SSD in server SAS bays is an excellent solution as long as a sufficient number of bays are available. If more capacity and performance is required then an external I/O drawer combined with high performance SAS RAID adapters should be considered. The I/O drawer can be populated with the appropriate number of SSD to meet capacity and performance requirements. SSD located in the server bays or in I/O drawers are broadly supported across the Power Systems portfolio of servers and operating systems (AIX, Linux, IBM i). These solutions also offer enterprise reliability, availability, and serviceability features required by Power Systems customers. These solutions also support most of the widely used RAID data protection schemes.