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IBM Transforms FlashSystem to Help Drive Down the Cost of Data

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by Angela Guess

According to a new press release, “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. (1) New ultra-dense FlashSystem array capable of storing more data in the same footprint, contributes to lower data capacity costs by nearly 60 percent. (2) New Spectrum Virtualize software allows simplified migration and disaster recovery of data to and from the IBM Public Cloud. (3) New software enables IBM and non-IBM storage to be used with popular Docker and Kubernetes containers environments. (4) Cloud-based software beta program integrates storage with artificial intelligence and machine learning through new software to collect inventory and diagnostic information in order to help optimize the performance, capacity and health of clients’ storage infrastructure.”

The release goes on, “In addition to the aforementioned features, updates to IBM Storage systems and software include: (1) New Platform Speeds Private Cloud Deployments – IBM Spectrum Access solutions offer what storage admins users need to deploy a private cloud quickly and efficiently, delivering the economics and simplicity of the cloud with accessibility, virtualization and performance of an on-premises implementation. (2) Consumption-Based Pricing – new utility offering enables a consumption-based buying model for hybrid cloud environments leveraging most of the IBM storage and VersaStack portfolios for users preferring to buy storage as an operating expense.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

Photo credit: IBM

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