Last month CRN featured an article on their website titled ‘The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2016 (So Far)’ in which they gave a rundown on those products released which introduce new capabilities beyond pure performance, including software-defined solutions, better pooling of flash among multiple systems, and more enterprise features.
IBM’s A9000/A9000R All-Flash Storage models were ranked on the list – powerful products which integrate the dynamic performance of IBM FlashCore™ technology, highly parallel architecture and comprehensive data reduction in one powerful solution.
Aimed specifically at cloud environments, the FlashSystem A9000 packs up to 300 TBs of FlashCore capacity after compression and de-duplication into an 8U enclosure. Performance is up to 500,000 IOPS.
Also featured is the FlashSystem A9000R, which scales to a full rack of all-flash storage capacity of up to 900 TBs raw or 1.8 petabytes of effective capacity, with up to 2 million IOPS. Both feature a minimum latency of 250 microseconds with full data services turned on.
With increased sales of all-flash storage solutions having been driven by the falling cost and increasing performance of flash storage technology, it’s clear that IBM Storage is introducing products with stunning new capabilities.
For more information on First Distribution’s IBM Flash Storage portfolio, please contact Joe Trauernicht on (011) 540 2640.