August 1, 2017 | Written by: Dustin Mcnabb
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Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Available Now on IBM Cloud
After conducting a successful early access testbed program with Intel® and Lenovo®, IBM is excited to announce that the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X is available today on selected IBM cloud bare metal configurations. Intel® Optane™ technology is a premium, non-volatile memory media with an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS and ultra-high endurance. This innovative SSD solution is optimized to break through today’s data access bottlenecks and enable more work to get done per server.
Why Intel Optane technology?
Every day, the amount of data created around the world is exploding. Enterprises use business-relevant data to make critical decisions, gain new insights, and drive their competitive differentiation. But, today’s current storage technologies either don’t deliver the performance needed or are too expensive to scale to the size required by today’s large datasets. In an environment of fast growing data and ever demanding needs, enterprises are looking for ever faster storage solutions that behave more like system memory.
The Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X is the first product to combine the attributes of memory and storage, thereby delivering an innovative solution that accelerates applications through faster caching and faster storage performance to increase scale per server and reduce transaction costs for latency sensitive workloads. The DC P4800X offers amazing response times for virtually any workload — making it ideal for critical applications with demanding latency requirements. In addition, the DC P4800X enables enterprises to deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools.
Available in August on the IBM Cloud, enterprises of all sizes can realize the high-performance gains of the DC P4800X for a minimum investment cost. This makes the DC P4800X the perfect storage option for applications including: blockchain, quantum compute simulations, cloud-assisted autonomous navigation workloads, high frequency trading, real-time analytics/databases, cloud gaming, and more.
How to Order
The Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X can be ordered as a separately priced option with selected IBM Cloud bare metal server configurations. Visit http://knowledgelayer.softlayer.com/articles/how-do-i-provision-intel-optane-ssd-dc-p4800x-ibm-bluemix to learn how start building your own bare metal configuration with Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X.