Eric Stouffer

Flash innovation at the speed of business

AI, Flash storage, Storage

Just a few months ago, IBM flash storage with NVMe was recognized as the most innovative in the marketplace.[1] You might think that to win such recognition, we had placed all of our bets on the table. But the recent announcements of new solutions, enhancements, and upgrades across our flash portfolio demonstrate that IBM continues ...read more


The fabric of big memory

Big data & analytics, Flash storage, Modern data platforms...

Technologies as diverse as Apache Spark, SAP HANA and NoSQL databases all share a common architectural feature – the use of in-memory data stores. Moving data sets from traditional storage media into memory can dramatically reduce system latency and increase application performance. These data sets are growing ever larger, however, leading to requirements for what ...read more


VersaStack Solution: Convergence of innovation

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Software...

The power of converged infrastructure lies in its inherent flexibility. Solutions such as those provided by VersaStack™ from IBM and Cisco can be tailored to meet a broad range of IT requirements and business use cases. Also, the converged infrastructure components themselves can evolve, gaining functionality and growing faster, more efficient, and easier to manage ...read more


Partner ecosystems with Cisco and IBM

Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined computing...

This week, Cisco launched Cisco Intersight, a new intelligent, cloud-based management and analytics platform for Cisco UCS and HyperFlex systems. It will provide substantial operational advantages for IBM and Cisco’s VersaStack solutions that utilize Cisco UCS infrastructure. The new UCS management platform demonstrates how innovation benefits both customers and partnerships. IBM and Cisco have maintained ...read more


Introducing the IBM and Cisco converged cloud

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure...

Hybrid cloud and converged infrastructure are two of the most powerful currents pushing IT into the 21st century. Hybrid cloud reconciles opposing requirements for the security, performance and control provided by on-premises infrastructure with the flexibility and cost savings of cloud computing. Converged infrastructure offers the simplicity and agility demanded by modern enterprises trying to ...read more


High-performance economics

Flash storage, Software-defined storage, Storage...

The cognitive business is actively engaged in deriving all the value it can from its data assets. This statement suggests no upper or lower limits on the size of the business or the characteristics of its application workloads. It’s why the IBM Storage portfolio offers a very wide range of flash-based solutions. Cloud, mainframe, mission-critical ...read more