The vision of the software defined infrastructure (SDI) is to deliver virtualized capabilities to the entire set of resources required by the application so they can be deployed automatically and quickly with little to no human intervention. Storage is one the major building blocks in accomplishing the software defined infrastructure vision. In order to achieve the SDI vision, it’s critical that storage hardware and software architectures must adapt effectively so that storage can be provisioned and responsive to the dynamically changing requirements of the SDI. The flash technology is positioned as a key enabler for these new storage architectures and with the right combination of hardware and software; facilitates efficient, cost-effective and high-performance storage services delivery. Flash-based storage improves I/O performance and efficiency for many applications like database acceleration, server & desktop virtualization and cloud environments. Flash storage has become a way to compress data, reduce power, and increase performance making it a superior enabler of virtualization and a perfect fit for the SDI vision.
Recognizing the growing importance of flash in a software defined infrastructure, IBM is offering end-to-end technical education sessions on flash technologies at Edge 2014 from May 19-23 at Venetian, Las Vegas.
At Edge 2014 – the premier event for infrastructure innovation, leading experts from across the world will deliver insights on the emergence and significance of flash in the SDI. The sessions in this track will also focus on the latest IBM Flash solutions including the newest member of IBM’s all-flash portfolio. You can download the technical edge abstract guide for complete list of sessions on Flash, Software Defined Environments and more. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn from experts, ask questions and interact with top business and IT professionals. Register today and join us to be a part of this unique experience. To stay connected, follow #IBMEdge conversation on Twitter @IBMEdge or @IBMSDE.
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