According to Gartner’s new research report, IBM is the worldwide market leader in flash storage solid state arrays (SSA’s) based on revenue for 2013.
Customers across the world are turning to IBM flash storage systems than any other company for faster access to insights from Big Data. IBM FlashSystem, the memory technology used in everything from mobile phones and tablet PCs to thumb drives, is taking the enterprise by storm; helping large and small businesses improve the performance of their applications as well as analytics in the era of Big Data.
The largest non-profit healthcare system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann Health System, which includes 12 acute care hospitals, migrated from physical to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) from Cerner Corp. last year, to accelerate the sharing of patient information among medical staffs. This move radically improved efficiencies and created a swell of digital information that needed to be quickly accessed for analysis. And to do that, the company turned to the IBM FlashSystem 840 and SAN Volume Controller storage virtualization software, and the IBM Flex System x240 and saw a dramatic improvement in performance.
“By quickly processing the medical records of all patients across our hospitals in real-time, it enables us to detect patterns that indicate the onslaught of a bacterial infection that may lead to sepsis and take action within minutes—which can be the difference between life and death,” said Robert Murphy, M.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Memorial Hermann.
As IBM FlashSystem has no spinning disks, it offers ultra-high performance, extremely low latency, and lower costs from energy savings. According to Memorial Hermann, the systems have helped the health system cut power consumption by 96 percent, physical storage space usage by 98 percent and cooling requirements by 95 percent.
Gartner, in its Market Share Analysis: SSDs and Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide report for 2013, published on June 10 2014 by Joseph Unsworth, identified IBM as the world leader with 25 percent of the Solid State Array (SSA) market share revenue. According to Jamie Thomas, General Manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined Systems, “Big Data provides tremendous opportunity for our global clients.” “As organizations look to gain business insight out of the building digital tsunami, more are turning to IBM flash storage as a key accelerator," she said.
IBM offers end-to-end flash solutions across its wide storage portfolio, including the IBM FlashSystem 840 and IBM FlashSystem V840 all-flash arrays, the DS8000 and Storwize V7000 families of advanced storage systems, that can be configured as all-disk, all-flash (Solid State Drives), or hybrid (disk and flash) systems. In addition, we recently made some very exciting Storage announcements at Edge2014. For more information, visit ibm.com/systems/storage. You can also connect with us on Twitter at @IBMStorage or @IBMSDE.
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