Solid-state storage can improve performance and reduce your costs

Solid-state storage means using a memory-type device for mass storage, rather than spinning disk or tape. Devices are the shape of standard hard disks, so they plug easily into existing disk systems.
IBM is making solid-state storage affordable with innovative architectures, system and application integration, and management tools that:

• Significantly improve performance for hard-to-tune, I/O bound applications. No code changes required.
• Reduce energy use and floor space. Can be filled near 100% without performance degradation.
• Enable faster access times and IOPS.

IBM delivers proven solid-state storage advantages

Smart data placement

IBM DB2 and IBM DS8000 enable affordable use of solid-state storage technology. With less than 10% solid-state storage, smart data placement can deliver over 90% of the throughput increase of all solid-state arrays; substantially reducing capital expenses for high performance storage solutions.

Faster response times

Solid-state storage is available for all IBM server platforms. This storage can provide up to 800 percent improvement in back-end drive response times.

IBM solid-state storage solutions can support the most demanding

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller SSD Support

IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) supports solid-state drives fully integrated into the SVC system. Using SVC non-disruptive migration technology, data can be moved to and from SSD as required to help optimize SSD deployment. SVC's highly-scalable architecture extends to SSDs, supporting a low-cost minimum configuration of only two drives. This can scale to a system with 32 SSDs capable of up to 800,000 read operations per second at about 1ms response time for demanding enterprise environments.

Solid-state technology and IBM DS8000

IBM DS8000 supports enterprise-class, tiered storage requirements with solid-state drives, fibre channel drives, and SATA drives. Performance analysis tools can help optimize data placement by identifying hot spots at the sub-volume level and provide guidance about which drive tier to place the appropriate data.