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.