IBM announced several groundbreaking All Flash Array (AFA) solutions – the A9000/A9000R and the DS8888 – expanding the market-leading FlashSystem™ family, building the established and industry-acclaimed AFA solutions already delivering enterprise performance for 1000’s of customers globally. IBM is the global market leader in flash capacity shipped, and these new offerings offer a strong case for all-flash enterprise and cloud delivery environments.

Key Highlights:

  • IBM FlashSystem A9000 Family Delivers Enterprise Scale and Ultra-fast Performance: Multi-petabyte scale and millions of IOPS with latency as low as 250µs.
  • Extremely efficient full-time data reduction suite, including new inline deduplication, uniquely combined with flash-optimized pattern removal, compression, thin provisioning and lightweight Redirect-on-write snapshots – delivering high effective capacity and low cost per GB for improved TCO.
  • Grid-Scale & Hyper-Scale framework simplifies management and supports mixed workloads (e.g. databases, VMware and virtual servers) with high Quality of Service (QoS) and secure multi-tenancy; GUI design of IBM Hyper-Scale Manager reduces mouse clicks by more than 50%.
  • Improve cloud service performance for multi-tenant environments. Cloud integrations with leading platforms (Microsoft Azure, VMware, OpenStack, IBM Softlayer).
  • Five 9’s High Availability: with non-disruptive upgrades, plus IBM Variable Stripe RAID protection and ability to survive controller failures without performance degradation. Multi-site data protection. Non-disruptive data migration.
  • The FlashSystem A9000 “pod” offers scale up to 144 managed “pods” for over 100PBs effective capacity, while the A9000R offers scale-up performance and capacity within a rack and up to 144 managed racks for over 250 PBs effective capacity!
  • The DS8888 adds an all-flash-array solution for mainframe attached storage, ideal for any Tier 1 environment.

IBM_BPMarkRegister today to watch the IBM and Datatrend webinar replay to learn about this enterprise-grade, highly-scalable solution for software-defined environments. Datatrend, an IBM premier partner, featured guest presenter Eric Herzog, VP Product Marketing – IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure, to share details and the business benefits of the new storage solution offerings.

In this webinar replay, IBM and Datatrend provide a fast-paced tour of the new A9000/A9000R and DS8888 all flash array offerings, and help synthesize both the market differentiation and customer relevance, including key workloads and models enabled. You’ll get a clear understanding of the All-Flash-Array market growth and economic advantages, as well as a rundown on IBM enterprise storage offerings supporting software-defined enterprise environments and multi-tenant cloud services capabilities

HerzogSpeaker: Eric Herzog, VP Product Marketing – IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure

Eric’s responsibilities include worldwide product marketing and management for IBM’s award winning family of storage solutions, software defined storage, integrated infrastructure, and platform computing. Herzog has over 30 years of product management, marketing, business development, alliances, and sales experience in the storage software, storage hardware, and storage solutions markets, managing all aspects of marketing, product management, sales, alliances, and business development in both Fortune 500 and start-up storage companies.

Prior to joining IBM, Herzog was Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Alliances for all-flash storage provider Violin Memory. Herzog was also Senior Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing for EMC’s Enterprise & Mid-range Systems Division.