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StoreWay FlashSystem 820
 • Unleash business insights with highly available, extreme-performance flash storage
 
StoreWay FlashSystem 820
 
  • Reduce business interruptions without sacrificing performance or usable capacity, with IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ technology
  • Accelerate decision making across multiple applications, including online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) databases
  • Boost IT efficiency and gain high bandwidth and extreme input/output operations per second (IOPS) performance in exceptionally dense, 1U storage systems-without compromising on latency
  • Realize macro efficiencies with green storage designed for fast data access at low wattage
  • Extract immediate value from your investment with quick time to deployment
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    To achieve a competitive advantage in a world of 24x7 continuous operations, organizations need to perform more frequent and complex analytics on vast volumes of data—including varying types of big data— and they cannot afford downtime. StoreWay flash storage offerings provide extreme IOPS and microsecond latency performance to turbocharge these new IT infrastructures. When compared to equivalent disk systems, StoreWay flash storage solutions deliver 6.7 times more capacity in a single rack, 19 times more cost efficiency in dollars/per IOPS, and are 115 times more energy efficient. StoreWay FlashSystem™ 820 is designed to speed up the performance of multiple enterprise-class applications, including OLTP and OLAP databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications and cloud-scale infrastructures. These IBM systems deliver extreme performance per gigabyte, so organizations can quickly uncover business insights using traditional data analytics as well as new, big-data technologies. In addition, FlashSystem 820 eliminates storage bottlenecks with IBM MicroLatency™—that is, less than 100-microsecond access times—to enable faster decision making. With these low latencies, the storage disk layer can operate at speeds comparable to those of the CPUs, DRAM, networks and buses in the I/O data path.

      Delivering high availability and enterprise-class reliability
    Featuring a “no-single-point-of-failure” architecture, FlashSystem 820 delivers high availability and enterprise-class reliability for the most demanding data centers. Patented Variable Stripe RAID technology helps reduce business interruptions by enhancing the two-dimensional protection mechanism. In addition, two-dimensional RAID technology, hot-swappable flash modules and redundant components with built-in battery backup help boost data availability and IT productivity—enabling IT staff to spend more time on strategic initiatives, rather than managing and working around system failures.

      Promoting space and power efficiency in the data center
    FlashSystem 820 also offers scalable performance in storage devices that is space and power efficient. In fact, the 1U systems require fewer than 500 watts of power. By offloading heavy workloads to this flash storage system, organizations can extend the life of their existing stor-age assets—and consolidate their legacy systems for “all-flash” macro efficiency. FlashSystem 820 can scale up to 20 TB in addressable storage capacity—in just 1U. When compared to traditional high-performance storage solutions, FlashSystem 820 provides cost efficiencies across power,cooling and “rack estate,” and do it all in a smaller footprint.

      Leveraging next-generation, enterprise-grade, flash technology
    StoreWay flash storage solutions include the latest in industry- standard, solid-state flash memory technology. FlashSystem 820 uses enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) flash technology, which is revolutionizing the economics of flash by delivering extreme performance with greater density—and at low cost per terabyte—while maintaining IBM standards for reliability and durability.

    Performance is a key reason that StoreWay flash storage solutions leverage SLC and eMLC technologies instead of commodity-based MLC flash technology. In fact, the eMLC flash technology in FlashSystem 820 is 10 times more reliable than commodity-based MLC flash technology at the chip level. StoreWay flash storage uses eMLC flash chips rated for 30,000 write/erase cycles to extend product life. In contrast, the equivalent consumer-grade MLC flash technology is typically rated for 1,000 - 3,000 write/erase cycles.

      Optimizing the infrastructure through integration
    To deliver maximum performance with deep functionality, FlashSystem 820 integrates with IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller for an enterprise-class solution, as well as IBM System Storage Easy Tier® technology for intelligent data placement. Both flash storage systems also enable high-performance servers to operate at peak efficiency, so organizations can:

    -Process vast amounts of data with high IOPS and bandwidth

    -Accelerate individual application response times with MicroLatency™—a core feature of and value to the IBM FlashSystem family—which encompasses high performance to accelerate the flash medium

    -Rebalance the CPU-to-storage-utilization ratio, so that applications need fewer CPUs to handle the same workloads—which can lead to lower software licensing costs

    -Make decisions faster by accelerating multiple enterprise applications, across virtual and cloud infrastructures

    -Improve operational efficiency, since database and system administrators no longer have to adjust configurations to boost performance

    -Enrich the end-user experience, enabling users to spend less time waiting for applications to respond and more time on revenue-generating activities; this efficiency can also help enhance time to market for products and services, which can lead to greater satisfaction for end consumers

    -Experience positive impacts to both top- and bottom- line expenses, thanks to higher CPU utilization, server consolidation and support for more transactions
     
     
     
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