With limited resources, you face challenges such as:
- Am I storing and managing data in the most efficient way possible?
- Is our storage infrastructure delivering on application demands and service level agreements?
- What data do I store on-premises and which data should I move to the cloud?
- How do I ensure our data is protected and always available?
The hybrid advantage.
Hybrid cloud storage is an approach to managing storage that uses both local and off-site resources. Hybrid cloud storage is often used to supplement internal data storage with public cloud storage. Policy engines keep frequently used data on-site while simultaneously moving inactive and copy data to the cloud in a transparent manner. By doing so, you will free up internal resources so you can improve perfornance for yopur hot and warm data, assuring you can serve your business best in generating value from data.
With flash storage in your internal application and data driven environment you get the best performance and availability and the 100% assurance your data centric architecture is Always on, Always Fast and Always Secure.
With hybrid cloud storage you ensure data is always on the right cloud environment, be it internal, be it in the public cloud.
Real time and AI based applications
Real-time and AI-based applications are where business is moving—rapidly. In fact, within the next few years, industry analysts predict that half of all enterprise IT infrastructure will employ some form of machine learning or AI capabilities to improve enterprise productivity, manage business risks and drive cost reductions. Also, the majority of Fortune 2000 companies will have at least one mission-critical workload that leverages real-time big data analytics. For both AI and real-time applications, the amount of data that must be rapidly captured and processed will drive the need for the performance of both flash-based storage and solutions leveraging NVMe technologies.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize
IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the data services foundation for every IBM FlashSystem 9100 solution. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 440 IBM and non-IBM heterogeneous storage systems: automated data movement, synchronous and asynchronous copy services either on-premises or to the public cloud, high availability configurations, storage tiering and data reduction technologies including deduplication, among many others.
Multicloud and container capabilities
IBM FlashSystem 9100 offers the unique advantages of FlashCore technology deeply integrated with the software-defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage solutions, including IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Storage Insights, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100 and IBM Spectrum Connect.
IBM Storage Insights can help you better understand trends in storage capacity and performance and expedite resolution when support is required. Storage Insights monitors the health, capacity and performance for IBM block storage and external storage under management on a single pane of glass. Using AI-based analytics, it helps identify potential issues before they become problems. When support is needed, Storage Insights helps speed resolution by simplifying tickets and automating log uploads.