IBM all-flash storage promises 4 times better capacity than EMC

IBM has launched two new all-flash enterprise storage solutions – offering up to 50 times better performance than traditional enterprise storage, and up to four times better capacity in less rack space than EMC XtremIO flash technology.

The company said IBM FlashSystem storage can enable organizations to address new IT challenges while continuing to accelerate application performance and helping lower IT infrastructure cost and complexity.

IBM FlashSystem V9000, which offers the benefits of software-defined storage at the speed of flash, enables customers to consolidate their existing storage systems under one management domain, and implement virtualization and storage services throughout.

The new all-flash storage features IBM FlashCore technology that can support customers to build cost-effective cloud architectures, gain insight from analytics, engage with mobile customers at every opportunity, and help detect and prevent cyber fraud and data security threats in real time, said IBM.

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Coca-Cola Bottling has already deployed IBM FlashSystem storage and improved from processing 100,000 data points to 3.5 million data points each day.

The company improved their demand forecasting by narrowing the focus from warehouses down to individual customers to better predict how much of which products are needed on any given day and in any particular store or vending machine. Coca-Cola Bottling is currently rolling out IBM’s newest flash storage technology to process data even faster.

FlashSystem storage, which was deployed in 2013, has helped Coca-Cola Bottling to achieve a 75 percent reduction in data processing, reducing jobs that took 45 minutes down to six.

“Today, we’re using IBM’s newest FlashSystem solution to process data and draw key insights even faster, so we can improve our demand forecasting and get our products on the right shelves at the right time,” said Tom DeJuneas, IT Infrastructure Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated.

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