IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010 - (Page 42)

Focus on Storage Benefits of System Storage technology Finding the Perfect Fit 0)4Ã:`Z[LTÃ:[VYHNLÃ ,HZ`Ã;PLYÃ[HPSVYZÃ::+ZÃ Ã MVYÃ`V\YÃ^VYRSVHKZ By Natalie Boike T he attraction to new solid-state drive (SSD) technology is easy to understand. Implementing an SSD storage solution can substantially increase application-performance transactions and reduce over-provisioning of expensive server and storage hardware. Because some may feel unable to justify the cost of being an early adopter, IBM has a solution to help you find the best fit for your SSD implementation at the best pr ice possible. Enterprise SSDs store data in f lash-memor y modules rather t h a n t h e e l e c t r o m ag n e t i c d i s k platters of traditional disk drives. With no moving parts, SSDs suffer no spinning-drive latency; finding data is immediate, explains Allen Marin, worldwide marketing manager for IBM 42 JUNE 2010 System Storage*. “Think of your iPod or digital camera that finds a song or picture among thousands you might have in a fraction of a second. There’s virtually no delay, and for a client’s mo st i mp or t a nt , t i me - s en sit ive information, these SSDs are becoming extremely popular.” Plus, the lack of moving parts means the drives are more reliable and don’t consume the energy to power and cool traditional, constantly spinning drives.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Play Ball!
Dashboard: What a Ride - 10:45 - The Heat is On - Caution: Words Not to Use
Insider: Electronic Document Management Can Improve Operating Performance
Date Display: Businesses Can Be Bolder About Ditching Documents for Digital
Case Study: Bergquist Inc. Figures Sales Taxes Faster with Several Clever Solutions
Keep Data Flowing: IBM Systems Director can Help Streamline IT Traffic
A Clear View: IBM Systems Director VMControl Reveals Virtualization Today, Clouds Tomorrow
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's Energy Efficiency Is Worth Coveting
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Next: A Capacity Leap Means Tape is Here for the Long Haul
Advertisers' Index
IBM Perspective: Turning Up Control
Snapshot: Christopher Sims, Clayton County, Ga., Water Authority
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010