5 reasons IBM data centers should consider Flash

Flash TechnologyAt this point, Flash in the data center isn’t cutting-edge news. The concept has been around for a couple of years and proven with companies of all sizes. That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone is on board and comfortable with it.

We get it. The tried-and-true technology can be difficult to give up. Now that we’re down the road a bit, though, and IBM and KeyInfo have some compelling solutions to offer, it’s time to consider the switch. Here are five reasons you should consider Flash for your IBM data center.

  1. Outdated tech can’t be used effectively.

Many businesses out there are still archiving using old, spinning disk tech. With the enormous databases today, and the enormous data mining challenges they present, a newer, better option is required. If you want to query these huge data stores quickly, there’s no better option right now than Flash.

  1. Flash prices have come down.

We’ve been saying this for months, and it continues to be true: Flash technology has developed significantly over the past five-plus years. It is now as affordable as it is easy to use.

  1. Flash is now viable for businesses of all sizes.

Prices coming down hasn’t just benefitted large organizations that can now afford to do more with Flash. With prices where they are now, and where they’re going, even small businesses with limited budgets can get in on the benefits.

  1. Flash saves time.

What’s just as valuable to IT as money? Time. Let’s look at just one way Flash can save time: query response. We’ve all had those batch query jobs on old tech that run for days. Moving to Flash can cut that time to hours. We could go on, but the benefits are pretty clear.

  1. We use IBM ourselves.

We practice what we preach. We recommend IBM all-Flash storage arrays with confidence because we use them in the tiered storage architecture of KeyCloud enterprise cloud service. We’ve found that if you want to process a lot of data very quickly, while helping security apps detect threats, there’s nothing better than IBM Flash.


Want to learn more about using Flash in your IBM datacenter? Contact us.


Scott PondScott Pond
Chief Technology Officer

Key Information Systems, Inc.