NVMe – IBM’s Latest Technological Advancement in Storage

NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Express is designed to increase system performance while reducing the latency when accessing high-speed storage media. Real-time data analytics and high-performance relational databases benefit considerably from the protocol while it is also aimed at flash storage systems and workloads that require performance that is top quality. The FlashSystem 9100 boosts capacity as well as IOPS and bandwidth when compared with previous FlashSystem models. The ability of the new design and size to reduce power usage, cooling time and the inevitable carbon footprint is something quite remarkable to consider.

IBM Has The Answer

IBM’s new FlashSystem 9100 is referred to as an all-flash NVMe-accelerated platform. Storage on 2U is maximised at 2 petabytes of storage, on the 42U rack, 32 petabytes of all-flash storage is on offer. One of the most predominant changes in the FlashSystem 9100 is the incorporation of the small form factor NVMe drives. The decision to change and redesign the FlashCore technology so fit it into a standard 2.5-inch SSD using NVMe interfaces has created a physically smaller and more convenient drive for massive storage.

Plenty of Fish

Online dating platform, Plenty of Fish, has been a longtime user of IBM FlashSystem storage. While they are pushing their storage to the limits, the company claims the storage has lasted longer than any other storage they have used in the past. The reliability of the component is such that the system performance will be consistent regardless of what you throw at it. Recoverability is another factor that provides peace of mind. Any mishap provides an alert but you can rest assured knowing that the system has already recovered the data. Plenty of Fish is looking forward to testing the storage capability and speed on their backend system in order to bring all processes in line.