IBM Flash Storage is certainly getting some traction – with many reasons for the opportunities now coming to light. Firstly there is the general application/database performance uplift that we can get with Flash, where customers may have a particular “problem child” application or they may have any particular performance issue.
But more interestingly – what we are seeing is that IBM Flash provides customers with the ability to massively reduce the time for batch runs, so where they may be happy with a process taking 8 hours we have seen this reduce to 20 minutes? How much more could your business do in the same amount of time and what new revenue streams and options could this open up.
Flash should therefore be seen as a business enabler and not just a quick bit of storage.