Data is the heart of today's forward-thinking businesses — data that’s growing in both quantity and complexity. On the plus side, by harnessing data across multiple applications, products and clouds, businesses are tapping into new capabilities across operations, insights and predictions, enhancing their ability to flexibly meet new challenges and outsmart competitors. On the downside, these new capabilities often come at a high cost of data management.
Managing a vast amount of data does more than use up lots of floor space and budget; it also makes daily operations infinitely more complex. With data often built in disparate silos, administrators have to employ different techniques for management and troubleshooting, use different APIs and automation protocols, and pursue different paths to the cloud. All of these can add up to mounting difficulties and complexity in managing data effectively.
Data security remains paramount.
Cybersecurity also remains a primary concern. With ransomware and other malware attacks increasing sharply since the start of the pandemic, and attackers demanding ever greater sums for the release of data, organizations everywhere face the threat of financial, operational and reputational damage if caught unprepared.
Yet traditional cybersecurity approaches may not provide adequate protection against a growing list of increasingly sophisticated attack techniques. Businesses whose data is highly distributed, fragmented or complex may be particularly at risk, thanks to hidden weak links in their cyber defense arsenals.
Simplicity with a single platform
In response to these challenges, IBM developed the FlashSystem family, a range of high-performance, highly functional solutions that make hybrid cloud storage — and security — simple for every enterprise, offering the lowest cost and highest-performing storage options on the market today.1
With IBM FlashSystem, organizations can consolidate and manage numerous storage arrays as one pool, reducing admin efforts considerably and streamlining management across the spectrum — from the data center to the edge and the hybrid cloud. Plus, using a single interface, administrators can perform configuration, management and service tasks in a consistent way over multiple storage systems, even from different vendors, vastly simplifying management and helping reduce the risk of errors.
IBM FlashSystem also helps enterprises tap into industry-leading threat protection. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations can automatically create immutable and isolated data copies to address today's evolving cyber risks. In the event of an attack, these copies can be quickly restored to recover with confidence, reducing downtime, delays and knock-on business effects.
Better still, IBM FlashSystems offer an eco-friendly design, drastically reducing power consumption from legacy spinning disk solutions. IBM also provides trade-in credit, migration services and pickup for your legacy storage. With high ease of use, leading performance, outstanding reliability, five– to 10-day shipping and excellent customer support, it’s easy to understand why more and more businesses are making the switch to IBM FlashSystems for a more effective and more secure tomorrow.