According to a new research report from Gartner, IBM is the worldwide market leader in flash storage solid state arrays (SSAs) based on revenue for 2013.
Flash, the memory technology used in everything from mobile phones and tablet PCs to thumb drives, is taking the enterprise by storm, helping businesses large and small improve the performance of applications as well as analytics in the era of Big Data.
Since IBM FlashSystem has no spinning disks, it offers ultra high performance, extremely low latency, and lower costs from energy savings.
According to Memorial Hermann, the systems have helped the health system cut power consumption by 96 percent, cooling requirements by 95 percent and physical storage space usage by 98 percent.
In its market share analysis published June 10, Gartner identified IBM as the leader with 25 percent of the Solid State Array (SSA) market share revenue. Violin Memory and EMC were ranked first and second, respectively, in 2012.
?More customers around the globe are turning to IBM and its flash storage systems than any other company for faster access to insights from Big Data,? said Joy Bellosillo, country manager for systems and technology group at IBM Philippines.
?Big Data provides tremendous opportunity — as organizations look to gain business insight out of the building digital tsunami, more are turning to IBM flash storage as a key accelerator.”
IBM offers flash solutions across its expansive storage portfolio, including the IBM FlashSystem 840 and IBM FlashSystem V840 all-flash arrays, and the DS8000 and Storwize V7000 families of advanced storage systems, that can be configured as all-disk, all-flash (solid state drives), or hybrid (disk and flash) systems. In addition, the IBM XIV Storage System can support up to 12 terabytes of flash cache.