We’ve joined forces with IBM to take IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 and 900 storage arrays to levels of performance never seen before—without asking their customers to compromise endurance or break the bank. We did this by working closely with IBM engineers to tightly integrate IBM FlashCore™ technology with Micron’s FortisFlash multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology. It is through this unique engineer-to-engineer collaboration that helps IBM to raise the bar with all-flash innovation and differentiation, allowing IBM FlashSystem™ customers to take full advantage of MLC NAND flash memory’s density and cost benefits.
Through collaboration with Micron, IBM FlashSystem™ arrays were able to transition from enterprise MLC (eMLC) to Micron’s FortisFlash technology, which helped IBM engineers avoid significant cost increases while still gaining:
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IBM chose to collaborate with Micron thanks to the unique capabilities of our FortisFlash technology—but also for our hands-on engineering support and industry-leading technology expertise. Because implementing a flash solution is complex, IBM knew that their end product could gain significant performance, efficiency, and overall value from our in-depth knowledge of the NAND flash device as well as our ability to “tune” the device to their specifications. Collaboration to get their solution just right—just made sense.
“Through our relationship with Micron, IBM has been able to enhance the capacity, performance, and reliability of our FlashSystem™ arrays. This collaboration between industry leaders will enable enterprises of all sizes around the world to benefit from the power and cost savings of fully integrated and highly optimized all-flash enterprise storage solutions.”
– Mike Kuhn, Vice President of Flash Systems at IBM
Micron’s FortisFlash technology delivers these benefits to enterprise application developers: