Nobody likes a noisy neighbor, especially in the world of cloud computing. The cloud is a multi-tenant environment, meaning a single architecture hosts multiple clients’ applications and data. The noisy neighbor effect occurs when a cloud computing infrastructure co-tenant monopolizes bandwidth, disk I/O, CPU and other resources. This can negatively affect other users’ cloud computing performance, causing virtual applications’ performance to suffer. Having a cloud service requires an infrastructure that can adapt, grow, and provide a consistent response under any workload. This is where we see the next evolution of cloud computing, hybrid cloud, changing the game. So, let’s skip the public cloud vs. private cloud debate. With hybrid cloud, public clouds, private clouds and severs can all work together as one platform.
Incorporating hybrid cloud capabilities, IBM Storage recently introduced its IBM FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R. The new grid architecture is designed for hybrid cloud, allowing users get the advantages of various infrastructures or deployments in one integrated environment. The A9000 scales via IBM Hyper-Scale Manger, which allows administrators to manage multiple systems from a single pane of glass. The A9000R, because of its grid-scale, is positioned for large deployments. Incoming data is spread across existing resources and partitions are protected on the flash enclosure, instead of replicating data. Both the FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R come with integrated software. As all-flash storage platforms, these new IBM FlashSystem solutions are designed to address the most demanding requirements of cloud, analytics, mobile and social applications. Click these links for an overview of the IBM FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R.
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