IBM is touting massive DS2 Database performance gains by employing solid state drives and using software tools, like those present in the “targeted data placement” smarts of the IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS), in zSeries and DS8000 environments. An 80 percent reduction in the physical storage footprint and energy savings of up to 90 percent are also possible, IBM reckons.
Here’s an example that might provide a compelling business case for organizations considering the technology:
A banking institution running on the System Storage DS8000, DB2 for zOS and SAP, can improve their business performance by more than 30% and reduced their physical storage footprint by 60% and thereby reducing their energy consumption by more than 70%. Improved performance and reduced costs in energy can shift the focus on the company’s information and generating a new of intelligence to anticipate new customers’ demands.
SSDs are also gaining ground in IBM’s other product lines namely becoming options in System x, System Storage DS8000 (as mentioned above) and all POWER6 systems.
Source: Press Release