IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 18

FOCUS ON STORAGE

IOPS increase, you want a design
that maintains low response
time. All storage products will
eventually see a rise in response
time as IOPS increase. The
advantage of the FlashSystem
design is how far it maintains low
response time as IOPS increase,
delivering consistent and
predictable performance.
The I/O operation where flash
excels the most is read operations.
Flash can deliver the highest
throughput (IOPS) with 100 percent random reads and the highest
bandwidth (gigabytes per second)
with 100 percent sequential reads.
FlashSystem technology also
delivers impressive random and
sequential write performance. In
fact, random writes can be accomplished at lower latency than reads
until write management overheads
come into play (all flash products
must deal with garbage collection).
In reality, few workloads are 100
percent one flavor. Therefore,
the most important capability for
the real world is how the product
handles mixed workloads and how
hard it can be pushed while maintaining low average response time.

A Word About Software
Because a system solution is an
integration of hardware and soft-

ware, it should be no surprise that
software plays a role in solution
performance and the extent to
which FlashSystem technology can
be exploited. For insight into how
the behavior of software can complement FlashSystem technology,
see "5 Questions Can Determine
the Benefits of FlashSystem
for Your Application/Deployment"
(page 17). While a wide range
of applications and middleware
will significantly benefit from
FlashSystem, software that's
thoughtfully designed for performance and scalability can exploit
FlashSystem technology to the
extreme. For example:
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being used extensively to
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Insights is an advanced entity
analytics software solution
with sophisticated recognition
algorithms optimized to help
predict and preempt criminal
activity faster. This process is
designed to mine the overall
information landscape in real
time, bringing to light all of the
associations and occurrences
involving the same person

Learn More
Capitalizing on Smarter and Faster Insight with Flash:
IBM FlashSystem and IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight
http://theedison.com/pdf/samples_IBM_FlashSystem_
Identity_Insight_WP.pdf
High Velocity Analytics Take the Customer Experience
to the Next Level: IBM FlashSystem and IBM Tealeaf
http://theedison.com/pdf/samples_IBM_FlashSystem_
Tealeaf_WP.pdf
Protecting Information in a Smarter Data Center with the
Performance of Flash: IBM FlashSystem and IBM ProtecTIER
http://theedison.com/pdf/samples_IBM_FlashSystem_
ProtecTIER_WP.pdf

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Pairing
FlashSystem and
ProtecTIER saw

50%
better
price/
performance
than disk,

18x
less rack space
and a fraction of
the energy
To find out more
information
about IBM
FlashSystem,
contact
FastFlash@
us.ibm.com

or a group. If a questionable
situation or pattern is detected,
the system proactively
generates alerts. When paired
with FlashSystem technology,
the application saw a 100x
performance improvement
and used 24x less rack space
than disk.
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captures website interaction
from the actual users'
perspectives, similar to an
airplane's black box. Tealeaf
deployments often monitor
mission-critical websites,
capturing terabytes of data
daily and analyzing it in real
time. Prior to FlashSystem
technology, Tealeaf clients were
significantly I/O constrained
with disk. "We easily got two
times the throughput ... and the
system, despite the load, was
even more responsive for query
performance," says Tealeaf CTO
Robert Wenig. "The beauty of
the IBM FlashSystem solution is
tremendous performance with
no code changes. This is a gift."
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low-latency analytics, highspeed backup and recovery and
high-speed file ingest, as well
as to optimize data workflow,
enabling faster business
process performance. The
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file system are amplified with
FlashSystem in three ways:
1. Metadata is increasing in
size because file content is
becoming larger and broader.
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is comprised in part by
metadata operations. Using
FlashSystem technology
to store/retrieve metadata
accelerates all applications
against the cluster.
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migration of files to different


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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Protecting information
IBM Perspective: Sunny outlook on the mainframe
Techbits: Watson: your personal shopper
Infographic: How the mainframe changed our world
Partner PoV: ISVs can help mainframe customers keep up with a rapidly evolving environment
Focus on Storage: IBM FlashSystem addresses storage and application performance issues
Currents: As data consumption expands, information protection policies must be put in place
Case Study: Credit Where Credit's Due: Isracard Group devises a novel way to verify its system integrity before disaster occurs
Cover Story: A Secure Fortress: The mainframe delivers the reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness your IT shop needs
Feature: Be Proactive in Risk Management: Protecting data is crucial as your business connects in ever-increasing ways along the access superhighway
Feature: Being Risk-Aware: New IBM and Ponemon study examines the economics of IT risk and reputation
Administrator: Active/Active Sites helps distribute workloads during outages
Tech Corner: A point-in-time tool, Runtime Diagnostics can find issues in a pinch
Solutions: Reflection 2014; CA Chorus; VFTP 3.0; Lifecycle Manager; STEPLIB-Rx; Ivory VisualConnect; Mainframe Abend Assist; Linux Enterprise Server Starter System for System z
Stop Run: Together, IBM executives Pat Toole Jr. and Pat Toole St. bring more than half a century of dedication to the company
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Editor's Desk: Protecting information
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - IBM Perspective: Sunny outlook on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Techbits: Watson: your personal shopper
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Infographic: How the mainframe changed our world
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Partner PoV: ISVs can help mainframe customers keep up with a rapidly evolving environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Focus on Storage: IBM FlashSystem addresses storage and application performance issues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Currents: As data consumption expands, information protection policies must be put in place
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Case Study: Credit Where Credit's Due: Isracard Group devises a novel way to verify its system integrity before disaster occurs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Cover Story: A Secure Fortress: The mainframe delivers the reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness your IT shop needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Feature: Be Proactive in Risk Management: Protecting data is crucial as your business connects in ever-increasing ways along the access superhighway
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Feature: Being Risk-Aware: New IBM and Ponemon study examines the economics of IT risk and reputation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Administrator: Active/Active Sites helps distribute workloads during outages
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Tech Corner: A point-in-time tool, Runtime Diagnostics can find issues in a pinch
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Solutions: Reflection 2014; CA Chorus; VFTP 3.0; Lifecycle Manager; STEPLIB-Rx; Ivory VisualConnect; Mainframe Abend Assist; Linux Enterprise Server Starter System for System z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Stop Run: Together, IBM executives Pat Toole Jr. and Pat Toole St. bring more than half a century of dedication to the company
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - 2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - SE3
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