IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.1 is now available on Fix Central as refresh pack 5.2-TIV-TPC-RP0001 (Storage Management)

The refresh pack is a no-license package similar to the fix packs that have been previously used for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. It is called a refresh pack because it contains new function, therefore, the mod level was incremented. Due to the reduction of files for the installation, the files for all platforms are included in a single fix object. The entry in Fix Central also includes the IBM Jazz for Service Management V1.1.0.3 fix pack, which is required for V5.2.1 of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center..

Read more here: IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2.1 is now available on Fix Central as refresh pack 5.2-TIV-TPC-RP0001 (Storage Management).

IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution

Storage capacity and performance requirements are growing faster than ever before, and the costs of managing this growth are depleting more of the IT budget. IBM® FlashSystem™ V840 Enterprise Performance Solution (FlashSystem V840) has changed the economics of today’s data center by eliminating storage bottlenecks, and its software-defined storage features simplify data management, improve data security, and preserve your investments in storage.

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SLC vs MLC – does it matter any more? | Storage Swiss – Storage Switzerland

 

SLC vs MLC – does it matter any more?

When an IT professional starts looking into solid state drives (SSDs) they quickly learn that flash is very different from magnetic disk drives. Flash employs a much more complex write and erase process than traditional hard disk drive (HDD) technology does, a process that impacts performance, reliability and the device’s lifespan (flash eventually wears out). To address potential concerns, vendors have historically sold different types of flash, with the more expensive SLC (Single-Level Cell) being used in more critical environments. But with advances in controller technologies, is the more economical MLC (Multi-Level Cell) good enough for the enterprise?