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Unleashing Next-Generation Data Security: Exploring the Key Selling Points of FCM4

3/28/2024 by Annette Bray

In today's digital landscape, where data security threats loom large, businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions to protect their valuable assets. Enter the FlashCore Module 4 (FCM4) from IBM, a game-changer in the realm of data storage and security. Let's delve into the key selling points that make FCM4 a must-have for businesses looking to fortify their defenses against ransomware threats and optimize their storage infrastructure.

  1. Ransomware Threat Detection (RTD) Feature: At the heart of FCM4 lies IBM's innovative Ransomware Threat Detection (RTD) feature. RTD leverages advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and inline inferencing to identify ransomware threats in record time by sampling each IO. FCM4 employs AI algorithms to analyze and train models based on a comprehensive set of features. These features include changes in compression ratio, encryption levels, data entropy, and various data access patterns. Through continuous learning, FCM4 enhances its threat detection capabilities, staying ahead of evolving ransomware tactics.
  2. Cost Efficiency and Price Reduction: Compared to its predecessor, FCM3, FCM4 offers improved cost efficiency, translating into a price reduction for users. This ensures that businesses can enhance their data security without breaking the bank, making FCM4 an attractive investment for organizations of all sizes.
  3. Interoperability with FCM3: FCM4 is designed to intermix with existing FCM3. FlashCore Module 3 can be expanded with FlashCore Modules 4 and the array will maintain the FlashCore Module 3 characteristics.
  4. Building on Existing Innovations: FCM4 builds upon IBM's existing differentiated FCM innovation over time. With features such as inline hardware compression at the drive level with no performance impact and a 3:1 guarantee, FCM4 continues to push the boundaries of data storage efficiency. Additionally, FCM4 boasts up to 38.4 TBs of raw capacity in a single drive slot, making it the densest high-performance drive in the industry. Furthermore, its extended drive life with variable voltage technology enhances reliability and longevity.

The FlashCore Module 4 (FCM4) represents a significant leap forward in data storage and security technology. With its advanced ransomware threat detection capabilities, cost efficiency, compatibility with existing infrastructure, and building on IBM's legacy of innovation, FCM4 is poised to revolutionize how businesses safeguard their data assets. For organizations seeking to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats and optimize their storage environment, FCM4 is the solution of choice.

To learn more about how FCM4 can benefit your business and to explore its features in detail, reach out to our team today. Protect your data, empower your business with FCM4.

Annette Bray


IBM Practice Manager