This appendix introduces the IBM Flash Express feature available on the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) server.
Flash memory is a non-volatile computer storage technology. It was introduced on the market decades ago. Flash memory is commonly used today in memory cards, USB flash drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), and similar products for general storage and transfer of data.
Until recently, the high cost per gigabyte and limited capacity of SSDs restricted deployment of these drives to specific applications. Recent advances in SSD technology ...