The IBM storage systems are intelligent, efficient and work automatically to enable the best possible IT infrastructure. The IBM storage systems are the leading offerings in their class. The IBM Flash Storage Systems work with what is known as flash memory. That makes them more energy efficient and faster at the same time. They are scalable so that they can be adapted to the conditions of your wallet on the one hand and the needs of your company on the other. The IBM Flash and the IBM storage systems can be combined to form an IBM hybrid in which an IBM Flash storage combination forms the core. This ensures optimal performance thanks to the IBM Flash and saves costs thanks to the IBM storage systems. Special software allows the IBM Flash storage combination to work together in an IBM Hybrid without restricting the speed. The goal is to keep data access speed high, data storage capacity high, and price low. The first time you read about an IBM Flash storage combination, one wonders how can they go together? Fast flash memory is not storage and storage is not flash memory, but a combination of fire and water does not seem conceivable either. But if you combine fire and water you get steam. The steam drives a turbine and the turbine generates electricity. With an IBM Flash storage combination you get an IBM Hybrid. The IBM Hybrid drives your business and that turns it into a profit.