Whenever as a technology enthusiast I think of IBM, first words that come to the mind is INNOVATION and TRUST. The convergence of these two words for an UNO brand-name is a magnificent achievement in itself.
How IBM stays true to the words, starting with innovation IBM FCM technology has been true marvel with industry leading research and a grand example of how to re-invent the wheel, in this case Solid Sate Media. While the entire SAN community relies on commodity SSD for their fulfilment needs IBM focuses on delivery of impactful innovation. IBM simplifies things by using a combination of SLC and latest QLC based media in a single form-factor to bring the best of both the worlds.
When it comes to trust, IBM follows the latest NIST standard for cryptography FIPS 140-3 in their FCM-3 modules which leads the industry by sheer innovation prowess in the tech domain. While the competitors still rely on the predecessor FIPS 140-2, IBM makes sure that its customers avail every penny worth benefit they spent on IBM for the trust they put in.
Refer the product guide : https://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp5668.pdf
What is FIPS ?
FIPS stands for Federal Information Processing standards, which is a security standards program for cryptographic modules and defines different levels of cryptographic protection for sensitive data.
Why is it important ?
Government organizations and contractors must often comply with FIPS standards in order to mitigate the risk of data breaches/data spills. In many organizations, non-compliance with FIPS standards could also result in loss of authorization to operate (ATO) and/or other disciplinary actions.
Right from the horse's mouth -
What does the new standard mean? “Any product that adheres to the international standard—known as ISO 19790—will therefore use an encryption approach that is acceptable both within and outside the United States. This should streamline a manufacturer’s process for bringing a device to market because it reduces redundancy for companies trying to sell products internationally.”