IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Business Continuity Solutions

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 19 July 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738456268
ISBN-13: 9780738456263
IBM Form #: REDP-5401-01
(160 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Markus Oscheka, Deepthi Anne, Roger Eriksson, Detlef Helmbrecht, Lisa Martinez, Bruce Spell


IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R provide copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode.

Furthermore, support for IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility enables a seamless migration of volumes from one IBM FlashSystem A9000 to another with no interference to the host.

Starting with software level V12.1, the IBM HyperSwap® feature delivers always-on, high availability (HA) storage service for storage volumes in a production environment.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R replication and business continuity functions.

This publication specifically applies to IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, and does not address other members of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Remote connectivity with IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 2. Remote mirroring with IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 3. HyperSwap
Chapter 4. IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility with IBM FlashSystem A9000
Chapter 5. Data migration with IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R

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