IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture, Implementation, and Usage

An IBM Redbooks publication

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


This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R.

FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore™ technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era.

Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, while a new, highly intuitive user interface simplifies management. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R transform technology infrastructure into business innovation.

From a functional standpoint, FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R take advantage of most of the software-defined storage features that are offered by the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software, including multi-tenancy and business continuity functions.

This book contains numerous illustrations about how to manage and configure the storage system, by using the new user interface.

This publication is intended for those individuals who need to plan, install, tailor, and configure FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 2. Logical architecture and concepts
Chapter 3. Hardware and technology
Chapter 4. Capacity planning and management
Chapter 5. Installation requirements
Chapter 6. Management tools
Chapter 7. Storage management and configuration
Chapter 8. Security
Chapter 9. Multi-tenancy
Chapter 10. Host attachment
Chapter 11. Performance
Chapter 12. Data migration with IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 13. Monitoring and troubleshooting


Publish Date
05 July 2016

Last Update
11 August 2016

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