IBM FlashSystem 9100 Architecture, Performance, and Implementation

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Updated 17 December 2018

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Authors: Jon Tate, Andrew Greenfield, Jon Herd, Corne Lottering, Tony Pacheco, Jagadeesh Papaiah, Thomas Ploski, Stephen Solewin, Leandro Torolho, Al Watson


IBM® FlashSystem 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize — all in a powerful 2U storage system. Providing intensive data driven multi-cloud storage capacity, FlashSystem 9100 is deeply integrated with the software defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage™ allowing you to easily add in the multi-cloud solutions that best support your business.
In this book we discuss the product features, planning steps, architecture, installation, configuration, and hints and tips.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem 9100 Introduction
Chapter 2. IBM FlashSystem 9100 Architecture
Chapter 3. Data Reduction and Tools
Chapter 4. Planning
Chapter 5. Scalability
Chapter 6. Installation and configuration
Chapter 7. Configuring Settings
Chapter 8. Hints and tips

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