IBM FlashSystem 840 Product Guide

IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 16 January 2014, updated 13 February 2015

Authors: Orlando Karen, Carsten Larsen


The IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 storage system delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, helping clients around the world address performance issues with their most important applications and infrastructure. IBM FlashSystem 840 is designed to provide scalable performance for the most demanding enterprise class applications, including virtualized or bare-metal OLTP and OLAP databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications, and cloud environments.

February 6, 2015 - Updated to add the latest R1.3 information for the new 1300W power supply option and GUI productivity information


This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes IBM FlashSystem™ 840. Today's global organizations depend upon the ability to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data, and they need to be able to do it faster than the competition. Flash technology has changed the economics of today's data center by eliminating storage bottlenecks. Flash technology has redefined the performance, efficiency, and reliability of data-intensive applications.

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