IBM FlashSystem A9000R Product Guide

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 27 April 2016, updated 11 August 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738455202
ISBN-13: 9780738455204
IBM Form #: REDP-5326-00
(42 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Stephen Andert, Andrew Greenfield, Detlef Helmbrecht, Lisa Martinez, David Nierhoff, Jagadeesh Papaiah, Patrick Pollard, Ann Sargent, Hank Sautter, Stephen Solewin, Kip Wagner


This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that is used in IBM FlashSystem™ A9000R, with IBM FlashSystem A9000R Software V12.0.

IBM FlashSystem A9000R is an excellent platform for industry leaders with rapidly growing cloud storage and mixed workload environments. It integrates the microsecond latency, and high availability of IBM FlashCore™ technology in a scalable, grid architecture. This rack-based offering comes integrated with the world class software features that are built with IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software. For example, comprehensive data reduction, including inline pattern removal, data deduplication and compression, helps lower total cost of ownership (TCO) while the grid architecture and IBM Hyper-Scale framework simplify and automate storage administration.

Ready for the cloud and well-suited for large deployments, FlashSystem A9000R offers fast, reliable data storage for various workloads.

Table of contents

Product highlights
Hardware architecture
Flash enclosure
IBM FlashSystem A9000R scalability
Product physical specifications
Reliability, availability, and serviceability
IBM FlashCore and 2D RAID technology
Logical architecture and functions
Storage management user interface
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