IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Business Continuity Solutions

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 05 January 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456594
ISBN-13: 9780738456591
IBM Form #: REDP-5401-02
(178 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Mariya Atanasova, Matthew DiVito, Petar Kalachev, Lisa Martinez, Markus Oscheka, Axel Westphal


This edition applies to FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R , Model 415 and 425 with Storage Software Version 12.2

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. Starting with software Version 12.2, asynchronous cross-gen mirroring with XIV Gen3 is supported, as well as Hyper-Scale Mobility between FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R in any combination.

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.

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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