IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 Product Guide

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 28 December 2018

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IBM Form #: REDP-5467-01

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Authors: Detlef Helmbrecht, Jon Herd, Eike Schenk


Today’s global organizations depend on the ability to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytical databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments.

Easy to deploy and manage, IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3 is designed to accelerate the applications that drive your business. Powered by IBM FlashCore® Technology, IBM FlashSystem Model AE3 provides the following characteristics:

  • Accelerate business-critical workloads, real-time analytics, and cognitive applications with the consistent microsecond latency and extreme reliability of IBM FlashCore technology
  • Improve performance and help lower cost with new in-line data compression
  • Help reduce capital and operational expenses with IBM enhanced 3D triple-level cell (3D TLC) flash
  • Protect critical data assets with patented IBM Variable Stripe RAID™
  • Power faster insights with IBM FlashCore including hardware-accelerated nonvolatile memory (NVM) architecture, purpose-engineered IBM MicroLatency® modules and advanced flash management

FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 can be configured in capacity points as low as 14.4 TB to 180 TB usable and up to 360 TB effective capacity after RAID 5 protection and compression. Coupled with either 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 16 Gbps NVMe over FC, or 40 Gbps InfiniBand connectivity, the IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 provides extreme performance to existing and next generation infrastructure.

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