IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R.

FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era.

Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, and a highly intuitive user interface simplifies management. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R transform technology infrastructure into business innovation.

From a functional standpoint, FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R take advantage of most of the software-defined storage features that are offered by the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software, including multi-tenancy and business continuity functions.

This publication is intended for those individuals who need to plan, install, tailor, and configure FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R.

For detailed information about configuration, management, and replication functions and their usage, refer to the following publications:
IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family Storage Configuration and Usage for IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM Flashsystem A9000R and IBM XIV Gen3, SG24-8376
IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Replication Solutions, REDP-5401
IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R and IBM XIV Storage System Host Attachment and Interoperability, SG24-8368

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 2. Logical architecture and concepts
Chapter 3. Hardware and technology
Chapter 4. Capacity planning and management
Chapter 5. Installation requirements
Chapter 6. Performance
Chapter 7. Monitoring and troubleshooting


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