IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Business Continuity Solutions

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 25 January 2018, updated 20 March 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 system software Version 12.2.1

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 IBM FlashSystem A9000 or A9000R volumes 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 version 12.2, asynchronous replication between the IBM XIV® Gen3 and FlashSystem A9000 or A9000R is supported. Starting with Version 12.2.1, Hyper-Scale Mobility is enabled between XIV Gen3 and FlashSystem A9000 or A9000R.

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
Chapter 2. Remote mirroring
Chapter 3. HyperSwap
Chapter 4. Hyper-Scale Mobility
Chapter 5. Data migration

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