Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3

An IBM Redbooks publication

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

Published 22 March 2018, updated 11 June 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738442909
ISBN-13: 9780738442907
IBM Form #: SG24-8414-00
(394 pages)

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Authors: Detlef Helmbrecht, Jim Cioffi, Jon Herd, Jeffrey Irving, Christian Karpp, Volker Kiemes, Carsten Larsen, Adrian Orban


Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, powered by IBM FlashCore® technology, 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 analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3. It provides in-depth knowledge of the product architecture, software and hardware, implementation, and hints and tips. Also illustrated are use cases that show real-world solutions for tiering, flash-only, and preferred-read, and also examples of the benefits gained by integrating the FlashSystem storage into business environments.

This book is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators, and for anyone who wants to understand how to implement this new and exciting technology.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. FlashSystem storage introduction
Chapter 2. IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 architecture
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. IBM FlashSystem 900 client host attachment and implementation
Chapter 6. Using IBM FlashSystem 900
Chapter 7. Configuring settings
Chapter 8. Product integration
Chapter 9. Use cases and solutions
Chapter 10. Hints and tips

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