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IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 Product Guide

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide


Published on 04 April 2019, updated 10 July 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457558
ISBN-13: 9780738457550
IBM Form #: REDP-5467-01

Authors: Detlef Helmbrecht, Jon Herd and Eike Schenk

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    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. Thus, they unleash the power of demanding applications, including these:

    • Online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytical databases
    • Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs)
    • Technical computing applications
    • 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 inline 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. You can couple this product with either 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 16 Gbps NVMe over Fibre Channel, or 40 Gbps InfiniBand connectivity. Thus, the IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 provides extreme performance to existing and next generation infrastructure.

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