This IBM® Redpaper® Product Guide describes the IBM Storage FlashSystem® 9500 solution, which is a next-generation IBM Storage FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability (HA) of IBM Storage Virtualize.
Often, applications exist that are foundational to the operations and success of an enterprise. These applications might function as prime revenue generators, guide or control important tasks, or provide crucial business intelligence, among many other jobs. Whatever their purpose, they are mission critical to the organization. They demand the highest levels of performance, functionality, security, and availability. They also must be protected against the newer threat of cyberattacks.
To support such mission-critical applications, enterprises of all types and sizes turn to the IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500.
IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Storage Virtualize, including the following examples:
Data reduction and deduplication
Replication and data copy services
Transparent Cloud Tiering
IBM HyperSwap® including 3-site replication for HA
Scale-out and scale-up configurations that further enhance capacity and throughput for better availability
This Redpaper applies to IBM Storage Virtualize V8.6.
Flash for less than the cost of disk
Advanced data services
IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500 enclosures overview
IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500R rack
Placing your IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500 in your infrastructure
Features of IBM FlashSystem 9500 version 8.6
Current release functions
IBM FlashSystem 9500 GUI
IBM FlashSystem 9500 hardware component overview
Scaling up and scaling out
Manageability and security
Options and feature codes
Physical and electrical specifications
Software and licensing
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