IBM FlashSystem v9000

IBM’s premier Tier 1 all-flash storage system

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution. FlashSystem V9000 delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology plus a rich set of storage virtualization features.

IBM FlashSystem V9000 performs better, costs less, and integrates more easily than any other enterprise storage solution.

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 delivers value into your unique data center environment through scalable performance, enduring economics, and agile integration.

Today, IT infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, which means that crucial business questions become information technology questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can we afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in the right answers, then the value of IBM FlashSystem™ skyrockets.

FlashSystem V9000 offers the advantages of software-defined storage at the speed of flash. These all-flash storage systems deliver the full capabilities of the hardware-accelerated I/O provided by FlashCore Technology. FlashSystem V9000 also delivers the enterprise reliability of MicroLatency™ modules and advanced flash management, coupled with a rich set of the features found in the most advanced software-defined storage solutions. These include Real-time Compression, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services and high-availability configurations.

  • Accelerate critical applications with the scalable performance of IBM® FlashCore™ Technology
  • Deploy all-flash storage for less than the cost of hard-disk drives (HDDs) with IBM Real-time Compression™
  • Harness the power of data using storage virtualization powered by the ultra-low response times of IBM MicroLatency™
  • Accelerate time to value with agile, easy-to-implement, fully-integrated systems
  • Protect your data with a full suite of disaster-recovery tools including snapshots, clones and replication
  • Achieve advanced virtualization, provisioning and performance management with IBM Virtual Storage Center
  • Leverage advanced flash management features including IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ technology, IBM-engineered error correction codes, overprovisioning capabilities, ultra-fast write buffers and hardware-based data offloads
  • Achieve even higher capacity densities than previous IBM FlashSystem models and leverage an offload encryption engine, high-speed internal interfaces, and full hot swap and storage capacity scale-out capabilities
  • Provide flexibility and extend functionality to virtualized external storage capacity with management of up to 32 PB of external storage by a single IBM FlashSystem V9000 array
FlashSystem V9000 – base configuration

Models 9846/8-AC2, 9846/8-AE2
Flash type IBM Enhanced MLC
Flash module configuration 4 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 1.3 TB, 8 x 1.3 TB, 10 x 1.3 TB, 12 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 2.9 TB, 8 x 2.9 TB, 10 x 2.9 TB, 12 x 2.9 TB, 6 x 5.7 TB, 8 x 5.7 TB, 10 x 5.7 TB, 12 x 5.7 TB
Maximum storage capacity Internal storage enclosure(s): Scalable from 2 TB (usable) up to 456 TB (usable) with full scale-out of control enclosures Effective internal: From 10 TB to 2.2 PB with full scale-out of control enclosures (at 80% reduction)External: Up to 32 PB usable capacity

Maximum performance fixed building block (100% read, cache miss)

Minimum latency (4K) 200 ľs
IOPS (4K) 526,000
Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s

Maximum performance – scalable building block (100% read, cache miss)

Minimum latency (4K) 200 ľs
IOPS (4K) 630,000
Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s

Maximum performance – scaled out (100% read, 4 building blocks)

Latency (4K) 200 ľs
IOPS (4K) 2,520,000
Bandwidth (128K) 19.2 GB/s
IOPS (4K) using Real-time Compression 1,200,000
RAS features Two-dimensional flash RAID? Module-level IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ ? System-level RAID 5 across modules Hot-swappable flash modules Tool-less module installation/replacement Concurrent code load Redundant and hot-swappable components
Encryption Data-at-rest AES-XTS 256
FlashSystem V9000 fixed building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel 10 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8 x 10 Gb Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) 8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
FlashSystem V9000 scalable building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel 16 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel 8 x 10 Gb FCoE 8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
Virtualization software model 5639-RR7
Shared SMP processor configuration Two Intel Xeon E5 v2 Series eight-core processors
Processor memory 64 GB per engine
Dimensions (height x width x depth) 6U x 445 mm x 761 mm (6U x 17.5 in. x 29.96 in.)
Weight 94 kg (206 lb) fully loaded
IBM:FlashSystem V9000, 2015

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