IBM FlashSystem 9500
End-to-end NVMe-accelerated all-flash arrays designed for your most demanding workloads
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IBM FlashSystem® 9500 combines the performance of flash and end-to-end Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology, so you can easily add in the hybrid cloud solutions that best support your most critical demands.

Proprietary IBM FlashCore® modules with Arm processors provide FlashSystem platforms with increased density storage with low latency access and strong security.

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Features High performance redundancy

Up to 4.5 Petabytes of effective data storage in an efficient a 4U storage enclosure drawer with networked-based replication across 3 sites to prevent a single point of failure.

Scalable for environments of any size

Smart, self-optimizing containerized solution is easily managed, enabling organizations to overcome storage challenges as they grow.

Affordable, high-value solution

High-density tiers of flash storage in an affordable package includes compression, new QLC flash-based technology and AI-powered predictive analytics.

Agile integration

Migrate data with fully integrated system management, application-aware data services and high-value features such as FIPS 140-3 Level 1 encryption, full hot-swap and powerful, efficient inline compression capabilities.

Multicloud enabled

Migrate to and from supported cloud providers for hybrid cloud integration, or create multicloud solutions.

Rock-solid resilience

Safeguarded Copy protects our data from cyberattacks with immutable, isolated copies that cannot be altered or deleted, but can be quickly restored to support recovery.

Strong security

Proprietary IBM FlashCore modules provide high-capacity storage for greater space and processing efficiency and stronger security.

Top Rated for 2022

IBM FlashSystem wins on TrustRadius

IBM FlashSystem has won a Top Rated award from TrustRadius for Enterprise Flash Array Storage Solutions based on its excellent customer satisfaction ratings.

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Maximum bandwidth (reads): 100 GB per second
Response times (reads): <50 microseconds
Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure**: 4.5 PB3 (4U enclosure)
Processor/PCIe Gen: Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIe
Maximum front-end host ports: 48
FlashCore module capacities supported: 4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB
Storage class memory drive capacities supported: 1.6 TB

Use cases:

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Server and desktop virtualization
  • Production database
  • Containers
  • In-memory database
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