In-line with last weeks’ announcements from IBM, we published the new IBM Redbooks Product Guide : IBM FlashSystem 900 TIPS1261
Here are 5 interesting facts to know about IBM FlashSystem 900:
1. Implement FlashSystem 900 when speed is critical.
IBM FlashSystem 900 is designed to accelerate the applications that drive business. Powered by IBM FlashCore Technology, FlashSystem 900 delivers high performance at lower cost:
90us/155us read/write latency
Up to 1.1 million random read 4 K IOPS
Up to 10 GB/second read bandwidth
2. Employ FlashSystem 900 for high capacity business needs.
IBM FlashSystem 900 has 12 hot-swappable IBM MicroLatency™ storage modules: 1.2 TB. 2.9 TB, and 5.7 TB IBM. This is a 40% increase in capacity per module with up to 10% lower cost per TB over the IBM FlashSystem 840.
3. FlashSystem 900 provides higher density and the same or greater performance than its predecessor.
IBM FlashSystem 900 employs 20nm MLC chips with IBM-enhanced Micron MLC technology for higher storage density and improved endurance.
4. FlashSystem 900 is highly scalable.
FlashSystem 900 is configurable 2.4 - 57 TB of capacity for increased flexibility. Many granular capacity points are possible due to the 3 choices in flash module capacity:
Using feature code AF23 (1.2 TB)
Start with 2.4 TB and grow to 4.8 TB 7.2 TB 9.6 TB, or 12 TB
Using feature code AF24 (2.9 TB)
Start with 5.8 TB and grow to 11.6 TB, 17.4 TB, 23.2 TB, or 29 TB
Using AF25 (5.7 TB)
Start with 11.4 TB and grow to 22.8 TB, 34.2 TB, 45.6 TB, or 57 TB
5. FlashSystem 900 is easy to integrate in VMware environments.
FlashSystem 900 is easy to integrate with VMware VASA via IBM Storage Integrated Server to exploit the following features:
Greater communication between vSphere and FlashSystem
Ability of vSphere to monitor and directly manage FlashSystem allowing greater efficiencies
Integration of VASA Unmap for greater storage efficiency
For more details on the new IBM FlashSystem 900, powered by IBM FlashCore technology, read the IBM Redbooks Product Guide : IBM FlashSystem 900 TIPS1261