New FlashSystem 900 AE3: Compression Always-On
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FlashSystem 900 is the core of our All-Flash Array series for distributed. It is the heart of the FlashSystem V9000, based on IBM Spectrum Virtualize code, and of the FlashSystem A9000, which uses the IBM Spectrum Accelerate/XIV code base to enable advanced functions, copy services and deduplication.
The new FlashSystem 900 AE3 model, which has been announced in October, is now generally available, building a new generation of our FlashSystem family. FlashSystem is an ultra-dense, ultra low-latency system, which now comes with three times the storage density compared to the previous generation in only 2U. This has been achieved with a new version of flash cells – IBM-enhanced 3D TLC (Triple-Level Cell) NAND flash technology.
As before, each FlashSystem 900 can host up to 12 MicroLatency flash modules, but these have much bigger capacities now, of 3.6 TB, 8.5 TB or 18 TB each. And, they have hard
The SKLM external key manager for encryption is now also supported, with AES-256 encryption on the MicroLatency modules. The new FlashSystem 900 code also introduces a new user interface ("UI") with a similar look and feel like other recent IBM storage solutions, like the SVC V8.1 code base, for a consistent management experience across all platforms.
Connectivity is via Fibre Channel, or QDR InfiniBand.