What IBM FlashSystem® 9500R can do for your business

Based on IBM FlashSystem® 9500, IBM FlashSystem 9500R is an IBM tested and validated rack solution, designed for the most demanding environments. With the extreme performance of end-to-end Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), the innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology, the ultra-low latency of Storage Class Memory (SCM), the rich features of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize and AI predictive storage management and proactive support by Storage Insights.  FlashSystem 9500R is delivered assembled, with installation and configuration completed by IBM, allowing you to easily add new technologies with confidence to your multicloud solutions.


Key features

Get setup and deployment assistance

Procure a complete, IBM validated and tested storage system through simplified ordering, with IBM installation and configuration, including 40 hours of IBM Lab Services support.

Deploy capabilities across hybrid cloud

Use IBM Spectrum Virtualize for consistent data management between on-premises storage and public cloud.

Build with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

Access a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 500 IBM and non-IBM heterogeneous storage systems.

Modernize with end-to-end NVMe

Accelerate workloads and lower storage latency with NVMe-optimized IBM FlashSystem 9500R, with support for NVMe over fabrics for end-to-end storage performance.

Transform from traditional to new technologies

Leverage the unique advantages of IBM FlashCore technology deeply integrated with software-defined capabilities, including IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Storage Insights.

Gain AI-driven management and proactive support

Better understand trends in storage capacity and performance with IBM Storage Insights to expedite resolution of issues.

Bring enterprise services to containers

Build and deploy enterprise class scale-out microservices with full availability for the performance, data efficiency, protection and agility your containers deserve.

Migrate with IBM Easy Tier®

Automatically migrate frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage.

Maintain strong data resilience

Protect your data and quickly recover from destructive events of any kind, including natural disasters, cyberattacks and human error.

Get IBM Storage Expert Care benefits

Enjoy exclusive benefits that service and support your system, with predictable upfront pricing.

Customize with data reduction options

Reduce acquisition costs, decrease rack space, and lower power and cooling costs while delivering higher performance.

Flexible consumption and financing options

IBM Storage as a Service

Access proven hybrid cloud storage as a service. Combine cloud agility with the control of on-premises storage – all supported and maintained by IBM experts.

IBM Storage Utility

Procure hybrid cloud flash storage your way. Manage fluctuating storage demands by only paying for capacity as you consume it.

IBM Global Financing

Review flexible payment options from the industry’s top IT financier to accelerate your hybrid cloud storage strategy.


Analyst reports

2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays

IBM has been positioned as a leader for the 14th time in a row in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays.

ESG: FlashSystem the Centerpiece of the IBM One-platform Approach

Learn how one platform can maximize your economic efficiency with a powerful and flexible storage architecture.

ESG Report: IBM FlashSystem Family: Ease of Use for All Environments

Learn how IBM is simplifying the complexities of modern IT with faster, smarter, more economical storage.

Data sheets and solution briefs

IBM FlashSystem 9500R data sheet

Learn more about this complete, rack-based, IBM validated and implemented storage solution with ultra-high throughput and NVMe-optimized flash performance.

IBM FlashSystem 9500 data sheet

Learn how IBM FlashSystem 9500 helps accelerate business applications with NVMe and IBM FlashCore technology.

IBM FlashSystem family data sheet

Learn how IBM FlashSystem family has efficient all-flash and hybrid solutions with enterprise-class performance and functionality.

IBM FlashSystem drives high-performance cyber resilience solutions

Learn how to deploy IBM FlashSystem for powerful cyber resilience solutions.

Modern business resilience solutions

See how IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus and IBM Cloud® Object Storage combine with IBM FlashSystem to modernize business resilience.

Hardware and software support for IBM Storage, IBM Power® and IBM Z®

Optimize your support model with tiered service options

IBM Premium Support Services streamlines the entire support process by leveraging analytics tools and dedicated support specialists.

Upgrade warranty and maintenance for IBM Storage

Maintain the highest level of availability with best-in-class IT support and keep your mission-critical systems running smoothly.

IDC MarketScape names IBM as a Leader in Support Services

Based on the IDC study, 85% of enterprises mentioned support services as a key differentiator when choosing a vendor to purchase data center systems.

Other resources

Flash Buyer's Guide

Learn how flash storage gives you a strong competitive advantage and offers the best fit for your requirements.

IBM FlashSystem financing options

Get started today with IBM FlashSystem family customized payment plans and leases.

Red Hat® Ansible and IBM Storage

IBM is a Red Hat certified support module vendor, providing simple management, provisioning, workflow orchestration and more.