IBM FlashSystem 9200R

What IBM FlashSystem 9200R can do for your business

Based on IBM FlashSystem™ 9200, IBM FlashSystem 9200R 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 9200R is delivered assembled, with installation and configuration completed by IBM, allowing you to easily add new technologies with confidence to your multicloud solutions.

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IBM FlashSystem 9200R Benefits

Accelerate business execution

Unlock the value of your data and accelerate business execution with end-to-end NVMe-powered IBM FlashCore technology and SCM support for even lower latency.

Increase ROI

Transform IT infrastructure while increasing ROI by leveraging the power of IBM Spectrum Virtualize to extend a rich set of data services across all your storage systems.

Optimize storage efficiency

AI-powered IBM Storage Insights uses predictive analytics to optimize storage and networking, delivering proactive capabilities to streamline support.

Hybrid multicloud enabled

Enable enterprises across public, private, and traditional environments. Grow your hybrid multicloud with the flexibility to start small and scale up as business demands or client adoption grows.

Easily integrate

Provide storage services including snapshots and replication. Integrates with existing infrastructure, including IBM Cloud Private, Kubernetes, Docker containers, VMware, Vsphere and more.

Centralize administration

Streamlines management of more than 500 storage systems from a single pane of glass, enabling centralized, consolidated administration.

Better way to grow

Buy a FlashSystem 9200R and virtualize your existing storage at no additional cost.

Key features of the IBM FlashSystem 9200R

IBM built and tested, complete storage system

IBM FlashSystem 9200R is a complete, IBM validated, IBM tested storage system with simplified ordering, delivered assembled, with installation and configuration provided by IBM. 40 hours of IBM Lab Services support is included to assist with setup and deployment.

Capabilities that can be deployed across hybrid cloud environments

Learn more about IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

Available on IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Srervices (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud works together with IBM FlashSystem 9200R to deliver consistent data management between on-premises storage and public cloud. Move data and applications between on-premises and public cloud, implement new DevOps strategies, use public cloud for disaster recovery without the cost of a second data center, or improve cyber resiliency with “air gap” cloud snapshots.

Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ provides the data services foundation for IBM FlashSystem 9200R. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 500 IBM and non-IBM heterogeneous storage systems: automated data movement, synchronous and asynchronous copy services either on-premises or to the public cloud, high availability configurations, storage tiering and data reduction technologies including deduplication, among many others.

Modernize your business with end-to-end NVMe

IBM FlashSystem 9200R is NVMe-optimized, with support for NVMe over fabrics for the highest end-to-end storage performance. NVMe flash drives accelerate workloads and lower storage latency to accelerate application performance and business productivity. IBM FlashCore innovations include a hardware-accelerated NVM architecture and advanced flash management features that not only increase flash endurance, but also accelerate performance while reducing latency.

Transform from traditional to new technologies

IBM FlashSystem 9200R offers the unique advantages of FlashCore technology deeply integrated with the software-defined capabilities, including IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Storage Insights helping you to bridge from traditional to new technologies.

AI-driven management and proactive support

Learn more about IBM Storage Insights

IBM Storage Insights can help you better understand trends in storage capacity and performance and expedite resolution when support is required. Storage Insights monitors the health, capacity and performance for IBM block storage and external storage under management and networking from Broadcom and Cisco on a single pane of glass. Using predictive AI-based analytics, it helps identify potential issues before they become problems. When support is needed, it helps speed resolution by simplifying tickets and automating log uploads.

Bringing enterprise services to containers

IBM FlashSystem 9200R delivers the performance, data efficiency, protection, and agility your containers deserve, bringing enterprise storage services to your container environment to help you exceed your business goals. Engineered to open standards with support for CSI and featuring block, file and object storage resources. Enabling you to build and deploy enterprise class scale-out microservices with the productivity, security and enterprise availability that only IBM can bring you.

IBM Easy Tier®

IBM Easy Tier provides automatic migration of frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage. You can balance performance needs against infrastructure costs in a tiered storage environment.

Peace of mind with IBM FlashWatch

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IBM FlashWatch guarantees provide outstanding peace of mind for IBM FlashSystem 9200R, since every implementation includes a package of guarantees, upgrade programs and extended support options that can help lower deployment and operational risks, reduce maintenance outlays and enhance infrastructure, among many other benefits. Included in the "FlashWatch" program are the IBM data reduction guarantee, the IBM availability guarantee, the Storage Expert Care support, along with the flash endurance guarantee and others.

Data resilience is of critical importance in the digital era. You need to be protected from and able to quickly recover from data destructive events of any kind, including natural disasters, cyber-attacks and human error. IBM FlashSystem 9200, built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, provides the ultimate in data resilience with high availability, business continuance and data security features including non disruptive data migration and remote mirroring using IBM HyperSwap technology, a 100% data availability guarantee or “six nines” availability, isolated and immutable copies with Safeguarded Copy, hardware-accelerated data-at-rest encryption and more.

Storage Expert Care

IBM Storage Expert Care Premium service and support is simple. Get exclusive benefits such as a dedicated Technical Account Manager, access to IBM Storage Insights Pro, remove code loads and even faster response times with predictable and upfront pricing that is a fixed percentage of the system cost.

Data reduction options

Improve efficiency with data reduction pools that feature block deduplication and compression. In addition, SCSI UNMAP, which allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. IBM FlashSystem 9200R offers data reduction enabling to deliver higher performance for compressed data. The benefits include reduced acquisition cost, reduced rack space, and lower power and cooling costs throughout the lifetime of the system.