IBM FlashCore® technology
IBM FlashCore technology provides consistent high performance, microsecond latency, enterprise-grade reliability and many operational and cost efficiencies. This innovative technology integrates a powerful, highly parallel architecture with industry-leading software-defined storage capabilities.
Business-critical reliability and availability
In addition to business-critical levels of reliability, FlashSystem V9000 allows you to operate in a highly available environment. IBM HyperSwap provides concurrent access to a single copy of data from data centers up to 300 km (186 miles) apart. Furthermore, a hot spare capability enables the system to switch to a standby engine very rapidly, restoring full redundancy and performance in seconds.
Effective storage management
Increase effective storage capacity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize compression technologies. Improve storage administrator productivity through automated on-demand storage provisioning.
Advanced copy services
IBM FlashSystem V9000 allows you to copy data across multiple storage systems synchronously and asynchronously with Metro Mirror and Global Mirror. IBM FlashCopy allows you to take independent and/or incremental snapshots of your data at regular intervals.
Integration of your existing storage environment
IBM FlashSystem V9000 can function as a feature-rich, software-defined storage layer that virtualizes and extends the functionality of managed storage. Because the storage is virtualized, volumes can be nondisruptively moved between external and internal storage capacity. This functionality enables agile integration into your existing storage environments with seamless data migration between IBM FlashSystem V9000 and legacy storage systems.
Gain storage visibility, insight, and control
Available at no charge, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights provides a single dashboard that gives you a clear view of all your IBM block storage. You’ll be able to make better decisions by seeing trends in performance and capacity. Storage health information enables you to focus on areas needing attention and when IBM support is needed, Storage Insights simplifies uploading logs, speeds resolution with online configuration data, and provides an overview of open tickets all in one place.
Data reduction options
Choose between inline hardware compression for ultra-high performance and data reduction pools for capacity-optimized workloads. Data reduction pools feature block deduplication and compression. In addition, SCSI UNMAP, which will allow you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data.
IBM Data Reduction Guarantee
IBM guarantees storage savings of up to 80% and outstanding performance when you deploy compression. Get 2:1 sight unseen guarantee, or 5:1 with a validated workload.
IBM Flash Upgrade Program
Upgrade your all-flash array controllers after three years. The IBM Flash Upgrade Program covers the replacement with a next-generation control enclosure, excluding priced, optional features such as drives, adapters and cables. The delivery and setup of the new controllers will follow the standard ordering and installation process for the new controller. IBM will replace (with trade-in) controllers on all-flash arrays to equivalent next-generation controllers including NVME, if available.
All-flash Array High-Availability Guarantee
This high-availability guarantee is designed to eliminate IBM Storage system downtime worries. When you deploy a high-availability configuration utilizing IBM HyperSwap® with IBM System Lab Services, IBM offers zero interruption to data availability protection during the guarantee period.