All-flash arrays offering industry-leading performance, agile integration and enduring economics
IBM FlashSystem® V9000 is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution. FlashSystem V9000 delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology plus a rich set of storage virtualization features.
FlashSystem V9000 delivers industry-leading value to enterprises along three dimensions: Scalable Performance, Enduring Economics, and Agile Integration
Today, IT infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, which means that crucial business questions become information technology questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can we afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in the right answers, then the value of IBM FlashSystem™ skyrockets.
FlashSystem V9000 offers the advantages of software-defined storage at the speed of flash. These all-flash storage systems deliver the full capabilities of the hardware-accelerated I/O provided by FlashCore Technology. FlashSystem V9000 also delivers the enterprise reliability of MicroLatency™ modules and advanced flash management, coupled with a rich set of the features found in the most advanced software-defined storage solutions. These include Real-time Compression, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services and high-availability configurations.
Feature Benefits Pools the storage capacity of multiple storage systems on a storage area network (SAN) IBM Real-time Compression Dynamic data migration Managed tiered storage Advanced network-based copy services Thin provisioning and “snapshot” replication IBM MicroLatency Enterprise reliability IBM Variable Stripe RAID technology Single point of control for storage resources Easy-to-use IBM Storwize family management interface
FlashSystem V9000 – base configuration Models 9846/8-AC2, 9846/8-AE2 Flash type IBM Enhanced MLC Flash module configuration 4 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 1.3 TB, 8 x 1.3 TB, 10 x 1.3 TB, 12 x 1.3 TB, 6 x 2.9 TB, 8 x 2.9 TB, 10 x 2.9 TB, 12 x 2.9 TB, 6 x 5.7 TB, 8 x 5.7 TB, 10 x 5.7 TB, 12 x 5.7 TB Maximum storage capacity Internal storage enclosure(s): Scalable from 2 TB (usable) up to 456 TB (usable) with full scale-out of control enclosures
Effective internal: From 10 TB to 2.2 PB with full scale-out of control enclosures (at 80% reduction)
External: Up to 32 PB usable capacity
Maximum performance – fixed building block (100% read, cache miss) Minimum latency (4K) 200 µs IOPS (4K) 526,000 Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s Maximum performance – scalable building block (100% read, cache miss) Minimum latency (4K) 200 µs IOPS (4K) 630,000 Bandwidth (128K) 6.2 GB/s Maximum performance – scaled out (100% read, 4 building blocks) Latency (4K) 200 µs IOPS (4K) 2,520,000 Bandwidth (128K) 19.2 GB/s IOPS (4K) using Real-time Compression 1,200,000 RAS features Two-dimensional flash RAID
Hot-swappable flash modules
Tool-less module installation/replacement
Concurrent code load
Redundant and hot-swappable components
Encryption Data-at-rest AES-XTS 256 FlashSystem V9000 fixed building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel
10 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel
8 x 10 Gb Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
FlashSystem V9000 scalable building block – host connectivity options 8 x 16 Gb Fibre Channel
16 x 8 Gb Fibre Channel
8 x 10 Gb FCoE
8 x 10 Gb iSCSI
Virtualization software model 5641-RB7 Shared SMP processor configuration Two Intel Xeon E5 v2 Series eight-core processors Processor memory 64 GB per engine Dimensions (height x width x depth) 6U x 445 mm x 761 mm (6U x 17.5 in. x 29.96 in.) Weight 78 kg (171.8 lb) fully loaded