IBM® FlashSystem® 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) end-to-end with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ — all in a powerful storage system. You can choose IBM FlashCore Modules (FCM) with fast internal performance, multi-dimensional data protection and innovative Flash management features of FlashCore technology or standardised NVMe flash drives. IBM Spectrum Virtualize offers powerful data services such as data reduction pools, FlashCopy management, data mobility and powerful data encryption.

Key features.

Performance and flexibility.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 provides multiple petabytes of effective data storage in an efficient two-rack unit chassis. A key innovation involves the transformation of IBM FlashCore technology into a standard 2.5-inch SSD form factor with NVMe interfaces so that 24 FCMs can form the basis of the storage array. You can choose IBM FCMs in multiple capacities, or you can opt for industry standard NVMe-enabled flash drives, with the capability to support both drive types simultaneously within the array.

A single platform.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 solutions provide a single platform to address the full spectrum of 21st century data storage requirements. From NVMe-powered all-flash performance and FlashCore reliability, through easy integration and almost unlimited scalability, to data services that can transform and modernise existing systems – IBM FlashSystem 9100 provides extraordinary value.

Multicloud and container capabilities.

IBM FlashSystem 9100 offers the unique advantages of FlashCore technology deeply integrated with the software-defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage solutions, including IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Storage Insights, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Multi-Cloud starter for FlashSystem 9100 and IBM Spectrum Connect.


Every IBM FlashSystem 9100 implementation includes a package of guarantees, upgrade programmes and extended support options that can help lower deployment and operational risks, reduce maintenance outlays and enhance infrastructure planning, among many other benefits. Included in the "security package" are the IBM data reduction guarantee, the IBM availability guarantee, the IBM controller upgrade program, 7 year 24x7 support, and endurance and maintenance guarantees.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the data services foundation for every IBM FlashSystem 9100 solution. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 440 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.


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