IBM FlashSystem 9500 Product Guide

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on May 12, 2022

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IBM Form #: REDP-5669-00

Authors: Carsten Larsen, Corne Lottering, Douwe van Terwisga, Hartmut Lonzer, Jon Herd, Kendall Williams, Konrad Trojok, Shu Mookerjee, Vasfi Gucer

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    This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9500 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize.

    IBM FlashSystem 9500 provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including the following:

    • Data reduction and deduplication
    • Dynamic tiering
    • Thin provisioning
    • Snapshots
    • Cloning
    • Replication and data copy services
    • Cyber resilience
    • Transparent Cloud Tiering
    • IBM HyperSwap® including 3-site replication for high availability (HA)
    • Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better availability

    This book is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Flash for less than the cost of disk

    Agile integration


    Multi-cloud enabled

    Rock solid data resilience

    IBM FlashSystem 9500 Advanced Data Services

    IBM FlashSystem 9500 enclosures overview

    Placing your IBM Flash System family storage system in your infrastructure

    Did you know?

    Current release functions

    IBM FlashSystem 9500 GUI

    IBM FlashSystem 9500 hardware component overview

    Advanced functions

    Scaling up and scaling out

    Manageability and security

    Options and feature codes

    Physical and electrical specifications

    Software and licensing

    IBM Global Financing

    Ordering information

    Related information


    Special Notices

    This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.