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IBM FlashSystem A9000 family

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IBM FlashSystem® A9000 integrates the dynamic performance of IBM FlashCore™ technology, highly parallel architecture and comprehensive data reduction in one powerful solution.

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Compatible with

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service
  • XenDesktop 7.0
  • XenDesktop 7.1
  • XenDesktop 7.11
  • XenDesktop 7.12
  • XenDesktop 7.13
  • XenDesktop 7.14
  • XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR
  • XenDesktop 7.16
  • XenDesktop 7.17
  • XenDesktop 7.5
  • XenDesktop 7.6
  • XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR
  • XenDesktop 7.7
  • XenDesktop 7.8
  • XenDesktop 7.9
  • XenServer 6.5


  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service)
  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

IBM FlashSystem® A9000 integrates the extreme performance of IBM FlashCore technology, highly parallel architecture and comprehen-sive data reduction in one powerful solution. Whether you are a service provider requiring highly efficient management or an enterprise implementing cloud on a budget, IBM FlashSystem A9000 provides the simply consistent, simply reliable, simply efficient storage you need.

IBM FlashSystem A9000 is designed to accelerate your workloads to help you reduce costs, increase revenue, meet service level agreements, and improve customer satisfaction. IBM FlashCore technology, which delivers storage response times for data-intensive workloads, forms the all flash foundation of IBM FlashSystem A9000. Fundamental to this technology are many hardware accelerated I/O features redundant backplanes, non-blocking crossbar switching and hardware-based RAID controllers designed to deliver consistent microsecond latency with performance.

IBM FlashSystem A9000 includes data protection and endurance capabilities that allow enterprises to consistently address the full range of application performance or system latency requirements and deliver greater than 99.999 percent availability. IBM FlashCore technology keeps your data safe with enterprise-class data protection features like IBM Variable Stripe RAID™ technology, IBM-engineered error correction codes, overprovisioning capabilities, ultra-fast write buffers and hardware-based data off loads. Proprietary flash media wear leveling, health binning, heat segregation and garbage collection are purpose engineered into IBM FlashCore technology to eliminate most flash wear-out and management challenges.


  • Harness the performance of highly parallel architecture and IBM® FlashCore™ technology in one innovative system
  • Optimize storage economics with pattern removal, deduplication and compression
  • Prevent “noisy neighbor” problems with quality-of-service (QoS) features that support multi-tenancy and mixed workloads
  • Deliver consistent, extreme performance to meet service level agreements for unpredictable, data-intensive workloads
  • Easily integrate with OpenStack, Linux and Microsoft platforms, and with almost any existing infrastructure
  • Simplify storage administration with an innovative, new user interface
  • Leverage the combination of flash performance and highly parallel architecture to more effectively address the requirements of cloud, analytics, mobile and social applications
  • Achieve predictable, extreme storage performance with automatic load balancing and even resource utilization
  • Increase data protection and system availability with enterprise-grade high availability


  • All-flash, modular storage platform built with IBM FlashCore technology
  • Comprehensive data reduction and efficiency
  • Cloud-optimized quality-of-service (QoS) features and multi-tenancy support
  • IBM MicroLatency
  • Versatile integration capabilities
  • High reliability and availability
  • Exceptionally simple management tools
  • Ability to grow and manage storage from a single interface with IBM Hyper-Scale technology
  • IBM Variable Stripe RAID technology