IBM Flash Series Technical Specifications
IBM offers many variations of its flash technology utilizing its patented flash core modules packaged with different Spectrum O/S offerings. The Flash 840 and Flash 900 early generations with the AE1 and AE2 provide Tier 0 flash performance with no additional software. The A9000 and A9000R successors to the XIV, offer Tier 1 performance adding Spectrum Accelerate.
|Flash Model||Host Connections||Optics||Flash Modules||Other Details|
|840 – 9840/9843-AE1||2 Adapters of 4-port FC/FCoE; 4-port QDR IB; or 4 -port iSCSI||8-port 8GB FC; 8-port 10GB FCoE; 4-port 16GB FC||Up to (12) eMLC Flash Modules in either 1TB, 2TB or 4TB||2U, Single Flash Enclosure|
|V840 – 9846-AE1||2 Adapters of 4-port FC/FCoE||8-port 8GB FC; 4-port 16GB FC||Up to (12) eMLC Flash Modules in either 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB||6U, Consists of 2 Control Enclosures (9846/9848-AC1 and AC0) plus 1 v840 Flash Enclosure (9846/9848-AE1)|
|900-9840/9843-AE2||2 Adapters of 4-port FC/FCoE; 4-port QDR IB; or 4 -port iSCSI||8-port 8GB FC; 8-port 10GB FCoE; 4-port 16GB FC||Up to (12) Flash Core Modules in either 1.2TB, 2.9TB or 5.7TB||2U, Single Flash Enclosure|
|A9000 – 9836/9838-415||10GB iSCSI or 16GB FC + 10GB iSCSI||N/A||1 Flash Enclosure with 12 FCM in either 1.2TB, 2.9TB or 5.7TB||8U, Consists of 3 Grid controllers and 1 Flash Enclosure-60, Flash Enclosure-150 or Flash-Enclosure-300, 60TB to 300TB Effective|
|A9000R – 9835/9837-415||10GB iSCSI or 16GB FC + 10GB iSCSI||N/A||Between 2 to 6 Flash Enclosure-150 or Flash Enclosure 300s and 4 to 12 Grid Controllers||12U to 36U consisting of Grid controllers and Flash Enclosures in a 2:1 ratio of Grid to Flash, scaling from 300TB to 1.8PB Effective Storage|
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