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IBM FlashSystem A9000 / Computer data storage

IBM FlashSystem A9000
IBM FlashSystem A9000

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

The FlashSystem A9000 series represents a new approach to data storage, integrating the dynamic performance of IBM FlashCore technology in multiple solutions. The design optimizes serviceability and system performance, focusing on key functional goals: easy access to the memory modules, simplified interface on system covers and, thanks to an innovative method to assemble rack doors using floating acoustical panels, improvement of sound attenuation and airflow. The design of the products in the 9000 family solves the challenge of aligning different hardware elements to form one highly recognizable brand within the IBM hardware portfolio.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Usability / Ergonomics, Brand Identity

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry, Other target groups:: Any industry in need of advanced Flash storage solutions

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months


Client / Manufacturer


IBM Corporation
Research Triangle Park, NC, United States

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IBM Industrial Design Program
Research Triangle Park, NC, United States

Camillo Sassano, Jason Minyard, Paula Besterman, Philip Clark, John Harris, Kevin Schultz, Marty Williams

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