IBM® FlashsSystem A9000/A9000R EOL Maintenance and Support





IBM® FlashsSystem A9000/A9000R EOL Maintenance and Support

IBM® End of Support date: July 31, 2023
Status: Supported by TeamKCI

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TeamKCI has extensive hands on experience with IBM® FlashSystem A9000/A9000R machines and continues to maintain and repair them. Parts and replacement units are in stock and can ship overnight.

TeamKCI will continue to support these units for as long as you use them.


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    Overview

    Let TeamKCI help you design the most cost-effective IBM® Storage Area Network Solution.

    The IBM® FlashSystem A9000 has 2 management ports and the A9000R has 3 management ports and both provide synchronous and asynchronous remote replication for full-fabric enterprise capabilities. The IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R can negotiate FC speeds of 4Gbps, 8 Gbps, or 16 Gbps. The A9000 and A9000R are also both suitable for integration into a new or existing storage area network and can be hosted by using an existing ethernet network infrastructure. IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R machines support many operating systems.

    Used & Refurbished IBM® Options

    Support – TeamKCI is the leading maintenance provider of IBM® legacy hardware, offering premier support with four attractive SLAs: 24 x 7 x 4hour onsite response; 11 x 5 x 4hour onsite response time 24 x 7 NBD response; 9 x 5 NBD response. Round-the-clock tech support is standard with each SLA. We guaranty you will speak to a qualified engineer within 15 minutes of placing a service call any time of day or night. We support call home and dial-in features. And, will even store spare parts on your premises at no additional cost. You won’t find better third-party IBM® support anywhere.

    Hardware – TeamKCI sells pre-owned tested and guaranteed IBM® switches, directors, remote switches and routers at huge savings over the manufacturer’s list price. All pre-owned IBM® hardware is meticulously tested, and burned in for 24 hours. Checkout TeamKCI prices. TeamKCI is the financial alternative option that will maximize your IT dollar. Coupled with our 90-day replacement warranty.

    Warranty & Support – TeamKCI offers a 90-day warranty and 9-5 technical support on all refurbished IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R and all otherswitches pre-owned refurbished IBM® SAN equipment we sell.  Extended warranties and 24x7x4 onsite support are also available for an additional charge.  Learn more.

    How to Get Started?
    For more information on a IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R or any other IBM® product simply complete the TeamKCI Quick Quote form on this page or call TeamKCI at 201-934-6500 Ext. 11 for immediate assistance.

    TechSpecs

    Technical Specifications

    Maximum Ports:
    16
    Minimum Ports:
    8
    Port Speed:
    1/2 Gbps
    Upgrade:
    8 Port activation Licenses
    Redundant Power:
    Yes
    Rail Kit:
    Yes

    Maintenance

    TeamKCI maintenance services offer:

    • Spare parts stored on premises to facilitate rapid repairs and ensure that most problems can be handled with a single maintenance call.
    • A 24 x 7 response capability that allows our customers to speak with a product specialist within thirty minutes of placing a call any time of day or night.
    • On site response time of four hours or less.
    • Our pledge to only use tested OEM parts.
    • Prices that are at a minimum 50% less than the OEM’s list price.
    • Our promise to maintain your legacy equipment for as long as you choose to use it. TeamKCI has no End-of-Life or End-of-Support dates. We have never dropped service on any product we accepted for maintenance until our very last customer had stopped using it.
    • A lifetime rate guarantee never to escalate your initial rate.
    • Operational software support for all software and firmware you are using at its current EC level.

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