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IBM FlashSystem 5000 Explained
November 23, 2021 Library


The IBM FlashSystem 5000 is IBM’s line-up of enterprise storage solutions within the IBM FlashSystem family. Overall, the IBM FlashSystem consists of powerful all-flash and hybrid-flash storage options ranging from entry-level all the way to high end, with each guaranteed to provide organisations with the performance, resilience and scale required to run even the most resource-intensive workloads.

Although it caters more towards entry-level environments, the IBM FlashSystem 5000 storage systems are designed to provide enterprise-grade performance and functionalities while minimising costs. All the models under this family come with a full range of storage services and capabilities based on market-leading IBM Spectrum Virtualize technologies, and AI-powered predictive storage management and proactive support of Storage Insights.

Among the noteworthy features include:

  • Affordability without compromise: Enterprise-class functions, including cloud-based management and support, enable organisations to store more data in less space with the latest generation storage media and data reduction technologies. On top of that, IBM’s Storage Utility Offering gives organisations a new way to procure data capacity with cloud-like pricing so they can pay as they grow.
  • Improved ROI: With IBM Spectrum Virtualize that consolidates storage management across different storage systems (not just on-prem but also cloud storage environments) and the AI-powered predictive analytics from Storage Insights that optimises storage efficiency, businesses receive so much more out of their storage investments.
  • Enhanced data mobility: IBM’s AI-powered Easy Tier functionality ensures that data is always on the right type of storage—automatically.
  • Extended data protection, availability, and cyber resiliency: It provides advanced capabilities that can help maximise data protection, security, and availability, such as “air-gapped” storage protection, data encryption, and delivers six 9s (99.9999%) data availability.

In short, IBM FlashSystem 5000 makes modern, advanced storage technologies and features accessible to enterprises of all sizes.