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More cyber resilience in store

New IBM FlashSystem with ransomware threat detection

Next gen FlashCore Module 4 (FCM4) provides resilient data storage in the event of a cyber-attack. The new technology enabled by FCM4 is designed to continuously monitor statistics gathered from every single I/O using machine learning models to detect anomalies like ransomware in less than a minute. Benefits include:

  • Identify threats in real-time
  • Respond to cyber threats quickly
  • Use AI to improve cyber-threat detection times
Learn more about flash technology and IBM Storage FlashSystem for cyber resilience

IBM adds AI-enhanced data resilience capabilities to help combat ransomware and other threats with enhanced storage solutions

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More affordability in store

A cost effective storage array that doesn't compromise on performance

IBM FlashSystem 5045

The most affordable hybrid or flash based cyber storage platform with outsized performance for any size business.

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IBM FlashSystem 5200

A stunning enterprise-grade all-flash array cyber storage offering with the greatest performance and capacity in a single rack unit.

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IBM FlashSystem 7300

Powerful performance, expansive all-flash storage capacity, and extensive connectivity without compromising resiliency.

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IBM FlashSystem 9500

Enterprise-class all-NVMe flash cyber storage platform for performance and capacity intensive workloads.

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Storage systems that make a difference

Learn More About FlashSystem Sustainability 99.6%

of IBM's product waste by weight was diverted from landfills or incineration, in 2022.¹

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more effective capacity per rack unit compared to the previous generation of FlashCore Modules.²

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less energy than a market leading competitor.³

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Product specifications

IBM Storage FlashSystem 5000

IBM Storage FlashSystem 5200

IBM Storage FlashSystem 7300

IBM Storage FlashSystem 9500

Maximum bandwidth (reads)

12 GB per second

21 GB per second

50 GB per second

100 GB per second

Response times (reads)

< 70 microseconds

< 50 microseconds

< 50 microseconds

< 50 microseconds

Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure*

550 TBs (2U enclosure)

1.2 PBe (1U enclosure)

2.2 PBe (2U enclosure)

4.5 PBe (4U enclosure)

Processor/PCIe Gen

Intel Broadwell DE

Intel Sky Lake, Gen 3 PCIe

Intel Cascade Lake, Gen 3 PCIe

Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIe

Maximum front-end host ports





FlashCore Module capacities supported

Not applicable ( (supports industry standard modules)

4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB

4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB

4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB

Use cases

- Server and desktop virtualization
- Production and development databases
- Containers
- Data center edge

- Oracle
- Server and desktop virtualization
- Production database
- Containers
- Workload consolidation

- Oracle
- Server and desktop virtualization
- Production database
- Containers
- In-memory database

- Oracle
- Server and desktop virtualization
- Production database
- Containers
- In-memory database

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 * Assuming 3:1 data reduction

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All FlashSystem products additionally support industry standard NVMe modules and SAS-connected traditional hard disk drives.

Case studies See all the case studies Data Action

With high-performance IBM Storage FlashSystem storage, Data Action hosts its IBM QRadar® SIEM solution. The deployment has had a significant impact on the ability of the security operations center (SOC) to analyze security threats.

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Micro Strategies

Using flash memory and the IBM Storage portfolio, Micro Strategies created DataVault, a managed security service that helps clients quickly identify and recover from cyberattacks.

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Genus Power

By implementing IBM Storage FlashSystem, Genus Power modernized its storage infrastructure and improved response time for its enterprise workloads.

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Market leadership A Primary Storage Gartner Leader - for the 16th time in a row

Learn why IBM is recognized as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision for IBM Storage Virtualize.

305% ROI achieved with IBM Storage FlashSystem

Forrester interviewed 5 organizations to assess the Total Economic Impact of IBM Storage FlashSystem. See how they lower storage costs, increase operational efficiency, reduce downtime, improve application performance and enhance security.

Next steps

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1 Results based on:

Based on listed effective capacity of FlashCore Module Generation 3 38.4TB drives vs. the listed effective capacity of the FlashCore Module Generation 2 38.4TB drives.

Based on comparable configurations between IBM FlashSystem and a 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant report participant: Each comparison was at the same temperature, memory, and core frequencies with comparable raw capacities and system performances. For each configuration, the power of the devices were estimated with engineering calculations from the typical power withdraw of the CPUs, drives and components on each of the devices.   Based on information from: (link resides outside; (link resides outside; (link resides outside