Storage data protection

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Safeguard your data with with IBM® FlashSystem®

As cyberattacks increase in both frequency and sophistication, storage data protection is top of mind for everyone from corporate executives to IT managers. Even with protections in place, however, 100% data loss prevention is not possible. And, increasingly, bad actors using ransomware and malware are targeting backup copies of data to make recovery and replication even harder.

Recover in hours, not days

Without a fast, simple disaster recovery process, disruptions can cause organizations to lose an average of $5.4 million1 as a result of a ransomware attack, data breach or wait an average of 23 days to recover2. Neither option is good for their bottom line or reputation.

The IBM FlashSystem platform family, built on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize™ software, is designed for comprehensive data privacy and cybersecurity preparedness, from protection and prevention to detection, resolution and retention. Regardless of storage type, cloud storage, on-premises or public cloud, the system reduces recovery time from days to as little as two to three hours, restoring business-critical applications to minimize interruption.

Automate attack detection and recovery

As part of the solution to secure your network-attached storage (NAS) and data, IBM Safeguarded Copy creates isolated, immutable data backup snapshots at regular intervals. These copies cannot be encrypted after they are taken and are on the same primary data storage systems that critical applications run on for faster retrieval.

At the same time, the IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault solution provides continuous data protection. With integrated scanning capabilities, such as the IBM Spectrum Sentinel solution, it automatically scans snapshots and accelerates attack detection. 

In the event of a breach, the Cyber Vault solution starts the process of recovering copies of the affected application. It tests the copies in an isolated environment until an uncorrupted copy is identified. Once identified, the clean backup data is restored to production for rapid recovery and data availability. 

For further cyber preparedness, organizations can opt for a no-cost Cyber Resiliency Assessment with IBM. It’s a two-hour virtual assessment that evaluates current levels of preparedness, suggests data protection solutions and creates a detailed report for improvement.

Built-in comprehensive storage protection and data management capabilities help protect your data throughout its lifecycle. IBM FlashSystem can help ensure business continuity by streamlining data recovery through better detection and prevention.


Fast. Smart. Affordable hybrid cloud-enabled storage solutions. Take advantage of enterprise-quality embedded software and OS that can breathe new life into your legacy storage systems and protect you against that cyberattack that’s just around the corner. Compact design for space-constrained edge locations with consistent capabilities and high availability for on-prem and hybrid. Ideal for edge storage, virtual and containerized environments. Explore IBM FlashSystem as a Service IBM FlashSystem 5200

Starting at USD 42,400

Don't just store, accelerate. IBM FlashSystem 5200 is the perfect all-in-one hybrid cloud solution for medium and large organizations. With flash and AI, you can deploy the most cost efficient and powerful storage solution on the market.

  • Up to 1.2PBs of effective capacity in 1U (@ 3:1 data reduction)
  • Intel Sky Lake, Gen 3 PCIe
  • As fast as 50μs latency
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IBM FlashSystem 7300

Starting at USD 118,600

This is enterprise-class storage. The IBM FlashSystem 7300 is designed for mid-range workloads. It provides high performance redundancy and smart, self-optimizing containerized solutions for sensitive data.

  • Up to 2.2PBs of effective capacity in 2U (@ 3:1 data reduction)
  • lntel Cascade Lake, Gen 3 PCIe
  • As fast as 50μs latency
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IBM FlashSystem 9500

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Be prepared for what's next. IBM FlashSystem 9500 storage management systems use artificial intelligence and flash-based technology to provide data security, scalability, and reliability on demand.

  • Up to 4.5PBs of effective capacity in 4U (@ 3:1 data reduction)
  • lntel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIe
  • As fast as 50μs latency

Next steps

Contact an advisor to determine the best IBM FlashSystem configuration for your storage data protection needs.

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