IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the data services foundation for IBM FlashSystem 5000. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 500 IBM and non-IBM heterogeneous storage systems: automated data movement, synchronous and asynchronous copy services either on-premises or to the public cloud, high availability configurations, storage tiering and data reduction technologies including deduplication, among many others.
IBM Storage Insights can help you better understand trends in storage capacity and performance and expedite resolution when support is required. Storage Insights monitors the health, capacity and performance for IBM block storage and external storage under management on a single pane of glass. Using predictive AI-based analytics, it helps identify potential issues before they become problems. When support is needed, it helps speed resolution by simplifying tickets and automating log uploads.
Easy to use management tools
Enhance IT productivity with an intuitive and simplified web-based GUI with point-and-click management capabilities. IBM Spectrum Virtualize technologies—including Data Reduction Pools, Easy Tier and IP replication with Bridgeworks WANrockIT technology—operate automatically and require little or no customization.
Working with IBM Business Partners gives you access to the technology, services and best practices to make your implementation a success. These partners can help provide a scalable solution that can maintain performance, efficiency and manageability as data grows. Visit our PartnerWorld site and search our database for a business partner near you.
Capabilities that can be deployed across hybrid multicloud
Available on IBM Cloud and AWS, IBM® Spectrum Virtualize™ works together with IBM FlashSystem 5000 to deliver consistent data management between on-premises storage and public cloud. Move data and applications between on-premises and public cloud, implement new DevOps strategies, use public cloud for disaster recovery without the cost of a second data center, or improve cyber resiliency with “air gap” cloud snapshots.
Bringing enterprise services to containers
IBM FlashSystem 5000 delivers the performance, data efficiency, protection, and agility your containers deserve. It provides both the enterprise data services required to run production workloads and the Kubernettes orchestration and flexibility your Dev/Ops teams need. The flagship of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ family, it is the high-performance solution to run the most demanding applications, services, and microservices with the agility to form the foundation of your multicloud strategy.
Data reduction options
Improve efficiency with data reduction pools that feature block deduplication and compression. In addition, SCSI UNMAP, which allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. IBM FlashSystem 5000 offers data reduction enabling to deliver higher performance for compressed data. The benefits include reduced acquisition cost, reduced rack space, and lower power and cooling costs throughout the lifetime of the system.
IBM Easy Tier provides automatic migration of frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage. You can balance performance needs against infrastructure costs in a tiered storage environment.
Every IBM FlashSystem 5000 implementation includes a package of guarantees, upgrade programs and extended support options that can help lower deployment and operational risks, reduce maintenance outlays and enhance infrastructure planning, among many other benefits. Included in the "FlashWatch" package are the IBM controller upgrade program, 7 year 24x7 support and endurance and maintenance guarantees.
Six 9's availability
Data availability is of crucial importance for business: any downtime causes immediate impact including loss of customer loyalty and financial costs. IBM FlashSystem 5000 with current software deliver six 9s (99.9999%) data availability. These systems include no single point of failure, enterprise proven control software, and ability to perform maintenance concurrently with I/O. In addition, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights detects configuration errors to further improve availability.