IBM FlashSystem: Flash data storage

Simplify data and infrastructure management with automation, unified cloud operations, data security and AI-driven insight

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Overview

Cyber-resilient data storage

Get market-leading performance and efficiency from the unified IBM FlashSystem® platform family, allowing you to streamline administration and operational complexity across on-premises, hybrid cloud, virtualized and containerized environments.


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Top Rated for 2022

IBM FlashSystem wins on TrustRadius IBM FlashSystem has won a Top Rated award from TrustRadius for Enterprise Flash Array Storage Solutions based on its excellent customer satisfaction ratings. See why IBM is Top Rated

Benefits

The industry’s most trusted data platform, IBM FlashSystem, powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize to meet your most demanding application needs Tour Spectrum Virtualize 60%

reduction in admin efforts by consolidating and managing storage arrays as one pool for greater operational simplicity.¹

43%

increase in storage cost efficiency by using predictive analytics and AI-infused health monitoring capabilities to optimize storage.²

99.9999%

uptime for IBM FlashSystem arrays provided by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize high-availability capabilities.³

Features

Enhance your cloud storage experience Cyber resiliency

Ensure continuity of operations by protecting your data with flash storage backup solutions that help speed recovery from cyberattacks.

High performance

Achieve fast response times with low latency and high availability by using flash storage for mission-critical workloads.

Intelligent operations

Streamline data management and support by optimizing storage and networking with predictive analytics from AI-powered IBM Storage Insights.

Simple to operate

Streamline operations with a consistent storage software platform that provides enterprise-grade all-flash and hybrid flash capabilities across environments.

Flexible consumption

Procure capacity on demand and combine the control of on-premises storage and the agility of cloud with IBM-maintained storage as a service.

Consistent from edge to core to cloud

Unify the view of your storage environment and enable seamless data mobility and storage management both on-premises and in the cloud.

Which IBM FlashSystem is right for you?

Balance flash data storage features and performance with costs for your enterprise workload needs. See the differences and determine whether your business should use IBM FlashSystem 5000, 5200, 7300 or 9500.


Case studies

Data Action

With high-performance IBM 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 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 implemented IBM FlashSystem, Genus Power modernized its storage infrastructure and improved response time for its enterprise workloads.

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Next steps

Contact an advisor to get help configuring an IBM FlashSystem for your business needs.

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Footnotes

1. The Total Economic Impact of IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Forrester Consulting, April 2020 (PDF, 851 KB)

2. The Total Economic Impact of IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Forrester Consulting, April 2020 (PDF, 851 KB)

3. Uptime calculated based on IBM analysis of installed systems built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software.