IBM FlashSystem 5000

Accelerate data. Affordably. Easily.

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Overview

IT can be costly and complex. Storage shouldn’t be.

IBM FlashSystem® 5000 all-flash and hybrid flash storage simplifies data delivery with enterprise-class data services that achieve the best balance of performance and affordability for entry workloads.


Features High performance redundancy

24 NVMe high-availability flash devices in a 4U storage enclosure with fully redundant chassis components avoid a single point of failure.

Scalable for environment of any size

Smart, self-optimizing solution is easily managed, enabling organizations with all-flash or hybrid configurations to overcome storage challenges as they grow.

Affordable, high-value solution

High-density tiers of flash storage in an affordable package includes compression, deduplication and AI-powered predictive analytics.

Agile integration

Migrate data with fully integrated system management, application-aware data services and high-value features such as AES encryption, deduplication and compression.

Multicloud enabled

Migrate to and from supported cloud providers or create multicloud solutions.

Easily add more storage

Evolve as your business requires with easy-to-use, amazingly quick IBM FlashSystem entry-level storage.

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.

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Specifications

Models: IBM FlashSystem 5035, IBM FlashSystem 5015
Software: IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Single or dual controller: Dual (Active/Active)

  •  12 Gb/s SAS
  •  25 Gb/s iSCSI (iWARP or RoCE)
  • 10 Gb/s iSCSI
  • 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel

Maximum bandwidth: 12 GB per second, 8 GB per second
Maximum bandwidth (reads): 12 GB per second
Response times (reads): < 70 microseconds
Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure**: 550 TBs (2U enclosure)
Processor/PCIe Gen: Broadwell DE
Maximum front-end host ports: 8 ports plus 4 on-board ports

Small Form Factor enclosures support:

  • Flash drives: 800 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB, and 30.72 TB
  • High-performance, enterprise class disk drives: 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB 10,000 rpm

Large Form Factor enclosures support:

  • High-performance, enterprise-class disk drives: 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB 10,000 rpm
  • High-capacity, archival class nearline disk drives: 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, 14 TB, 16 TB, and 18 TB 7,200 rpm

High density enclosure supports:

  • Flash drives: 800 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, 15.36 TB, and 30.72 TB
  •  High-performance, enterprise-class disk drives: 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB 10,000 rpm

High-capacity, archival class nearline disk drives: 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, 14 TB, 16 TB, and 18 TB 7,200 rpm

Use cases:

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

Sample pricing

In the marketplace you can browse the product catalog and compare systems or configurations to determine the best fit. The marketplace provides sample pricing for common configurations and allows you to request a quote tailored to the specific needs of your enterprise.



Case studies Grupo Zapata

Grupo Zapata uses IBM and SAP to make data-driven decisions to help minimize materials costs and maximize profitability.

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Compass Health Brands

Compass uses IBM FlashSystem® 5000 to give users faster access to inventory data and ensure timely shipments to retail clients with high-volume order requests.

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Höganäs Borgestad AB

Höganäs Borgestad doubled storage performance at 90% savings compared to competing offerings by deploying IBM FlashSystem storage to support its new virtualized IT landscape.

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Next steps

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

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