IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300*
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An IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300
Enterprise-grade storage that’s ready to grow with you

IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300 is an NVMe storage option for entry-level enterprises that need compact, powerful storage. It unifies data management across the core, cloud and edge, and is designed in a revolutionary 1U form factor. The result is blazing speeds, robust density and numerous scale-up and scale-out options.
An ultra-performant cyber resilient, and flexible all-flash storage platform that enables organizations to consolidate and protect more workloads onto a smaller footprint with a larger performance and capacity envelope.

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40% to 90% lower storage costs with IBM FlashSystem. Read the ESG report

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Features High performance redundancy

12 NVMe high-availability flash devices in a 1U storage enclosure drawer with fully redundant canister components prevent a single point of failure.

Scalable for environment of any size

Smart, self-optimizing solution is easily managed, enabling organizations to overcome storage challenges as they grow.

Affordable, high-value solution

High-density tiers of flash storage in an affordable package includes compression 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 and inline hardware compression.

Hybrid cloud enabled

Benefit from hybrid cloud storage capabilities to increase business agility.

Cyber resilient to the core

The new technology enabled by FlashCore Module 4 (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.1

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Specifications

Maximum bandwidth (reads): 28.6 GB per second
Response times (reads): <50 microseconds
Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure21.8 PBe (1U enclosure)
Processor/PCIe Gen: Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIs
Maximum front-end host ports: 16
FlashCore module capacities supported: 4.8, 9.6, 19.2 and 38.4 TB

Use cases:

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Server and desktop virtualization
  • Production database
  • Containers
  • Workload consolidation
Fast. Smart. Affordable and Cyber Resilient Take advantage of enterprise-quality embedded software that can breathe new life into your legacy storage systemsand protect you against that cyberattack that’s just around the corner. Compact design for space-constrained edge locations. Consistent capabilities for on-prem and hybrid. Ideal for edge storage, as well as virtual and containerized environments. Explore configuration and pricing Small and powerful storage

The IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300 system. The storage solution you need for virtualization and database environments. With the ability to store 12 NVMe high-availability flash devices in a 1U storage enclosure drawer, you will be able to meet the requirements of the future.

  • Up to 45TBs of effective capacity (@ 2:1 compression)
  • Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIs
  • As fast as 50μs latency
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Work faster with faster, smarter storage

Development can sometimes feel like a never-ending maze. Let IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300 make it easy for you. We offer a solution that's fast, flexible, and always ready for you.

  • Up to 170TBs of effective capacity (@ 2:1 compression)
  • Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIs
  • As fast as 50μs latency
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Consolidate capacity with one storage solution

Do you have too many storage tiers with too many different types of storage? Consolidate them into one scalable solution. IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300 offers NVMe, QLC and Ai-powered predictive analytics.

  • Up to 680TBs of effective capacity (@ 2:1 compression)
  • Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIs
  • As fast as 50μs latency
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Trident Services, Inc. Trident increased storage capacity by 50% and decreased data backup time from 6 hours to 30 minutes with IBM Storage FlashSystem 5200, improving response times and developer productivity. Read the case study
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Product specifications

IBM Storage FlashSystem 5000

IBM Storage FlashSystem 5300

IBM Storage FlashSystem 7300

Maximum bandwidth (reads)

12 GB per second

28.6 GB per second

50 GB per second

Response times (reads)

< 70 microseconds

< 50 microseconds

< 50 microseconds

Effective maximum capacity within single enclosure3

570 TBs (2U enclosure)

1.8 PBe (1U enclosure)2

3.8 PBe(2U enclosure)

Processor/PCIe Gen

Intel Broadwell DE

Intel Ice Lake, Gen 4 PCIs

Intel Cascade Lake, Gen 3 PCIe

Maximum front-end host ports

8

16

24

FlashCore Module capacities supported4

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

Use cases

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

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

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

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More ways to explore FlashSystem 5200 and FlashSystem 5300 ESG report Redbook: IBM Storage FlashSystem 5000 and 5200 Data sheet Explore the FlashSystem 5200 Explore the North America based IBM Business Partners Documentation Support Redbook: FlashSystem Best Practices
Footnotes

* FlashSystem 5300 to become available later in some of the countries, as follows: August 28, 2024 in Korea; July 3, 2024 in Australia and New Zealand; September 18, 2024 in Taiwan; September 20, 2024 in Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan; September 25, 2024 in India.

1 Internal experimentation by IBM Research has demonstrated detection of ransomware within 1 minute of the ransomware starting its encryption process. This experiment was done on a FlashSystem 5200 with 6 FCMs with the 4.1 firmware load. The 5200 had 8.6.3 GA level software loaded. The host connected to the 5200 was running Linux with XFS Filesystem. In this particular case, the IBM ransomware simulator called WannaLaugh was used. Underlying system must be compatible with FCM4.1 and version 8.6.3 GA level software loaded in order to receive results obtained.

2 1U control enclosure: 12 drives of 38.4TB each= 460.8 TB configured in a 9+Q+P+S DRAID-6 array, after RAID overhead and metadata provisioning, deliver 302.12TB of usable capacity, with a 3:1 compression and 2:1 deduplication ratio equal 1.81PB of effective capacity.

3Assuming 3:1 data reduction compression and 2:1 deduplication.

4All FlashSystem products additionally support industry standard NVMe modules and SAS-connected traditional HDDs