IBM FlashSystem® 7200

What IBM FlashSystem 7200 can do for your business

IBM FlashSystem® 7200 and FlashSystem 7200H are solutions that offer the advantages of end-to-end NVMe, the innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology, the ultra-low latency of Storage Class Memory (SCM), the rich features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, and the AI predictive storage management and proactive support of Storage Insights™— all in a powerful 2U storage all flash or hybrid flash array. The IBM FlashSystem 7200 brings high-end capability to organizations needing enterprise mid-range storage, allowing you to easily add in the hybrid cloud technology that best support your business.

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IBM FlashSystem 7200 Benefits

Accelerate business execution

Unlock the value of your data and accelerate business execution with end-to-end NVMe-powered IBM FlashCore technology and SCM support for even lower latency.

Increase ROI

Transform IT infrastructure while increasing ROI by leveraging the power of IBM Spectrum Virtualize to extend a rich set of data services across all your storage systems.

Optimize storage efficiency

AI-powered IBM Storage Insights uses predictive analytics to optimize storage and networking, delivering proactive capabilities to streamline support.

Hybrid cloud enabled

Enable enterprises across public, private, and traditional environments. Grow your hybrid cloud with the flexibility to start small and scale up as business demands or client adoption grows.

Easy to scale

Clustered systems can scale both up and out for performance and capacity. High density enclosures increase the maximum number of drives by almost three times.

Protect against cyber threats

Gain an additional line of data defense against ransomware with immutable and isolated copies that can be quickly recovered following an attack.

Better way to grow

Buy a FlashSystem 7200 and virtualize your existing storage at no additional cost.

Key features of IBM FlashSystem 7200

Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the data services foundation for IBM FlashSystem 7200. 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.

Modernize your business with end-to-end NVMe

IBM FlashSystem 7200 is NVMe-optimized, with support for NVMe over fabrics for the highest end-to-end storage performance. NVMe flash drives accelerate workloads and lower storage latency to accelerate application performance and business productivity. IBM FlashCore innovations include a hardware-accelerated NVM architecture and advanced flash management features that not only increase flash endurance, but also accelerate performance while reducing latency. IBM FlashSystem 7200 also supports iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), a new option to deliver high performance over lower cost Ethernet networks.

AI-driven management and proactive support

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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 and networking from Broadcom and Cisco 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.

Capabilities that can be deployed across hybrid cloud

Learn more about IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

Available on IBM Cloud and AWS, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud works together with IBM FlashSystem 7200 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 7200 delivers the performance, data efficiency, protection, and agility your containers deserve, bringing enterprise storage services to your container environment to help you exceed your business goals. Engineered to open standards with support for CSI and featuring block, file and object storage resources. Enabling you to build and deploy enterprise class scale-out microservices with the productivity, security and enterprise availability that only IBM can bring you.

Data resilience is of critical importance in the digital era. You need to be protected from and able to quickly recover from data destructive events of any kind, including natural disasters, cyber-attacks and human error. IBM FlashSystem 7200, built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, provides the ultimate in data resilience with high availability,  business continuance and data security features including non disruptive data migration and remote mirroring using IBM HyperSwap technology, a 100% data availability guarantee or “six nines” availability, isolated and immutable copies with Safeguarded Copy, hardware-accelerated data-at-rest encryption and more.

Peace of mind with IBM FlashWatch

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Every IBM FlashSystem 7200 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" program are the IBM data reduction guarantee, the high availability guarantee, the controller upgrade program, the Storage Expert Care support, along with the flash endurance guarantee and others.

IBM Storage Expert Care

IBM Storage Expert Care Premium service and support is simple. Get exclusive benefits such as a dedicated Technical Account Manager, access to IBM Storage Insights Pro, remote code loads and even faster response times with predictable and upfront pricing that is a fixed percentage of the system cost.

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 7200 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.

Proven dependability

FlashSystem 7200 is part of the proven IBM FlashSystem family, with more than 380,000 enclosures and over 8.5 exabytes of capacity deployed in organizations worldwide. With a virtualized storage design and tight affinity with PowerVM, OpenStack, Microsoft ODX, VMware vSphere v6 and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL), FlashSystem 7200 is an ideal complement for virtualized servers that are at the heart of cloud deployments.

Worldwide network of business partners

Learn more about IBM's Business Partners

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.

See how customers achieve success with FlashSystem 7200

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Orange Caraïbe

By boosting the density and performance of its data center with IBM FlashSystem, Orange Caraïbe is saving time, money and effort.

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Archdiocese Salzburg

IBM FlashSystem 7200 always-on infrastructure allows thousands of congregants can access their services securely and without delay.

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Hall AG and Citynet

Hall AG modernized its storage infrastructure with IBM FlashSystem to keep innovation flowing and service continuity as data volumes grow.