IBM FlashSystem family storage accelerates your workloads with guaranteed results

The IBM FlashSystem family is supported by IBM FlashWatch, designed to enhance your end-to-end ownership experience with flash storage guarantee programs.

The IBM FlashSystem family simplifies your hybrid multicloud storage. With a unified set of software, APIs, and tools, IBM FlashSystem (which now includes products formerly known as Storwize) addresses the entire range of storage needs, with one data platform that extends enterprise functionality throughout your storage network.

IBM FlashWatch

Driven by the concept "Storage Made Simple", IBM FlashWatch is a suite of programs that enhances your experience of owning IBM FlashSystem storage. Bringing together programs which span the acquisition, operation and migration phases, this suite aims to reduce deployment and operational risks, to improve your support experience, and to offer a fully flexible, commitment-free hardware refresh. (1)


High availability guarantee

Proven 99.9999% availability, with an optional 100% guarantee when using Hyperswap.

Data reduction guarantee

2:1 self-certified (up to 5:1 with workload profiling).

All-inclusive licensing

All storage functions are included in the licensing cost for internal storage.


Comprehensive care

Up to 7 years of 24x7 support, with Technical Advisor, enhanced response times, and managed code upgrades.

Cloud analytics

IBM Storage Insights included at no extra cost so you can proactively manage your environment.

Flash endurance guarantee

Flash media is covered for all workloads while under warranty or maintenance.


IBM Flash momentum

Refresh your controller and storage every 3 years with full flexibility.

Cloud-like pricing

IBM Storage Utility pricing has monthly payments for only the storage you use.

No cost migration

90-day, no cost data migration from over 500 storage controllers, both IBM and non-IBM.


IBM FlashWatch FAQ

IBM FlashWatch frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers.

Financing IBM Flash Storage

Accelerate your business without compromise.

IBM Storage Utility Offering

A new way to procure storage capacity — with a direct link to business initiatives.

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(1) Replaces all previous “Controller Upgrade”, “Peace of Mind” and “FlashWatch” Programs commencing with purchases made on or after February 11th 2020. Terms and conditions apply; for details and IBM FlashWatch Product Matrix contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.