IBM Flash System®

Reach new levels of cost efficiency, performance, density and high availability for any workload

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What IBM FlashSystem 5200 can do for your business

IBM FlashSystem® 5200 allows you to be ready for the technology transformation without sacrificing performance, quality or security while simplifying your data management. This powerful and compact solution is focused on affordability with a wide range of enterprise-grade features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize that can easily evolve and extend as businesses grows. This system also has the flexibility and performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) end-to-end, the innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology, Storage Class Memory (SCM) to help accelerate your business execution.

Accelerate business execution

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

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.

Increase ROI

Transform your 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.

Affordable without compromise

Enterprise-class function, including cloud-based management and support. Store more data in less space with the latest generation storage media and data reduction technologies.

Optimize storage efficiency

AI-powered IBM Storage Insights uses predictive analytics to optimize storage use and delivers proactive capabilities to streamline support.

Accelerate business execution

With IBM Spectrum Virtualize, you can gain the highest levels of availability to support your mission-critical applications.

Key features of IBM FlashSystem 5200
One single platform

The innovative FlashSystem family is based on a common storage software platform, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, that provides powerful all-flash and hybrid-flash solutions, offering feature-rich, cost effective, enterprise-grade storage solutions. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 500 heterogeneous storage systems: automated data movement, synchronous and asynchronous copy services either on-premises or to the public cloud, high availability configurations, storage automated tiering and data reduction technologies including deduplication, among many others.

Modernize your business with End-to-end NVMe

IBM FlashSystem 5200 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 5200 also supports iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER), a new option to deliver high performance over lower cost Ethernet networks. 

Six 9’s availability

Data availability is crucial for your business. Downtime causes an immediate impact including loss of customer loyalty and financial costs. IBM FlashSystem 5200, paired with current software, delivers six 9s (99.9999%) data availability. These systems include no single point of failure, enterprise proven control software and the ability to perform maintenance concurrently with I/O. In addition, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights detects configuration errors to further improve availability.

Capabilities that can be deployed across hybrid cloud

Available on IBM Cloud and AWS, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud works together with IBM FlashSystem 5200 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 5200 delivers the performance, data efficiency, protection, and agility your containers deserve. IBM FlashSystem supports Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes container environments, accelerating the deployment of persistent volumes with the IBM block storage CSI driver, certified by Red Hat and IBM. It is the high-performance solution to run the most demanding applications, services, and microservices with the agility to form the foundation of your hybrid cloud strategy.

IBM Storage Expert Care

IBM Storage Expert Care implements simplified expert care service and support offerings with upfront and predictable pricing allowing you to decide the support level and period you need which helps reduce deployment and operational risks, and maintenance outlays.

AI-driven management and proactive support

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 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.

Worldwide network of business partners

Working with IBM business partners gives you access to the technology, services and best practices that can make your implementation a success. These partners provide you with a scalable solution that maintains performance, efficiency and manageability as data grows. Visit our PartnerWorld site and search our database for a business partner near you.

Data reduction options

IBM FlashSystem 5200 offers data reduction enabling to deliver higher performance for compressed data. Improve efficiency with data reduction pools that feature block deduplication and compression. In addition, SCSI UNMAP allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. The benefits include reduced acquisition cost, less rack space and lower power and cooling costs throughout the lifetime of the system.

Peace of mind with IBM FlashWatch

Every IBM FlashSystem 5200 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” programs are the IBM data reduction guarantee, the IBM availability guarantee, the IBM Flash Momentum controller upgrade program, endurance and maintenance guarantees, and IBM Storage Expert Care.

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