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Score 8.4 out of 100

IBM FlashSystem 5000

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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem

IBM FlashSystem is well suited for heavy analytic workloads created by applications such as SAS Institute software. It is a great candidate where large amounts of data need to be analyzed and scanned. It is also well suited for use with Power 9 systems that can handle the extra throughput. When used with x86/x64 style Intel systems, it will remove all latency from disk, which will flood the Intel CPUs with data, which may require upgrading the Intel systems.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 5000

The basic configuration is so simple so you just set it and forget it. All the FlashSystem family products are running the same code, so they can talk to each other as well if needed. The migration to/from is simple as that, because of [the] external virtualization function, which supports more than 444 different types of other storage.
Istvan Buda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

IBM FlashSystem
7.9
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.6
Flash Array Performance
IBM FlashSystem
8.3
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Flash Array Integration
IBM FlashSystem
8.1
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.0
Data Compression
IBM FlashSystem
8.0
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.7
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
IBM FlashSystem
8.2
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4
Simplicity
IBM FlashSystem
7.4
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.3
Power Savings
IBM FlashSystem
7.5
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.4

Pros

IBM FlashSystem

  • It has sufficient availability
  • It has a comprehensive service/ support
  • It offers clients a solution from an established vendor they feel they can trust
  • It has a well-known brand
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • It's affordable and does not compromise on technology thus steady in enhancing how we work.
  • Has grown our ROI due to its instant boost in improving our business processes and portfolio.
  • Its hybrid cloud enabled and this enables organizations to start with slowly and later evolve to cloud as their data continues to grow.
Grace Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM FlashSystem

  • IBM FlashSystem needs to better differentiate itself from commodity SSDs as clients do not typically understand the difference.
  • IBM's software stack needs to be better marketed as clients do not understand the benefits of the stack combined with the hardware.
  • IBM should explain to clients the difference between the V7000 Gen 3 and the FS 9100 series. Currently, it is confusing to clients.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • Installation should be simplified a bit as it can become a bit complicated to install
  • Enabling encryption and compression has the potential to affect performance
  • Pricing seems a bit higher than competitor models. This can be mitigated if you work with an IBM Gold Partner or higher that can secure better discounts.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Simplicity and fixability.
Ahmed Ismail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem 5000 9.1
Based on 1 answer
fixability ability and Performance
Ahmed Ismail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM FlashSystem

IBM and other vendors are creating NVMe-oF devices that are either less customized on the hardware end and are bundled with software, or are more proprietary in the hardware. HPE, Vexata, EMC, and others were analyzed. We found the combination of high quality design by IBM and their knowledgeable personnel around workloads makes a big difference
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 5000

IBM FlashSystem [5000] is the clear leader amongst its rivals. We selected this product for its low cost and great support model. Security patches are timely and the ability to scale the solution is a huge draw. Storage can be scaled by tier so we only purchase what we need when the demand is there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM FlashSystem

  • Reduced Batch process time helps increased business availability
  • Reduced foot print helps in reducing capes costs
  • Data reduction capability helps in using more for less
Aman Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM FlashSystem 5000

  • The security features can be improved such that the encryption does not affect performance in any way.
  • The most valuable features are deduplication and compression, which together, enable you to have more space.
  • The feature I find most valuable, is the deduplication, because the nature of the data that we are using in our current environment, has a lot of replicated data.
my tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

IBM FlashSystem 5000

Pricing Details

IBM FlashSystem

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM FlashSystem 5000

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM FlashSystem
8.5
IBM FlashSystem 5000
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

IBM FlashSystem
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

Support Rating

IBM FlashSystem
IBM FlashSystem 5000
9.1

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