IBM FlashSystem 5000

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Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Nitin Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In our organization most of the data is stored locally on IBM FlashStore 5000 which is cost effective and has a fantastic ROI for our organization which caters all our data storage needs with fast cache and huge local storage. Only issue is the accessibility which can be improved overtime.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for most environments that requires a high performance storage system. Since the price of flash has decreased significantly over the past years, it can also be used to replace legacy disk based storage systems as part of a company's storage upgrade or refresh plan. If you have a tight budget, then the FlashSystem 5000 can be configured as a hybrid solution to decrease costs a bit. You can then make use of the Easy-Tier functionality to ensure that the data is automatically kept or moved the right type of storage to maintain application performance.
Grace Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is designed to offer modern technology to businesses and it suits well in a scenario where a company wants to boost their technological usage in workflow development and implementation. The platform allows organizations to speed up how they work and enhance service delivery process.
Saqib Seraj | TrustRadius Reviewer
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is a great solution if you need an easy-to-deploy solution that can be expanded very easily as your data grows over time and reaches maximum capacity. It's also cloud ready, so when we start using cloud services, we can keep this solution in place and integrate it, not just throw it away.
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for applications and deployments which require fast memory to process and complete a large number of transactions in less amount time and at the same time ensuring the high availability of the services for the end-users. IBM FlashSystem 5000 is offering reliability, high performance, and scalability under a single roof.
Panav Beri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is best suited for medium-sized enterprises and projects. It provides good scalability options based on the load requirement. End users get the flexibility to align highly intensive tasks with more resources for better management and optimized performance. The support provided by the IBM team for initial implementation is also excellent.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 series is a perfect solution for meeting the dynamic and ever-expanding demand for data storage. The hardware-based solution comes with software and has a lot of features that are AI-driven, which makes it easy to use, manage and even provide insights on how the data is stored and what are the predictions. All this keeps you future-proof.
sheraz butt | TrustRadius Reviewer
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 offers different models so you can easily compare the products. Then you can select according to your requirements. It works great in almost all scenarios. This is a single and unique platform with easy-to-use management tools. You can easily upgrade at any time. [It is the] most reliable and efficient.
Varun Kainthla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I would highly recommend this for backups. Earlier, backing up used to be hard and it was quite confusing to know where we put the required data. With this, it becomes quite easy to recover and locate data so that one can easily retrieve data. I personally think this would be most suitable for medium sized corporations since they usually have a tighter budget.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is good for performing a variety of functions and it is a high-performance stable tool that is beneficial for us in managing virtual workloads. But it is not suitable for someone who is looking for data reduction and low latency. [In that case], they should go for other options than IBM flash System 5000. But overall, at such a cost it is offering many functions.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for providing storage to mission critical applications which require large storage pools over low latency fiber channel connections. It is also a good solution for maximizing document file retention where it is required by applicable standards. Price can be misleading if you don’t understand the different storage tiers such as HDD, Flash and NVMe.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have high data storage needs and with IBM FlashSystem 5000 which contains fast caching and huge local storage, it's a no-brainer for us. A good amount of our data is stored locally on IBM FlashStore 5000 which is cost-effective and contains multiple flash and hybrid options. 99% high availability is always a plus.
Score 8 out of 10
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[IBM FlashSystems 5000] is well suited for modern IT industries because it provides more storage options and it is very reliable and dependable and it is quite fast. Well it is not suitable [for companies] with a low IT budget because of its higher price but having said that the performance of it can be profitable in the long run.
August 05, 2021

Fast. Reliable. IBM.

Score 8 out of 10
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As you know, storage is almost at the center of the process in the world of information technologies. IBM FlashSystem 5000, on the other hand, has the ideal speed and capacity, especially for entry-level storage systems. The point where you will position IBM FlashSystem 5000 can also be on the instant replication side of your production environment. If we are talking about a very serious transaction flowing structure, perhaps it may be necessary to evaluate the 7000 series according to the IOPS measurement result.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for work issues in which you need a large amount of storage for a large group of people (I.e., storing lots of data from multiple source points). A scenario in which it is less appropriate would be one where the read/write speed of the flash system is not fast enough to write all the data at a reasonable speed.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 is well suited for companies that require a high-performance storage system on a tight budget. It works well for data storage, backups and disaster recovery. Overall the cost to benefit ratio with this product is very good and there are very few similar products in the market.
Score 7 out of 10
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I would recommend the IBM FlashSystem 5000 for a smaller scale use case that would benefit from Flash storage and needs a smaller footprint within the datacenter. The IBM FlashSystem 5000 does well overall for our needs since it serves a fairly small user group. I do not believe it would scale well though if the demand was much higher from our users.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM FlashSystem 5000 can be used for a wide range of use cases--in our case, as high availability and high speed storage for a virtual environment backup and disaster recovery solution. With flash-based storage and a powerful backup/restore solution, we are today able to restore larger VMs within minutes (running temporarily on IBM flash storage). When it comes to rack space and power consumption planing for the installation of this flash system, you need to do proper planing.
Score 7 out of 10
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I am working only on high-end storage. IBM provides a free workload script that can be applied to any environment, such as Windows, Unix, or Linux. Only purchase this when you know about the size, there has to be enough time spent on performance metrics, analyzing the workload.

IBM FlashSystem 5000 Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Enterprise Flash Array Storage (6)
86%
8.6
Flash Array Performance (36)
90%
9.0
Flash Array Integration (36)
90%
9.0
Data Compression (35)
87%
8.7
Non-Intrusive Upgrades (36)
84%
8.4
Simplicity (36)
83%
8.3
Power Savings (34)
84%
8.4

What is IBM FlashSystem 5000?

IBM's FlashSystem 5000 series, formerly IBM Storwize V5000, is a storage array available in all flash or hybrid-flash deployments. It is designed to support global enterprises with "six 9's" availability and AI-driven storage management.

IBM FlashSystem 5000 Competitors

  • Dell EMC
  • Pure Systems
  • Hewlett Packard

IBM FlashSystem 5000 Pricing

IBM FlashSystem 5000 Technical Details

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What is IBM FlashSystem 5000's best feature?

Reviewers rate Flash Array Performance and Flash Array Integration highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses IBM FlashSystem 5000?

The most common users of IBM FlashSystem 5000 are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.