IBM FlashSystem 5000

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Score 10 out of 10
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  • Easy and simple management both GUI and CLI
  • Straight and easy configuration
  • Usable TiB / rack unit ratio can be quite high
  • Easy reporting with Storage Insights
  • The GUI is less complete than CLI (by design)
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Offers NVMe-accelerated performance which is way faster than SATA SSDs
  • The FlashSystem 5000 offers all-flash and hybrid options
  • The FlashSystem 5000 provides the highest levels of availability to support mission-critical applications offering an IBM's six 9s availability design.
  • 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.
Grace Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • It requires quite an investment for it to be full cloud enabled and realize its workloads something that SMEs do not have the luxury to do so, otherwise it's an accurate platform
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It provides continuous high performance for all the critical applications.
  • We are able to ensure 24/7 uptime for the system
  • Excellent resource distribution
  • High performing storwise system
  • Options to align deployments and resources in a hybrid model based on the requirements
  • Team needs good amount of training and knowledge as the initial setup is somewhat complex
Akshay Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • High performance
  • Multiple Flash and hybrid options
  • Best suited for Gold and Platinum critical applications
  • High Availability
  • Fast Disk Array and Storwize System
  • Deployment and installation needs to be simplified
  • Support documentation lacks micro details for multiple options
  • Licensing process is some what complex, it can be made simpler
João Xavier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • High read and write speed with an all-flash system.
  • Allows you to grow as needed easily. High Scalability.
  • Reliable and robust solution for high workloads.
  • Data Comprehension Reduction.
  • 99% high availability.
  • Easy management.
  • NVMe storage is much more expensive than other disk options.
  • I don't see technical problems.
Varun Kainthla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It is reasonably priced and gives a variety of features even at the low price.
  • Its user interface is quite intuitive and one can learn it quite fast.
  • Many features for visualising the stored data exist for IBM FlashSystem 5000. It helps in quick retrieval of data thanks to these features.
  • Its customer service is reliable and usually responds quite fast.
  • Setup takes time.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It is good in providing advanced hybrid solutions.
  • It is a profoundly stable tool and is high-performance software.
  • Another important thing about this tool is that it is easy to manage.
  • It performs well with SSD SAS.
  • Its interface needs to be unambiguous.
  • It is very hard to set this tool up and its installation takes a lot of time.
  • Data reduction pools need to be improved.
August 05, 2021

IBM Flash

niman goli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • easiest way of management
  • high performance disks
  • replication feature was easy to use
  • migration made simpler
  • More number of IOPS are required
  • Integration to use it as File storage
  • Integration with VMWARE
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Ability to thin provision storage helps us maximize the capacity of the array
  • Mission critical applications have access to low latency storage
  • NVMe accelerated storage is ahead of the competition
  • Installation can be tricky — you might be in for a do over if you get the settings wrong on your deployment
  • Slow adoption of bleeding edge storage technologies
  • Not a good fit for every use case
August 05, 2021

Fast. Reliable. IBM.

Score 8 out of 10
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  • High availability
  • Simple management GUI
  • Stability
  • High performance
  • Simple integration
  • The user could be shown on which files the deduplication or compressions were stored
  • Cost

IBM FlashSystem 5000 Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Enterprise Flash Array Storage (6)
86%
8.6
Flash Array Performance (37)
90%
9.0
Flash Array Integration (37)
90%
9.0
Data Compression (36)
87%
8.7
Non-Intrusive Upgrades (37)
84%
8.4
Simplicity (37)
83%
8.3
Power Savings (35)
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.