IBM FlashSystem 5000 delivers on its promise
August 04, 2021

IBM FlashSystem 5000 delivers on its promise

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • IBM Flashsystem 5000

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem

We use IBM FlashSystem [5000] to tier out block storage and ensure that our most accessed applications have access to best in class flash storage while our test applications mainly reside on HDD (easy tier) and can burst to flash for preproduction testing. We also serve out content via SMB shares for document storage/retention purposes.
  • 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
  • Thin provisioning of storage has helped us meet customer demand and cut application delivery times in half
  • Saved on power and cooling by reducing overall storage footprint
  • Data retention doubled
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.
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.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

Flash Array Performance
Flash Array Integration
Data Compression
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
Power Savings