IBM FlashSystem 5100
December 05, 2020

IBM FlashSystem 5100

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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  • FlashSystem 5100

Overall Satisfaction with IBM FlashSystem 5100

While I cannot speak to the hardware of the IBM FlashSystem 5100, I can talk about the software and performance. The Spectrum Virtualize software is easy to use and I especially like that it is comparable with systems like VMWare and the security protections are incredible. I’ve never had a single issue with the performance speed.
  • Security
  • Disaster recovery
  • Storage
  • Scalability
  • Price
  • Tech support
  • Increased productivity
  • Faster uploads
  • More security

Do you think IBM Storage FlashSystem delivers good value for the price?


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Did IBM Storage FlashSystem live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of IBM Storage FlashSystem go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy IBM Storage FlashSystem again?


The IBM FlashSystem 5100 is particularly useful in situations where you have multiple batches to upload all at once but cannot afford a lapse in speed or performance. Alternatively, it is also more suited for teams with several IT techs who are well versed in troubleshooting error messages rather than relying on tech support.

IBM Storage FlashSystem Feature Ratings

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