Today IBM announced its latest high-speed, entry-level flash storage system with the IBM FlashSystem 5200. This new flash storage system has been created to bring enterprise-class storage to businesses of all sizes and needs. The 5200 can store up to 1.7PB in its compact form factor and support IBM Cloud Satellite.

Today IBM announced its latest high-speed, entry-level flash storage system with the IBM FlashSystem 5200. This new flash storage system has been created to bring enterprise-class storage to businesses of all sizes and needs. The 5200 can store up to 1.7PB in its compact form factor and support IBM Cloud Satellite.

IBM FlashSystem 5200

Data continues to grow and workloads continue to evolve. High capacity and cost-effectiveness will always be needed, but higher performance storage is also important in the new digital world. Smaller companies need the above as well, so IBM is coming out with the powerful FlashSystem 5200. Said to be more powerful and cost-effective than its predecessor the IBM FlashSystem 5100, the 5200 comes with more capacity the future support for IBM Cloud Satellite.

Key IBM FlashSystem 5200 attributes include:

  • Hybrid Cloud & Containers: The FlashSystem 5200, like the entire IBM flash storage portfolio, supports Red Hat OpenShift, Container Storage Interface (CSI) for Kubernetes, Ansible automation, and Kubernetes, as well as VMWare and bare-metal environments.
  • Enterprise Capabilities: The system also comes with IBM Storage Insights, which can give users visibility across complex storage environments to help them make informed decisions, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize, which enables users to consolidate and manage storage as if it were one pool, designed to improve performance and lowering operating expenses. Also included are such data resiliency functions as IBM HyperSwap which supports automatic failover in case of a site incident.
  • Capacity: FlashSystem 5200 starts with 38TB of data capacity and can grow to deliver 1.7PB in a compact 1U form factor for space-constrained environments, or the equivalent of close to 1 trillion pages of printed text.
  • Speed: Although FlashSystem 5200 is half the size of traditional storage systems, it offers 66% greater maximum I/Os than its predecessor and 40% more data throughput at 21GB/s, and is designed to help clients save on both capital and operating expenses.

Along with the IBM FlashSystem 5200, the company is also releasing the FlashSystem 5015 and 5035, both of which are 2U systems, designed for organizations with less demanding performance and growth requirements.

Availability

The IBM FlashSystem 5200 is expected to be generally available in March of this year.

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