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Introducing the new IBM FlashSystem 5300


IBM has recently announced the launch of the IBM FlashSystem 5300, a powerful new all-flash storage solution designed for businesses of all sizes. This entry-level offering promises exceptional price-performance, high availability, and enterprise-class data services in a compact 1U rack unit.

This user-friendly and scalable platform offers flexibility in choosing performance and capacity options, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free integration into your existing infrastructure. Its adaptability makes it suitable for latency-sensitive applications and ever-changing data sets.

Enhanced Performance, Capacity, and Security

The new solution boasts significant improvements in several key areas:

      Increased Productivity: The FlashSystem 5300 isn’t just another storage solution. Compared to its predecessor, it delivers up to 45% more throughput for typical database workloads and at least a 50% higher bandwidth for sequential workloads. This means you can get more done in less time, giving you a competitive edge in today's fast-paced business environment.

      Expanded Storage Density: The system can hold up to 1.81 petabytes of effective data in a single 1U unit, leveraging deduplication and compression technologies.

      Advanced Data Resilience: FlashSystem 5300 leverages FlashCore Module 4 to continuously monitor I/O activities and detect anomalies indicative of ransomware attacks within minutes using machine learning models.

      Improved Efficiency: The platform integrates AI-powered analytics with IBM Storage Insights and Spectrum Virtualize for intelligent data placement and automation, maximising overall efficiency.

      Enhanced VMware Integration: To safeguard virtual machines, it offers features like immutable snapshot support, policy-based replication, and VMware virtual volume 2.0 support.

Scalability for Future Growth

The FlashSystem 5300's compact design and improved storage density allow businesses to start small and scale up performance and capacity as their needs evolve. This provides a future-proof solution for growing organisations.


Availability and Partner Support

Both the IBM FlashSystem 5300 and the accompanying IBM Storage Assurance programme can be quoted now for delivery later in May.

IBM Storage Assurance is a new subscription-based program that ensures your clients’ FlashSystem 5300 stays up-to-date with regular hardware and software upgrades. Additionally, it includes premium-level Expert Care support to minimise downtime, eliminate disruptive migrations, and reduce recurring purchases.

Ready to see how the IBM FlashSystem 5300 can support your business?

Speak to your Arrow IBM team today to learn more about how this new solution can address your specific storage needs and help you unlock the full potential of your data.