IBM FlashSystem Storage

Superior performance

From as little as £600 per TB

The IBM FlashSystem family is the perfect solution for organisations with demanding application workloads and constrained IT budgets. This solution provides you with the performance needed to manage and store some of the most business-critical environments on the planet. 

IBM FlashSystem 5200

What's new?


Chilli IT believe that the FlashSystem FS5200 is a unique blend of incredible performance and affordability. The FlashSystem 5200 is one of the most competitive storage products that IBM has released in recent history and stacks up well against commodity SSD systems available from the competition. Below is an overview of how the IBM FlashSystem 5200 achieves this.


The IBM FS5200 has a 1U footprint, supporting end to end Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash storage and increasing performance and flexibility with IBM FlashCore Modules (FCM). Not all flash is created equal so why compromise with commodity SSDs? The IBM Flash Portfolio (representing approx. 380 patents) help deliver the best performance and longevity of any flash system in the marketplace today. So much so that no IBM FlashCore module in the world has failed to date. IBM can also guarantee 2:1 compression with zero performance impact and the lowest ever entry level pricing for IBM FlashCore Modules32.

IBM FlashSystem 5200

What can it do?

IBM FlashSystem Storage

Product Animations

Discover the benefits and capabilities of each FlashSystem model with our interactive product animations. This will help you decide which model delivers the speed and performance required for your infrastructure.

IBM FlashSystem Storage


The economics of Flash have changed considerably in recent years. In the past companies typically purchased disk storage and occasionally used SSDs for demanding workloads. This no longer needs to be the case. As the example configurations below show, All FlashSystems can be purchased from as little as a few hundred pounds per TB.

FS5200 FCM 24TB


256GB Cache
DRAID6 12TB Usable
DRAID6 24TB Effective
Penalty Free Compression

FS5200 FCM 80TB


256GB Cache
DRAID6 40TB Usable
DRAID6 80TB Effective
Penalty Free Compression

FS5200 FCM 160TB


256GB Cache
DRAID6 80TB Usable
DRAID6 160TB Effective
Penalty Free Compression
The Benefits

Why should I upgrade?

IBM Flash Storage

New features

Remove bottlenecks and dramatically improve application performance

The option to use IBM FlashCore modules (FCMs) with inline-hardware compression, data protection and innovative flash management features provided by IBM FlashCore technology, or industry-standard NVMe flash drives.

The software-defined storage functionality of IBM Spectrum Virtualize with a full range of industry-leading data services such as dynamic tiering, IBM FlashCopy management, data mobility and high-performance data encryption, among many others.

Case Study

How fast is it?

IBM Flash storage provides your business with the speed and agility you need to tackle the most demanding business and IT problems. Chilli IT have recently delivered a 300% performance improvement in batch run times against an existing solid state hybrid solution in conjunction with Power10. In this case our customer can now fulfill product orders and perform stock replenishment tasks significantly quicker than before.

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Performance Improvement

(Based on the above case study)

IBM Flash Storage

Speed and agility
in a Flash

IBM FlashSystem offers cutting-edge features including Real-time Compression, Easy Tier and Thin Provisioning all at the speed of Flash. IBM FlashSystem is designed for all applications and infrastructures.

Additionally, the IBM FlashSystem excels in supporting high-performance database applications, such as IBM DB2, Oracle, SAP and is an ideal solution to use if replacing infrastructures that are held back by slow disk drive. 

Listen to the expert

IBM’s David Spurway highlights the benefits of combining Flash Storage and Power10

IBM FlashSystem Family

IBM Virtualize Software

All IBM FlashSystem solutions leverage the proven capabilities of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software-defined storage (SDS) for data and storage management.  IBM is the number-one SDS vendor in the industry.  IBM Spectrum Virtualize has been helping enterprises improve infrastructure flexibility and data economics for more than 15 years.  It offers an industry leading spectrum of features and functionality, including enhanced cloud functionality, comprehensive data reduction, and support for leading-edge container technologies that can provide enterprises with the capabilities they need to capture and keep competitive advantage across the full spectrum of modern business environments. 

IBM Virtualize Software


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