IBM Flash System

IBM flash storage protects files from ransomware

IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault can detect and recover quickly from ransomware and other cyberattacks, according to the global technology firm. The new offering is designed to streamline all phases of cyberattack recovery and reduce overall recovery time.

By actively monitoring data in real-time, IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault will accelerate ransomware recovery based on validated restore points, allowing organizations to more rapidly recover a clean copy of their data.

“As companies are under increasing security threats, they must anticipate and prepare for cyber-attacks in addition to maximizing business agility of day-to-day operations,” said Denis Kennelly, GM, IBM Storage. “IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault and our most advanced FlashSystem storage are specifically designed to address the performance and security levels that our hybrid cloud clients demand.”

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The IBM FlashSystem Cyber Vault solution complements IBM Safeguarded Copy for IBM FlashSystem arrays. FlashSystem Cyber Vault automatically scans the copies created regularly by Safeguarded Copy looking for signs of data corruption introduced by malware or ransomware. This scan serves two purposes. It can help identify a classic ransomware attack rapidly once it has started. And it is designed to help identify which data copies have not been affected by an attack. Armed with this information, customers are positioned to more quickly identify that an attack is underway and to identify and recover a clean copy of their data more rapidly.


IBM FlashSystem delivers scalable performance and capacity (1PBe per rack unit) addressing the performance demands of critical and operational workloads without compromising their efficiency goals. Designed on a single architecture with a common operating environment, IBM FlashSystem provides customers with a hybrid cloud Storage platform from edge-to-core-to-cloud(s).

  • Address Performance Demands of Time-Sensitive Workloads: With the dual multi-core controller and computational storage architecture of the IBM FlashSystem portfolio, IBM is pushing the limits of throughput and latency, while delivering enterprise-class resiliency for critical and operational workloads.
  • Alleviate Data Center Resource Constraints with Workload Consolidation: Built for growing enterprises needing the highest capability and resilience, FlashSystem 9500 offers twice the maximum performance,4 connectivity, NVMe flash drives, and capacity of FlashSystem 9200, and up to 50% more cache (3TB) and supports a maximum of 4.5PB effective capacity per control enclosure.5,6 
  • Move to Hybrid Cloud with Purpose: By relying on IBM’s Spectrum Virtualize and Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, customers benefit from IBM’s common storage operating environment delivering a consistent set of data services and operational capabilities with cloud-like consumption models at the data center edge, in the core and in public cloud platforms. Additionally, customers can repurpose traditional and legacy storage from other vendors virtualized behind IBM’s SAN Volume Controller to extend the same data and operational services to existing IT investments.
  • Maintain an Efficient Data Center: Businesses today are facing pressure to automate wherever possible to help increase efficiency. The single operating environment that the advanced IBM FlashSystem storage models are based on, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, can simplify, and automate data management.