Storage for IBM PureFlex System


To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking and software resources that is simple to deploy and can quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven best practices in systems management, applications, hardware maintenance and more.

The IBM PureFlex System combines advanced IBM storage hardware and storage management software, along with patterns of expertise and integrate them in complete, optimised solutions.

Advanced storage features, integrated with your existing infrastructure

IBM® Storwize® V7000 storage systems integrated into the PureFlex System are designed to be easy to use and enable rapid deployment. Storwize V7000 systems support extraordinary performance and flexibility through built-in solid state drive (SSD) optimisation and thin provisioning technologies. With non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage, you also get simplified implementation, minimising disruption to users. And advanced storage features like automated tiering, storage virtualisation, clustering, replication and multi-protocol support are designed to help you improve the efficiency of your storage. As part of your PureFlex System, Storwize V7000 can become part of your highly efficient, highly capable, next-generation information infrastructure.

Feature Benefits
Dynamic migration
IBM® System Storage® Easy Tier®
Clustered systems
Thin provisioning
Unified storage
IBM FlashCopy®
Solid state drive (SSD)
Host interface
User interface
Supported drives 3.5-inch disk drives:
RAID levels
Maximum drives supported
Fans and power supplies
Rack support  
Management software
Cache per controller/control enclosure/clustered system
Advanced features included with each system
Additional available advanced features
Warranty Hardware: Software:
Replication services FlashCopy, FlashCopy Manager, Metro Mirror (Synchronous), Global Mirror (Asynchronous), local and asynchronous remote file-based replication
ISV solutions For a list of high quality solutions with our partner Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library.

Contact Lenovo for x86-based systems

Contact IBM for POWER and/or hybrid (POWER + x86) systems

Lenovo acquires IBM x86 systems

These IBM x86 products are now products of Lenovo in the Australia and other countries. IBM will host x86-related content on until migrated to Lenovo. During the transition, please interpret references to IBM in relation to transitioned products as Lenovo.


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The elements that make up IBM PureFlex and PureApplication Systems