|Graphical user interface (GUI)||Enhance IT productivity with web-based GUI with point-and-click management capabilities|
|IBM Easy Tier||Provide automatic migration of frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage|
|Encryption for virtualised storage||Helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems|
|IBM Real-time Compression‡||Helps improve efficiency by storing up to five times as much active primary data in the same physical disk space;† by significantly reducing storage requirements, you can keep up to five times more information online, use the improved efficiency to reduce storage costs, or achieve a combination of greater capacity and reduced cost
Enable up to five times as much data to be stored on your existing storage, while also reducing your future storage needs
|External virtualisation‡||Virtualise your existing storage (IBM and non-IBM) to make it part of an IBM Storwize V5000 system, where it inherits the advantages of Storwize capabilities|
|Thin provisioning||Support business applications that need to grow dynamically, while consuming only the space actually used|
|Metro Mirror and Global Mirror||Allow synchronous or asynchronous data replication between Storwize family offerings for maximum flexibility and backup efficiency; support FC, FCoE and IP (Ethernet) networking|
|IBM FlashCopy||Create a near-instant copy of active data that can be used for backup or for parallel processing activities; support recovery of corrupted data|
|Dynamic migration||Provide non-disruptive migration to speed implementation|
|IBM HyperSwap‡||Allow high-availability configurations for resilient virtualised environments|
|IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard||Provide basic monitoring capabilities to securely check the health and performance status of your system|
1 IBM lab measurements – April 2012.
‡ Available only in Storwize V5030.