Organisations of all sizes have the opportunity to use today’s massive volumes of data to transform the way they do business. But storing this valuable data can be expensive at a time when controlling costs remains a priority. IT organisations have limited resources However need to stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify and optimise their IT infrastructures. The IBM Storwize family is designed to deliver what they need from their storage systems, but more efficiently than ever before. Offered in a wide range of storage systems, the Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable.
IBM Storwize V3700, the entry-level system of the Storwize family, delivers efficient, entry-level configurations specifically designed to meet the needs of SMB. Designed to provide organisations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, Storwize V3700 offers advanced software capabilities usually found in more expensive systems.
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|IBM Systems Director|
|Solid-state drive (SSD)|
|IBM System Storage Easy Tier|
|Metro Mirror and Global Mirror|
|Host interface||1 gigabits per second (Gbps) scsi over ip Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) and 6 Gbps serial attached SCSI (SAS) (optional 8 gigabit (Gb) Fibre Channel (FC), 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host ports, 6 Gbps SAS 4-port host interface card)|
|User interface||Storwize V3700 GUI|
|Single/dual controller||Dual controller|
|Cache per controller||4 gigabyte (GB) upgradable to 8 GB|
|Drive type||Dual-port, hot-swappable 6 gigabit (Gb) SAS disk drives|
|Supported drives||Small form-factor (SFF) 2.5in. disk drives:Large form-factor (LFF) 3.5in. disk drives:|
|Maximum drives supported|
|Redundant array of independent disks (RAID levels)||RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10|
|Fans and power supplies||Fully redundant, hot-swappable|
|Rack support||Standard 19 in. rack-mount enclosure*|
|Management software||Storwize V3700 machine code|
|Advanced features included with each system||Internal virtualisation, thin provisioning, one-way data migration and FlashCopy (up to 64 targets)|
|Optional advanced features||FlashCopy upgrade (up to 2,040 targets), Easy Tier, Remote Mirror and turbo performance|
|Size||Storwize V3700 LFF control enclosure:Storwize V3700 SFF control enclosure:|
|Operating environment||Air temperature:Relative humidity: Electrical power: Power:|
|Heat dissipation (British Thermal Unit (BTU) per hour)||LFF control enclosure: 1,222
SFF control enclosure: 1,383
|Supported systems||For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems (OS), host bus adapters (HBA), clustering applications and storage area network (SAN) switches and directors, refer to the System Storage Interoperation Centre at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic|
|ISV solutions||For a list of high-quality solutions with our partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library.|
* To assure installation and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the Storwize V3700 publications for any product-specific installation requirements.
† Warranty service upgrades via IBM ServicePac and maintenance agreements.