IBM Storwize V3700

Easy-to-use, affordable storage offering advanced capabilities for small and medium businesses


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.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
IBM Systems Director
IBM FlashCopy
Thin provisioning
Data migration
Solid-state drive (SSD)
IBM System Storage Easy Tier
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
Turbo performance
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:
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.