What can it do for your business?

With IBM Spectrum Virtualise software at its core, IBM Storwize V5000 optimises CapEx and OpEx and increases flexibility and scalability. This easy-to-use solution enables you to consolidate your existing infrastructure and add new functionality.

Storwize V5000 is available in all-flash or hybrid models. You gain enterprise capabilities at entry-level pricing, to handle your business-critical applications while controlling your costs.

Flexible licensing options and multiple models, enable you to start with the solution that meets your data needs today, and expand as your organisation grows.

Economical storage for diverse workloads

  • Customise your storage system with flexible software and hardware options
  • Optimise performance with flash storage and automated tiering
  • Complement on-premises storage of all types with hybrid cloud capability
  • Store up to five times more data on your existing storage with IBM compression technology
  • Consolidate and provide IBM Storwize V5000 capabilities to existing storage infrastructures using optional external virtualisation
  • Simplify management with an industry-leading graphical user interface

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Why buy IBM Storwize V5000?

  • Increased flexibility: Flexible software options and three new models with non-disruptive upgrades to support your business growth
  • Transparent Cloud Tiering: Enables rapid deployment of hybrid cloud solutions
  • Ease of use: Simplifies management with industry-leading graphical user interface
  • IBM Easy Tier: Includes advanced technology for automatically migrating data between storage tiers based on real-time usage analysis patterns
  • IBM Real-time Compression: Reduces storage acquisition costs by using up to 80% less disk and flash capacity
  • High density enclosures: Increases the maximum number of drives per system by up to 50%
  • External virtualisation: Consolidates and provides IBM Storwize V5000 capabilities to existing storage infrastructures
  • Replication over IP: Improves network utilisation for remote mirroring with innovative technology
  • IBM HyperSwap: Allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualised environments
  • Integral part of VersaStack: Includes a converged infrastructure solution jointly developed by IBM and Cisco to provide faster application and workload delivery, while maintaining efficiency and controlling costs. Learn more (US)

Features and benefits

Feature Benefits
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
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 Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (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 nondisruptive migration to speed implementation
IBM HyperSwap‡ Allow high-availability configurations for resilient virtualised environments

Specifications

IBM Storwize V5000 at a glance      
Software IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5030 IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5020 IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5010
User interface Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) Web-based GUI Web-based GUI
Single or dual controller Dual Dual Dual
Connectivity (standard) 10 Gb iSCSI
1 Gb iSCSI
12 Gb SAS
1 Gb iSCSI
1 Gb iSCSI
Connectivity (optional) 16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
10 Gb iSCSI / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
1 Gb iSCSI
16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
10 Gb iSCSI / FCoE
1 Gb iSCSI
16 Gb Fibre Channel
12 Gb SAS
10 Gb iSCSI / FCoE
1 Gb iSCSI
Cache (per system) 32 GB or 64 GB 16 GB or 32 GB 16 GB
Drives supported Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 1 TB*, 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline
Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB*, 3 TB*, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB ,10 TB @ 7.2k rpm
Solid-state drive (SSD) 2.5-inch drives:
  • 200 GB*, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB
Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 1 TB*, 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline
Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB*, 3 TB*, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB @ 7.2k rpm
SSD 2.5-inch drives:
  • 200 GB*, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB
Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm
  • 1 TB*, 2 TB @ 7.2k rpm SAS nearline
Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB @ 15k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB @ 10k rpm, SAS (2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier)
  • 2 TB*, 3 TB*, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB @ 7.2k rpm
SSD 2.5-inch drives:
  • 200 GB*, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB
Maximum drives supported Maximum of 760 drives per system and 1,056 drives in two-way clustered:
  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives or 2.5-inch drives
Maximum of 392 drives per system:
  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives or 2.5-inch drives
Maximum of 392 drives per system:
  • Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives
  • Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives
  • High-density expansion enclosure: 92 x 3.5-inch drives or 2.5-inch drives
Maximum expansion enclosure capacity
  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 20 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 8 high-density expansion enclosures per controller
  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 10 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 4 high-density expansion enclosures per controller
  • Standard expansion enclosures: up to 10 standard expansion enclosures per controller
  • High-density expansion enclosures: up to 4 high-density expansion enclosures per controller
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed
Fans and power supplies Fully redundant, hot-swappable Fully redundant, hot-swappable Fully redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support Standard 19-inch Standard 19-inch Standard 19-inch
Advanced functions included with each system
  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualisation of internal storage
  • Thin provisioning
  • One-way data migration
  • Dual-system clustering
  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualisation of internal storage
  • Thin provisioning
  • One-way data migration
  • Embedded GUI
  • Virtualisation of internal storage
  • Thin provisioning
  • One-way data migration
Additional available advanced functions
  • IBM Easy Tier
  • IBM FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring
  • Encryption
  • IBM Real-time Compression
  • External virtualization
  • Easy Tier
  • FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring
  • Encryption
  • Easy Tier
  • FlashCopy
  • Remote mirroring
Size§ 8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D
  • Approximate weight:
  • Large form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb)
  • Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
  • Large form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
  • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
  • Small form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb)
  • Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
  • Small form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)
8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D
  • Approximate weight:
  • Large form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb)
  • Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
  • Large form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
  • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
  • Small form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb)
  • Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
  • Small form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)
8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D
  • Approximate weight:
  • Large form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb)
  • Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
  • Large form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
  • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
  • Small form-factor control enclosure:
  • Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb)
  • Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
  • Small form-factor expansion enclosure:
  • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)
Operating environment
  • Air temperature:
  • Operating: 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F) at 30.5 m below to 3,000 m above sea level (100 ft below to 9,840 ft above)
  • Non-operating: -10°C – 50°C (14°F – 125°F)
  • Relative humidity:
  • Operating: 20% – 80%
  • Non-operating: 10% – 90%
  • Air temperature:
  • Operating: 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F) at 30.5 m below to 3,000 m above sea level (100 ft below to 9,840 ft above)
  • Non-operating: -10°C – 50°C (14°F – 125°F)
  • Relative humidity:
  • Operating: 20% – 80%
  • Non-operating: 10% – 90%
  • Air temperature:
  • Operating: 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F) at 30.5 m below to 3,000 m above sea level (100 ft below to 9,840 ft above)
  • Non-operating: -10°C – 50°C (14°F – 125°F)
  • Relative humidity:
  • Operating: 20% – 80%
  • Non-operating: 10% – 90%
Warranty Hardware:
  • Flexible warranty
  • One- or three-year warranty with 9 to 5 next-business-day response (dependent upon machine type)
  • Tier 1 customer-replaceable units and on-site repairs
  • Warranty service upgrades available
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)
Software:
  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available
Hardware:
  • Flexible warranty
  • One- or three-year warranty with 9 to 5 next-business-day response (dependent upon machine type)
  • Tier 1 customer-replaceable units and on-site repairs
  • Warranty service upgrades available
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)
Software:
  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available
Hardware:
  • Flexible warranty
  • One- or three-year warranty with 9 to 5 next-business-day response (dependent upon machine type)
  • Tier 1 customer-replaceable units and on-site repairs
  • Warranty service upgrades available
  • Post-warranty support available
  • Customer setup (initial installation and field upgrades)
Software:
  • Initial license purchase Software maintenance agreement available
Supported systems For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications, and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
ISV solutions For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library

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