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Outstanding benefits with greater flexibility in an affordable hybrid storage solution

Highlights

The enterprise data storage marketplace is changing at a rapid pace. Organisations of all sizes are experiencing new business and IT operational challenges. Businesses now need greater data collaboration, agility and cost efficiency to stay ahead of the competition. Today, data is more important than ever for making highly informed decisions in real time. Security teams need data to recognise and prevent fraud before it happens. Call centres need data to help accelerate customer service. Most important, top executives need data to develop strategic insights for battling the competition.

With the rise of new applications that demand the integration of big-data analytics, mobility and social platforms, organisations require additional storage capacity, performance, advanced functionality and flexibility. IT must deliver more services faster and more efficiently, enable real-time insight and support more customer interaction. The right infrastructure allows clients to share information, secure transactions and drive real-time insights.

To enter the new era of business, organisations need robust storage solutions such as IBM Storwize V5000 to provide a comprehensive set of tools that enable unified virtualisation, extraordinary scale and simplified management – all designed to support key business initiatives. Three new Storwize V5000 models – IBM Storwize V5030, IBM Storwize V5020 and IBM Storwize V5010 – provide the flexibility to start small and keep growing while leveraging existing storage investments.

Utilising IBM Spectrum Virtualise software at its core, Storwize V5000 is a hybrid storage solution that provides improved performance, virtualisation capabilities and greater flexibility. It includes built-in functions such as IBM Real-time Compression and IBM Easy Tier technology to deliver extraordinary levels of efficiency and high performance. Storwize solutions achieve up to 5:1 data compression ratios, require 47 percent less storage administration and can provide up to three times more performance with only five percent flash storage.1 Available in three new models, Storwize V5000 delivers enterprise capabilities at entry-level pricing to help handle business-critical applications while controlling costs for growing organisations.

Product features

Hardware summary

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
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 HA configurations for resilient virtualised environments
IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard Provide basic monitoring capabilities to securely check the health and performance status of your system
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 GUI Web-based GUI Web-based GUI
Single or dual controller Dual Dual Dual
Connectivity (standard) 10 gigabit (Gb) Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI)
1 Gb iSCSI
12 Gb SAS
1 Gb iSCSI
1 Gb iSCSI
Connectivity (optional) 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC)
12 Gb serial attached SCSI (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 gigabyte (GB) or 64 GB 16 GB or 32 GB 16 GB
Drives supported Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives: Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives: Solid-state drive (SSD) 2.5-inch drives: Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives: Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives: SSD 2.5-inch drives: Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives: Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives: SSD 2.5-inch drives:
Maximum drives supported Maximum of 504 drives per system with 20 expansion enclosures and 1,008 drives in two-way clustered: Maximum of 264 drives per system with 10 expansion enclosures: Maximum of 264 drives per system with 10 expansion enclosures:
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
Additional available advanced functions
Size§ 8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D 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 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 Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)
Operating environment
Warranty Hardware: Software: Hardware: Software: Hardware: Software:
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 (OS), host bus adapters, clustering applications and storage area network (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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