In the era of cloud, big data and analytics, mobile and social computing, organisations need to meet ever-changing demands for storage while also improving data economics. 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.
Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualise software, the IBM Storwize family, including IBM Storwize V3700, helps organisations achieve better data economics by supporting these new workloads that are critical to their success. Storwize family systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications, enable rapid and flexible cloud services deployments and deliver the performance and scalability needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies.
IBM Storwize V3700, the entry-level system in the IBM Storwize family, is an efficient, easy-to-use system designed to complement virtual server environments while delivering flexibility and innovative storage functions provided by Spectrum Virtualise.
1 IBM lab measurements – August 2010.
|Graphical user interface (GUI)|
|IBM Systems Director|
|IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard|
|IBM Easy Tier|
|Metro Mirror and Global Mirror|
|NEBS Level 3 and ETSI compliance|
‡ IBM laboratory measurements
|Host interface||1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and 6 Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) (optional 8 Gbps FC, 1 Gbps iSCSI, 6 Gbps SAS or 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCOE))|
|User interface||Storwize V3700 graphical user interface|
|Single/dual controller||Dual controller|
|Cache per controller||4 Gigabytes (GB) upgradable to 8 GB|
|Drive type||Dual-port, hot-swappable 6 Gigabit (Gb) SAS disk drives|
|Supported drives||Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives: Solid-state drives (SSD) drives:|
|Maximum drives supported||240 drives per system|
|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-inch rack-mount enclosure*|
|Management software||Storwize V3700 machine code|
|Advanced functions included with each system||Internal virtualisation, thin provisioning, one-way data migration and FlashCopy (up to 64 targets)|
|Optional licensed functions||FlashCopy upgrade (up to 2,040 targets), Easy Tier, Remote Mirror and turbo performance|
|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 IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre (SSIC) 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.|
|Size, operating environment and heat dissipation||For more information on size, operating environment and heat dissipation visit: ibm.com/systems/in/storage/disk/storwize_v3700/|
* 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.