IBM Storwize V3700

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


In the era of cloud, big data and analytics, and 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 hybrid system designed to complement virtual server environments while delivering flexibility and innovative storage functions provided by IBM Spectrum Virtualise.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Graphical user interface (GUI)
IBM Systems Director
IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard
IBM FlashCopy
Thin provisioning
Data migration
IBM Easy Tier
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
Turbo performance
DC-powered models
NEBS Level 3 and ETSI compliance
Host interface 1 Gbps iSCSI and 6 Gbps SAS (optional 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 1 Gbps iSCSI, 6 Gbps SAS or 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet)
User interface Storwize V3700 graphical user interface
Single/dual controller Dual controller
Cache per controller 4 GB upgradable to 8 GB
Drive type Dual-port, hot-swappable 6 Gb SAS disk drives
Supported drives Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives: Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives: 2.5-inch flash drives:
Maximum drives supported 240 drives per system
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and distributed
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, host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM 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.
Size, operating environment and heat dissipation For more information on size, operating environment and heat dissipation visit:

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