What can it do for your business?

With IBM Spectrum Virtualize software at its core, IBM Storwize V5000 optimizes 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 organization grows.

Economical storage for diverse workloads

  • Customize your storage system with flexible software and hardware options
  • Optimize 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 virtualization
  • 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 virtualization: Consolidates and provides IBM Storwize V5000 capabilities to existing storage infrastructures
  • Replication over IP: Improves network utilization for remote mirroring with innovative technology
  • IBM HyperSwap: Allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualized 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

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 virtualized storage*
  • Helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems
Support for hybrid cloud configurations
  • Enable use of cloud storage to complement existing on-premises storage
  • Enable rapid deployment of hybrid cloud without expense of upgrading storage
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 virtualization
  • Virtualize 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 virtualized environments

Specifications

IBM Storwize V5000 at a glance      
Software IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V5030 IBM Spectrum Virtualize software for Storwize V5020 IBM Spectrum Virtualize 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

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