IBM Storwize V5000

Designed to drive innovation and greater flexibility with a hybrid storage solution


The enterprise data storage marketplace is changing at a rapid pace. Organizations 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 recognize and prevent fraud before it happens. Call centers 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, organizations 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, organizations need robust storage solutions such as IBM Storwize V5000 to provide a comprehensive set of tools that enable unified virtualization, 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.

Utilizing IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software at its core, Storwize V5000 is a hybrid storage solution that provides improved performance, virtualization 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 organizations.

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