Advanced performance at an affordable price

IBM Storwize V7000F and Storwize V5030F virtualized, all-flash storage solutions deliver high performance combined with advanced management functions and competitive pricing.

These enterprise-class solutions are specifically designed to meet the unique data storage requirements of organizations with midsized application workloads.

You gain fast, reliable and consistent access to data with extraordinary affordability. ESG quantifies how a typical enterprise Storwize array use case generates 220% ROI and a 5-month payback period.

Integrating all-flash technology with storage virtualization software is the secret to revitalizing your data center

Driving a complete paradigm shift to all-flash storage

IBM Storwize V7000F

All-flash, highly scalable, virtualized, enterprise-class storage system. Consolidates workloads into a single system for ease of management, reduced costs, superior performance and high availability

IBM Storwize V5030F

All-flash storage system for smaller configurations. Offers highly flexible, easy-to-use, virtualized storage to overcome entry-level and midsized workload challenges with superior performance and advanced functionality.


Converged infrastructure solution from IBM and Cisco. Integrates IBM Storwize solutions with Cisco Unified Computing (UCS) to deliver extraordinary performance, efficiency and economics.

Get the performance you need to gain real-time insights from your business data

  • Improve your business agility with flash storage and unique heterogeneous data services
  • Optimize data economics with a powerful combination of flash and storage virtualization
  • Accelerate critical business insight with all-flash performance to improve core application response times
  • Improve utilization and efficiency with support for almost 400 different storage systems
  • Drive down total cost of ownership with dramatically reduced price per GB in flash drives that are four times as dense
  • Scale capacity quickly and easily into the petabyte range with new high-density enclosures

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For more product information and special pricing offers,
visit the IBM Storwize V7000F product page in the IBM Marketplace

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visit the IBM Storwize V5030F product page in the IBM Marketplace

Why buy IBM Storwize all-flash storage systems?

  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the foundational software-defined storage technology for IBM Storwize all-flash storage systems. This mature, proven storage virtualization platform has been improving infrastructure flexibility and data economics for more than a dozen years. It can virtualize both IBM products and about 400 different systems from other vendors.
  • Low cost flash for entry-level and midsized workloads. IBM Storwize 5030F leverages the cost advantages of new flash drive options for lower deployment costs.
  • Cost-optimized flash for midsized workloads. IBM Storwize V7000F is an all-flash solution with a full range of storage services and virtualization capabilities, yet very affordable initial deployment costs.

Features and benefits

Feature Benefit
Graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Provides easy-to-use data management designed with point-and-click system management capabilities
IBM storage mobile dashboard
  • Provides basic monitoring capabilities to securely check the health and performance of IBM Storwize family systems
Flash drives
  • For applications that demand high speed for quick access to data
Thin provisioning
  • Supports business applications that need to grow dynamically, while consuming only the space actually used
IBM Real-time Compression
  • Improves efficiency by storing up to five times as much active primary data in the same physical space;* by significantly reducing storage requirements, you can use the improved efficiency to reduce storage costs, or achieve a combination of greater capacity and reduced costs
Dynamic migration
  • Provides efficiency and business value through a nondisruptive migration function
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
  • Allows synchronous or asynchronous data replication between any Storwize family systems for maximum flexibility
  • Helps optimize use of network bandwidth with integrated Bridgeworks WANrockIT technology to reduce network costs or speed replication cycles, improving the accuracy of remote data
IBM HyperSwap
  • Allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualized environments
IBM FlashCopy
  • Creates a near-instant copy of active data that can be used for backup or for parallel processing activities; supports backup for recovering corrupted data
Encryption for virtualized storage
  • Helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems
External virtualization
  • Virtualizes your existing storage (IBM and non-IBM) to make it part of an IBM Storwize solution, where it inherits the advantages of Storwize capabilities
Clustered systems
  • Enable growth from the smallest configurations up to two-way clustered systems with Storwize V5030F and up to four-way clustered system with Storwize V7000F


Host interface Storwize V7000F
1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps Fibre Channel or 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

Storwize V5030F
10 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps Fibre Channel, 12 Gbps SAS, 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or 1 Gbps iSCSI
User interface Graphical user interface (GUI)
Supported drives 2.5-inch flash drives
  • 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10
Maximum drives supported Storwize V5030F: 760 per system; 1,520 per clustered system
Storwize V7000F: 760 per system; 3,040 per clustered system
Fans and power supplies Fully redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support Standard 19-inch
Management software IBM Spectrum Virtualize software
Cache per control enclosure/clustered system Storwize V7000F: 128 GB/ 512 GB clustered
Storwize V5030F: 64 GB/ 128 GB clustered
Advanced features included with each system Virtualization of internal storage, thin provisioning, data migration
Additional available advanced features Remote mirroring, IBM Real-time Compression, external virtualization, encryption, IBM Easy Tier
Replication services IBM FlashCopy, IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, Metro Mirror (synchronous), Global Mirror (asynchronous)

Join IDC and IBM for an informative webinar

Learn more about marketplace dynamics and the latest release of the cost-efficient IBM Storwize all-flash family and IBM FlashSystem V9000. Please join:

  • Eric Burgener, Research Director at IDC
  • Eric Stouffer, Director, IBM Storwize Business Line Executive
  • Eric Herzog, VP of Marketing, IBM Storage Systems and Software Defined Infrastructure
IBM All-Flash Solutions Built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize - Accelerate Critical Business Insights

ESG Economic Value Analysis

ESG quantifies how a typical enterprise Storwize array use case generates 220% ROI and a 5-month payback period.


Integrating all-flash technology with storage virtualization software is the secret to revitalizing your data center.

Technical white paper

Revitalize your business opportunities with a powerful combination of flash and storage virtualization.

Data sheet

IBM Storwize all-flash, virtualized systems deliver the performance needed to derive real-time insights from business data.


All-flash solutions built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize accelerate performance, increase storage capacity by up to 5 times, enhance data security and more.

IBM Flash Upgrade Program


IBM will upgrade your all-flash array controllers after 3 years.


Purchased between 3/31/17 and 3/31/18: IBM Storwize V5030F Model AF3 (2078-AF3), IBM Storwize V7000F Model AF6 (2076-AF6), IBM FlashSystem V9000 Model AC3 (9848-AC3).


This program covers the replacement with a next-generation control enclosure, excluding priced, optional features such as drives, adapters and cables.


The delivery and setup of the new controllers will follow the standard ordering and installation process for the new controller.


IBM will replace (with trade-in) controllers on all-flash arrays to equivalent next-generation controllers including NVME if available. The price will not exceed the published list price of 3 years Hardware MA and 3 years Software MA on the associated hardware control enclosure at that time.

AFA Controller Upgrade Exclusions

  • Damaged controllers. Caused by vandalism, abuse, fire, flood damage or acts of God, or any other factor beyond the reasonable control of IBM.
  • Ineligible product. Products (including IBM products) that are not specifically identified as part of IBM Storwize V5030F Model AF3 (2078-AF3), IBM Storwize V7000F Model AF6 (2076-AF6) or IBM FlashSystem V9000 Model AC3 (9848-AC3).
  • Timeframe. The option to initiate this upgrade guarantee must occur within the final 90 days of the initial 3 year warranty, and expires at the end of the 3 year warranty.