IBM Storwize V3700

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


Organisations of all sizes are faced with a tidal wave of data coming from myriad new sources, including sensors, social media, mobile platforms and more. While the sheer volume of this new data may seem overwhelming, the value of information is stronger than ever – some even consider it the new currency of business. To help maximise the benefits of growing amounts of data, businesses are turning to software-defined environments, which can provide flexibility and responsiveness to business demands – along with higher scalability and greater efficiency.

The IBM Storwize family is the primary IBM storage solution for supporting software-defined environments and virtual infrastructures, delivering flexibility and innovative storage functions. Storwize V3700, the entry-level system in the Storwize family, is an efficient, easy-to-use, high performance solution that enables small and midsize organisations to meet their changing storage needs.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
IBM Systems Director
IBM Storage Mobile Dashboard
IBM FlashCopy
Thin provisioning
Data migration
Solid-state drive (SSD)
IBM Easy Tier
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
Turbo performance
DC-powered models
NEBS Level 3 and ETSI compliance
Part number 2072L2C Large form-factor (LFF) dual-control enclosure
2072LEU LFF expansion enclosure
2072S2C Small form-factor (SFF) dual-control enclosure
2072SEU SFF expansion enclosure
2072T2C SFF DC dual-control enclosure
2072TEU SFF DC expansion enclosure
Host interface 1 gigabit 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/FCoE)
User interface Storwize V3700 GUI
Single/dual controller Dual controller
Cache per controller 4 gigabyte (GB) upgradable to 8 GB
Drive type Dual-port, hot-swappable 6 gigabit (Gb) SAS disk drives
Supported drives SFF 2.5-inch disk drives: LFF 3.5-inch disk drives:
Maximum drives supported
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
Size LFF dual-control enclosure: SFF dual-control enclosure:
Operating environment Air temperature: Relative humidity: Electrical power: Power:
Heat dissipation (BTU per hour) LFF dual-control enclosure: 1,222
SFF dual-control enclosure: 1,383
Supported systems For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems (OS), host bus adapters (HBA), clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the 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.


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Virtualised storage for SMB customers

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System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)

Supported servers, operating systems, host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors