IBM Storwize V5000

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


Highlights

The enterprise data storage marketplace is changing at a rapid pace. Organisations 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.

To enter the new era of business, organisations need robust storage solutions such as IBM Storwize V5000 to provide comprehensive storage services, extraordinary scale and simplified management with all-flash or hybrid-flash options – all designed to support key business initiatives. Utilising IBM Spectrum Virtualize software at its core, Storwize V5000 is designed to optimise performance, providing virtualisation 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. Three Storwize V5000 hybrid 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.

And, to enable organisations with midsized workloads achieve superior performance, IBM Storwize V5030F (US) provides an all-flash solution at an affordable price.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Graphical user interface (GUI)
IBM Easy Tier
Encryption for virtualised storage*
Support for hybrid cloud configurations
IBM Real-time Compression
External virtualisation
Thin provisioning
Metro Mirror and Global Mirror
IBM FlashCopy
Dynamic migration
IBM HyperSwap
IBM Storwize V5000 at a glance
Software IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5030 IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5020 IBM Spectrum Virtualise software for Storwize V5010
User interface Web-based GUI Web-based GUI Web-based GUI
Single or dual controller Dual Dual Dual
Connectivity (standard) 10 gigabit (Gb) Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI)
1 Gb iSCSI
12 Gb SAS
1 Gb iSCSI
1 Gb iSCSI
Connectivity (optional) 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC)
12 Gb Internet small computer system interface (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 (DDs):

Large form-factor 3.5-inch DDs:

Solid-state drive (SSD) 2.5-inch drives:

Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:

Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:

SSD 2.5-inch drives:

Small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives:

Large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives:

SSD 2.5-inch drives:

Maximum drives supported Maximum of 760 drives per system and 1,056 drives in two-way clustered: Maximum of 392 drives per system: Maximum of 392 drives per system:
Maximum expansion enclosure capacity
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Distributed
Fans and power supplies Fully redundant, hot-swappable Fully redundant, hot-swappable Fully redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support Standard 19-inch Standard 19-inch Standard 19-inch
Advanced functions included with each system
Additional available advanced functions
Size§ 8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

8.7 cm (3.4 in.) H x 48.3 cm (19.0 in.) W x 55.6 cm (21.9 in.) D

Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

Operating environment
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Supported systems For a list of currently supported servers, operating systems (OS), host bus adapters, clustering applications and SAN switches and directors, refer to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre (SSIC) at: ibm.com/systems
/support/storage/config/ssic
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: ibm.com/systems
/support/storage/config/ssic
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: ibm.com/systems
/support/storage/config/ssic
Independent software vendor (ISV) solutions For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library For a list of high-quality solutions with IBM partner ISVs, including access to solution briefs and white papers, refer to the ISV Solutions Resource Library

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