IBM Storwize V5000

IBM Storwize® V5000 is a highly flexible, easy to use, virtualized storage system that enables midsized organizations to meet the challenges of rapid data growth and limited IT budgets. As an intermediate Storwize family offering, Storwize V5000 enables organizations to consolidate and provide new capabilities to their existing infrastructures. With flexible licensing options, Storwize V5000 makes it easy to deploy complementary solutions, such as IBM ProtecTIER®.

Overview

Highlights

Organizations of all sizes are faced with a tidal wave of data coming from myriad new sources, including sensors, social media, mobile platforms and more. And 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 maximize 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. Storwize V5000, the latest addition to the family, is a virtualized, flexible, easy-to-use solution that enables midsized organizations with complex storage and scalability needs to overcome storage challenges. As an intermediate offering, Storwize V5000 is designed to help consolidate and provide new capabilities to existing storage infrastructures. And because of its flexible licensing options, Storwize V5000 is simple to deploy with complementary storage solutions, such as IBM ProtecTIER®.

Product features

Software summary

 

Spec

 

Host interface 1 Gb iSCSI, 6 Gb SAS, and 8 Gb Fibre Channel or 10 Gb iSCSI/FCoE
User interface Gaphical user interface (GUI)
Single or dual controller Dual
Maximum cache 32 GB (with two-way clustered systems)
Drive type Dual-port, hot-swappable, 6 Gb SAS disk drives
Drives supported
Maximum drives supported Up to six Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures (maximum of 168 drives per system and 336 drives in two-way clustered systems):
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10
Fans and power supplies Fully redundant, hot-swappable
Rack support Standard 19-inch rack-mountenclosure with AC power
Management software IBM Storwize family software for Storwize V5000
Advanced functions included with system
Optional advanced functions
Warranty Hardware: Software:
Size
Operating environment
Heat dissipation (BTU/hr.)
Supported systems 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 Center at: ibm.com/systems/support/storage/config/ssic
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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