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®.
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®.
|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|
|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-mount† enclosure with AC power|
|Management software||IBM Storwize family software for Storwize V5000|
|Advanced functions included with system|
|Optional advanced functions|
|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|
* 2.5-inch drive in a 3.5-inch drive carrier
† To assure installation and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the Storwize V5000 publications for any product-specific installation requirements
‡ To assure installation and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements