IBM Storage 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.
IBM Storwize V5000 benefits:
- Higher flexibility: Easily customizable with flexible software options.
- Ease of use: Simplifies management with industry-leading graphical user interface.
- IBM Easy Tier: Advanced technology for automatically migrating data between storage tiers based on real-time usage analysis patterns.
- External virtualization: Consolidates and provides IBM Storwize V5000 capabilities to existing storage infrastructures.
- Replication over IP: Improves network utilization for remote mirroring with innovative technology.
- Clustered systems: Provides the ability for block systems to both scale up and out for performance and capacity.
- Integral part of VersaStack: An integrated infrastructure solution jointly developed by IBM and Cisco to provide faster application and workload delivery, while maintaining efficiency and IT budget under control.
IBM Storage V5000 hardware summary:
- 2U modular disk system.
- 1 Gb iSCSI, 6 Gb SAS and 8 Gb Fibre Channel or 10 Gb iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet host ports.
- Maximum disk drives:
- Small form-factor enclosure: 24 x 2.5-inch drives.
- Large form-factor enclosure: 12 x 3.5-inch drives.
- Supports up to 19 expansion units (up to 480 drives per system and up to 960 drives with two-way clustered systems).
- Up to 1.92 PB per system and 3.84 PB with two-way clustered systems.
- Supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10.
- 16 GB cache (8 GB per controller) standard; 32 GB cache with two-way clustered systems.
- Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans.
- AC power (110 – 240 V).
- Available with either one-year or three-year warranty.
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