Key features

High performance

StorwizeV7000F supports the NVMe-oF protocol via the fibre channel adapters to accelerate the connectivity between devices and the Storwize V7000F allowing you to boost multiple workloads for faster decision making with best-of-breed performance. It is most often deployed to support high-performance enterprise applications, such as databases like IBM DB2®, Oracle and SAP, as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and server virtualization.

High availability and enhanced security

IBM HyperSwap® allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualized environments, enabling a single Storwize V7000F system to support servers in two data centers. Encryption for virtualized storage helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems.

Data reduction options

Improve efficiency with data reduction pools that feature block deduplication and compression. In addition, SCSI UNMAP which allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. Storwize V7000F offers data reduction with hardware acceleration, enabling to deliver higher performance for compressed data. The benefits include reduced acquisition cost, reduced rack space, and lower power and cooling costs throughout the lifetime of the system.

Advanced copy services

Metro Mirror and Global Mirror allow synchronous or asynchronous data replication between any Storwize family system for maximum flexibility. It helps optimize the use of network bandwidth with integrated Bridgeworks WANrockIT technology to reduce network costs or speed replication cycles – improving the accuracy of remote data. IBM FlashCopy® allows you to take independent or incremental snapshots of your data at regular intervals.

Easy-to-use data management

Enhance IT productivity with a fresh new intuitive and simplified web-based GUI with point-and-click management capabilities. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ technologies—including compression, Easy Tier and IP replication—operate automatically and require little or no customization.

Proven dependability

Storwize V7000F is part of the proven IBM Storwize family, with more than 380,000 enclosures and over 8.5 exabytes of capacity deployed in organizations worldwide. With a virtualized storage design and tight affinity with PowerVM, OpenStack, Microsoft ODX, VMware vSphere v6 and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL), Storwize V7000F is an ideal complement for virtualized servers that are at the heart of cloud deployments.

Gain storage visibility, insight, and control

Available at no charge, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights provides a single dashboard that gives you a clear view of all your IBM block storage. You’ll be able to make better decisions by seeing trends in performance and capacity. Storage health information enables you to focus on areas needing attention and when IBM support is needed, Storage Insights simplifies uploading logs, speeds resolution with online configuration data, and provides an overview of open tickets all in one place.

IBM Data Reduction Guarantee

IBM guarantees storage savings of up to 80%, and outstanding performance when you deploy compression. Get 2:1 sight unseen guarantee, or 5:1 with a validated workload.

All-flash Array High Availability Guarantee

This high-availability guarantee is designed to eliminate IBM Storage system downtime worries. When you deploy a high-availability configuration utilizing IBM HyperSwap with IBM System Lab Services, IBM offers zero interruption to data availability protection during the guarantee period.

IBM Flash Upgrade Program

Upgrade your all-flash array controllers after three years. The IBM Flash Upgrade Program covers the replacement with a next-generation control enclosure, excluding priced, optional features such as drives, adapters and cables. The delivery and setup of the new controllers will follow the standard ordering and installation process for the new controller. IBM will replace (with trade-in) controllers on all-flash arrays to equivalent next-generation controllers including NVME if available.

IBM Storage Utility Offering

Get the ultimate in flexibility with a new way to procure data capacity with instant-on access. This offering is unique because it allows you to predict monthly data capacity costs and pay only for the capacity you need, whether your data grows or shrinks. Drive new Capex costs over to the Opex line and save on the way. No need to over purchase or lease large amounts of capacity for "just in case" needs. Simply use the data that your business needs and this offering will take care of the rest.

Technical specifications

• Supported drives: 2.5-inch flash drives - 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.92 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB and 15.36 TB • Maximum drives supported: 760 per system; 3,040 per clustered system • Cache per control enclosure/clustered system: 128 or 256 GB/up to 1,024 GB clustered • Host interface: 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps Fibre Channel or 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE or 25Gb iSCSI

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