Key features

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.

Data reduction pools

Improve efficiency with data reduction pools that feature compression and SCSI UNMAP, which allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. Storwize V7000 offers compression 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.

Easy to use management tools

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 with Bridgeworks WANrockIT technology—operate automatically and require little or no customization.

IBM Easy Tier®

IBM Easy Tier provides automatic migration of frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage. You can balance performance needs against infrastructure costs in a tiered storage environment.

High availability and enhanced security

IBM HyperSwap® allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualized environments. Encryption for virtualized storage helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems. IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot helps minimize the impact of backups, provides near-instant restore, shortens backup and recovery times and automates routine tasks.

Proven dependability

Storwize V7000 is part of the proven IBM Storwize family, with more than 349,000 enclosures and 7.2 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 V7000 is an ideal complement for virtualized servers that are at the heart of cloud deployments.

Advanced copy services

Metro Mirror and Global Mirror allow synchronous or asynchronous data replication between any Storwize family systems 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 incremental snapshots of your data at regular intervals.

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.

Integration of your existing storage environment

Storwize V7000 can function as a feature-rich, software-defined storage layer that virtualizes and extends the functionality of managed storage. Because the storage is virtualized, volumes can be non-disruptively moved between external and internal storage capacity. This functionality enables agile integration into your existing storage environments with seamless data migration between Storwize V7000 and legacy storage systems.

Technical specifications

• Supported drives: small form-factor 2.5-inch disk drives, large form-factor 3.5-inch disk drives and 2.5-inch flash drives • Maximum drives supported: 760 per system; 3,040 per clustered system • Cache per control enclosure/clustered system: 64 GB, 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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