Feature spotlights

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 (available only in Storwize V5030) and SCSI UNMAP, which allows you to free storage space upon deletion of extraneous data. The benefits include reduced acquisition cost, reduced rack space, and lower power and cooling costs throughout the lifetime of the system.

IBM Easy Tier®

Provide automatic migration of frequently accessed data elements to high-performing flash storage. Helps to balance performance needs against infrastructure costs in a tiered storage environment.

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.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Enhance IT productivity with a fresh new intuitive and simplified web-based GUI with point-and-click management capabilities.

Integration of your existing storage environment

Virtualize your existing storage (IBM and non-IBM) to make it part of a Storwize V5000 system, where it inherits the advantages of Storwize capabilities (available only in Storwize V5030). 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 V5000 and legacy storage systems.

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.

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.

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; 1,520 per clustered system with Storwize V5030 • Maximum of 392 drives per system with Storwize V5020 and Storwize V5010

A worldwide network of business partners

Working with IBM Business Partners gives you access to the technology, services and best practices to make your implementation a success. These partners can help provide a scalable solution that can maintain performance, efficiency and manageability as data grows. Visit our PartnerWorld site and search our database for a business partner near you.

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