Key Features of the IBM Storwize V5000E

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize provides the data services foundation for IBM Storwize V5000E. Its industry-leading capabilities include a wide range of data services that can be extended to more than 450 IBM and non-IBM heterogeneous storage systems: automated data movement, synchronous and asynchronous copy services either on-premises or to the public cloud, high availability configurations, storage tiering and data reduction technologies including deduplication, among many others. With Spectrum Virtualize as your strategic storage software foundation, you would have the option of quickly adopting these latest hardware innovations while maintaining consistency in your environment.

Easy to use management tools

Enhance IT productivity with an intuitive and simplified web-based GUI with point-and-click management capabilities. IBM Spectrum Virtualize technologies—including Data Reduction Pools, Easy Tier and IP replication with Bridgeworks WANrockIT technology—operate automatically and require little or no customization.

Transform from traditional to new technologies

IBM Storwize V5000E offers the unique advantages of FlashCore technology deeply integrated with the software-defined capabilities of IBM Spectrum Storage solutions, including IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Storage Insights, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Multicloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management Multicloud starter for FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Multicloud starter for FlashSystem 9100 and IBM Spectrum Connect, helping you to bridge from traditional to new technologies like Containers and Kubernetes.

AI-driven management and proactive support

IBM Storage Insights can help you better understand trends in storage capacity and performance and expedite resolution when support is required. Storage Insights monitors the health, capacity and performance for IBM block storage and external storage under management on a single pane of glass. Using predictive AI-based analytics, it helps identify potential issues before they become problems. When support is needed, Storage Insights helps speed resolution by simplifying tickets and automating log uploads.

Cloud capabilities that can be deployed across hybrid multicloud

Available on IBM Cloud and AWS, IBM® Spectrum Virtualize™ works together with IBM Storwize V5000E to deliver consistent data management between on-premises storage and public cloud. Move data and applications between on-premises and public cloud, implement new DevOps strategies, use public cloud for disaster recovery without the cost of a second data center, or improve cyber resiliency with “air gap” cloud snapshots.

Advanced copy services

IBM Storwize V5000E delivers the performance, data efficiency, protection, and agility your containers deserve. It provides both the enterprise data services required to run production workloads and the Kubernettes orchestration and flexibility your Dev/Ops teams need. The flagship of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize family, it is the high-performance solution to run the most demanding applications, services, and microservices with the agility to form the foundation of your current and future hybrid multicloud strategy.

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. IBM Storwize V5000E offers data reduction 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.

IBM EasyTier

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.

Peace of mind with IBM FlashWatch

Every IBM Storwize V5000E implementation includes a package of guarantees, upgrade programs and extended support options that can help lower deployment and operational risks, reduce maintenance outlays and enhance infrastructure planning, among many other benefits. Included in the "FlashWatch" package are the IBM controller upgrade program, 7 year 24x7 support, and endurance and maintenance guarantees.

Six 9's availability

Data availability is of crucial importance for business: any downtime causes immediate impact including loss of customer loyalty and financial costs. IBM Storwize V5000E with current software deliver six 9s (99.9999%) data availability. These systems include no single point of failure, enterprise proven control software, and ability to perform maintenance concurrently with I/O. In addition, cloud-based IBM Storage Insights detects configuration errors to further improve availability.

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