Feature spotlights

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.

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 Data Reduction Guarantee

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

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 IBM Compression, Easy Tier and IP replication—operate automatically and require little or no customization.

Proven dependability

Storwize V5030F 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 V5030F is an ideal complement for virtualized servers that are at the heart of cloud deployments.

Data compression

Improve efficiency by storing up to five times as much data in the same physical drive space (IBM lab measurements - April 2012). Increasing effective capacity of storage systems helping to lower costs, floor space requirements, power and cooling. May be used with a wide range of data, including active primary data for dramatic savings.

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.

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.

High availability and enhanced security

IBM HyperSwap allows high-availability configurations for resilient virtualized environments, enabling a single Storwize V5030F system to support servers in two data centers. Encryption for virtualized storage helps improve security for data without requiring upgrades to existing storage systems.

Technical specifications

• Supported drives: 2.5-inch flash drives - 400GB, 800GB, 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; 1,056 per clustered system • Cache per control enclosure/clustered system: 64 GB/128 GB clustered • Host interface: 10 Gbps iSCSI and optional 16 Gbps Fibre Channel, 12 Gbps SAS, 10 Gbps iSCSI/FCoE or 1 Gbps iSCSI

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