Storwize V5000 – IBM Announcement & How Clear Can Help

April 9, 2019

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IBM, on April 2, announced a broad spectrum of innovations, enhancements and new features across their entire storage portfolio, aimed at providing leading-edge solutions for 21stcentury business and technology challenges.

This completes the refresh of the Storwize product line, including the previously refreshed Storwize V7000 line.

With the growth of data, companies are in of need low-risk IT solutions, to do more with fewer resources, and to drive business value from their oceans of data.  These requirements make infrastructure automation and intelligence increasingly essential to the successful data-driven company. Organizations are needing to transform and become more agile, to be able to pivot toward new opportunities faster– which their infrastructure must allow.

To address these critical business challenges, IBM announced the new Storwize V5000 family offerings that complement Storwize V7000 Gen3. The new Storwize V5010E and Storwize V5030E models provide increased performance and enterprise-class functionality, availability and reliability in easy-to-buy, easy-to-use, and easy-to-manage entry storage systems.

Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology can help lower storage latency, enabling analytics and AI applications powering the new economy. The new all-flash Storwize V5100F and V5100 bring the performance advantages of end-to-end NVMe into a new affordable system. These new members of the Storwize V5000 family combine the proven capabilities of IBM FlashCore technology with NVMe performance and the rich enterprise-class data services of IBM Spectrum Virtualize software-defined storage to create a solution with the capability, scalability, and speed required to support demanding AI and analytics applications.

Multicloud architectures are a powerful new deployment model rapidly sweeping modern business ecosystems. Companies both large and small need to keep some data on premise for increased performance and security, while at the same time moving other data out into the public cloud for increased cost efficiency and business agility. The entire IBM Storwize family, FlashSystem 9100, SAN Volume Controller, and VersaStack leverage the extensive capabilities of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud to simplify the implementation of multicloud solutions. Now, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud can be deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as on IBM Cloud to increase flexibility and choice.

Businesses need to be focused more on developing new revenue streams and less on repetitive maintenance tasks. That’s where Visual Storage Intelligence comes in at. Visual Storage Intelligence is your single pane of glass for your entire storage environment. VSI’s reporting and analytics is proven to provide valuable information that can do everything from reduce the time spent on those repetitive maintenance tasks to plan future storage purchases using trend reporting based off storage growth and usage. Before purchasing new storage, use VSI to truly gain an understanding of your current storage environment, improve efficiency, and even discover unused storage.

IBM is focused on continuing to provide practical, comprehensive, and cost-efficient storage solutions for the real-world business and technology challenges faced by clients. VSI not only helps you gain an understanding, but it can help you communicate current and future storage needs with management. With VSI, you are able to learn exactly which workloads in your current environment would be more suitable for the cloud. You are also able to understand which of your current workloads would benefit from being placed on one of the new Storwize V5000 family line.

Contact your Clear Technologies rep to learn more about how the new V5000 storage line and Visual Storage Intelligence could benefit you!

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