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The Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure enables organizations to consolidate and provide new capabilities to their existing infrastructures. It includes two node canisters each with 8 GB cache for a system total of 16 GB cache. SAS 6Gb/s and 1Gb iSCSI connectivity is standard and both models are additionally configured with either 8 Gb FC or 10 Gb iSCSI/FCoE connectivity.
The SFF enclosure models support up to twenty-four 2.5" drives. High-performance disk drives and high-capacity nearline disk drives are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure, providing the flexibility to address performance and capacity needs within a single enclosure.
A Storwize V5000 system scales up to 480 drives with the attachment of 19 Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures. Storwize V5000 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A Storwize V5000 clustered system can contain two Storwize V5000 systems and up to 960 drives.