Offering seventh-generation architecture with extreme and balanced performance for greater application performance, the IBM TotalStorage DS5000 delivers impressive features such as high scalability, up to 700,000 IOPs and 6,400 Mbps, feature-rich management software, and heterogeneous support for familiar operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux and UNIX).

It is an excellent performer for virtualization and consolidation and boasts real-world performance that is intended to meet the varied and aggregate workloads created by consolidation and virtualization.

Features of the IBM DS5000 include:
  • Next-generation enterprise controller technology
  • Field-replaceable host interface cards (HIC)—two per controller
  • Current release supports 4, 8 Gbps FC HICs or 1 Gbps iSCSI (sixteen total host ports)
  • Sixteen 4 Gb/s FC drive interfaces support up to 448
  • FC/SATA drives
  • Up to a total of 64 GB cache
  • Options include 4, 8, 16, 32 GB of cache per controller
  • Dedicated cache mirroring channels
  • Persistent cache backup in the event of a power outage
  • Field-upgradeable
  • Support for RAID 6, 5, 3, 10, 1, 0

For pricing on new or used IBM TotalStorage DS5000 arrays, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.