The IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure Model 624, announced 23 August 2016, features two node canisters and up to 256 GB cache (system total) in a 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure. 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity is standard, with options for 16 Gb FC and 10 Gb iSCSI/FCoE connectivity. It holds up to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS drives and supports the attachment of up to 20 Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures.
IBM Storwize V7000 Gen 2+ is an updated Storwize V7000 Gen 2 with a newer CPU, doubled cache memory and faster FC options, integrated compression acceleration, and additional scalability with the following features:
- Two node canisters, each with an ten-core Broadwell (microarchitecture)processor and integrated hardware-assisted compression acceleration
- 128 GB cache (per I/O group) standard, with optional 256 GB cache per I/O group (node pair) for Real-time Compression workloads
- 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC), 10 Gb iSCSI / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity options
- First supported on the Storwize V7000 7.7.1 software.