V5000 is new, the v3500 was and is still China only.
IBM's latest storage release has so many bullet point items it's like a machine-gun burst. Big Blue is announcing nine new and updated storage products: Among them is a mid-range Storwize array, the V5000, which was made available solely for the Chinese geography back in July. Storwize v7.2 software XIV v11.4 SmartCloud …
"V5000 is new, the V3500 was and is still China only."
The V5000 was announced for in China on July 16th this year, and was available on the 26th July.