The era of big data is here, driven by the need for more data and faster data access. Low-latency performance in applications such as real-time business analytics, life sciences research, rich-media entertainment, weather forecasting, social media feeds and stock market transactions require high-performance storage architectures. In addition, today’s organisations need ways to improve operational efficiency while maintaining the same data centre footprint, quality of service and high availability.
The IBM System Storage® DCS3700 storage system is ready to meet the challenge. Designed for applications with high-performance streaming data requirements, the DCS3700 system offers optimal space utilisation, low power consumption and high performance. By combining proven IBM storage controllers with up to 60 drives in just 4U of rack space, the DCS3700 system can reduce operational costs for capacity-intensive applications. The DCS3700 storage system can act as a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM Power Systems™ servers for a wide variety of intensive computing environments.
|Up to 60 SAS drives in a 4U enclosure|
|Redundant, hot-swappable components|
|12 Gbps SAS host interface (mini SAS-HD)|
|16 Gbps Fibre Channel host interface (optional)|
|10 Gbps iSCSI host interface (optional)|
|Backup and replication capabilities|
|Drive intermix support|
|Intuitive IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager|
|Thin provisioning with DDP|
|Models||DCS3700 storage system (1818-90C)
DCS3700 expansion unit (1818-80E)
|RAID controller||Dual-active, intelligent controllers|
|Cache per controller||8 GB cache (16 GB per system)|
|Host interface||Base DCS3700 storage system:Optional:|
|Drive interface||Two 6 Gbps SAS drive ports|
|Supported drives||6 Gbps SAS 3.5-inch drives:SAS 2.5-inch SSDs:|
|Data protection levels||RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or DDP|
|Software features||Enhanced FlashCopy
Enhanced Remote mirror
Enhanced Global mirror
Performance Read Cache
|Maximum drives supported||Up to 180 drives per system with the attachment of two DCS3700 expansion units (60 drives per enclosure), 20 drives minimum drive quantity per enclosure*|
|Fans and power supplies||Two each per enclosure|
|Rack support||Slim 4U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure|
|Management software||System Storage DS Storage Manager|
|Warranty||One-year warranty. On-site service 24x7, 4-hour average and same-day response.|
|Size||Fits in a standard 1,000 mm cabinet|
|Environment||Operating temperature range: 10°C – 35°C (50°F – 95°F)|
|Heat output||Storage system: 3,057 BTU/hr.
Expansion unit: 2,736 BTU/hr.
|Supported systems||Power Systems servers
Operating systems supported: Linux, IBM AIX®, VIOS, Microsoft Windows
* Limitation: A maximum of 24 SSDs are supported anywhere in the system (either controllers or expansion units).