The promise of expanding the data centre with small, low-cost servers has led to an unintended consequence—“stranded storage” from internal disks or direct-attached storage (DAS) solutions. IT professionals today are overwhelmed by the amount of data they have to manage. They are challenged by the need to keep pace with their organisation’s growing business, to improve backup and restore effectiveness, and to implement disaster recovery solutions without overwhelming IT staff—often on a shoestring budget. This has led IBM to develop solutions that improve storage efficiency and data protection while considering the assets companies currently have.
IBM® System Storage® N3000 Express systems are designed to provide primary and secondary storage for small to midsized organisations, consolidating all of their fragmented application-based storage and unstructured data into one single-code system. Easily managed and expandable, this platform can help IT generalists increase their effectiveness. N3000 Express systems offer integrated data access, intelligent management software and data protection capabilities—such as those found in higher-end IBM System Storage N series systems—all in a cost-effective package. N3000 Express series innovations include internal controller support for SAS or SATA drives, expandable I/O connectivity and onboard remote management.
The N3000 Express series is compatible with the entire family of N series storage systems, which features a comprehensive lineup of hardware and software designed to address a variety of possible deployment environments.
The IBM System Storage N3150 system fits 48 TB of internal raw capacity into a 2U enclosure, with optional external expansion that can increase total system raw capacity to 240 TB. The IBM System Storage N3220 system contains 21.6 TB of internal raw capacity in a 2U enclosure, with optional external expansion that can increase total system raw capacity to 501 TB. The IBM System Storage N3240 system accommodates 96 TB of internal raw capacity in its 4U enclosure, with optional external expansion that can increase total system raw capacity to 576 TB. Whether used for primary or secondary storage, N3000 Express systems are intended to provide outstanding deployment versatility and connectivity to help satisfy your data protection and recovery needs at an affordable cost, while improving storage efficiency.
* Optional ports available with add-on mezzanine cards.