IBM System Storage DCS3700


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.

Feature Benefits
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
Data protection
Storage partitions
Drive intermix support
Intuitive IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager
Thin provisioning with DDP
Energy-saving features
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
Volume Copy
Thin provisioning
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

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