Mid-range disk storage

Mid-range disk storage products for an on-demand world

Mid-range strength storage for an on demand world.

IBM® Storwize® V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified

IBM Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified are innovative new storage offerings that deliver essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance—all integrated into a compact, modular design that’s offered at a competitive price. Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified also enable you to virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, supporting a greater potential return on investment (ROI).

Capacity 300 GB min, up to 360 TB max (up to 1.44 PB with clustered systems)
Storage Management IBM Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified software
IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center performance management software is an optional add-on to the Storwize V7000 and Storwize V7000 Unified systems. Organizations can run reports that clearly identify performance hot spots in the storage system.
Performance SAN-attached 8 Gbps Fibre Channel, 1 Gbps iSCSI and optional 10 Gbps iSCSI/Fibre Channel over Ethernet
NAS-attached 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet
Solutions Automated tiering with IBM Easy Tier®, internal and external storage virtualization, thin provisioning, unified storage, IBM Real-time Compression™

IBM System Storage DS3950 Express

In a continuing effort to provide storage solutions that are designed to provide low total cost of ownership, high performance, robust functionality, and unparalleled ease of use, IBM® offers the IBM System Storage® DS3950 Express®. As part of the DS series, the DS3950 Express offers high-performance 8 Gbps capable Fibre Channel connections, optional 1 Gbps iSCSI interface for less demanding applications and lower cost implementation, up to 100.8 TB of SAS physical storage capacity, up to 224 TB of SATA physical storage capacity, and powerful system management, data management and data protection features. The DS3950 Express is designed to expand from workgroup to enterprise-wide capability with up to six Fibre Channel expansion units with the EXP395 Expansion Unit

Physical storage capacity 224 TB with 2 TB SATA disk or 100.8 TB with 900 GB SAS
Cache Up to 4 GB
Host ports 4 - 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (Model 94H) or 4 - 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 4 - 1 Gbps iSCSI (Model 98H)
Disk ports 4 - 4 Gbps Fibre Channel

IBM® System Storage® DS5000 series, models DS5100 and DS5300

DS5000 series storage systems are designed to meet the demanding open-systems requirements of today and tomorrow, while establishing a new standard for life cycle longevity with field-replaceable host interface cards. Seventh-generation architecture delivers relentless performance, real reliability, multidimensional scalability and unprecedented investment protection.

Capacity With EXP5000/EXP810: 1.34 PB using all SAS-NL disk drives, 896 TB using all SATA disk drives, 403.2 TB using all Fibre Channel or SAS disk drives and 8 TB using all SAS SSD drives

With EXP5060: 1.44 PB using all SATA disk drives
Storage Management DS Storage Manager
Performance Up to 700,000 burst cached IOPs and up to 6,400 sustained throughput disk reads
Solutions Oracle, SQL, Exchange, VMware, IBM DB2®

IBM System Storage DS5020 Express

In a continuing effort to provide storage solutions that are designed to provide low total cost of ownership, high performance, robust functionality and unparalleled ease of use, IBM offers the IBM® System Storage® DS5020 Express®. As part of the IBM DS series, the DS5020 Express offers high-performance 8 Gbps-capable Fibre Channel connections, optional 1 Gbps iSCSI interface for less demanding applications and lower cost implementation, up to 336 TB of SAS-NL physical storage capacity, up to100.8 TB of SAS physical storage capacity, up to 8 TB of SSD physical storage capacity, and powerful system management, data management and data protection features. The DS5020 Express is designed to expand from workgroup to enterprise-wide capability with up to six Fibre Channel expansion units with the EXP520 Expansion Unit.

Physical storage capacity 336 TB SAS-NL, 100.8 TB SAS, 8 TB SSD
Cache Up to 4 GB
Host ports 8 – 8 Gbps Fibre Channel or 4 – 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 4 – 1 Gbps iSCSI
Disk ports 4 – 4 Gbps Fibre Channel

IBM System Storage® DCS3700

The IBM® System Storage DCS3700 is designed to meet the storage needs of highly scalable, data streaming applications in high performance computing (HPC) environments

Cost Contact IBM
Ease of use The DS Storage Manager provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for DCS3700 administrative activities. This includes configuration, reconfiguration, expansion and routine maintenance, as well as performance tuning and management of advanced functions
Performance With unrelenting throughput and input/output operations per second (IOPS), the DCS3700 can offer up to 4,000 megabytes per second (MBps) in sustained drive reads which is well suited for high performance streaming applications

IBM System Storage DCS9900

IBM DCS9900 Storage System offers storage for Deep Computing, System p High Performance Computing (HPC) and System x 1350 Linux Cluster systems for data streaming, rich media, life sciences and government research applications.

Disk ports 8 – 4Gbps Fibre Channel
Host ports 8 – 4Gbps Fibre Channel
Physical storage capacity 67.2TB Fibre Channel/168TB of Serial ATA (SATA)
Cache Up to 16GB

IBM System Storage EXP3000 Express

The IBM System Storage EXP3000 is a high-density 2U, 19” rack-mountable driven closure designed for supporting a total of 12 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.5-inch disk drives.

The dual-port MegaRAID 8480 adapter is optimised for cost-sensitive and space-limited environments that demand both feature-rich and high-performance solutions. The adapter delivers an intelligent and robust RAID solution supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50, and utilising a high-performance Intel I/O processor for optimum RAID performance and a PCI-Express host interface for increased bandwidth.

Together, the EXP3000 and MegaRAID 8480 leverage leading Serial-attached SCSI (SAS), the new interface technology with broad industry commitment and interoperability behind it. A maximum of four EXP3000s can be cascaded from the MegaRAID 8480 adapter to support a total of 48 disks while simultaneously improving performance of the configuration due to higher number of disks.

IBM System Storage EXP3000 Features SAS 10,000-rpm capacities 73GB, 146GB, 300GB
SAS 15,000-rpm capacities 36GB, 73GB, 146GB
Point-to-point architecture
Customer replaceable components
Two SAS 4x connections at the rear of the board for external connections
Single ESM
MegaRAID 8480 features RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and 50
64 logical drive support
Online capacity expansion
RAID level migration (RLM)
Configuration on disk (COD)
Patrol read & S.M.A.R.T. support
MegaRAID Manager GUI included with MegaRAID 8480

IBM System Storage EXP5060 Expansion Unit

The EXP5060 expansion unit is a 4U drive enclosure that supports up to 60 SATA drives and provide capacity-intensive environments with tremendous storage density and significant operational savings

Capacity Up to 180 TB using 3 TB SATA drives

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