IBM System Storage DCS3860

Gain fast, efficient and scalable storage for high-performance computing environments


Every day, massive volumes of data are created around the world. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals, to name a few. To effectively leverage this big data, organizations need fast, easy access to applications—backed by high-performance storage architectures. At the same time, they need ways to improve operational efficiency while maintaining the same data center footprint, quality of service and high availability.

The IBM System Storage DCS3860 storage system delivers the performance and scalability organizations need to succeed in this new era of big data. Designed for high-performance computing applications, the DCS3860 system supports up to 60 drives in just 4U of rack space—and it can scale up to 360 drives, including up to 24 solid-state drives (SSDs), with the attachment of five expansion units. This high-density system also helps make the most of today’s IT budgets by increasing capacity while reducing the storage footprint, power consumption and related operational costs.

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