IBM System Storage DS5000 series

Workload optimized storage for today’s demanding applications

The IBM System Storage DS5000 series disk system is specifically designed to meet the needs of midrange/departmental storage requirements, delivering high performance, advanced function, high availability, modular and scalable storage capacity. Features include:

The IBM DS5000 series initial offering consists of the DS5100 and DS5300 high-performance storage controllers and the matching EXP5000 storage expansion unit. DS5100 and DS5300 controllers can attach up to 16 EXP5000 expansion units. The IBM DS5000 series represents the seventh-generation architecture within the midrange disk family.

DS5000 offerings

Express offerings are based on configurations common to the infrastructure needs of many mid-sized businesses. Each Express offering is fully operational out of the box, with few additional requirements.*

Model Solution description*
1818-51A IBM DS5100 Storage
Controller model 51A
Starting from $69,000
Base performance dual active storage controller model offering 8 GB cache and 8 x 4 Gbps FC host interface cards
 
1818-53A IBM DS5300 Storage
Controller model 53A
Starting from $80,000
High performance dual active storage controller model offering 8 GB or 16 GB cache and up to 16 x 4 Gbps FC host interface cards
1818-D1A IBM EXP5000 Storage
Expansion Unit model D1A
Starting from $6,000
High-capacity 3U rack-mountable, high-capacity 16-drive bay enclosure containing dual switched 4 Gbps ESMs, dual power supplies, and redundant cooling. Physical storage capacity of up to 16 TB per enclosure, using 1000 GB SATA DDMs (disk drive modules) and up to 7.2 TB per enclosure, using 450 GB FC DDMs.