The IBM® System Storage® DS5000 series is designed to meet the demanding open-systems requirements of today—and tomorrow—while establishing a new standard for life cycle longevity. Building on many decades of design expertise, the DS5000 storage system’s architecture delivers industry-leading performance, real reliability, multidimensional scalability and unprecedented investment protection. DS5000 supports IBM AIX and IBM Power Systems T10-PI Data Integrity Initiative.
The DS5000 storage systems are equally adept at supporting transactional applications such as databases and On Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), throughput-intensive applications such as high-performance computing (HPC) and rich media, and concurrent workloads for consolidation and virtualization. With relentless performance and superior reliability and availability, DS5000 series storage systems can support the most demanding service level agreements (SLAs) for the most common operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Linux and Apple Macintosh. When requirements change, you can add or replace host interfaces, grow capacity, add cache and reconfigure the system on the fly—ensuring that it will keep pace with your growing company.
This multidimensional scalability allows the DS5000 series storage system to extend beyond the normal three- to four-year life cycle, protecting your storage investment by delaying, or even eliminating, the expense of migrating data to a new system and allowing you to amortize acquisition costs over extended periods of time. This life cycle longevity enables DS5000 storage systems to continue delivering value long after other systems have been retired. With drive-level encryption, DS5000 series storage systems support affordable data security with no performance penalty. The DS5000 storage system’s multiple replication options, drive level encryption, and persistent cache backup can help ensure that any data in cache is captured and safe in the event of a power outage.