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 (DC) footprint, quality of service (QoS) and high availability (HA).
The IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage system is ready to meet the challenge. Designed for applications with high performance streaming data requirements, DCS3700 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, DCS3700 can reduce operational costs for capacity-intensive applications.
DCS3700 provides a simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage that is based on seven generations of design knowledge and firmware development. DCS3700 can act as a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x, IBM BladeCenter and IBM Power Systems servers for a wide variety of intensive computing environments.
|Up to 60 serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives in a 4U enclosure|
|Redundant, hot-swappable components|
|6 gigabits per second (Gbps) SAS host interface (standard on base DCS3700 system and optional on DCS3700 with Performance Modules system)|
|8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) host interface (standard on DCS3700 with Performance Modules system and optional on base DCS3700 system)|
|10 Gbps Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) host interface|
|Backup and replication capabilities|
|Drive intermix support|
|Intuitive IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager|
|Thin provisioning with DDP|
|Models||DCS3700 storage system
DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system
DCS3700 expansion unit
|RAID controller||Dual-active, intelligent controllers|
|Cache per controller||Base DCS3700 storage system:
4 GB cache (2 GB per controller) with field or plant upgrades to 8 GB (4 GB per controller)
DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system:
12 GB, 24 GB or 48 GB (6 GB, 12 GB or 24 GB per controller)
|Host interface||Base DCS3700 storage system:DCS3700 with Performance Modules storage system:|
|Drive interface||Two 6 Gbps SAS drive ports|
|Supported drives||6 Gbps SAS 3.5-inch drives:6 Gbps SAS 2.5-inch drives: SAS 2.5-inch SSDs:|
|Data protection levels||RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 or DPP|
|Software features||Base DCS3700 storage system:
Thin provisioning with DDP, 128 storage partitions, 32 Enhanced FlashCopy images, host-attachment support for Microsoft Windows® and Linux® on x86/IBM POWER, IBM AIX, Mac OS and Solaris
DCS3700 with Performance Modules:
Thin provisioning with DDP, 512 storage partitions, 32 Enhanced FlashCopy images, host-attachment support for Windows and Linux on x86/POWER, AIX, Mac OS and Solaris
|Maximum drives supported||Base DCS3700 storage system:
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*
DCS3700 with Performance Modules:
Up to 360 drives per system with the attachment of five 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 around the clock, 6-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 British thermal unit (BTU)/hr.
Expansion unit: 2,736 BTU/hr.
|Supported systems||System x, BladeCenter and Power Systems servers
OS supported: Mac OS, Solaris (W-SAS Single Drive), Linux, AIX, Microsoft Windows
* Limitation: A maximum of 20 SSDs are supported in DCS3700 controller enclosures.