IBM System Storage DCS3860

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Highlights

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 global positioning service (GPS) signals, to name a few. To effectively leverage this big data, organisations 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 centre (DC) footprint, quality of service (QOS) and high availability (HA).

The IBM® System Storage DCS3860 storage system delivers the performance and scalability organisations need to succeed in this new era of big data. Designed for HPC applications, DCS3860 supports up to 60 drives in just 4U of rack space – and it can scale to include up to 360 drives, 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.

Feature Benefits
6 gigabits per second (Gbps) serial attached SCSI (SAS) host interface
Next-generation, high performance controller
Data protection
Intuitive IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager
Thin provisioning with DDP
Performance
IBM System Storage DCS3860 and IBM System Storage EXP3800 at a glance
Models DCS3860 storage system (181386H)
EXP3800 expansion unit (181380H)
DCS3860 storage system (181386C)
EXP3800 expansion unit (181380E)
IBM System Storage DCS3860 at a glance
Models DCS3860 storage system (181386H)
DCS3860 storage system (181386C)
RAID controller Dual-active, intelligent controllers
Cache per controller 12 GB
Host interface 6 Gbps SAS
Drive interface 6 Gbps SAS
Supported drives 3.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
4 terabyte (TB) 7.2k rpm nearline HDD

2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
300 GB 15k rpm hard disk drive (HDD)
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10
Storage partitions 512
Maximum drives supported 360
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, 4-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: 3,791 British thermal unit (BTU)/hr.
Expansion unit: 2,736 BTU/hr.
Supported systems System x servers and BladeCenter
Operating systems (OS) supported: Linux
IBM System Storage EXP3800 at a glance
Models EXP3800 expansion unit (181380H)
EXP3800 expansion unit (181380E)
RAID controller Dual-active, intelligent controllers
Cache per controller N/A
Host interface N/A
Drive interface 6 Gbps SAS
Supported drives 3.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
4 TB 7.2k rpm nearline HDD

2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SAS drives:
300 GB 15k rpm HDD
RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10
Storage partitions N/A
Maximum drives supported 60 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 24x7, 4-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: 3,791 BTU/hr.
Expansion unit: 2,736 BTU/hr.
Supported systems N/A

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