The IBM System Storage N series products are designed to meet the needs of customers who desire an integrated storage solution where a single storage system has the capability of supporting mission critical applications using Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS protocols. One N series storage system instead of three separate boxes can help simplify IT device management. The unique multiprotocol storage architecture of N series is intended to help organisations reduce investment, operational and management costs by reducing complexity.

IBM System Storage N3000 Express

The IBM® System Storage N3000 Express modular disk storage system is designed to provide primary and secondary storage for small to midsized organisations. N3000 Express systems offer integrated data access, intelligent management software, data protection capabilities and expandability to 576 terabytes (TB) of raw capacity – in a cost-effective package. Furthermore, N3000 Express series innovations include internal controller support for serial attached SCSI (SAS) or serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) drives, expandable input/output (I/O) connectivity and onboard remote management.

Max. raw capacity

576 TB

Drives supported

SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel (FC)

IBM System Storage N6000

The IBM N6000 series offers extraordinary performance to help you meet demanding service levels of critical applications that can take priority under peak load conditions with FlexShare quality of service software. The Performance Acceleration Module (Flash Cache)—an intelligent read cache—improves throughput and reduces latency to optimise the performance of your storage system. The N6000 series systems support simultaneous host attachment via CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols. The N6000 series supports up to 960 disk drives with a maximum raw capacity of 2880 TB.

Max. raw capacity

2880 TB

Drives supported

Serial-attached SCSI (SAS), SATA, Fibre Channel

IBM System Storage N7000 series modular disk storage system

Designed to offer outstanding performance and expandability, N7000 series delivers high-end enterprise storage and data management value with midrange affordability.

Max. raw capacity

5,760 terabyte (TB)* maximum capacity is derived based on the type, size and number of drives. Maximum capacity and volume size are calculated using Base10 arithmetic (e.g., 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes). * For use with EXN3200

Max. number of LUNs


IBM System Storage N series Gateway

The IBM System Storage N series Gateway product line is a network-based integrated storage solution providing Internet Protocol (IP) and Fibre Channel protocol access to SAN-attached heterogeneous storage arrays. The N6000 and N7000 series ordered with a Gateway feature code help you make the most of the dynamic provisioning capabilities of Data ONTAP software across your existing Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure to support an expanded set of business applications.

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