IBM System Storage DCS3860 high-performance controller is designed to deliver enhanced performance, scalability, and simplicity

Information

The IBM® DCS3860 Storage System provides the following features:

  • 4U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure
  • Two intelligent array controllers with 24 GB cache (12 GB per controller)
  • Eight 6 Gb SAS host interface ports (four per controller)
  • Four 6 Gb SAS ports for attachment of an EXP3800 Expansion Unit (Two per controller)
  • Four Ethernet ports for system management (two per controller)
  • Sixty bays for SAS drives
  • Two AC power supplies and cooling units

The DCS3860 also includes the following functions at no additional cost:

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 and Dynamic Disk Pooling (DDP)
  • 512 Storage partitions
  • Host attachment support for Linux™ on x86 architecture
  • IBM DS Storage Manager for administrative and management activities
  • Support for 360 drives through attachment of five EXP3800 Expansion Units
  • Support up to 24 SSDs in a complete DCS3860 system configuration

As an additional premium feature option, the DCS3860 includes Performance Read Cache which enables the utilization of SSDs for accelerating reads from the storage, helping to increase performance of the disk system for certain workloads.

The IBM EXP3800 Expansion Unit includes:

  • 4U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure
  • Two Environmental Services Modules (ESM)
  • Sixty bays for SAS drives
  • Two AC power supplies and cooling units

IBM System Storage® DCS3860 is the next generation in controller technology designed to meet the need for rigorous, scalable bandwidth requirements to remain productive for high-performance streaming applications, such as high-performance computing, rich media, weather forecasting, seismic processing, or life sciences research.

The DCS3860 is an affordable storage platform capable of supporting up to 60 drives within a slim 4U enclosure. A complete DCS3860 system configuration consists of one DCS3860 controller and five EXP3800 Expansion units. Since each EXP3800 Expansion unit supports 60 drives, a complete DCS3860 system can scale up to 360 drives. With 4 TB high-capacity nearline SAS disk drives, the DCS3860 can deliver up to 1.44 PB of physical capacity within a 24U space. The controller and the expansion unit support intermixing of SSD, high-performance SAS, and nearline SAS drives. A DCS3860 storage system can support a maximum of 24 SSDs.

24 GB of memory cache is standard on the DCS3860 (12 GB per controller). The storage system provides eight 6 Gb SAS host interfaces (four per controller), it also provides Performance Read Cache to enable the utilization of SSDs for accelerating reads from the storage, helping to increase performance for analytics and high performance computing environments.

In order to ensure data integrity, the DCS3860 provides flexible levels of RAID protection (0, 1, 3, 5, 6 and 10), as well as DDP which offers simplified installation, greater data protection, and more consistent performance than traditional RAID options.

Planned Availabilty : December 6, 2013

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