Tuesday, September 16, 2008

SHIPPING - DS5000 Storage System

IBM System Storagetm DS5000 series highlights include:

The initial offering consists of DS5100 and DS5300 high-performance 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) storage controllers and high-capacity EXP5000 storage expansion unit that deliver scalable configurations up to 256 terabytes (TB).

Modular architecture provides flexibility, scalability, and investment protection.

Modular host port building blocks: Initial options of eight or sixteen 4 Gbps FC host ports (four or eight ports per controller).

Modular cache memory blocks: Initial options of 8 GB or 16 GB cache memory.


IBM expands its midrange disk storage offerings of high-performance, high availability, business-critical storage solutions with the introduction of the IBM System Storage DS5000 series.

The System Storage DS5000 series disk system is IBM's newest midrange disk offering, specifically designed to meet the needs of midrange/departmental storage requirements, delivering high performance, advanced function, high availability, modular and scalable storage capacity, with SAN-attached 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity, and support for RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10, with up to 256 TB physical storage capacity.

The DS5000 series is designed to deliver up to a two-fold IOP performance increase over the current generation DS4800 offerings and represents the seventh-generation architecture within the midrange disk family.

DS5000 series members

DS5100 Storage Controller (1818-51A)
DS5300 Storage Controller (1818-53A)

EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit (1818-D1A)
The EXP5000 Expansion Unit (1818-D1A) base model includes a 3U, rack-mount 16-bay disk enclosure, two SW SFP transceivers, dual power supplies, redundant cooling, rack mounting rails, softcopy documentation, and two rack PDU power cords (36L8886).

The DS5000 series initial offering consists of the DS5100 and DS5300 high-performance storage controllers and the mating EXP5000 storage expansion unit. DS5100 and DS5300 controllers come packaged in 4U rack-mountable enclosures and have dual-active RAID controllers that operate at 4 Gbps FC speeds. The EXP5000 is a high-capacity 16-drive bay expansion unit packaged in a 3U rack-mountable enclosure.

DS5100 and DS5300 controllers can attach up to 16 EXP5000 expansion units, providing modular and highly scalable storage solutions that range up to 256 TB physical storage capacity.



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