IBM Systems and Technology Group System StorageData Sheet IBM System Storage DS5000 series Workload optimized storage for today’s demanding applications The IBM System Storage™ DS5000 series storage system is designed Highlights to meet today’s and tomorrow’s demanding open-systems requirements while establishing a new standard for life cycle longevity. ● Seventh-generation architecture offers Building on many decades of design expertise, the DS5000 series’ up to 700,000 IOPs and 6400 MBps— balanced performance well-suited for seventh-generation architecture delivers industry-leading performance, virtualization/consolidation real reliability, multi-dimensional scalability and unprecedented investment protection. ● Scalable up to 448 drives using the EXP5000 enclosure and up to 960 TB of high density storage with the The DS5000 series is equally adept at supporting transactional applica- EXP5060 enclosure tions such as databases and OLTP, throughput-intensive applications ● Support for intermixing drive types— such as HPC and rich media, and concurrent workloads for consolida- FC, FDE, SATA and SSD—and host tion and virtualization. With its relentless performance and superior interfaces—FC and iSCSI—for invest- reliability and availability, the DS5000 series storage system can sup- ment protection and cost-effective tiered storage port the most demanding service level agreements (SLAs) for the most common operating systems, including Microsoft® Windows®, ● Management software allows central UNIX® and Linux®. And when requirements change, you can add or management of all DS series systems while maximizing utilization and lower- replace host interfaces, grow capacity, add cache and reconﬁgure the ing costs system on the ﬂy—ensuring that it will keep pace with your growing ● Designed to support high availability company. with key hot-swappable components and many non-disruptive ﬁrmware This multi-dimensional scalability enables the DS5000 series storage upgrades system to extend beyond the normal three- to four-year life cycle, pro- tecting your storage investment by delaying (or even eliminating) the expense of migrating data to a new system and allowing you to amor- tize acquisition costs over extended periods of time. This life cycle longevity enables the DS5000 series to continue delivering value long after other systems have been retired. The DS5000 series’ drive-level encryption offers affordable data security with no performance penalty. And the DS5000 series’ multiple replication options, drive level encryption, and persistent cache backup can help ensure that any data in cache is captured and safe in the event of a power outage.
IBM Systems and Technology Group System StorageData SheetEXP5000 drive enclosureThe EXP5000 drive enclosure is more than “just a bunch ofdisks.” It’s designed to optimize performance, availability andserviceability.● 4 Gb/s FC interfaces for connectivity● Up to 16 dual-ported FC or SATA disk drives intermixable in same enclosure – Optional self encrypting FC drives (FDE)● Environmental Service Module (ESM)-embedded “loop switch”● Redundant 4 Gb/s FC drive loops ensure complete accessi- bility to all drives in the event of a loop or cable failure● Redundant power supplies, cooling fans and ESMs● 24x7x4hr warranty Relentless performance The DS5000 series delivers unprecedented performance in aAll primary components are hot-swappable and can be easily family of industry-leading technology. Its seventh-generationaccessed, removed or replaced. architecture is optimized to power faster, more responsive applications—increasing productivity, improving customerEXP5060 drive enclosure satisfaction and meeting SLAs. The DS5000 series’The IBM System Storage DS5000 series is expanded to linear scalability helps it meet the most demandinginclude an EXP5060 High Density Disk Drive Enclosure application and growth requirements.designed to accommodate up to 60 disk drive modules(DDM) in a 4U rack-mount enclosure. The EXP5060 enclo- Trusted storage to protect and deliversure can be populated with 1 or 2 TB SATA DDMs using the your data10-Pack EXP5060 Disk Drive features. The EXP5060 has a Built with a goal of the highest reliability and availability,physical storage capacity of up to 120 TB per enclosure, the DS5000 series storage system offers redundant compo-using 2000 GB/7.2K SATA drives. nents, automated I/O path failover, and extensive online conﬁguration, reconﬁguration and maintenance capabilities,DS5000 series DS5100 and DS5300 controllers support helping to ensure that your data is available 24x7x365.attachment of up to eight EXP5060 enclosures. A conﬁgura- The DS5000 series helps protect stored data as well:tion composed of a DS5100 or DS5300 controller attached toeight EXP5060 disk enclosures provide up to 960 TB of ● DACstore technology stores conﬁguration metadata onphysical storage, all of which can be housed in a single each drive.IBM Storage Solutions 2101-200 rack system. ● Proactive Drive Health Monitoring (PDHM) technology identiﬁes faulty drives before they create problems.Designed to seamlessly adapt to change ● RAID 6 technology guards against concurrent drive failuresWith industry-leading performance, reliability and robust and errors.storage management, the DS5000 series can add or replace ● Persistent cache backup ensures that data in the cache ishost interfaces, increase performance, grow capacity and add captured and safe in the event of a power outage.cache to deliver unprecedented life cycle longevity and ● Full disk encryption ensures data is protected throughoutinvestment protection as your business grows. the drive’s life cycle. 2
IBM Systems and Technology Group System StorageData SheetAddress a wide range of storage needs the number of drives needed to meet performance and capac-IBM DS Storage Manager software provides unparalleled ity demands—supporting IBM’s commitment to greenconﬁguration ﬂexibility to ensure that the DS5000 series technologies.storage system is conﬁgured to meet your application’sLUN requirements. DACstore technology allows drives to be Highest performance member of therelocated with data intact as requirements change. Support proven IBM storage familyfor intermixing high-performance and high-capacity drives The DS5000 series storage system is driven by ﬁeld-provencreates tiered storage in a single system. And the DS5000 ﬁrmware, enabling common features, functionality andseries’ balanced performance excels at IOPS and MB/s. This management interface across all DS Storage Manager-basedextensive ﬂexibility makes the DS5000 series a great system systems. This commonality enables lower TCO by reducingfor storage consolidation implementations where an individ- management complexity and offering centralized administra-ual storage system supports concurrent and diverse workloads tion. What’s more, the DS5000 series storage system contin-and application requirements. ues our long-standing tradition of unparalleled investment protection.Maximize utilization and minimize TCOAs data continues to grow, companies must be able to DS Storage Manager software’s unique DACstore technologyefficiently manage their storage while minimizing total cost consistently stores conﬁguration metadata on every conﬁg-of ownership. The unparalleled conﬁguration ﬂexibility of ured drive. This unique design creates data-intact driveDS Storage Manager software creates superior utilization— portability—supporting drive-level reconﬁgurations andgetting the most usable capacity out of the purchased capac- controller-level upgrades as system requirements change.ity, while maximizing performance efficiency. DS Storage Drives can be relocated within the storage system to improveManager software offers centralized administration of all channel utilization/protection, or even migrated as aDS Storage Manager-based systems, providing a common complete volume group into another IBM DS5000 storageinterface across all products and platforms. DS Storage system.Manager also offers a unique blend of robust functionalitywith intuitive GUI and wizards to ensure that storage is Additional tools to help manage storageeasily and optimally conﬁgured. The DS5020 is supported by a variety of IBM Tivoli® soft- ware products. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM TivoliEfficiencies to cut purchase and Storage Resource Manager and many other third-party hard-operational IT costs ware and software products can add to the capabilities of theThe DS5000 series’ modular design offers an affordable entry DS5020 by enabling backup and storage reporting.point and delivers seamless “pay-as-you-grow” scalability asrequirements change. Its efficient storage utilization lowers Support for the new IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Centerraw capacity requirement, and its support for intermixing for Disk Midrange Edition V4.1 is designed to provide stor-high-performance and high-capacity drives enables tiered age device conﬁguration, performance monitoring, and man-storage. Like all IBM storage systems, the DS5000 series’ agement of Storage Area Network (SAN)-attached devicesexceptional per-drive performance creates value by getting from a single console. In addition, it includes performancethe most performance out of the fewest drives. This reduces monitoring capabilities for the DS3500. 3