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IBM System Storage N series Gateways

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The IBM System Storage N series Gateway product line is a network-based unified storage solution designed to provide IP and FC protocol access to SAN-attached heterogeneous storage arrays.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The IBM System Storage N series Gateway product line is a network-based unified storage solution designed to provide IP and FC protocol access to SAN-attached heterogeneous storage arrays. The N6000 and N7000 series systems ordered with a Gateway feature code can help you make the most of the dynamic provisioning capabilities of Data ONTAP software across your existing FC SAN infrastructure to support an expanded set of business applications. The IBM N series Gateway is based on the Data ONTAP microkernel operating system, which is designed to unify block and file storage networking paradigms under a common architecture. The N series Gateway offers a comprehensive suite of advanced data management capabilities designed to help you consolidate, protect and recover mission-critical data for enterprise applications and users.

The IBM N series Gateway is designed to deliver the performance and capacity to meet access requirements for enterprises of all sizes. N series Gateway systems are intended to delivers performance, offer terabytes (TBs) of managed capacity and be configured for simultaneous active/active access with secure failover across two independent systems in a cluster.

The N6000 and N7000 series Gateway product lines support the attachment to both N series EXN1000, EXN3000 and EXN4000 disk storage expansion units; IBM XIV Storage System, IBM System Storage DS8000, DS5000 and DS4000 series; as well as a broad range of EMC, Hitachi, Fujitsu, 3PAR and HP storage subsystems. You can now take advantage of the N series Gateway capabilities to help improve business efficiency and reduce data management complexity with a variety of storage subsystems.

Features

  • Simultaneous multiprotocol support for FCP, iSCSI, Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS), HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • File- and block-level service in a single system
  • Upgrade up to 840TB of physical capacity while avoiding service disruption
  • Support for FC and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk drives
  • Data ONTAP software
  • 16TB maximum volume size
  • Broad range of built-in features
  • Multiple supported backup methods including disk- and host-based backup and tape backup to direct, SAN and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) attached tape devices