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System Storage DCS3700

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IBM System Storage DCS3700 maximizes performance, scalability and storage density at an affordable price.

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Compatible with

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service
  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.2


  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service)
  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The IBM System Storage® DCS3700 storage system is ready to meet the challenge. Designed for applications with high-performance streaming data requirements, DCS3700 offers optimal space utilization, low power consumption and high performance. By combining proven IBM storage controllers with up to 60 drives in just 4U of rack space, DCS3700 can reduce operational costs for capacity-intensive applications.

DCS3700 provides a simple, efficient and flexible approach to storage that is based on seven generations of design knowledge and firmware development. DCS3700 can act as a cost-effective, fully integrated complement to IBM System x®, IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Power Systems™ servers for a wide variety of intensive computing environments.

IBM System Storage DCS3700 maximizes performance, scalability and storage density at an affordable price.


  • Gain fast, highly available, dense storage capabilities at an affordable price.
  • Deliver simplified data protection management and automated recovery with Dynamic Disk Pooling (DDP).
  • Improve backup and restore capabilities with enhanced IBM® FlashCopy® technology.
  • Achieve solid uptime, massive scalability and green efficiencies.
  • Help optimize the flow of large, file-based data while retaining ease-of-data access.
  • Leverage multi-level data protection using a mix of replication features.
  • Ensure data integrity with support for the T10 Protection Information (T10-PI) standard.
  • Leverage management expertise built into intuitive and powerful storage management software.
  • Help optimize the flow and management of large, file-based data while retaining ease-of-data access when combined with best-in-class IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™).
  • Achieve superior serviceability and easy installation with front-load, 12-drive drawers that can be extended while the drives remain active, allowing for individual drive replacement without affecting the operation of other drives.
  • Utilize multi-level data protection with IBM Enhanced FlashCopy, Volume Copy and optional disaster recovery features across Fibre Channel or IP networks.
  • Save energy costs by deploying a high-density enclosure, power supplies designed with multiple efficiency standards and variable-speed fans.
  • Reduce overall operation and acquisition costs with mixed host interfaces that support IBM DB2® Administration Server and storage area network tiering.
  • Support low-power, highly reliable and high-performance SSDs.
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