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System Storage DS3950

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DS3950 Express offers high-performance 8 Gbps capable Fibre Channel connections, optional 1 Gbps iSCSI interface for less known applications and lower cost implementation, up to 67.2 TB of Fibre Channel or FC-SAS physical storage capacity, 224 TB of SATA physical storage capacity, and powerful system management, data management and data protection features. The DS3950 Express is designed to expand from workgroup to enterprise-wide capability with up to six Fibre Channel expansion units with the EXP395 Expansion Unit.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

DS3950 Express offers high-performance 8 Gbps capable Fibre Channel connections, optional 1 Gbps iSCSI interface for less known applications and lower cost implementation, up to 67.2 TB of Fibre Channel or FC-SAS physical storage capacity, 224 TB of SATA physical storage capacity, and powerful system management, data management and data protection features. The DS3950 Express is designed to expand from workgroup to enterprise-wide capability with up to six Fibre Channel expansion units with the EXP395 Expansion Unit.

  • Next-generation 8 Gbps FC interfaces enable infrastructure simplification
  • Mixed host interfaces support (FC/iSCSI) enables SAN tiering
  • Balanced performance well-suited for virtualization/consolidation
  • Reducing the cost of consolidation
  • Support for intermixing FC/SATA/FC-SAS drives enables cost effective tiered storage
  • Trusted storage that protects and delivers your data when needed
  • Flexibility to address wide range of storage needs
  • Feature-rich management software that maximizes utilization and minimizes storage TCO
  • Key application certifications ensure confidence
  • Centrally manage the DS series with the IBM System Storage DS¨ Storage Manager
  • Support up to 112 disk drive modules with the attachment of six EXP395 expansion units

Features

Host interface intermix

  • Support for intermixing Fibre Channel and iSCSI interfaces allows for cost-effective SAN tiering

Balanced performance

  • Equally adept at IOPS and MBps, the DS3950 is able to support applications with wide-ranging performance requirements.
  • Suited for data warehousing, consolidation and virtualization environments that have diverse workloads and application requirements

Built-in efficiencies

  • Efficient utilization lowers raw capacity requirement, and support for intermixing high performance and high capacity drives enables tiered storage.
  • Exceptional per drive performance creates performance value by getting the most performance out of the fewest drives

Dynamic Expansion capabilities

  • Designed to eliminate application interruptions due to growth, reconfigurations or tuning

Support for multiple RAID levels; including RAID 6

  • Designed to offer flexibility to configure the system to address varying service levels