IBM DS3500 Express Storage System Product Analysis

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  • Document Category: Product Analysis
  • Subject: SAN Storage
  • Vendor: IBM
  • Keywords: DS3500, Entry Level, Express, IBM, premium, Product Analysis, SAN
  • Document Date: July 30th, 2013
  • Short Description:

    Product Brief of IBM’s entry level system, updated with support for 4TB disks and T10DIF protection information.

  • Full Summary:

    The IBM DS3500 Express storage system is an entry level storage system from IBM.  The DS3500 offering is targeted for usage with System x, BladeCenter, and Power systems.  The DS3500 is capable of scaling to mid-range capacity and performance but is targeted at entry level pricing.

    Competitive multi-platform distributed storage hardware systems include alternatives such as EMC’s VNX series, Hitachi Data System’s (HDS) Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) Series, and Hewlett Packard’s (HP) MSA series.

    Content includes:

    • Highlights
    • Overview
    • Product Architecture
    • Performance
    • IBM DS Storage Manager Software
    • Advanced Features
    • RAS
    • Technical Specifications
    • Evaluator Group Commentary

    Related research you may be interested in:

    IBM DS3500/DCS3700 Storage Systems Product Brief

    SAN Entry Level Comparison Matrix

    HDS: Hitachi Unified Storage Product Analysis

    HP MSA 2040 Modular Storage Array (MSA) Product Brief

     

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IBM DS3500 Express Storage System Product Analysis

The IBM DS3500 Express storage system is an entry level storage system from IBM.  The DS3500 offering is targeted for usage with System x, BladeCenter, and Power systems.  The DS3500 is capable of scaling to mid-range capacity and performance but is targeted at entry level pricing.

Competitive multi-platform distributed storage hardware systems include alternatives such as EMC’s VNX series, Hitachi Data System’s (HDS) Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) Series, and Hewlett Packard’s (HP) MSA series.

Content includes:

  • Highlights
  • Overview
  • Product Architecture
  • Performance
  • IBM DS Storage Manager Software
  • Advanced Features
  • RAS
  • Technical Specifications
  • Evaluator Group Commentary

Related research you may be interested in:

IBM DS3500/DCS3700 Storage Systems Product Brief

SAN Entry Level Comparison Matrix

HDS: Hitachi Unified Storage Product Analysis

HP MSA 2040 Modular Storage Array (MSA) Product Brief