IBM DS3500/DCS3700 Storage Systems Product Brief

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  • Document Category: Product Brief
  • Subject: SAN Storage
  • Vendor: IBM
  • Keywords: DCS3700, DS3500, Entry Level, IBM, Product Brief, San storage
  • Document Date: July 30th, 2013
  • Short Description:

    Last updated July 30, 2013 with support for 4TB disks and T10DIF protection information. Concise and unbiased 8-page overview of the features and functionality of IBM DS3500-3700

  • 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.  The IBM DCS3700 Express storage system is a mid-tier storage system from IBM.  The DCS3700 offering is targeted for usage with System x, BladeCenter, and Power systems.  An enhanced version is offered called the DCS3700+ that can have more cache, interfaces, and disks installed.  The DCS3700 can scale from a single module 60 drive system to 180 disks (360 for DCS3700+).  The DCS3700 is the turbo model of the DS3500 in the 60 drive package sourced from NetApp Engenio.

    Details include:

    • Product highlights
    • Usage and characteristics
    • Technical specifications
    • Overview of advance features and architecture
    • Strength and weaknesses

    Related research you may be interested in:

    IBM DS3500 Express Storage System Product Analysis

    IBM DCS3700 Storage System Product Analysis

    SAN Entry Level Comparison Matrix

    IBM V7000 Product Analysis

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IBM DS3500/DCS3700 Storage Systems Product Brief

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.  The IBM DCS3700 Express storage system is a mid-tier storage system from IBM.  The DCS3700 offering is targeted for usage with System x, BladeCenter, and Power systems.  An enhanced version is offered called the DCS3700+ that can have more cache, interfaces, and disks installed.  The DCS3700 can scale from a single module 60 drive system to 180 disks (360 for DCS3700+).  The DCS3700 is the turbo model of the DS3500 in the 60 drive package sourced from NetApp Engenio.

Details include:

  • Product highlights
  • Usage and characteristics
  • Technical specifications
  • Overview of advance features and architecture
  • Strength and weaknesses

Related research you may be interested in:

IBM DS3500 Express Storage System Product Analysis

IBM DCS3700 Storage System Product Analysis

SAN Entry Level Comparison Matrix

IBM V7000 Product Analysis