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IBM DCS3860 – Product Analysis

This document is retired and no longer updated. Please see IBM Storwize V5000 and NetApp E2800 for current product information. Last updated April 29th, 2015. 11-page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of IBM DCS3860. Download the full Product Analysis now!

The IBM DCS3860 Storage System is a high performance system with dual controllers and up to 360 drives for block storage requirements for open systems. The DCS3860 is targeted for high performance computing needs where enterprise capabilities for storage systems are required. The system provides advanced features that have evolved over time to provide high-value capabilities to customers. As a system that combines high performance with advanced features, the DCS3860 can meet a wide-range of customer demands. As a high performance system, the DCS3860 supports SAS host connectivity.

Competitive multi-platform distributed storage hardware systems include alternatives such as EMC’s VNX series, Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS) VSP G-Series, and Hewlett Packard’s (HP) 3PAR 7000 series.

The IBM DCS3860 storage system combines high performance with advanced features to meet demands in high performance computing environments. As a high performance system, the DCS3860 is targeted for direct connection over SAS or through a SAS switch. IBM OEM’s the DCS3860 from NetApp, continuing the successful Engenio-based offerings.

IBM DCS3860 Storage System Product Brief include:

  • Highlights
  • Overview
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Advanced Features
  • Reliability, Availability, Serviceability Features
  • Evaluator Group Commentary

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