Product Code: DS4800
4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface technology
The IBM System Storage DS4800 disk storage system supports a high-performance 4 Gbps Fibre Channel interface for increased host connectivity to deliver necessary bandwidth for high-throughput applications. It is designed for data-intensive applications that demand increased connectivity provided by eight 4 Gbps host channels designed to provide up to 1724 MBps of sustained bandwidth for high-throughput applications through the eight channels directly attached to the host servers or connected to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN).
Designed to help lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
The IBM System Storage DS4800 disk storage system offers customers a 4 Gbps SAN solution to take advantage of the performance offered by 4 Gbps technology. There are two ways to measure performance of an SAN device: Megabytes per second (MBps) and input/output per second (IOPS). The IBM DS4800 4 Gbps SAN product has very impressive performance numbers. It is designed to offer up to 1724 MBps throughput with up to 575,000 IOPS. A 2 Gbps storage array can require up to twice as many host ports as a 4 Gbps array to deliver the throughput of four 4 Gbps ports. This frees up ports in the SAN for each array.
On the host side, if a server requires more than two 2 Gbps host bus adapters (HBAs) to attain the required performance (a server should have at least two HBAs for availability), then that number can be halved with 4 Gbps. Fewer HBAs help lower the number of switch ports used and can help reduce overall cost.
|Manufacturer||IBM / LSI|
|Rack Units||Controller: 4U Expansion: 3U EXP810|
|Disk Type||FC, SATA|
|Warranty||3yr (IOL) NBD Parts [CRU] + Onsite 3-Year IBM Onsite Limited (IOL) Some parts are Customer Replaceable Units (CRU) IBM ships replacement CRU Next Business Day (NBD) and client performs replacement Other parts replacement is done by IBM NBD Onsite|
|Storage Subsystem||Max Drives: 224 Max Capacity (raw): 224.0 TB|
|Storage OS||IBM Proprietary OS|
|Software Description||Bundled Software * IBM DS4000 Storage Manager * Integrated Backup for Databases (IBD) - backup solution for DB2 databases running on AIX OS servers with Tivoli Storage Manager Optional Software * FlashCopy * VolumeCopy * Enhanced Remote Mirroring|