Advanced data protection
With Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology, there are no idle spares to manage, and you don’t need to reconfigure RAID when you expand your system. It distributes data parity information and spare capacity across a pool of drives to simplify the management of traditional RAID groups.
It also enhances data protection by enabling faster rebuilds after a drive failure. DDP dynamic-rebuild technology reduces the likelihood of another failure by using every drive in the pool for faster rebuilds.
The capability to dynamically rebalance data across all drives in the pool when drives are added or removed is one of the key features of DDP technology. A traditional RAID volume group is limited to a fixed number of drives. DDP, on the other hand, lets you add or remove multiple drives in a single operation.
ThinkSystem DE Series offers advanced enterprise-class data protection, both locally and over long distance, including:
- Snapshot / Volume copy
- Asynchronous mirroring
- Synchronous mirroring
Scaling is easy, due to the modular design of ThinkSystem DE Series and the simple management tools provided. You can start working with your data in less than 10 minutes.
Extensive configuration flexibility, custom performance tuning, and complete control over data placement enable administrators to maximize performance and ease of use.
Multiple viewpoints provided by graphical performance tools supply the key information about storage I/O that administrators need to further refine performance.
Performance and availability
The ThinkSystem DE Series Hybrid Flash Array with adaptive-caching algorithms was engineered for workloads ranging from high-IOPS or bandwidth-intensive streaming applications to high-performance storage consolidation.
These systems are targeted at backup and recovery, high-performance computing markets, Big Data/analytics, and virtualization, yet they work equally well in general computing environments.
ThinkSystem DE Series is designed to achieve up to 99.9999% availability via fully redundant I/O paths, advanced data protection features, and extensive diagnostic capabilities.
It’s also highly secure, with robust data integrity that protects your critical business data as well as your customers’ sensitive personal information.
|Form Factor||2U, 24 SFF drive bays (2U24)|
|Max Raw Capacity||Up to 3.03PB|
|Maximum Drives||Up to 192 HDDs / 120 SSDs|
|Base I/O Port (Per System)||
|Optional I/O Port (Per System)||
|Optional Software Feature||Snapshot upgrade, asynchronous mirroring, synchronous mirroring|