Satisfy growing needs for storage capacity and performance with the ThinkSystem DE Series LFF and SFF expansion units.
• Match diverse workload requirements with performance-optimized and capacity-optimized 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SSDs and HDDs featuring 12 Gb SAS connectivity.
• Add more drives and expansion enclosures to the DE Series storage arrays dynamically with virtually no downtime, which helps quickly and seamlessly respond to ever-growing capacity demands.
Multiple viewpoints provided by graphical performance tools supply the key information about storage I/O that administrators need to further refine performance. 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.
DE Series combines comprehensive features with ease of use. ThinkSystem System Manager will lead you through the provisioning appropriate for your workload, or you can create your own. Dynamic drive pools (DDP) technology dramatically simplifies RAID management, requiring minimal decision-making on your part.
Advanced Data Protection
With 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.
Secure Data, Secure Management
All drives get redeployed, retired, or serviced. When this happens, you don’t want your sensitive data going out the door with them. Combining local key management with drive-level encryption gives you comprehensive security for data-at-rest with no impact to performance.
DE Series gives you the choice of how to manage the drive authentication keys: You can either do it yourself to reduce cost, or you can use a KMIP-compliant external key manager for easy centralized administration.
Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource management solution that is aimed at reducing complexity, speeding response, and enhancing the availability of Lenovo server systems and solutions. Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides agent-free hardware management for our servers, storage, network switches, hyperconverged and ThinkAgile solutions.
With a simplified administration dashboard, the following functions can be easily achieved:
|4U, 60 LFF drive bays (4U60)
|Max Raw Capacity (Per Enclosure)
|Up to 1.08 PB
|Maximum Drives (Per Enclosure)
|Up to 60 HDDs / SSDs
|I/O Expansion Modules
|I/O Expansion Ports (Per Enclosure)
|8 x 12Gb SAS