Data Storage Disks target xSeries servers.

Press Release Summary:



TotalStorage DS4000 SATA Disk Express Models offer building blocks for Fibre Channel-based SANs. Users can choose from various controller models to help address varying SAN needs. Multiple DS4000 storage systems can be centrally managed from common DS4000 management console across existing LAN infrastructure.



Original Press Release:



IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Series Midrange Disk Systems Delivers DS4000 Serial Advanced Technology Attachment Disk Express Models for IBM xSeries



At a glance
TotalStorage DS4000 midrange disk systems express models offer:

New DS4000 series Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk express models for IBM xSeries servers

Express models of DS4100 SATA disk Midrange Disk Systems

Express model of DS4000 EXP100 SATA disk Storage Expansion Units

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Overview
IBM expands the IBM TotalStorage® DS4000 series midrange disk storage offerings with new IBM TotalStorage DS4000 Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Disk Express Models for xSeries®.

Selected configurations of the DS4000 midrange disk system family are part of the IBM Express Portfolio program - designed, developed, and priced to address the specific needs of mid-sized businesses. Designed to be easy to acquire, install, and manage, these systems leverage IBM technology, offering tangible solutions to help you solve business problems in an on-demand world. Several key options are included with each configuration of the following DS4000 Midrange Express® model offerings:

DS4100 Single Controller Bundle 1SJ, (five HDDs total) Express Model (17241SJ)

Three HDDs provided as part of base offering for the single controller DS4100 model

DS4100 Dual Controller Bundle 10J, (five HDDs) Express Model (172410J)

DS4000 EXP100 1XP Bundle 1XJ, (no HDDs) (17241XJ)

Key prerequisites
IBM xSeries and selected Netfinity® servers
IBM eServer p5 and pSeries® servers
Selected Sun and HP-UNIX® servers
Intel(TM)-based servers running Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) 2000, Windows Server 2003, Linux(TM), Novell NetWare, or VMware ESX

For configuration options, supported server models, supported operating system levels, supported system levels, and attachment capabilities, visit: www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ds4000/interop-matrix.html

Planned availability date
September 2, 2005

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