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1746A4D IBM System Storage Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Refurbished

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1746A4D IBM System Storage Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array. Refurbished.
Brand:
IBM
Product Condition:
Refurbished
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

Capacity and Scalability Options

The IBM System Storage DS3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array is a high-performance, scalable storage solution that is designed to meet the demands of medium-sized businesses. It is capable of providing both capacity and scalability options, which are explained below:

  • Capacity options: The DS3524 supports up to 24 SAS or SATA hard drives, providing a maximum storage capacity of 72 TB (24 x 3 TB drives). This makes it an ideal solution for businesses with high storage requirements.
  • Scalability options: The DS3524 is highly scalable and can be expanded to meet the changing needs of businesses. It supports up to six expansion units, allowing for the addition of up to 144 more drives for a total of 432 TB of storage. This scalability feature makes it a cost-effective storage solution, as businesses can start with a smaller configuration and expand as needed.

In addition to its capacity and scalability options, the DS3524 also provides a range of advanced features for data protection, backup and recovery, and disaster recovery. These features include:

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 for data protection
  • Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) for improved storage utilization and faster rebuild times
  • Remote Mirroring for disaster recovery
  • FlashCopy for creating point-in-time copies of data
  • EasyTier for automated data tiering to optimize performance and reduce costs

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Disaster recovery and business continuity are critical aspects of any organization's IT infrastructure. The 1746A4D IBM System Storage Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array is a high-performance, scalable storage solution that provides data protection and disaster recovery capabilities to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.

Disaster recovery is the process of restoring business operations after a disruptive event, such as a natural disaster, cyber attack, or equipment failure. The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array provides several disaster recovery features, including:

  • Redundant components: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array has redundant controllers, power supplies, and fans, ensuring that if one component fails, the system will continue to operate without interruption.
  • Remote data replication: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array supports remote data replication, which allows you to replicate data to another location, such as a disaster recovery site. This ensures that if your primary data center is impacted by a disaster, your data is safe and accessible from the secondary location.
  • Snapshot and backup: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array supports snapshot and backup capabilities, allowing you to take regular snapshots of your data and back it up to another location. This ensures that you can recover your data in the event of a disaster.

Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to continue operating during a disruptive event. The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array provides several business continuity features, including:

High availability: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array has redundant components, ensuring that the system remains operational even if a component fails. This helps to minimize downtime and ensure business continuity.

  • Scalability: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array is a scalable storage solution, allowing you to add additional storage capacity as your business grows. This ensures that you can continue to operate without interruption.
  • Data protection: The Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array provides data protection features, such as RAID and data replication, to ensure that your data is always available and protected.

In conclusion, the 1746A4D IBM System Storage Ds3524 Model Dual Controller Hard Drive Array provides robust disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities. With redundant components, remote data replication, snapshot and backup, high availability, scalability, and data protection features, this storage solution ensures that your organization can continue to operate in the event of a disaster or disruptive event.

Performance Optimization Strategies

The IBM System Storage DS3524 is a dual-controller hard drive array that provides high-performance, high-availability storage for enterprise environments. To optimize its performance, there are several strategies that can be employed:

  • Ensure proper disk configuration: The DS3524 supports a variety of disk types, including SAS, Nearline SAS, and SATA. To optimize performance, it is important to choose the right disks for the application and ensure they are configured in the most optimal way, such as RAID 5 or 6.
  • Enable cache: The DS3524 has a large cache memory that can be used to improve performance. Ensure that cache is enabled and properly configured for the workload.
  • Use multiple paths to disks: The DS3524 supports multiple paths to disks, which can be used to increase throughput and provide redundancy. Ensure that multiple paths are properly configured and used.
  • Monitor performance: Use the built-in performance monitoring tools to identify bottlenecks and areas that need optimization.
  • Upgrade firmware: Keep the firmware of the DS3524 up to date to ensure it is running at peak performance.
  • Use advanced features: The DS3524 supports advanced features such as thin provisioning, automated tiering, and snapshotting. Consider using these features to optimize performance for specific workloads.
  • Use performance tuning tools: IBM provides performance tuning tools such as IBM System Storage Easy Tier and IBM System Storage Interoperation Center to help optimize performance.

General specifications

  • Manufacturer part #1746a4d
  • Product descriptionibm system storage ds3524 model c4a - hard drive array - 24 bays ( sas-2 ) - 0 x hd - serial attached scsi 2 (external) - rack-mountable - 2u - express seller - for bladecenter hs21; system x3950 x5
  • Device typehard drive array
  • Enclosure typerack-mountable - 2U
  • Max supported capacity12 TB
  • Interfaceserial attached scsi 2
  • Installed devices / modules qty0 (installed) / 24 (max)
  • Supported drivesserial attached scsi 2
  • Approximate dimensions (wxdxh)17.7 in x 19.2 in x 3.5 in
  • Storage controller2 x raid - raid 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10
  • Hard drive0 hot-swap
  • Powerac 120/230 v ( 50/60 hz )
  • Power redundancyyes
  • Manufacturer selling programibm express seller
Brand:
IBM
Product Condition:
Refurbished
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
90 Days

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