Upgrade Platform: FAS2554

The IBM N3240 (also known as FAS2240-4, FAS2240A-4) delivers enterprise class capabilities in an entry-level format. It offers NAS, Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity, mated with internal SATA technology for robust performance, high data through put and low maintenance requirements. Organizations can also attach additional external data storage units to maximize capabilities.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS2240-4
  • FAS2240A-4


  • FAS2554


The N3240 comes in two models. The A14 is a single-node unit, while the A24 is a dual-node, active/active unit with failover protection. Both models offer robust data transfer and access speeds, as well as the expandability and upgradability today’s organization’s demand in a scalable server solution. Organizations can also upgrade from the A14 to the A24 model, but this does require service disruption.


  • Fast data transfer rates
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Highly expandable
  • Easily upgradeable
  • Maximum of 432 TB of storage

Features and Benefits

  • Single integrated architecture
  • Ideal for database, email and technical applications
  • Support for both block I/O via FC and iSCSI, as well as file I/O via HTTP, FTP, CIFS and NFS
  • Clustered failover protection
  • A24 is a 4U rack-mountable storage controller


  • Supports up to 24 SATA disk drives
  • Up to 6 GB of RAM per node
  • 2 SAS ports per node
  • Ethernet and FC SAN infrastructure support