Upgrade Platform: FAS2552

For mid-level organizations, the IBM N3600 (also known as FAS2040A, FAS2050) offers outstanding benefits in a small package. With an affordable purchase price, a compact form factor and features that compete with higher end systems, the N3600 makes an ideal solution for server needs when data transfer speed and reliability matter.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS2040A
  • FAS2050

Upgrade

  • FAS2552

Overview

The IBM N3600 is available in two models. The A10 model is a single-node unit, while the A20 is a dual-node unit with failover protection. Both are 4U rack mountable, and offer expandability, as well as the ability to upgrade storage and operability. Both models also offer simultaneous multiprotocol support.

Highlights

  • Fast data transfer and access speeds
  • Low maintenance
  • Expandable and upgradeable
  • Supports up to 104 drives (A20)

Features and Benefits

  • Ideal for database, email and other needs
  • Supports up to 20 SAS SCSI drives in either 300, 450 or 600 GB capacities
  • Supports iSCSI, FTP, CIFS, HTTP and Fibre Channel

Specifications

  • 2 GB RAM per controller
  • 2 backend FC loops
  • 4U standard 19-inch rack mountable
  • 1 PCI-E expansion slot
  • 1 serial console port
  • Hot-swappable power supply
  • Redundant cooling fan