Upgrade Platform: FAS8040

The N6070 (also known as FAS3170, V3170, FAS3170A, V3170A) is the upgrade for IBM’s 6040 storage controller and provides fast data access for enterprise-level organizations. It features significant upgradability and expandability, coupled with low maintenance requirements to reduce costs and hassles to end-users.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS3170
  • V3170
  • FAS3170A
  • V3170A

Upgrade Platform

  • FAS8040


Offering simultaneous multiprotocol support, the 6070 is an excellent storage controller solution for organizations with high data access demands. A single-node and dual-node model with clustered failover protection are both available. The A22 (dual-node) model also features a second processing node for more power and faster operations.


  • System level redundancy
  • High data availability
  • Fast access to data for all users
  • High throughput and fast response times
  • Support for both FC and SATA disk expansion units

Features and Benefits

  • Support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS
  • Upgradable to grow with an organization
  • Two integrated backend FC loops per node
  • Both models can be configured as gateways


  • 6U standard 19-inch rack mountable
  • 16 GB RAM per node
  • 1 serial console port
  • 1 integrated RLM port per node
  • 2 dual-core 2.6 GHz processors (64-bit)
  • 2 integrated gigabit Ethernet ports per node