IBM N7900

Upgrade Platform: FAS8040

The IBM N7900 (also known as FAS6080, FAS6080A, V6080, V6080A) storage controller is available in both A11 and A21 models to fit the needs of enterprise-level organizations seeking outstanding reliability, high data access speeds and low maintenance requirements. It also features Fibre Channel, NAS and iSCSI compatibility.

Equivalent NetApp Platforms

  • FAS6080
  • FAS6080A
  • V6080
  • V6080A


  • FAS8040


Each model available with IBM’s N7900 storage controller offers unique advantages. The A11 model is a single-node unit, while the A21 is an active/active dual-node unit featuring failover protection. Both offer high data throughput speeds, and are easily upgradeable (the A11 can be upgraded to the A21 model very easily as well).


  • NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity out of the box
  • High speed data access
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Easily upgradable

Features and Benefits

  • Enterprise-class performance
  • 32 GB per node RAM
  • SATA and FC disk expansion units attachment
  • Four AMD 2.6 GHz dual-core processors per node
  • Supports up to 1,176 disk drives (up to 1 TB per drive)


  • 28 backend FC loops
  • 32 GB/64 GB of DDR-333 RAM per node
  • 2GB per node nonvolatile memory
  • 6/12 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports