IBM Nseries Gateway


The IBM System Storage N series Gateway product line is a network-based unified storage solution designed to provide Internet Protocol (IP) and Fibre Channel (FC) protocol access to SAN-attached heterogeneous storage arrays. The IBM N6000 series systems ordered with a Gateway feature code can help you make the most of the dynamic provisioning capabilities of Data ONTAP software across your existing Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure to support an expanded set of business applications. The IBM N series Gateway is based on the Data ONTAP microkernel operating system, which is designed to unify block and file storage networking paradigms under a common architecture.

IBM N3000 (designed for SMB customers)


N3000 systems offer integrated block-level and file-level data access, intelligent management software and data protection capabilities—such as higher-end N series systems—in a cost-effective package. IBM N3000 series innovations include internal controller support for Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or SATA drives, expandable I/O connectivity and on-board remote management.

IBM N6000 (designed for mid-range & enterprise customer)

The high-bandwidth, 64-bit controller architecture with large memory cache and the latest I/O technologies help provide data at the rates you need to keep your demanding business and technical applications running smoothly. The Performance Acceleration Module (Flash Cache)—an intelligent read cache - improves throughput and reduces latency to optimize the performance of your storage system.

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