IBM ESS 3500 combines Spectrum Scale for ESS with NVMe gen 4 storage in a 2U form factor.
This solution accelerates AI workloads and optimizes GPU compute environments, while delivering performance and availability benefits to other workloads.
With this announcement, the number of 5147-102 Storage Enclosures which may be attached to an ESS 3500 is increased from the previous maximum of 4 to up to 8, providing up to 16PB of raw HDD disk capacity
ESS 5147-102 Storage Enclosure is an enterprise, redundant, SAS storage enclosure that supports up to 102 2.5-inch HDDs, with support for 10, 14, 18, and 20TB drive capacities. Up to 8 5147-102 storage enclosures can be attached to ESS 3500 (5141-FN2), providing up to 16PB of HDD capacity.
ESS 3500 Hybrid Models with 1 to 8 5147-102 enclosures can also be configured with 12 or 24 flash drives in addition to the HDD. ESS 3500 Capacity Models with 1 to 8 5147-102 HDD enclosures include 4 flash drives, with MES capabilty to add an additional 20 flash drives.
- ESS management server (5105-22E)
- Management switch (8831-S52 or 8831-T48)
Planned availability date: January 27, 2023