Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S3

Fujitsu DX100 S3 Unified Storage Platform

The scalable and unified Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S3 delivers enterprise-class functionality to small and medium-sized companies and subsidiaries with an excellent price/performance ratio. It is the perfect solution when consolidating data for server virtualization, e-mail, databases and business applications as well as centralised file services. Simple, intuitive system management, highly flexible network connectivity and the option of field upgrades to higher system classes significantly reduce operational and migration costs. The Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S3 architecture lets customers benefit from software options, such as thin provisioning, automatic storage tiering and quality of service management even as early as the entry-level class. This all contributes to better business support.


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Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S3 Key features

Main Features Benefits
price_performance Excellent price-performance in the entry-class.
  • Performance and capacity headroom enable data consolidation for server virtualisation, e-mail, databases and business applications in one system.
  • High scalability within the system and upgrade options to bigger systems support high data increases at low costs of growth and ensure investment protection.
management Enterprise-class management functions in the entry class.
  • Richly featured ETERNUS SF Express management suite at no extra cost.
  • Intelligent snapshot functionality for backup already included.
  • Easy and efficient operation with a minimum of administration efforts.
unified-storage Truly unified architecture.
  • Unified SAN and NAS access drive system utilization improving ROI.
  • Unified management functions across the entire product line result in operational efficiency.
  • Unified connectivity supports a large range and many combinations of networking types.
  • Unified architecture allows flexible combinations of 2.5" and 3.5" disk types.

Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S3 General system information

2.5-inch Controller Enclosure 3.5-inch Controller Enclosure
No. of controllers 1/2
No. of host interfaces 2/4/8 ports [FC, iSCSI, FCoE, SAS, Ethernet(10Gbit/s)], 4/8/16 ports [Ethernet(1Gbit/s)], CIFS / NFS
Max. cache capacity 8 GB (block) / 8 GB + 8 GB (block + file)
Max. no. of drives 144
Max. no. of drive enclosures 10
Note 5 with all 2.5" DE, 10 with all 3.5" DE, 2 with HD-DE or mixture of DEs up to Max no. Drives
Redundancies RAID Controller (in 2-controller configuration)FanPower supply
Supported RAID levels 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6
Host interfaces Fibre Channel (16 Gbit/s, 8 Gbit/s, 4 Gbit/s)FCoE (10 Gbit/s)iSCSI (10 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s)Ethernet (10 Gbit/s, 1 GBbit/s)SAS(6 Gbit/s, 3 Gbit/s) - available in April 2014
Mixed host interfaces Yes
Max. no. of hosts 1,024
Supported NAS protocols CIFS (SMB 2.0), NFSv2, NFSv3, NFSv4
Max. storage capacity - physical 576 TB
Drive Type 2.5-inch, SAS, 15,000 rpm (300 GB)2.5-inch, SAS, 10,000 rpm (900 GB / 600 GB / 300 GB)2.5-inch, SAS (self-encrypting), 10,000 rpm (900 GB)2.5-inch, Nearline SAS, 7,200 rpm (1 TB)2.5-inch, SSD (800 GB / 400 GB)3.5-inch, Nearline SAS, 7,200 rpm (4 TB / 3 TB / 2 TB)3.5-inch, SSD (1.6TB / 800 GB / 400 GB)
Note 2.5-inch drives are available only for 2.5-inch drive enclosures and 3.5-inch drives are available only for 3.5-inch drive enclosures.
Max. no. of SSDs unlimited
Mixed 2.5 inch/ 3.5 inch drive enclosures Yes
Drive interface Serial Attached SCSI (12 Gbit/s)
Back-end disk connectivity 1 pair of four-lane x 12 Gbit/s Serial Attached SCSI buses (SAS 3.0 wide)
Max. no. of LUNs 2,048
Max. LUN capacity 128 TB
Eco-mode Yes
Thin Provisioning Yes
Quality of Service Yes

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