Hybrid Flash Storage Array

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H is a scalable, hybrid storage array that is designed to provide high performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium and large businesses. The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features, including end-to-end NVMe support (NVMe over Fabrics and NVMe drives).

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H

Requiring just 2U of rack space, a DE Series hybrid storage subsystem combines high capacity with extreme performance: high-IOPS throughput with up to 21GBps of read bandwidth, and 9GBps of write bandwidth. DE Series is designed to achieve up to 99.9999% availability via fully redundant I/O paths, advanced data protection features, and extensive diagnostic capabilities.

The ThinkSystem DE6000H provides:

  • The offers end-to-end NVMe storage connectivity with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeOF).

  • Dual active-active controller configuration with automatic load balancing.
  • Scales up to 3.84 PB of raw storage capacity in the base configuration or up to 7.68 PB with the optional Features on Demand upgrade.

  • Supports multiple storage connectivity protocols with a choice of SAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NVMe over Fibre Channel, or NVMe over RoCE.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Rear View

The Lenovo ThinkStystem DE6000H is a perfect fit for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including big data and analytics, video surveillance, technical computing, backup and recovery, and other storage I/O-intensive applications.

A single Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Storage Array consists of the 2U storage array enclosure and one or more expansion enclosures. The controller enclosure includes two controllers, 128GB RAM (64GB RAM per controller), and Cache mirroring between the controllers. Flash-backed cache protection (includes battery for destaging to flash).

Base ports provide universal 10/25Gb iSCSI host connectivity, and the host interface cards provide 12 Gb SAS, 16/32 Gb FC or NVMe/FC, or 25/40/100 Gb NVMe/RoCE connections.

The attachment of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF Expansion Enclosures.

Performance

  • Up to 1,000,000 random read IOPS (4 KB blocks).
  • Up to 390,000 random write IOPS (4 KB blocks).
  • Up to 21 GBps sequential read throughput (64 KB blocks).
  • Up to 7 GBps sequential write throughput (64 KB blocks).

Advanced Data Protection

With DDP technology, there are no idle spares to manage, and you don’t need to reconfigure RAID when you expand your system. It distributes data parity information and spare capacity across a pool of drives to simplify the
management of traditional RAID groups.

It also enhances data protection by enabling faster rebuilds after a drive failure. DDP dynamic-rebuild technology reduces the likelihood of another failure by using every drive in the pool for faster rebuilds.

The capability to dynamically rebalance data across all drives in the pool when drives are added or removed is one of the key features of DDP technology. A traditional RAID volume group is limited to a fixed number of drives. DDP, on the other hand, lets you add or remove multiple drives in a single operation.

XClarity Support

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralised resource management solution that is aimed at reducing complexity, speeding response, and enhancing the availability of Lenovo server systems and solutions.
Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides agent-free hardware management for our servers, storage, network switches, hyperconverged and ThinkAgile solutions.

With a simplified administration dashboard, the following
functions can be easily achieved:

  • Inventory
  • Monitoring

Software

The following features are included with the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H software:

  • Dynamic Disk Pools
  • SSD read cache
  • Snapshots (up to 1024 targets)
  • Volume copy
  • Thin provisioning (DDP only)
  • Encryption (requires optional FIPS drives), and data assurance

Optional software features

  • Snapshots (up to 2048 targets)
  • Synchronous mirroring
  • Asynchronous mirroring.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Specifications

Form Factor

4U, 60 drives

2U, 24 drives

Maximum Raw Capacity Supports up to 7.68PB
Maximum Drives Supports up to 480 HDDs / 120 SSDs
Maximum Expansion 2U/12, 2U/24: up to 7 expansions
4U/60: up to 3 expansions
System Memory 32GB/128GB
Base I/O Ports (per system) 4x 10Gb iSCSI (optical)
4x 16Gb FC
Optional I/O Ports (per system) 8x 16GB/32GB FC
8x 10GB/25GB iSCSI optical
8x 12GB SAS
System Maximums Hosts/partitions: 512
Volumes:2,048
Snapshot copies: 2,048
Mirrors:128

Find out how to optimise your workloads for better business outcomes by calling us on 01256 331614 or email solutions@data-storage.uk.