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SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5600i


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Modular Flexibility

12-Bay Enclosure:
2U 3.5-in Drives

24-Bay Enclosure:
2U 2.5-in Drives

60-Bay Enclosure:
4U 2.5-in & 3.5 Drives

Leveraging field-proven modular architecture, the SGI InfiniteStorage 5600i delivers industry-leading performance per spindle, meaning customers can achieve extreme performance requirements while reducing their total investment in hardware.

Building on the SGI InfiniteStorage 5000 modular architecture, the IS5600i controllers add significantly increased performance, with especially tuned firmware intended for SGI high-performance compute environments. The flexible architecture allows customers to tune the systems to their specific performance and capacity requirements. In data-intensive industries like manufacturing, oil and gas, life sciences and earth sciences, such performance and efficiency are key requirements that the IS5600 series is designed to satisfy.

Storage platforms in today's IT environments need to reliably house data and have the modular flexibility and performance choices to tightly match application and solutions needs. To enable the maximum flexibility for a wide range of applications, the IS5600i can intermix multiple drive types and enclosure densities, ranging from 6TB high capacity drives to extreme performance SSDs, in a single, scalable system. The result is a storage infrastructure that provides significantly increased density, more bandwidth and best-in-class performance efficiency.

With SGI DMF software, the IS5600i is an ideal primary or secondary tier storage solution for tiered virtualization implementations. In addition to many RAID protection options, Dynamic Disk Pools quickly recover from failed drives, simplify management, and can be more efficient than traditional RAID.

IS5600i series come with three enclosure options, 2U 12, 2U 24, and 4U 60.

Host Interface options include:

  • Fibre Channel 16 Gb
  • SAS 12 Gb
  • iSCSI 10 Gb
  • InfiniBand FDR