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SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5600


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 5600 (IS5600) and 5600i (IS5600i) 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 IS5600 series controllers add significantly increased performance. The architecture is also flexible so that customers can 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 IS5600 series 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.

Configuration Options
IS5600-SGI tuned & IS5600-standard — The platform comes in the base IS5600 SGI tuned, with especially tuned firmware intended for SGI high-performance compute environments.

With SGI DMF software, IS5600 series 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.

IS5600 series come with three enclosure options, 2U 12, 2U 24, and 4U 60. IS5600i is equipped with faster interface options:

Host Interface Options IS5600 IS5600i
Fibre Channel 16 Gb 16 Gb
SAS 6 Gb 12 Gb
iSCSI 10 Gb 10 Gb
InfiniBand   FDR

Enterprise Storage Management
Value-add plug-ins to help manage data as well as data environments.