ThinkSystem DS4200 Storage

ThinkSystem DS4200

ThinkSystem DS4200 Storage

Disruptive price/performance for an entry SAN

  • Rapid Tiering and flash cache
  • Optimized for performance and value
  • Update firmware and add capacity nondisruptively
  • Simple setup and management for IT generalists
  • Mix SSDs for ultimate workload flexibility
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Disruptive price/performance for an entry SAN

  • Features

    ThinkSystem DS4200Features

    Highlights

    • Easily upgradable without the need to migrate data, for industry-leading TCO
    • Rapid Tiering with flash cache delivers flash performance with hybrid economy
    • Powered by a Rapid Data Placement Engine which provides enterprise-class performance and 99.999 percent availability, for “always on” data access
    • Rapid Deployment Wizard provides fast setup and easy administration for simple storage management
    • Supports sequential and random workloads for greater flexibility
    • Supercapacitor backup provides longer duration and less servicing than battery, for greater uptime
    • Includes SSD tiering license

    Implement with confidence

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SAN array is performance optimized for primary storage, remote/branch offices, virtualization and backup. Offering 2x the performance of its predecessor, the DS4200 is powered by a Rapid Data Placement Engine and provides industry-leading price/performance and scalability, along with 99.999 percent availability.

    Because we know you don’t have the time to become a storage expert, the DS4200 comes equipped with an easy-to-use management interface GUI. With the Rapid Deployment Wizard, complex administrative storage tasks become simple, and setup takes less than 15 minutes. The same interface is used across the DS Series family, allowing for flexible IT administration.

    Implement with flexibility

    With extreme flexibility and impressive performance and capacity, the DS4200 helps you tame the storage monster. Using 3.5-inch (LFF) or 2.5-inch (SFF) HDDs and SSDs, the DS4200 supports up to 240 drives (using 9 expansion units), as well as mixing LFF and SFF enclosures in the same array.

    As your business grows, consider upgrading to the DS6200 for higher performance, additional fabric support, more ports, and more expansion units. No data migration, reestablishing LUNs, or changing licenses is needed with this upgrade.

    For ultimate flexibility, the DS Series supports replication between its new 12Gb platform and first-generation S Series systems. This enables you to move your high-performance workloads to the faster DS Series and redeploy the older models as data lakes or replication targets.

    Implement with value

    The ThinkSystem DS4200 is ideal for workloads such as primary storage, virtualized resources, consolidated backup, automated disaster recovery, and other similar-sized workloads. With performance and value in mind, and equipped with enterprise-class features, the DS4200 is designed to fit your needs now and into the future.

  • Tech Specs

    ThinkSystem DS4200Tech Specs

    ThinkSystem DS4200

    Description Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200
    Form Factor/Height
    2U
    Drive Bays
    12x 3.5-inch; 24x 2.5-inch
    Maximum Internal Storage
    2PB (3.5-inch); 1.2PB (2.5-inch)
    Controllers
    Dual (active/active)
    Maximum Enclosures
    1 node + 9 expansion units (2U12/2U24); mix-and-match expansion units in an array
    Maximum Drives
    240 (using 2.5-inch drives and 9 expansion units)
    Drive Types Supported (mixed per chassis)
    All drives 12Gb SAS: 7,200rpm,10,000rpm, and 15,000rpm HDDs; MLC SSDs; SED HDDs and SSDs
    Host Ports (max per controller)
    4-port SAS, 4-port FC, 4-port iSCSI, hybrid connectivity
    Performance
    Up to 235,000 random-read IOPS; up to 7.0GBps read throughput; up to 5.5GBps write throughput
    RAID Support
    RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6
    Fans and Power Supplies
    Hot-swap/redundant
    Total Dual Controller Memory
    16GB
    Max Volumes per System
    1024 (up to 128TB each)
    Energy Star Certified
    Yes
    Snapshots
    Base 128; optional 512 or 1024
    SSD Support/Read Caching
    Included
    Asynchronous Replication
    Optional (iSCSI)
    Intelligent Real-Time Tiering
    Base HDD; optional HDD+SSD
    Warranty
    3-year limited warranty, 9x5 next business day, onsite

    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

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