Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 (AMS 2100)


Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 (AMS 2100) - A cost effective option with a rich set of features in a model that scales to 120 disk drives. Ideal for medium and large businesses, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 is an easy-to-use, scalable, storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.

  • Eliminates requirements to set preferred paths from hosts to storage
  • System self balances workloads across both controllers
  • “Single pane of glass” to integrate and manage multiple Hitachi systems
  • Simplified RAID group placement using SAS backplane architecture
  • Helpful documents and web portal

Unsurpassed Reliability and Data Availability

  • 99.999 percent data availability with no single point of failure
  • Nondisruptive microcode updates
  • Hot swappable major components
  • Dual-battery backup for cache
  • Flexible drive sparing with no copy back required after a RAID rebuild
  • In system and remote site data replication options
  • RAID-6 dual parity support for enhanced reliability when using large SATA and SAS drives

Cost-effective performance

  • Full-duplex, 3Gbps SAS drive interface that can simultaneously send and receive commands or data on the same link
  • 16 concurrent disk I/O paths provide up to 4800MB/s of total system bandwidth
  • Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller automatically balances loads to eliminate bottlenecks for outstanding performance

Tremendous scalability

  • Ability to add capacity, connectivity, and performance as needed
  • Concurrent support of large heterogeneous open systems environments with up to 512 virtual server ports and 2048 LUNs
  • Scale performance to 400,000 IOPS
  • Data-in-place upgrades from AMS2100 to the AMS2300 or the AMS2500
  • Mega LUNs, up to 60TB, enable set-it-and-forget-it provisioning

Highly Flexible Systems

  • Intermixed SAS and SATA drives can share the same tray to save cost
  • Multiprotocol support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host interfaces
  • Combine with Hitachi High performance NAS for simultaneous block and file access

Platform for solution delivery

  • Ideal for changing workloads in a server virtualization environment
  • Technical guides to setup applications and systems for best performance and highest scalability possible
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