IBM Elastic Storage Server delivers combined flash and disk-based storage in new Hybrid models and Enterprise Slim Rack option

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 118-040
May 8, 2018

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Product numberProduct number


At a glance

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IBM Elastic Storage™ Server Hybrid models provide the best of SSD and HDD storage capacities in a single offering:

  • One or two 2U drawers with up to twenty-four 3.84 TB or 15.3 TB SSDs
  • Four 5U drawers with up to three hundred thirty-four 4 TB, 8 TB, or 10 TB HDDs
  • Optional 7965-S42 Enterprise Slim Rack


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Overview

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Elastic Storage Server Hybrid models place spinning disks and flash storage in a single Elastic Storage Server (ESS) node, giving better storage density and a smaller footprint at a lower cost.

The new IBM® ESS Hybrid models combine the speed and low latency of flash storage with the density and affordability of spinning disk. One ESS can provide the storage for a wide diversity of workloads, including genomics, high-speed burst buffer, video streaming, machine learning, metadata services, and AI. The new models, known as GH14 and GH24, provide up to 3.3 PB of raw spinning disk combined with up to 720 TB of flash storage.

In addition, the Enterprise Slim Rack is made available as on option on all ESS orders. This rack provides an excellent 19-inch enclosure for your data center. Its 600 mm (23.6 in.) width enables it to be easily located on standard 24-inch floor tiles and provides thermal and cable management capabilities.



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Key prerequisites

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For Elastic Storage Server:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7.3 LE, or later
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™ for IBM Elastic Storage Server
  • IBM Select Support for xCAT V2


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Planned availability date

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June 22, 2018



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Description

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ESS Hybrid models place spinning disks and flash storage in a single ESS node, giving better storage density and a smaller footprint at a lower cost.

Spectrum Scale's Policy Engine can automatically migrate data from flash to spinning disk and back as the data's heat map gets hotter or colder, and can also migrate data from flash to spinning disk as the flash tier fills with data, making room for new high-speed data to arrive.

These new models of Elastic Storage Server support up to 12 EDR InfiniBand and 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s, and 100 Gb/s Ethernet ports. As the data storage requirements of file, object, and Hadoop workloads scale, ESS installations can grow in a building block approach. Each building block gives you additional storage space, bandwidth, performance, and the single file system image that can automatically grow. Data is automatically migrated to balance performance. By deploying Spectrum Scale Transparent Cloud Tiering, data can be migrated to and from cloud-based storage systems. The solution can scale to meet your needs.

IBM also offers a complete set of support services for clients making the transition to modern storage systems.

The following table shows the available ESS models and configurations of this latest enhancement to the ESS family of offerings:

Model name 2U24 drawers 5U84 drawers SSD HDD Raw capacity Software licenses
GH14 1 4 3.84 TB 4 TB 1428 TB 358
        8 TB 2764 TB  
        10 TB 3436 TB  
      15.36 4 TB 1704 TB 358
        8 TB 3040 TB  
        10 TB 3708 TB  
GH24 2 4 3.84 TB 4 TB 1520 TB 382
        8 TB 2856 TB  
        10 TB 3524 TB  
      15.36 TB 4 TB 2073 TB 382
        8 TB 3309 TB  
        10 TB 4077 TB  

The Enterprise Slim Rack is available as an option on ESS orders. This rack provides an excellent 19-inch enclosure for your data center. Its 600 mm (23.6 in.) width enables it to be easily located on standard 24-inch floor tiles and provides thermal and cable management capabilities.

For more information on the Enterprise Slim Rack, see Hardware Announcement 117-052, dated June 13, 2017.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Elastic Storage Server Hybrid models are capable as of June 22, 2018, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For more information on the Enterprise Slim Rack, see Hardware Announcement 117-052, dated June 13, 2017.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems™ 5148, 7014, and 7965 machine type:

New features available June 22, 2018

                                                  Machine       Feature
Description                                       type  Model   number

ESS Solution Specify                              7965  S42     ESS0 
ESS GL2S Solution Specify (4TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS1 
ESS GL2S Solution Specify (8TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS2 
ESS GL2S Solution Specify (10TB HDD)              7965  S42     ESS3 
ESS GL4S Solution Specify (4TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS4 
ESS GL4S Solution Specify (8TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS5 
ESS GL4S Solution Specify (10TB HDD)              7965  S42     ESS6 
ESS GL6S Solution Specify (4TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS7 
ESS GL6S Solution Specify (8TB HDD)               7965  S42     ESS8 
ESS GL6S Solution Specify (10TB HDD)              7965  S42     ESS9 
ESS GS1S Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD) - 92TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESSD 
ESS GS1S Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD) - 368TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESSE 
ESS GS2S Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD) - 184TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESSF 
ESS GS2S Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD) - 737TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESSG 
ESS GS4S Solution Specify (3.84TB SSD) - 368TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESSK 
ESS GS4S Solution Specify (15.36TB SSD) - 1474TB
raw disk capacity)                                7965  S42     ESSL 
ESS GL1S solution specify (4 TB HDD) - 328 TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESTA 
ESS GL1S solution specify (8 TB HDD) - 656 TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESTB 
ESS GL1S solution specify (10 TB HDD) - 820 TB
raw disk capacity                                 7965  S42     ESTC 
ESS GH14 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD)
- 1428TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     ESTE 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH14 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD)
- 2764TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     ESTF 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH14 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD)
- 3436TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     ESTG 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH14 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 4TB
HDD) - 1704TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     ESTH 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH14 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 8TB
HDD) - 3040TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     ESTJ 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH14 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 10TB
HDD) - 3708TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     ESTK 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 4TB HDD)
- 1520TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     ESTL 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 8TB HDD)
- 2856TB raw disk capacity                        5148  22L     ESTM 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (3.84TB SSD & 10TB
HDD) - 3524TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     ESTN 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 4TB
HDD) - 2073TB raw disk capacity                   5148  22L     ESTP 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 8TB
HDD) - 3409TB TB raw disk capacity                5148  22L     ESTQ 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          
ESS GH24 solution specify (15.36TB SSD & 10TB
HDD) - 4070TB TB raw disk capacity                5148  22L     ESTR 
                                                  7014  T42          
                                                  7965  S42          



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 118-040


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

The IBM Knowledge Center provides you with a single point of reference where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access by going to IBM Knowledge Center for all your product information needs.

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services offers a wide array of services available for your enterprise. It brings expertise on the latest technologies from the IBM development community and can help with your most difficult technical challenges.

IBM Systems Lab Services exists to help you successfully implement emerging technologies so as to accelerate your return on investment and improve your satisfaction with your IBM systems and solutions. Services examples include initial implementation, integration, migration, and skills transfer on IBM systems solution capabilities and recommended practices. IBM Systems Lab Services is one of the service organizations of IBM's world-renowned IBM Systems Group development labs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Global Technology Services® website.

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or go to the Resiliency Services website.

Details on education offerings related to specific products can be found on the IBM authorized training website.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

All required hardware ships with the ESS solution:

  • Flash Storage (2U24) for Elastic Storage Server
  • Elastic Storage Server Data Server
  • Storage JBOD (5U84) for Elastic Storage Server

Software requirements

All required software ships with the ESS solution, including:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition for IBM Elastic Storage Server or IBM Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition for IBM Elastic Storage Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 LE, or later
  • IBM Select Support for xCAT V2

Planning information

Cable orders

No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

IBM Systems Lab Services

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or go to the IBM Systems Lab Services website.



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IBM Electronic Services

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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.



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Terms and conditions

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MES discount applicable

No


Field-installable feature

Yes


Warranty period

IBM provides three years of support for IBM Elastic Storage Server. For more information on the component warranty, see the Reference information section for specific ESS component announcements.

To obtain copies of the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, contact your reseller or IBM. An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to the full warranty period specified by IBM. An IBM part or feature that replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service, and service level of a part or feature are the same as those for the machine in which it is installed.

Power® I/O and server enhancements

These features assume the same warranty or maintenance terms as the machine in which they are installed for the full warranty or maintenance period announced for such machine.

Solid-state disk drives, NVMe, and flash adapters have a maximum number of write cycles. Devices that reach this limit may fail to operate according to specifications and must be replaced at the client's expense. Individual service life may vary and can be monitored using an operating system command.


Customer setup

No.


Machine code

No license terms apply.


Optional features warranty period

Not applicable.



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 5148, 7014, and 7965 machine type:

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 5148    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 

ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       22L     ESTE                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       22L     ESTF                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       22L     ESTG                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       22L     ESTH                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       22L     ESTJ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH14 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       22L     ESTK                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       22L     ESTL                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       22L     ESTM                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       22L     ESTN                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       22L     ESTP                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       22L     ESTQ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH24 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       22L     ESTR                  Initial  N/A No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7014    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 

ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       T42     ESTE                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       T42     ESTF                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       T42     ESTG                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       T42     ESTH                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       T42     ESTJ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH14 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       T42     ESTK                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       T42     ESTL                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       T42     ESTM                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       T42     ESTN                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       T42     ESTP                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       T42     ESTQ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH24 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       T42     ESTR                  Initial  N/A No 

                                             Minimum Initial/         
                                             Monthly MES/             
Description          Model  Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 7965    number number  price    Charge  Support  CSU MES 

ESS Solution Specify
                       S42     ESS0                  Initial  N/A    
ESS GL2S SOL SPCFY (4TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS1                  Initial  N/A    
ESS GL2S SOL SPCFY (8TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS2                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL2S SOL SPEC (10TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS3                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL4S SOL SPCFY (4TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS4                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL4S SOL SPCFY (8TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS5                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL4S SOL SPEC (10TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS6                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL6S SOL SPCFY (4TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS7                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL6S SOL SPCFY (8TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS8                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL6S SOL SPEC (10TB HDD)
                       S42     ESS9                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GS1S SOL SPEC 3.85TB SDD
                       S42     ESSD                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGS1S SOL SPE 15.36TB SDD
                       S42     ESSE                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GS2S SOL SPEC 3.84TB HDD
                       S42     ESSF                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GS2S SOL SPE 15.36TB HDD
                       S42     ESSG                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GS4S SOL SPEC 3.84TB SDD
                       S42     ESSK                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GS4S SOL SPE 15.36TB SDD
                       S42     ESSL                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL1S Sol Spec (4 TB)
                       S42     ESTA                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL1S Sol Spec (8 TB)
                       S42     ESTB                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GL1S Sol Spec (10 TB)
                       S42     ESTC                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       S42     ESTE                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       S42     ESTF                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       S42     ESTG                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       S42     ESTH                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH14 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       S42     ESTJ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH14 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       S42     ESTK                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       S42     ESTL                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       S42     ESTM                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 3.84TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       S42     ESTN                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 4TB HDD
                       S42     ESTP                  Initial  N/A No 
ESS GH24 15.36TB SSD 8TB HDD
                       S42     ESTQ                  Initial  N/A No 
ESSGH24 15.36TB SSD 10TB HDD
                       S42     ESTR                  Initial  N/A No 

CSU = Customer setup
RP MES = Return parts, miscellaneous equipment specifications



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Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

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