Dell PowerVault NX3000 Network Attached Storage

Dell Updated: 2009-06-23 RSS
Dell PowerVault NX3000 Network Attached Storage

It is now possible to share data among many, disparate users in an efficient way. Single Instant Storage (SIS) eliminates data clutter. It identifies duplicate files, saves one copy and replaces other version with pointers to the stored versions. Distributed File System (DFS) gives you simplified, quick access to data stored across wide WAN/LAN environments. DFS Replication makes it possible to eliminate local backup at branch offices and rely on daily backups from the corporate office. This helps keep administrative tasks centralized and easier to manage.

File Services Resource Manager (FSRM) is a single-management interface that delivers better managed file services across CIFS/NFS and provides improved control and compliance over files. This is great for audit and planning purposes.

Network File System(NFS) allows administrators to consolidate file-sharing resources so both Windows and non-Windows clients can collaborate more effectively.

The PowerVault NX3000 supports systems management with remote management through iDRAC and OpenManage 6.1including DMC (Dell Management Console), IT Assistant.

File services are already preconfigured as part of the NX3000 for painless deployment. This reduces the overall deployment time, as it removes many management tasks and minimizes the impact on organizations’ file infrastructures.

The new “Initial Configuration Tasks” interface starts automatically during logon for streamlined setup of admin passwords, network settings, domain membership and configuring updates. This lets users get back to running their business instead of babysitting setup.

Remote management is handled through a simple browser with ActiveX RDP for Windows or Java RDP for non-Windows.

Finally, there is no need for Client-Access Licenses (CALs) because support for multiple users is already built into the appliance.

The Dell PowerVault NX3000 is a network-attached storage system that stores both file and application data(using the optional iSCSI target) at the same time while supporting different operating environments. The PowerVault NX3000 can also be deployed as a SAN gateway in front of a Dell/EMC, EqualLogic PS Series or PowerVault MD Series backend to leverage your existing SAN investment.

The PowerVault NX3000 harnesses the performance of the Intel®  Xeon®  Quad-Core or Dual-Core 5500 series processors resulting in improved file access and throughput. Plus, it has the added bonus of advanced software making data easier to manage and share.


Operating System: Microsoft®  Windows Storage Server®  2008 Standard Edition
File Access Protocols: CIFS, NFS, FTP
Block Access Protocols: Optional iSCSI Target
Form Factor: 2U Rack
Number of Processors: 1 or 2
Processors Supported: Intel®  Xeon®  Quad-Core 5500 Sequence Processors
Internal Storage: Drives: 6; Max Internal Capacity: 6TB Raw (with SATA)
Expandability: Optionally expand with MD1000/MD1120 or MD3000 Or Implement as gateway to PowerVault MD3000i or EqualLogic or Dell EMC array
Drives Supported: 3.5" SATA (7.2K): 160GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB; 3.5" SAS (10K): 400GB, 600GB; 3.5" SAS (15K): 73GB, 146GB, 300GB, 450GB; 3.5" Near-Line SAS (7.2K): 500GB, 750GB, 1TB
RAID Type: HW RAID Levels: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6
Network Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet:2 x RJ45 Connectors, both supporting TCP/IP offload
Optional add-in NICs including 10BaseT
Slots: 2 PCIe x8 + 2 PCIe x4 G2
Power: Two hot-plug 870W PSUs
Fans: Standard redundant cooling

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