The Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200 provides simplicity, speed, scalability, security, and high availability for small to large businesses. The ThinkSystem DS2200 delivers enterprise-class storage management technology in an affordable solution. With a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. The ThinkSystem DS2200 is a perfect fit for small offices and remote and branch offices of large enterprises. That need a primary storage solution that supports general purpose workloads. Such as file and print serving, web serving, email and collaboration, and small databases.
The DS2200 is also well-suited for secure archive storage or a low-cost backup solution. The ThinkSystem DS2200 supports up to 96 drives with up to three external expansion enclosures. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive form factors, 10 K or 15 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) and self-encrypting drives (SEDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs). The DS2200 can be scaled up to 737 TB of raw storage capacity.
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The ThinkSystem supports Intelligent Real-time Tiering capabilities that help optimize system performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. The base software includes the ability to move data dynamically between SAS HDDs that are optimized for cost per IOPS and NL SAS HDDs that are optimized for cost per GB. With the optional software license, the DS2200 supports hybrid tiering across HDDs and SSDs. The ThinkSystem offers the flexible choice of 12 Gb SAS, 1/10 Gb iSCSI, and 4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host connectivity protocols. The Converged Network Controller (CNC) design of the DS2200 makes the selection of iSCSI or FC host connectivity as simple as attaching corresponding transceivers or Direct-Attach Copper (DAC) cables to the SFP/SFP+ ports on the controller module. The ThinkSystem supports battery-free cache protection, which reduces maintenance costs and provides permanent backup of unwritten cache data if there is a power failure.