Products & Specs

High Performance Storage Products and Technical Specifications

Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays are the building blocks of the Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble arrays deliver performance and capacity efficiency, seamless scalability and clustering, and feature integrated data protection, data sciences-based management, and support.

CS210*, CS215*, and CS235

Value and performance for small to medium-sized IT organizations or remote offices, for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and VDI.

CS300

Ideal for midsize IT organizations or distributed sites of larger organizations. It offers the best capacity per $ for workloads like Microsoft applications, VDI, or virtual server consolidation. The CS300 delivers 1.6x more IOPS than the CS235.

CS500

Advanced performance for larger-scale deployments or IO-intensive workloads, like larger-scale VDI, and Oracle or SQL Server databases, and provides the best performance and IOPS per $. The CS500 achieves 5x the performance of the CS235.

CS700

Designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. It delivers approximately 7x the IOPS of the CS235.

All Nimble Storage arrays support the iSCSI storage protocol. Fibre Channel protocol support is available with the CS235, CS300, CS500, and CS700.

*Support for iSCSI protocol only.

Technical Specifications

Extreme Performance Family Ultimate Performance Scale-Out Cluster1,7

Nimble CS-Series Array

CS700

4x CS700

Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)2 12 24 36 48 72 2,448
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)4 8 16 25 33 50 1,784
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)2 8-16 16-32 25-50 33-66 50-100 1,784 – 3,568
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)2,3,5 808 824 842 858 892 3,568
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 6 24
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 3,200 to 6,400 30,720
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 32,000 171,520
Power Requirement (Watts) 650 13,000
High Performance Family

Nimble CS-Series Array

CS500

Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)2 12 24 36 48 72
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)4 8 16 25 33 50
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)2 8-16 16-32 25-50 33-66 50-100
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)2,3,5 808 824 842 858 892
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 6
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 1,200 to 6,400
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 32,000
Power Requirement (Watts) 600
Base Performance Family Value Array Family

Nimble CS-Series Array

CS300

CS210

CS215

CS235

Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 12 24 36 48 72 8 12 24
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)4 8 16 25 33 50 4 8 16
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)2 8-16 16-31 25-50 33-66 50-100 4-8 8-16 16-32
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)2,3,5 808 824 842 858 892 140 302 428
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 68 1 39 39
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 640 to 3,200 160 to 640 320 to 1,200 640 to 1,200
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 16,000 NA NA NA
Power Requirement (Watts) 500 450 500 500
HDD Expansion Shelves SSD Expansion Shelf

ES1-H25

ES1-H45

ES1-H65

ES1-H85

ES1-H90T

ES1-AFS

Raw Disk Capacity (TB)2 15 30 45 60 90 N/A
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)4 11 23 34 45 66 N/A
Effective Capacity (TB)2,5 11-22 23 – 46 34-68 45-90 66-132 N/A
Flash Capacity (GB) 160 300 600 1,600 1,920 up to 25.6TB
SAS Connectivity Per Controller 2 x 6Gb SAS (2 modules/shelf) 2 x 6Gb SAS (2 modules/shelf)
Power Requirement (Watts) 400 200
Supported Protocols and Network Connectivity

CS700

CS500

CS300

CS235

CS215

CS210

Supported Protocols iSCSI
Fibre Channel
iSCSI
Fibre Channel
iSCSI
Fibre Channel
iSCSI
Fibre Channel
iSCSI iSCSI
Number of Available Interface Cards (per array controller) 3 3 3 3 2 2
Dual-port 1GbE (on board)6 1 (included) 1 (included) 1 (included) 1 (included) 1 (included) 1 (included)
Dual-port 1GbE (optional) N/A 2 only 2 only 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 (included)
Dual-port 10GbaseT (optional) 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 only 1 only N/A
Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ (optional) 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 only 1 only N/A
Dual-port 16Gb FC (optional) 2 or 3 1 or 2 1 only 1 only N/A N/A
On-Board 6Gb SAS Connectivity Per Controller 2x 4-lane 2x 4-lane 2x 4-lane 2x 4-lane 1x 4-lane 1x 4-lane
Physical and Environmental Specifications
Dimensions 5.2″H x 17.2″W x 26.5″D13.2 cm x 43.7 cm x 67.3 cm3 Rack Units
Weight 76 lbs. / 34.5 kg
Weight (All-Flash Shelf) 55 lbs. / 25 kg
Operating Temperature 10 – 35° C (50 – 95° F)
Non-Operating Temperature 0° C – 40° C (32° F – 110° F)
Operating Humidity 8 – 90%
Non-Operating Humidity 5 – 95%

Notes

1. Maximum performance configuration consists of 4x CS700 arrays, each with 1x ES1-AFS all-flash expansion shelf and 6x ES1-H85 capacity expansion shelves.

2. Raw and effective capacities are calculated using Base 10 (i.e., 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes) after excluding space for parity, spares, and system overhead; the range represents 0 to 2x compression.

3. Maximum capacity is the capacity of the base array and maximum number of expansion shelves

4. Minimum usable capacity denotes the base capacity available to users once parity, spares and system overhead are deducted from overall raw capacity. Compression increases overall effective capacity.

5. Compression rates vary across applications. 2x compression factor reflected in upper range of effective capacity (based on actual compression rates seen by customers.)

6. Each array controller has 2x 1GbE ports built in. Additional network interface options vary, per array family.

7. Max flash capacity shown accounts for SSD capacity included with each ES1 expansion shelf.

8. Maximum expanded capacity for a CS300 includes a maximum of three ES1-H90T expansion shelves and three ES1-H85 expansion shelves.

9. Max. capacity for CS215 includes two ES1-H90T expansion shelves and one ES1-H25 expansion shelf. Max. capacity for CS235 includes three ES1-H90T expansion shelves (requires NimbleOS 2.3).

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