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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.

  • The CS210 and CS215 provide value and performance for small to medium-sized IT organizations or remote offices, for workloads such as Microsoft Exchange and VDI.
  • The CS300 is 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 CS215.
  • The CS500 offers 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 CS215.
  • The CS700 is designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. It delivers approximately 7x the IOPS of the CS215.

 

Technical Specifications

Notes
1. Maximum performance configuration consists of 4x CS700 arrays, each with ES1-AFS All-Flash expansion shelf and 3x ES1-H65 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 Controller (NIC) options vary, per array family.

Extreme Performance Family   Ultimate Performance Scale-Out Cluster
Nimble CS-Series Array CS700   4x CS700¹
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 12 24 36   684
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 8 16 25   508
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 8-16 16-32 25 - 50   508 - 1,016
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 220 236 254   1,016
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3   12
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 3,200 / 3,200   12,800
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 16,000   64,000
Power Requirement (Watts) 650   8,200

High Performance Family
Nimble CS-Series Array CS500
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 12 24 36
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 8 16 25
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 8-15 16 - 32 25-50
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 220 236 254
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 1,200 to 3,200
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 16,000
Power Requirement (Watts) 600

Base Performance Family   Value Array Family
Nimble CS-Series Array CS300   CS210 CS215
Raw Disk Capacity, Base (TB)² 12 24 36   8 12
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 8 16 25   4 8
Effective Capacity, Base (TB)² 8-16 16 - 32 25-50   4-8 8-16
Effective Capacity, Maximum (TB)²·³ 220 236 254   76 84
Max Number of Disk Expansion Shelves up to 3   1 1
Base/Max Flash Capacity per Array (GB) 640 to 3,200   160 to 640 320 to 1,200
Max Flash Capacity with All-Flash Shelf (GB) 16,000   NA NA
Power Requirement (Watts) 500   450 500

  HDD Expansion Shelves   SSD Expansion Shelf
  ES1-H25 ES1-H45 ES1-H65   ES1-AFS
Raw Disk Capacity (TB)² 15 30 45   N/A
Min. Usable Capacity (TB)⁴ 11 23 34   N/A
Effective Capacity (TB)² 11-22 23 - 46 34-68   N/A
Flash Capacity (GB) 160 300 600   up to 12,800
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 CS215 CS210
Supported Protocols iSCSI iSCSI iSCSI iSCSI iSCSI
Number of Available NICs (per array controller) 3 3 3 2 2
Dual-port 1GbE (on board)6 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
Dual-port 10GbaseT (optional) 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 only 1 only
Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ (optional) 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 only 1 only
External 6Gb SAS Connectivity Per Controller 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"D
13.2 cm x 43.7 cm x 67.3 cm
3 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%


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