USP & USP-V Universal Storage Platform


The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform USP V disk storage system delivers as many as 4.5 million IOPS and unifies data and storage services across as much as 247 petabytes (PB) of storage. The Hitachi USP V allows for virtualization and thin provisioning of internal and external storage, resource-efficient thin provisioning with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, logical resource partitioning, and unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems, all through a single management interface. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V is powered by the Hitachi Universal Star Network™ parallel crossbar switch architecture. The platform enables common storage services, including virtualization, thin provisioning and business continuity across storage assets from Hitachi Data Systems and other providers — whether file, object or block based. With Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, the USP V supports both internal and external virtualized storage, simplifies storage administration, improves performance and helps reduce overall power and cooling costs.


Universal Storage Platform V Specifications

  • Frames (Cabinets) – Integrated Control/Drive Group Frame and 1 to 4 optional Drive Group Frames
  • Universal Star Network Crossbar Switch – Number of switches 8
  • Aggregate bandwidth (GB/sec) – 106
  • Aggregate IOPS – Over 4 million
  • Cache Memory – Number of cache modules 1-32, Module capacity 8 or 16GB, Maximum cache memory 512GB
  • Control/Shared Memory – Number of control memory modules 1-8, Module capacity 4GB, Maximum control memory 28GB
  • Front End Directors (Connectivity)
    • Number of Directors 1-14
    • Fibre Channel host ports per Director – 8 or 16
    • Fibre Channel port performance – 4, 8 Gbit/s
    • Maximum Fibre Channel host ports – 224
    • Virtual host ports – 1,024 per physical port
    • Maximum IBM FICON host ports – 112
    • Maximum IBM ESCON host ports – 112
  • Logical Devices (LUNs) — Maximum Supported
    • Open systems 65,536
    • IBM z/OS 65,536
  • Disks
    • Type: Flash 73, 146, 200 and 400GB
    • Type: Fibre Channel 146, 300, 450 and 600GB
    • Type: SATA II 1TB, 2TB
    • Number of disks per system (min/max) 4-1,152
    • Number spare disks per system (min/max) 1-40
  • Maximum Internal Raw Capacity – (2TB disks) 2,268 TB
  • Maximum Usable Capacity – RAID-5
    • Open systems (2TB disks) 1,972 TB
    • z/OS-compatible (1TB disks) 931 TB
  • Maximum Usable Capacity — RAID-6
    • Open systems (2TB disks) 1,690TB
    • z/OS-compatible (1TB disks) 796 TB
  • Maximum Usable Capacity — RAID-1+
    • Open systems (2TB disks) 1,130TB
    • z/OS-compatible (1TB disks) 527.4TB
  • Other Features
    • RAID 1, 10, 5, 6 support
    • Maximum internal and external capacity 247PB
    • Virtual Storage Machines 32 max
    • Back end directors 1-8
  • Operating System Support
    • Mainframe – Fujitsu: MSP; IBM z/OS, z/OS.e, z/VM, zVSE, TPF; Red Hat; Linux for IBM S/390 and zSeries; SUSE: Linux Enterprise Server for System z.
    • Open systems – HP: HP-UX, Tru64 UNIX, Open VMS; IBM AIX; Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008; Novell NetWare; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; SGI IRIX; Sun Microsystems Solaris; VMware ESX and Vsphere, Citrix XENserver

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