Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2—Comparisons

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  • Oracle ZS3-2 Storage Appliance

    Unique cache-centric hybrid architecture features massive DRAM plus Flash to deliver extreme performance.

  • Oracle ZS3-2 Storage Appliance

    Multi-threaded SMP OS delivers extreme throughput.

  • Oracle ZS3-2 Storage Appliance

    Oracle exclusive integrations increase performance, automate tuning, reduce capacity, and lower TCO.


  Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4
Processor Model: Intel Xeon Processors Intel Xeon Processors
Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz 2.8 GHz
Max Processors: 4 8
Max Cores Per System: 32 120
Max System Memory (DRAM): 1 TB 3 TB
Max Read Flash Cache: 12.8 TB 12.8 TB
Maximum Number of Disk Drives: 384 864
Largest Available Drive Size: 8 TB (7200 rpm) 8 TB (7200 rpm)
Maximum Drive Spindle Speed: 10 K rpm (300GB, 900GB) 10 K rpm (300GB, 900GB)
Total Capacity: Up to 3.1 PB Up to 6.9 PB
Maximum Number of Write Flash Devices: 64 144
Integrated Ethernet ports: 8x 10 GbE Base-T 8x 10 GbE Base-T
Optional Network Ports:    
1 GbE ports: 32 40
10 GbE Base-T ports: 16 24
10 GbE Optical ports: 16 24
16 Gb Fibre Channel Ports: 16 16
QDR InfiniBand ports: 16 16
PCIe Slots for expansion: 8 14
Power Supply Type: Redundant, hot power supply Redundant, hot power supply
Rack Units: 2 (controller)
4 (high-capacity disk shelf)
2(high-performance disk shelf)
3 (controller)
4 (high-capacity disk shelf)
2(high-performance disk shelf)
Operating System/ Software: "NFS, CIFS, Fibre Channel,
HTTP/WebDAV, FTP, iSCSI,
Deduplication, Storage Analytics,
Virus Protection, Snapshots,
Compression, RAID, NDMP,
Triple mirroring, Advanced Error Detection and Self-Healing,
Shadow Migration"
"Encryption, NFS, CIFS, Fibre Channel,
HTTP/WebDAV, FTP, iSCSI,
Deduplication, Storage Analytics,
Virus Protection, Snapshots,
Compression, RAID, NDMP,
Triple mirroring, Advanced Error Detection and Self-Healing,
Shadow Migration"
Note: Replication, Cloning, and Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database are separately licensed features. Encryption, Replication, Cloning, and Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database are separately licensed features.

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