Innovative IT leaders are becoming the trusted service provider for their enterprises, moving quickly to deliver value across the ecosystem, enabling new services and business models. Achieving these goals requires a new perspective on the critical capabilities needed to empower business leaders. As organisations start to move at an ever-faster pace, they are required to gain insights faster, protect critical data, eliminate downtime and avoid business risk – all at the same time.
IBM storage systems have become imperative to helping IT leaders manage the changing conditions in the modern enterprise, including the dynamic demands of cloud, mobile, social and analytics strategies.
As IBM systems continue to expand into new workloads, IBM is introducing a new family of business-critical hybrid flash data systems to support the latest requirements. The new IBM DS8880 family is powered by the proven IBM DS8000 enterprise software platform and delivers mission-critical acceleration, uncompromising availability, unparalleled integration with IBM servers and transformational efficiency through leading-edge capabilities.
DS8880 is an enterprise storage system designed to enable your infrastructure for systems of insight with high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage for the most demanding mission-critical environments.
1 Measurements taken from IBM internal performance benchmark results.
2 Seven-nines is a term used to denote that a piece of equipment is functioning with 99.99999 percent availability (3.15 seconds of downtime per year), on average.
3 Based on internal IBM measurements comparing IBM DS8870 to IBM DS8880 footprint and energy usage.
‡ IBM internal performance benchmark results. Seven-nines is a term used to denote that a piece of equipment is functioning with 99.99999 percent availability (3.15 seconds of downtime per year), on average.
|Unparalleled integration with IBM z Systems and IBM Power servers|
|Scalable flash configurations|
|IBM POWER8 controllers|
|Flexible configuration options with enterprise serial attached SCSI (SAS), nearline SAS, SSDs and ultra-fast flash cards|
|IBM Easy Tier|
|I/O Priority Manager (QoS manager)|
|Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives|
|IBM Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Metro/Global Mirror, IBM z/OS Metro/Global Mirror, Global Copy and Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC)|
|IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot|
|Storage Tier Advisor|
|Copy Services Manager|
|Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and US government standards profile for IPv6|
|Models||DS8870 (961, 96E) DS8880 (980, 981)|
|Shared symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) processor configuration||IBM POWER8
DS8884 – dual 6 core
DS8886 – dual 8 core or dual 16 core/24 core
|Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum)||DS8884 – 64 gigabyte (GB) to 256 GB
DS8886 – 128 GB to 2 TB
|Host adapter interfaces||4- and 8-port 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel (FC)/IBM FICON
|Host adapters (minimum/maximum)||2/8 host adapter pairs
4- and 8-port 8 Gbps, or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
|Host ports (minimum/maximum)||8/128|
|Drive interface||6 Gbps point-to-point switched SAS-2 connection to an 8 Gbps FC backbone|
|Device adapters||Up to 16 4-port, 8 Gbps
|Maximum physical storage capacity*||3,072 TB (hard disk drive (HDD)/ solid state drive (SSD)) + 96 TB (flash cards)|
|Drive sizes||400 GB flash cards (High-Performance Flash Enclosure)
200 GB flash drives
800 GB flash drives
1.6 TB flash drives
300 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (10k rpm)
1.2 TB (10k rpm)
4 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
|RAID levels||5, 6, 10|
|Dimensions (height × width × depth)||DS8884
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) enclosure
DS8886 expandable to 46U enclosure
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) 40U enclosure
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft) 46U enclosure
DS8884: up to three frames total
DS8886: up to five frames total
|Dry bulb temperature||16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)|
|Relative humidity (RH)||20% – 80%|
|Power supply||Configurations: single-phase 50/60 Hertz (Hz)|
|Caloric value British Thermal Unit (BTU)/hr. (maximum)||DS8884 (980)
24279 BTU for A rack
23001 BTU for B rack
17679 BTU for C rack
|Electrical power kWAa (maximum)||DS8884 (980), DS8886 (981)
7.1 KW for A rack
6.7 KW for B rack
5.2 KW for C rack
|Warranty||All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 2834 models
3 years on type 2833 models
2 years on type 2832 models
1 year on type 2831 models
|Supported systems||For more details on supported servers, visit: ibm.com/au/storage/disk|
* Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured.
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