We all struggle to manage the exponential growth of data and the increasing complexity of our IT environments. Much of this is the result of the variety of server environments spread across multiple data centres, each typically with a distinct storage platform that must be managed separately. And as the amount and variety of data accelerates, the challenge to manage it, let alone to gain valuable insight from it, further complicates matters.
Smarter storage, such as IBM DS8870, can help organisations simplify their storage environments to spend less time managing them and more time exploring ways to exploit data to grow their businesses. Quick and reliable data access is the driving force behind real-time business analytics, and this flagship IBM system sets the standard for what an enterprise storage system should be with extraordinary performance, reliability and agility that allows users to make information available exactly where and when it’s needed—easily and effectively.
As the latest model in IBM DS8000® series, DS8870 can bring simplicity to your storage environment by flexibly supporting a mix of random and sequential application workloads on an extensive variety of distributed server platforms, as well as the mainframe. And with the self-optimising agility to manage all these workloads simultaneously, DS8870 can greatly reduce the challenge of managing your increasingly complex storage environment as your business requirements change over time.
The logical choice
To support your most demanding, mission-critical applications, DS8870 combines rock-solid resiliency and extreme performance with new high-density, high-performance flash enclosures that can deliver up to four times faster flash performance than the previous generation of SSDs. In addition to next-generation flash performance, DS8870 boasts world-class high availability and integration with critical enterprise servers, as well as the flexibility to select from all-flash, hybrid-flash or traditional disk configuration options. And DS8870 delivers a range of self-tuning features—such as intelligent caching algorithms, automated quality-of-service (QoS) management and advanced storage tiering that can even optimise data placement between itself and the enterprise servers attached to it. This is smarter storage for a smarter planet—and for organisations seeking an ideal combination of performance, high availability and agility, DS8870 is the logical choice.
DS8870 is a high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage system designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, flexibility, scalability, resiliency and total overall value for the most demanding, heterogeneous storage environments.
‡ IBM internal performance benchmark results; five-nines and six-nines are terms used to denote that a piece of equipment is functioning with 99.999 and 99.9999 percent availability on average.