Organisations of every industry are facing an overwhelming challenge as data volumes continue to climb and IT budgets continue to shrink. They are reinventing themselves to embrace digital business and find new ways to gain value from their data. A successful transformation requires an infrastructure that is designed to handle the explosive growth of data and provide real-time insights. IBM DS8870 can help organisations spend less time managing storage and more time exploring ways to exploit data to grow their businesses. Quick and reliable data access is the driving force behind important data initiatives such as business analytics, cloud and mobile computing and the sixth-generation DS8870 system sets the standard for what an enterprise storage system should be with extraordinary performance, reliability, security and agility.
DS8870 can bring simplicity to your systems of insight with self-optimising performance for the mainframe and an extensive variety of distributed server platforms. And with the agility and automation to manage all these workloads simultaneously, DS8870 can greatly reduce the challenge of managing your increasingly complex IT environment as your business requirements change.
The logical choice
To support your most demanding, business-critical applications, DS8870 combines rock-solid resiliency and intelligent flash performance to deliver consistent microsecond (µs) application response times.1 The ability to select from all-flash, hybrid-flash or traditional disk configuration options gives the confidence needed to support the dynamic applications that sit at the heart of your business. To that end, DS8870 delivers a range of self-tuning features – such as intelligent caching algorithms, automated QOS management and advanced storage tiering that can optimise data placement between itself and the enterprise servers attached to it. DS8870 also boasts world-class high availability (HA) and special integration with z Systems that deliver extraordinary value. For organisations seeking an ideal combination of performance, high availability, resilience and agility, DS8870 is the logical choice.
DS8870 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 both IBM internal performance benchmark results and customer testimonials using the High-Performance Flash Enclosure.
† 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.
|True synergy and deep integration with IBM z Systems and IBM Power servers|
|Scalable all-flash and hybrid-flash options|
|Multiple IBM Power-based SMP controllers|
|High-capacity cache with innovative caching algorithms|
|Flexible configuration options with enterprise serial attached SCSI (SAS), nearline SAS and ultra-fast flash storage|
|IBM Easy Tier|
|Storage Tier Advisor|
|I/O Priority Manager (QOS manager)|
|Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives|
|IBM FlashCopy SE|
|IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager|
|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)|
|Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and US government standards profile for IPv6|
|Models||DS8870 (961, 96E)|
|Shared SMP processor configuration||IBM POWER7+ dual 2-core, 4-core, 8-core or 16-core|
|Other major processors||IBM PowerPC, ASICs|
|Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum)||16 gigabyte (GB)/1,024 GB|
|Host adapter interfaces||4- and 8-port 8 Gbps
|Host adapters (minimum/maximum)||2/16|
|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|
|Disk sizes||400 GB flash cards (High-Performance Flash Enclosure)
200 GB flash drives
800 GB flash drives
1.6 TB flash drives
146 GB (15k rpm)
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)||193.4 cm × 84.8 cm × 122.7 cm (76.14 in. × 33.39 in. × 48.31 in.) per frame, up to four frames total|
|Maximum weight||1,259 kg (2,775 lb) base frame
1,157 kg (2,545 lb) first expansion
1,068 kg (2,355 lb) additional frames
|Dry bulb temperature||16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)|
|Relative humidity||20% – 80%|
|Power supply||Configurations: single-phase or three-phase 50/60 hertz (Hz)|
|Caloric value British Thermal Units (BTU)/hr. (maximum)||25,000 (961 frame)
19,605 (96E frame)
|Electrical power kva (maximum)||7,3 (961 rack)
5,8 (96E rack)
|Warranty||All models: customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 2424 models
3 years on type 2423 models
2 years on type 2422 models
1 year on type 2421 models
|Supported systems||For more details on supported servers, visit: ibm.com/systems/in/storage/disk|
* Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured.
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