IBM System Storage DS8000 series

Enable your infrastructure for systems of insight with next-generation enterprise storage


Organizations 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 organizations 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-optimizing 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 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 quality-of-service management and advanced storage tiering that can optimize data placement between itself and the enterprise servers attached to it. DS8870 also boasts world-class high availability and special integration with z Systems that deliver extraordinary value. For organizations 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.

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