What can it do for your business?

IBM DS8880F is an all-flash, highly scalable, mission-critical family of data systems. Each system is designed to deliver continuous access to data, fast data analytics and optimized data economics for your most demanding environments.

The DS8880F family can efficiently meet a wide variety of workloads for your different business needs with consistent microsecond application response times and uncompromised availability.

Bulletproof data systems for your most demanding environments

  • Accelerate insights to drive real-time decision making with all-flash performance on business analytics, cognitive computing and traditional input/output (IO)-intensive workloads
  • Enable your organization for the cognitive era with advanced functionality and mission-critical capabilities through all-flash data systems
  • Improve business efficiency by consolidating all your business-critical workloads for IBM z Systems, IBM Power Systems and distributed environments
  • Deliver 24x7 access to data and applications with greater than six-nines availability through bulletproof data systems and industry-leading disaster-recovery capabilities

IBM DS8880F all-flash data systems support every business need

Midsize business

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Business-class storage with the lowest entry cost enables midrange organizations to overcome storage challenges with advanced functionality and a flexible, space-saving package.

Enterprise

IBM DS8886F

Enterprise-class storage for large organizations provides the ideal combination of high performance, capacity and cost to support a wide variety of workloads and applications.

Analytics

IBM DS8888F

Analytics-class storage delivers superior performance and high capacity to support your most demanding, business-critical workloads.

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Why buy IBM DS8880F?

  • Mission-critical acceleration. Extraordinary all-flash performance for critical enterprise applications, such as real-time operational analytics and online transaction processing; optimized for extreme performance with High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2.
  • Unparalleled integration. Extensive server platform support with special integration with IBM z Systems and IBM Power server platforms; flexible configuration options, advanced tiering and automated quality-of-service management to support systems of insight and cloud initiatives.
  • Uncompromising availability. Exceptional resiliency and world-class business continuity for critical enterprise applications.
  • Transformational efficiency. Enterprise Choice warranty of 1, 2, 3 or 4 years on hardware and advanced functions offers dramatic opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Advanced function license packages help you easily order and install the necessary tools to manage, protect and secure your data. Exceptional investment protection with feature interoperability across multiple generations. Extreme flash performance helps to reduce application server and licensing costs for even lower TCO.

Features and benefits

Feature Benefits
Unparalleled integration with IBM z Systems and IBM Power servers
  • Provides mission-critical acceleration, high efficiency and uncompromising availability with z Systems, Power servers and distributed systems
Scalable flash configurations
  • Provides high flexibility to deploy flash performance for critical workloads
  • Delivers extreme performance for mission-critical applications with High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2
IBM POWER8 controllers
  • Balances controller processors dynamically across I/O requests for balanced data throughput for intensive data processing and uncompromising availability
Innovative caching
  • Optimizes real-time workload requirements with dynamically self-tuning cache usage for transformational efficiency
I/O Priority Manager (QoS manager)
  • Automates quality-of-service (QoS) management for all application volumes for effective consolidation and multi-tenant environments
Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drives
  • Protects sensitive information from internal and external threats with virtually no impact on performance
IBM FlashCopy
  • Helps ensure data recovery in the event of source data loss with point-in-time data copies for backup or replication
  • Enables data to be copied in the background while making both source and copied data available to users almost immediately
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)
  • Enables flexible business-continuity scenarios with true four-way and multi-site data replication, in a wide range of configurations
  • Helps ensure continuous access to data during planned and unplanned system and site outages
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot
  • Provides application-aware FlashCopy and remote mirroring for popular enterprise applications
Intuitive graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Simplifies and centralizes storage management, enabling more effective consolidation
Thin provisioning
  • Reduces storage costs by automating the process of capacity provisioning and increasing capacity utilization
Super Parallel Access Volumes (Super PAVs)
  • Enables simultaneous processing of multiple I/O operations to improve throughput and I/O response times
Copy Services Manager
  • Simplifies copy services management and protect data with a unique, easy to use interface intended to automate advanced replication services
Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and US government standards profile for IPv6
  • Supports next-generation Internet protocol with increased security, addressing space and routing performance and services
Transparent Cloud Tiering
  • Enables efficient serverless direct data transfer from DS8880 to hybrid cloud storage solutions for simplified backup and data archiving operations on z Systems environments

Specifications

IBM DS8880F at a glance

Offering DS8884F DS8886F DS8888F
Controller model 984 985 (Single phase)
986 (Three phase)
988
Expansion model N/A 85E (Single phase)
86E (Three phase)
88E
Shared SMP processor configuration Dual 6 core Dual 8 core or dual 16/24 core Dual 24/48 core
Maximum system memory 256 GB 2,048 GB 2,048 GB
Maximum host ports 32 128 128
Maximum flash cards 48 192 384
Maximum physical storage capacity* 153.6 TB 614.4 TB 1,228.8 TB

IBM DS8880F Specifications

Offering DS8884F DS8886F DS8888F
Controller model 984 985 (Single phase)
986 (Three phase)
988
Expansion model N/A 85E (Single phase)
86E (Three phase)
88E
Shared SMP processor configuration Dual 6 core Dual 8 core or dual 16/24 core Dual 24/48 core
Maximum system memory 256 GB 2,048 GB 2,048 GB
Maximum host ports 32 128 128
Maximum flash cards 48 192 384
Maximum physical storage capacity* 153.6 TB 614.4 TB 1,228.8 TB
Maximum number of frames 1 2 2
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 40U enclosure:
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Expandable to 46U enclosure:
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Expandable to 46U enclosure:
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Maximum caloric value BTU/hr. for base frame 18,425 Single power: 25,249
Three-phase power: 22,860
27,637
Maximum caloric value BTU/hr. for expansion frame N/A Single power: 22,519
Three-phase power: 21,837
15,015
Maximum electrical power kVA for base frame 5.4 Single power: 7.4
Three-phase power: 6.7
8.0
Maximum electrical power kVA for expansion frame N/A Single power: 6.6
Three-phase power: 6.4
4.4
Host adapter interfaces 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Drive interface Two PCIe Gen3 for attachment to the I/O / Micro Bay
Eight SAS 6 Gb for attachment to the Gen2 enclosure
Flash cards 400 GB, 800 GB, 1,600 GB and 3,200 GB
RAID levels 5, 6 and 10
Dry bulb temperature 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80%
Power supply Single-phase 50/60 Hz
Warranty All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 5334 models
3 years on type 5333 models
2 years on type 5332 models
1 year on type 5331 models
Supported systems For more details on supported servers, visit: www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss
* Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured. Maximum capacity values are based on a fully populated DS8886 system.
Offering DS8884F DS8886F DS8888F
Controller model 984 985 (Single phase)
986 (Three phase)
988
Expansion model N/A 85E (Single phase)
86E (Three phase)
88E
Shared SMP processor configuration Dual 6 core Dual 8 core or dual 16/24 core Dual 24/48 core
Maximum system memory 256 GB 2,048 GB 2,048 GB
Maximum host ports 32 128 128
Maximum flash cards 48 192 384
Maximum physical storage capacity* 153.6 TB 614.4 TB 1,228.8 TB
Maximum number of frames 1 2 2
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 40U enclosure:
1.91 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (6.27 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Expandable to 46U enclosure:
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Expandable to 46U enclosure:
2.19 m × 0.62 m × 1.38 m (7.19 ft × 2.03 ft × 4.53 ft)
Maximum caloric value BTU/hr. for base frame 18,425 Single power: 25,249
Three-phase power: 22,860
27,637
Maximum caloric value BTU/hr. for expansion frame N/A Single power: 22,519
Three-phase power: 21,837
15,015
Maximum electrical power kVA for base frame 5.4 Single power: 7.4
Three-phase power: 6.7
8.0
Maximum electrical power kVA for expansion frame N/A Single power: 6.6
Three-phase power: 6.4
4.4
Host adapter interfaces 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Drive interface Two PCIe Gen3 for attachment to the I/O / Micro Bay
Eight SAS 6 Gb for attachment to the Gen2 enclosure
Two PCIe Gen3 for attachment to the I/O / Micro Bay
Eight SAS 6 Gb for attachment to the Gen2 enclosure
Two PCIe Gen3 for attachment to the I/O / Micro Bay
Eight SAS 6 Gb for attachment to the Gen2 enclosure
Flash cards 400 GB, 800 GB, 1,600 GB and 3,200 GB 400 GB, 800 GB, 1,600 GB and 3,200 GB 400 GB, 800 GB, 1,600 GB and 3,200 GB
RAID levels 5, 6 and 10 5, 6 and 10 5, 6 and 10
Dry bulb temperature 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F) 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F) 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80% 20% – 80% 20% – 80%
Power supply Single-phase 50/60 Hz Single-phase 50/60 Hz Single-phase 50/60 Hz
Warranty All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 5334 models
3 years on type 5333 models
2 years on type 5332 models
1 year on type 5331 models
All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 5334 models
3 years on type 5333 models
2 years on type 5332 models
1 year on type 5331 models
All models: onsite service, same day, 24×7
4 years on type 5334 models
3 years on type 5333 models
2 years on type 5332 models
1 year on type 5331 models
Supported systems For more details on supported servers, visit: www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss For more details on supported servers, visit: www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss For more details on supported servers, visit: www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss
* Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured. Maximum capacity values are based on a fully populated DS8886 system. Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured. Maximum capacity values are based on a fully populated DS8886 system. Usable capacity depends on factors such as data format, RAID level and spare disks configured. Maximum capacity values are based on a fully populated DS8886 system.