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 (DC), 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 make sense of it, further complicates matters. In fact, most business leaders expect their IT environments to grow even more complex than they are today.1
Smarter storage, such as the IBM System Storage DS8000 series, can help users maintain control of their storage environments so they can focus on using timely data to grow their businesses. Quick and reliable data access is the driving force behind real-time business analytics and this flagship IBM disk system sets the standard for what an enterprise disk system should be with extraordinary performance, reliability and security. Its scalable capacity ranges from 5 TB with the entry-level Business Class option to more than 2 PB for a full system.
As the latest model in the 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-tuning 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.
DS8870 offers a range of self-tuning features – such as intelligent caching algorithms, automated quality-of-service (QoS) management and advanced storage tiering – that can even coordinate optimal data placement between the system itself and the enterprise servers attached to it. This is smarter storage for a smarter planet and for organisations seeking the ultimate in performance and agility, DS8870 is the right choice.
The System Storage DS8000 series offers high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage systems that are designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, flexibility, scalability, resiliency and total overall value for the most demanding, heterogeneous storage environments.
1 IBM CEO Study, “Capitalising on Complexity,” 2010.
* 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.
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