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IBM DS8880 Hybrid Storage

IBM® DS8880 Hybrid Storage is a family of storage systems that includes: IBM DS8886 for high-performance functionality in a dense, expandable package and IBM DS8884 to provide advanced functionality for consolidated systems or multiple platforms in a space-saving design. IBM DS8880 systems combine resiliency and intelligent flash performance to deliver microsecond application response times and more than six-nines availability. The IBM DS8880 is designed to deliver an optimized connection with the new z14 mainframe with superior performance, hybrid cloud storage, and secure data transactions.

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DS8880 Specifications

DS8880 Specs

  • 2/8 host adapter pairs 4 and 8-port 8 Gbps, or 4-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
  • 4,608 TB (HDD/SSD) + 1,459 TB (flash cards)
  • High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2: 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, 3.2 TB, 3.8 TB and 7.6 TB
  • 6 Gbps point-to-point switched SAS-2 connection to an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel backbone