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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.

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