The Latest IBM DS8880 Storage Array Sports Disaster Recovery Ability

By CIOReview | Friday, October 23, 2015

FREMONT, CA: In order to cater to the emerging business-critical needs, IBM is extending its portfolio of hybrid storage offering with the release of new IBM DS8880 family which sports bulletproof data systems and industry-leading disaster recovery capabilities, bestowing organizations with 24x7 access to data and applications.

IBM hybrid storage solutions utilize an optimized combination of storage media and flash storage technology providing high performance at an affordable cost. Industries can take advantage of facility to tailor their own storage solution matching their particular business operations.

Powered by IBM DS8000 enterprise software platform and integrated IBM servers and transformational efficiency, IBM DS8880 family eliminates downtime to maintain business continuity and accelerate insights to drive real time decision making. It features scalable flash configurations for vital workloads, IBM Power8 controllers for balancing controller processors across I/O requests and in-depth data processing, optimized self-tuning cache, full disk encryption drives, quality-of-service (QoS) manager and IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot which offers application-aware FlashCopy and remote mirroring for popular enterprise applications.

DS8880 also comprises flexible configuration options with enterprise SAS, SSDs and ultra-fast flash cards, intuitive graphical user interface, storage tier advisor and support for IPv6. The module comprises space-saving system ‘IBM DS8884’ with advanced assets such as eight-core or dual 16-core/24-core Power8 processors and minimum of 64 GB and a maximum of 256 GB of processor memory for running critical workloads on multiple platforms. Its’ variants include, IBM DS8886 – an enterprise class system backed by multi-site replication and IBM DS8888 – an all-flash Storage system which can scale up to 1.6 PB of hard disk drives and solid-state drives.

The DS8886 equips dual six-core IBM Power8 processors and provides a minimum of 128 GB and maximum of 2 TB of processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage as well as it will replace IBM DS8870 system, reports Sonia Lelii for TechTarget.