IBM DS8880

IBM DS8880


Innovative IT leaders are becoming the trusted service provider for their enterprises, moving quickly to deliver value across the ecosystem, enabling new services and business models. Achieving these goals requires a new perspective on the critical capabilities needed to empower business leaders. As organizations start to move at an ever-faster pace, they are required to gain insights faster, protect critical data, eliminate downtime and avoid business risk—all at the same time.

IBM storage systems have become imperative to helping IT leaders manage the changing conditions in the modern enterprise, including the dynamic demands of cloud, mobile, social and analytics strategies.

As IBM systems continue to expand into new workloads, IBM is introducing a new family of business-critical hybrid flash data systems to support the latest requirements. The new IBM DS8880 family is powered by the proven IBM DS8000® enterprise software platform and delivers mission-critical acceleration, uncompromising availability, unparalleled integration with IBM servers and transformational efficiency through industry-leading capabilities.

DS8880 is an enterprise storage system designed to enable your infrastructure for systems of insight with high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage for the most demanding mission-critical environments.

Common features

Hardware summary

Drive interface6 Gbps point-to-point switched SAS-2 connection to an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel backbone
Drive sizes400 GB flash cards (High-Performance Flash Enclosure) 200 GB flash drives 800 GB flash drives 1.6 TB flash drives 300 GB (15k rpm) 600 GB (15k rpm) 600 GB (10k rpm) 1.2 TB (10k rpm) 4 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-inch form factor)
Host adapter interfaces4- and 8-port 8 Gbps or 4-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Host adapters (minimum/maximum)2/8 host adapter pairs 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps, or 4-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel/IBM FICON
Host ports (minimum/maximum)8/128
Maximum physical storage capacity3,072 TB (HDD/SSD) + 96 TB (flash cards)
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storageDS8884 – 64 GB to 256 GB DS8886 – 128 GB to 2 TB
RAID levels5, 6, 10
Warranty periodAll models: onsite service, same day, 24×7 4 years on type 2834 models 3 years on type 2833 models 2 years on type 2832 models 1 year on type 2831 models

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