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IBM DS8000 Series

The IBM DS Series expands multiple generations and covers entry-level to mid-range storage products.

The IBM DS8000 Series expands multiple generations and covers enterprise-level storage. These systems were designed for high-performance, high-capacity, flexibility, and resiliency.

The IBM DS6800 Series has Point in Time Copy, PAV for Count Key Data management, and Remote Mirroring capabilities to DS8000 series systems. The series covers 4 and 8 GB FC attachment; 4 GB Ficon attachment for attachment to Z Series and 1 to 10 GB iscsi attachment.

The series ranges from the DS3000; DS4000 (Fast T product); DS5000 and DS6800 (z attach). Host attachments include Windows, Linux/Intel, IBM i, HP-UX, AIX/VIOS, VMWARE, Novell and z Series (DS6800).

 

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IBM DS8000 Series

The IBM DS Series expands multiple generations and covers entry-level to mid-range storage products.

The IBM DS8000 Series expands multiple generations and covers enterprise-level storage. These systems were designed for high-performance, high-capacity, flexibility, and resiliency.

The IBM DS6800 Series has Point in Time Copy, PAV for Count Key Data management, and Remote Mirroring capabilities to DS8000 series systems. The series covers 4 and 8 GB FC attachment; 4 GB Ficon attachment for attachment to Z Series and 1 to 10 GB iscsi attachment.

The series ranges from the DS3000; DS4000 (Fast T product); DS5000 and DS6800 (z attach). Host attachments include Windows, Linux/Intel, IBM i, HP-UX, AIX/VIOS, VMWARE, Novell and z Series (DS6800).

 

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All of these DS products are modular, consisting of a dual controller and shelf expansions, rack-mountable (std 19” rack), and easily scalable. The technology for the drives range from FC (10-15K rpm) and SATA (7.2K rpm) to SAS (10K), SAS SSD (400 GB), and NL SAS. Drive sizes on the FC drives range from 73gb 15K drives up to 600gb 15K FC, up to 2 TB SATA drives; up to 900 gb 10K SAS, and 4 TB NL SAS. The storage type runs from block to count key data.

The DS Series is managed by the DS Storage Manager management software. Advanced functions are also available on the DS series, such as:

  • Copy service options
  • Optional advanced disaster recovery functions
  • Storage partitions
  • FlashCopy
  • VolumeCopy
  • Enhanced remote mirroring

IBM DS8000 Series:

The systems originated with FC/FC FDE/SSD and SATA drives and have since migrated to the 2.5” SFF 10-15K rpm SAS/SAS SSD/NL SAS and self-encrypted SAS drives for the models 951 and above. Drive sizes for the SAS go up to 1.2 TB 10K drives, SSDs go up to 1.6 TB and near line SAS drives up to 4 TB.

The generations available today vary from 4-core processors up to 24-core processors. The processors are based on the IBM P Series processors ranging from P5+(8700) through P7+ for the 8870.

The 8870 series and above also feature all flash configurations (up to 96TB). DS8700s and above feature tiered storage using a combo of all flash, SAS SSD and SAS drives. The system addresses up to 256 logical subsystems, over 65,000 logical devices, over 130,000 logical paths and up to 8,000 process logins.

Host adapter connection is FC or Ficon and the later models support 16 adapters, which can each have 4 to 8 FC or Fibre ports (8gb or 16GB). DS8000s are compatible with AIX, HP, Linux, Solaris, IBM i, IBM z.

Licensed functions include:

  • Point in Time Copy
  • Space-Efficient Point in Time Copy
  • Remote Mirror
  • Global Mirror
  • Metro Mirror
  • Metro Global Mirror
  • HyperPAV
  • PAV
  • Thin Provision
  • Easy Tier
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