IBM DS8880 Product Guide (Release 8.2.1)

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 20 December 2016, updated 13 January 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738455881
ISBN-13: 9780738455884
IBM Form #: REDP-5344-01
(38 pages)

Authors: Peter Kimmel, Kerstin Blum, Jeffery Cook, Bert Dufrasne


** updated on January 12, 2017 to reflect new all-flash models available with DS8000 Release 8.2.1 **

This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide gives an overview of the features and functions that are offered by the IBM DS8880 models with Release 8.2.1.

The IBM DS8880 architecture relies on powerful IBM POWER8® processor-based servers that manage the cache to streamline disk input/output (I/O), maximizing performance and throughput. These capabilities are further enhanced with the availability of the of High-Performance Flash Enclosures (HPFE Gen-2).

The IBM DS8888F, DS8886F, and DS8884F excel at supporting the IBM zEnterprise® server and IBM Power server environments, offering many synergy features.

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