IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.2.1)

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


This edition applies to the DS8880 with DS8000 Release 8.2.1

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems.

The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z Systems™, and simplified management tools help provide a cost-effective path to an on-demand world.

The IBM DS8880 family now offers business-critical, all-flash, and hybrid data systems that span a wide range of price points:
DS8884 — Business Class
DS8886 — Enterprise Class
DS8888 — Analytics Class.

Two powerful IBM POWER8® processor-based servers manage the cache to streamline disk I/Os, maximizing performance and throughput. These capabilities are further enhanced with the availability of the second generation of High-Performance Flash Enclosures (HPFE Gen-2).

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