This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.3 (Bundle 89.30/Licensed Machine Code 7.9.30).
As of May 2022, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.3 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:
The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to artificial intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
The agility class is efficiently designed to consolidate all your mission-critical workloads for IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, IBM Power Systems, and distributed environments under a single all-flash storage solution.
The flexibility class delivers significant performance for midrange organizations that are looking to meet storage challenges with advanced functionality delivered as a single rack solution.
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Architecture and key components
DS8900F weight specifications and dimensions
Other configuration features
Warranty information and upgrades
Remote code load
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