The DS8700 includes IBM POWER6-based controllers. The IBM System Storage DS8800 is the most advanced model in the IBM DS8000 lineup and is equipped with IBM POWER6+ based controllers. Quick and reliable data access is the driving force behind important data initiatives such as business analytics, cloud, and mobile computing. The IBM DS8870 is designed to manage a broad scope of storage workloads that exist in today’s complex data infrastructure, and do it effectively and efficiently.
The DS8800 is equipped with high-density storage enclosures populated with 24 small-form-factor SAS-2 drives. The DS8700 and DS8800 storage subsystems can be equipped with Solid-State Drives (SSDs).A new generation of all-flash and hybrid-flash systems delivers another level of extraordinary performance for your most time-sensitive analytics. DS8870 system sets the standard for what an enterprise storage system should be with extraordinary performance, reliability, security and agility.