Used IBM DS8700 Enterprise Storage Server

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IBM DS8700

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Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: IBM DS8700
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Used IBM DS8700 Enterprise Storage Server


  • The used IBM DS8700 Storage Array delivers up to three times performance improvement for faster transaction processing and real-time analytics
  • Provides extraordinary system availability with full hardware redundancy and advanced business-continuity solutions integrated with IBM enterprise servers
  • Optimizes performance and cost objectives with five generations of IBM® System Storage® Easy Tier® and other advanced self-tuning features
  • Scales up to 1 terabyte (TB) of system cache and up to 2 petabytes (PB) capacity
  • Enables consolidation through tremendous scalability, self-optimization, drive tiering and support for a broad range of workloads

We all struggle to manage the exponential growth of data and the increasing complexity of our IT environments. Much of this is the result of the variety of server environments spread across multiple data centers, each typically with a distinct storage platform that must be managed separately. And as the amount and variety of data accelerates, the challenge to manage it, let alone make sense of it, further complicates matters. In fact, most business leaders expect their IT environments to grow even more complex than they are today.

Smarter storage, such as the used IBM System Storage DS8700® series, can help users maintain control of their storage environments so they can focus on using timely data to grow their businesses. Quick and reliable data access is the driving force behind real-time business analytics, and this flagship IBM disk system sets the standard for what an enterprise disk system should be with extraordinary performance, reliability, and security. And its scalable capacity ranges from 5 TB with the entry-level Business Class option to more than 2 PB for a full system.

As the latest model in the DS8700 series, used IBM DS8700 can bring simplicity to your storage environment by flexibly supporting a mix of random and sequential application workloads on an extensive variety of distributed server platforms, as well as the mainframe. And with the self-tuning agility to manage all these workloads simultaneously, DS8700 can greatly reduce the challenge of managing your increasingly complex storage environment as your business requirements change over time.

Used IBM DS8700 offers a range of self-tuning features—such as intelligent caching algorithms, automated quality-of-service (QoS) management and advanced storage tiering—that can even coordinate optimal data placement between the system itself and the enterprise servers attached to it. This is smarter storage for a smarter planet, and for organizations seeking the ultimate in performance and agility, DS8700 is the right choice.

The System Storage DS8700 series offers high-performance, high-capacity, secure storage systems that are designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, flexibility, scalability, resiliency and total overall value for the most demanding, heterogeneous storage environments.

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Shared SMP processor configuration IBM POWER6+™ dual 2-core or 4-core
Other major processors IBM PowerPC®, ASICs
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum) 16 GB/384 GB
Host adapter interfaces 4- and 8-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel/FICON
Host adapters (minimum/maximum) 2/16
Host ports (minimum/maximum) 8/128
Drive interface 6 Gbps point-to-point
switched SAS-2
connection to an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel backbone
Number of disk drives (minimum/maximum) 8/1,536 (small-form factor)
8/768 (large-form factor)
Device adapters Up to 16 4-port, 8 Gbps
Fibre Channel
Maximum physical storage capacity 2,304 TB
Disk sizes 300 GB SSDs
400 GB SSDs
146 GB (15k rpm)
300 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (10k rpm)
900 GB (10k rpm)
3 TB (7.2k rpm, 3.5-in. form factor)
RAID levels 5, 6, 10
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 193.4 cm × 84.8 cm × 122.7 cm
(76.14 in. × 33.39 in. × 48.31 in.) per frame, up to 4 frames total
Maximum weight 1,324 kg (2,920 lb) base rack
Add per expansion frame: 1,307 kg (2,880 lb)
Dry bulb temperature 16°C – 32°C (60°F – 90°F)
Relative humidity 20% – 80%
Power supply Configurations: single-phase or three-phase 50/60 Hz
Caloric value British thermal units/hr. (maximum) 25,000 (951 rack)
24,600 (95E rack)
Electrical power kva (maximum) 7.3 (951 rack)
7.2 (95E rack)


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We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by IBM
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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