Used IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array

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IBM DS8870

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Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: IBM DS8870
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Used IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array

The IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array offers high-performance, high-capacity storage systems that are designed to deliver a generation-skipping leap in performance, scalability, resiliency and total value. Created specifically for the mission-critical workloads of medium and large enterprises, the IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array can help consolidate system storage, simplify storage management and support system availability to meet the needs of businesses operating in an on demand world.

The IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array is designed to provide exceptional performance while adding virtualization capabilities that can help customers allocate system resources more effectively and better control application quality of service. IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array also offers powerful data backup, remote mirroring and recovery functions that can help protect data from unforeseen events. In addition, it is designed to support nondisruptive microcode changes. These functions are designed to help maintain data availability, which can benefit businesses in markets where information must be accessible around the clock, every day of the year.

Virtualization can offer dramatic opportunities for clients to help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of their storage systems. Introducing a new level of virtualization with innovative storage system logical partitioning
(LPAR), the IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array delivers the first use of the POWER5 processor IBM Virtualization Engine logical partitioning capability. This storage system LPAR technology is designed to enable the creation of two completely separate storage subsystems which can run the same or different versions of the microcode. The subsystems can be used for production, test or other unique storage environments, and they operate within a single physical
enclosure. Each storage partition can be established to support the specific performance requirements of a different, heterogeneous workload, and the IBM DS8870 Enterprise Storage Array system hardware-based partitioning implementation helps to isolate and protect the LPARS. These storage system LPAR capabilities are designed to help simplify systems by maximizing management efficiency, cost effectiveness and flexibility.

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Shared SMP processor configuration POWER7 dual 2-core, 4-core, 8-core or 16-core
Other major processors PowerPC, ASICs
Processor memory for cache and nonvolatile storage (minimum/maximum) 16 GB/1,024 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 400 GB SSDs
146 GB (15k rpm)
300 GB (15k rpm)
600 GB (10k rpm)
900 GB (10k rpm)
3 TB (7.2k rpm and 3.5-in. form factor)
RAID levels 5, 6, 10
Dimensions (height × width × depth) 93.4 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 1,216 kg (2,675 lb) base rack
1,157 kg (2,545 lb) first expansion
1,068 kg (2,355 lb) additional frames
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) 20,800 (961 rack)
19,157 (96E rack)
Electrical power kva (maximum) 6.1 (961 rack)
5.6 (96E rack)


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  • Provided with 90 day warranty
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