Boost your DS8870 Performance with HPFE
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Recently announced for the DS8870 , the high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) is a RAID storage enclosure that can support up to thirty 400 GB encryption capable flash cards (1.8-inch, 46 mm form factor) in a 1U rack space. It is installed in the DS8870 base frame.
The high-performance flash enclosure comes with various capabilities and performance characteristics, as summarized here:
The high-performance flash enclosure is available in the following configurations:
In the Enterprise or Business Class configuration, you can have up to four HPFEs installed vertically in the base frame. The base frame can still accommodate up to 10 standard drive enclosures, populated with either flash drives (SSDs) or spinning drives.
In the High Performance All Flash configuration, up to 8 HPFEs (four horizontally and four vertically) can be installed in the base frame. A High Performance All Flash configuration has four I/O enclosure pairs installed expanding the number of hosts and maximizing the bandwidth with up to 16 four or eight port Fibre Channel/IBM FICON® host adapters, offering maximum performance and connectivity in a single frame footprint.
Refer to the HPFE Redb