DS8910F model 994

The DS8910F Flexibility Class model 994 is an entry-level, high-performance, high-capacity storage system that includes only High Performance Flash Enclosures Gen2.

Model 994 features 8-core processors and is scalable and supports up to 192 Flash Tier 0, Flash Tier 1, or Flash Tier 2 drives. The frame is 19 inches wide and 40U high. It supports up to four High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pair.

The DS8910F model 994 uses 16 or 32 Gbps Fibre Channel host adapters that run Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) or FICON®. The High Performance FICON (HPF) feature is also supported.

Model 994 supports single-phase and three-phase power.

The following tables list the hardware components and maximum capacities that are supported for the DS8910F model 994, depending on the amount of memory that is available.
Table 1. Components for the DS8910F model 994
Processors System memory Processor memory I/O enclosure Host adapters (4 port) High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 pairs1
8-core 192 GB 96 GB 1 or 2 2 - 16 1 - 4
8-core 512 GB 256 GB 1 or 2 2 - 16 1 - 4
  1. High Performance Flash Enclosures Gen2 are installed in pairs.
Table 2. Maximum capacity for the DS8910F model 994
Processors System memory Maximum 2.5-in. Flash Tier 0, Flash Tier 1, or Flash Tier 2 drives Maximum storage capacity for 2.5-in. flash drives
8-core 192 GB 192 2.9 PB
8-core 512 GB 192 2.9 PB
Note: Maximum usable and provisioned capacity of the storage system differ depending on storage type (CKD, FB) and system memory. For more information, see Capacity limits.