Key features of the IBM DS8900F

Ultra-low application response times

Process huge volumes of transactions faster while unlocking the unmatched value for mission critical workloads with storage latencies as low as 18 microseconds for mainframe environments.

High availability and disaster recovery

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Better than seven 9's (99.999996%) of availability with HyperSwap technology, which provides no-data-loss capabilities within metropolitan distances. At more than 1,000 miles, IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex enables the fastest recovery time for IBM Z, with 2 seconds RPO and less than 60 seconds RTO.

Cyber resilience with IBM Safeguarded Copy

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Prevent your data from being modified or deleted due to user errors, malicious destruction, malware, or ransomware attacks with hundreds of immutable copies per volume, which can be used as a trusted source for surgical or full recovery of a production environment.

Enable your hybrid cloud as a new storage tier for backup, archive, and disaster recovery operations on IBM Z environments, with no impact on IO performance and without the need of additional servers or gateways. Transparent Cloud Tiering protects your data with AES-256 encryption and provides up to 50% savings in mainframe CPU utilization when migrating large datasets.

Reliable storage for Mission-critical containers

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IBM DS8900F provides persistent storage for mission-critical containers with support for Container Storage Interface (CSI). IBM DS8900F also supports IBM Cloud Pak™ solutions to enhance and extend the functionality of Red Hat® OpenShift®. These solutions provide an open, faster, and more secure way to move core business applications to the cloud and container-based deployments.

Ensure all data flowing on FICON and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) links from IBM Z to DS8900F are encrypted and protected. IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security provides in-flight protection for all data, independent of the operating system, file system, or access method in use.

IBM Copy Services Manager

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Simplify and automate the management of your replication solutions while providing disaster recovery and high availability under a single point of control. IBM Copy Services Manager supports FlashCopy®, Safeguarded Copy and advanced disaster recovery functions with failover/failback operations across 2, 3 and 4 remote sites.

Automate data placement to meet performance objectives at the most reasonable cost. IBM Easy Tier intelligently identifies and moves less-frequently accessed data to high-capacity flash drives. Similarly, frequently accessed data is migrated to high-performance flash drives to ensure the lowest response times for those applications that need it.

Flexible storage for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE

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Deploy IBM DS8910F into IBM z15 model T02 or LinuxONE III model LT2 to enable a powerful end-to-end solution delivered in a single 19-inch industry standard rack.

AI-driven management and proactive support

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IBM Storage Insights can help you better understand trends in storage capacity and performance and expedite resolution when support is required. Using AI-based analytics, it helps identify potential issues before they become problems. When support is needed, Storage Insights helps speed resolution by simplifying tickets and automating log uploads.