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, twice the throughput, and substantially increased IOPS.

Optimized for IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III by design

Maximize the benefits of your mainframe environments with more than 30 capabilities optimized by design, result of years of research and collaboration between the IBM storage and mainframe teams, working together to deliver unmatched business value.

Advanced disaster recovery with 3 and 4 site replication

Use advanced functions for data protection and disaster recovery with more than seven 9's (99.999996%) of availability, 2, 3 & 4 site replication and near zero RPO and RTO for mission-critical environments where continuous operations are crucial.

Safeguarded Copy for malware and ransomware protection

Prevent your data from being modified or deleted due to user errors, malicious destruction or ransomware attacks with immutable point in time copies of production data and dual control security.

Transparent Cloud Tiering

Enable your hybrid multicloud as a new storage tier for backup and archive 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.

Mission-critical containers

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 and capabilities of Red Hat® OpenShift®. These solutions are designed to give you an open, faster, and more secure way to move core business applications to the cloud and container-based deployments.

IBM Copy Services Manager

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 disaster recovery sites.

Intelligent data placement across flash tiers

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.

AI-driven management and proactive support

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.