IBM® DS8900F server

What IBM Storage DS8900F can do for your business

In the last two years, the markets have experienced profound changes in the way of doing business. The accelerated adoption of new digital business models and the growth of online operations bring big challenges but also great opportunities. Leading organizations are those that have the ability to use data to build faster, more efficient operations and achieve stronger data-driven decisions, access deeper insights and develop trust and confidence while increasing security and data privacy. IBM Storage DS8900F is the next generation of enterprise data systems built with the most advanced processor technology, designed to help you meet these challenges by providing the performance and data resilience needed to increase customer satisfaction and transform data into business opportunities.

Benefits for IBM Z

Ultra-low latency

The fastest application response time for mainframe environments, with latencies as low as 18 microseconds.

Business Continuity

Better than 99.99999 (“seven nines”) availability and no-data-loss automatic failover within metropolitan distances.

Rapid Recovery

The fastest disaster recovery solution for mainframe, with 2 seconds RPO and less than 60 seconds RTO at more than 1,000 miles.

100% Data Encryption

Encryption of data at-rest, in-flight and when it is transmitted to the cloud without any impact on performance.

Cyber Resilience

Immutable copies of production volumes combined with IBM Z analytic and recovery tools to protect data against adverse cyber incidents.

Hybrid Cloud Integration

Enable your hybrid cloud repositories as additional storage tiers for archiving, data protection and disaster recovery, without requiring additional servers or gateways.

Benefits for IBM Power Systems

Perfect Integration

The only storage solution in the market with native format support of 520-byte block size for IBM i, resulting in higher performance and better storage capacity utilization.


Automated QoS management and Easy Tier to meet performance objectives at the most reasonable cost.

Business Continuity

Better than 99.99999 (“seven nines”) availability with HyperSwap support for AIX and IBM i.

Disaster Recovery

Deep integration with Copy Services Manager (CSM) and VM Recovery Manager for High Availability and Disaster Recovery.

Cyber Resilience

Logical Data Corruption protection with IBM Safeguarded Copy.

Storage Efficiency

Thin provisioning and efficient reclaim of deleted space to make it available for reuse in IBM i.

Key features of the IBM Storage DS8900F

  • Ultra-low application response times
  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • Cyber resilience with IBM Safeguarded Copy
  • Transparent Cloud Tiering
  • Reliable storage for mission-critical containers
  • Fibre Channel Endpoint Security
  • IBM Copy Services Manager
  • Intelligent data placement across flash tiers
  • Flexible storage for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE
  • AI-driven management and proactive support


Which model is right for you?

IBM Storage DS8910F model 993

Flexible rackless solution to be integrated into IBM z15 T02, IBM LinuxONE III LT2, or customer provided 19-inch industry standard racks.

IBM Storage DS8910F model 994

For midrange organizations looking to meet storage challenges with advanced functionality delivered in a prepackaged single rack solution.

IBM Storage DS8950F model 996

For large organizations looking to consolidate all their mission-critical workloads for IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power Systems.

IBM Storage DS8980F model 998

Best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to AI, Business Intelligence and Machine Learning.