back to article Big Blue’s big storage iron gets bigger: DS8880 array uncloaked

IBM has a new high-end array, the DS8880, sporting a faster processing complex which can double sequential data access speed1 over the previous (DS8870) generation through new Power8 controllers. The DS8000 arrays are at the absolute top end of the monolithic storage array tree, and are on the same general level as EMC’s VMAX …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    starting small

    I'll take one 3 terabyte array?

  2. Man Mountain

    Anyone still buy this stuff? I mean anyone who doesn't run everything on pSeries / mainframe and essentially get given one of these as part of the deal?

  3. FJ-DX
    Megaphone

    The DS8000 arrays are at the absolute top end of the monolithic storage array tree, and are on the same general level as EMC’s VMAX and HDS’ VSP arrays.

    Also, HP would say, its StoreServ 20800 duo are on par with it, as well as InfiniDat’s Infinibox.

    We shouldn't forget Huawei's 18000 either.

    nor FUJITSU's DX8000 S3 series!!!!!

  4. Riku

    Industrial design by "Batman" set designer.

    These and their new mainframes would not look out of place in the Bale-era Batman movies. Maybe IBM is too classy to go for the blatant product-placement (and cameo) that Oracle paid for in Iron Man. They should though. This is totally the new "Batcomputer".

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