IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Overview

IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Frame-Based Disk Arrays. It is most often compared to Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series: IBM System Storage DS8000 Series vs Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series

What is IBM System Storage DS8000 Series?
IBM System Storage DS8000 series is a high-performance, high-capacity series of disk storage that supports continuous operations. The DS8000 series includes the DS8800 (Models 951 and 95E) and the DS8700 (Models 941 and 94E).

IBM System Storage DS8000 Series is also known as System Storage DS8000.

IBM System Storage DS8000 Series Customers
Renfe, Park Nicollet Health Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation, SK Energy, SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG
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Keith Miller
Senior Manager, Mainframe Technical Service at Ensono
MSP
Top 20
Aug 9, 2020
Great Global Copy and Global Mirror features with an easy initial setup

What is our primary use case?

We offer it as a Cloud solution to our shared clients and we share these devices between multiple clients. That's how we primarily use the solution. I use it for storing mainframe data. It's used throughout the mainframe applications and the flash copies for DR, as well as replication utilities, to move data from one facility to another. We use just about all the features on it.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Global Copy and Global Mirror features are the solution's most valuable aspects."
  • "The solution should embedded replication switches into the hardware instead of using them externally."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'm an outsourcing service provider and I've had a lot of experience using the solution. We have everything from DS8100 disc storage, all the way up to 8990s. I'd advise new users to read the implementation installation guide. Most of the questions are answered in there. People just tend to skim over it and don't get into the details. However, it's important in making everything run smoothly and understanding the solution. That's probably the best advice I've actually heard from anybody. At the end of the day, don't…