Disk System offers 4 Gbps fibre channel operation.

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Designed to address needs of midrange and departmental storage requirements, TotalStorage® DS4800 Model 88 features 4U rack-mount enclosure with dual RAID controllers, sixteen 4 Gbps ports, and 16 GB cache memory. It supports RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 up to over 67 TB physical capacity. System is available with optional advanced copy function and disaster recovery functions including FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, and Enhanced Remote Mirroring.

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IBM DS4000 Series Adds High-Performance IBM TotalStorage DS4800 Midrange Disk System Model 88

At a glance The IBM TotalStorage DS4800 Model 88 has built-in capability for 4 Gbps Fibre Channel operation, contains 16 GB cache memory (8 GB per controller), and also includes: - Compact 4U rack-mount enclosure that contains dual high performance RAID controllers with sixteen 4 Gbps ports - Support for storage configurations of up to over 67 TB physical capacity - Support for RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 - Optional advanced copy function and disaster recovery functions including FlashCopy, VolumeCopy, Enhanced Remote Mirroring - Has redundant, hot swappable power and cooling components - With the optional cache memory upgrades for the DS4800 Model 82 and 84, you can increase cache memory up to 16 GB (8 GB per controller). For ordering, contact: Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001). Overview IBM expands its DS4000 series midrange disk storage offerings of high-performance, high availability, business critical storage solutions, with the introduction of the IBM TotalStorage® DS4800 Midrange Disk System Model 88. The IBM TotalStorage DS4800 disk system is designed to provide solutions to address the needs of midrange and departmental storage requirements, and deliver high performance, advanced function, high availability, modular and scalable storage capacity: - With SAN attached 4 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity - Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 up to over 67 terabytes (TB) physical capacity - 16 GB cache memory (8 GB per controller) - Optional cache memory upgrade features for the DS4800 Models 82 and 84 - A 4U rack-mountable enclosure houses the DS4800 redundant, dual-active intelligent RAID controllers and is equipped with sixteen 4 Gbps ports (eight ports per controller), for attachment of host servers and DS4000 Storage Expansion Unit enclosures. The DS4800 attaches up to sixteen DS4000 Storage Expansion Units, supporting configurations up to over 67 TB of FC or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disks or a mix of both types of disk drives with the use of the optional DS4800 Fibre Channel/SATA Enclosure Intermix feature. Advanced DS4000 storage management, copy service options, and optional advanced disaster recovery functions, including FlashCopy®, VolumeCopy, and Enhanced Remote Mirroring, are available for the DS4800. The DS4000 Storage Manager platform is also available for the DS4800. This storage management software is designed to help centralize storage management and simplify partitioning of the DS4000 series storage into as many as 64 virtual servers, and strategically allocate storage capacity to maximize storage space. Key prerequisites - The DS4800 Disk System requires selection of the following options at time of initial plant order: - Host Kit options for attaching host servers - Storage Partition options (8, 16, or 64 storage partitions) - IBM p5 and pSeries® servers - IBM xSeries® and selected Netfinity® servers - Selected Sun and HP UNIX® servers - Intel(TM)-based servers running Microsoft(TM) Windows(TM) 2000, Windows Server 2003, Linux(TM), Novell NetWare, or VMware ESX For availability dates, configuration options, supported server models, supported operating system levels, supported system levels, and attachment capabilities, visit http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/storage/disk/ds4000/interop-matrix.html Planned availability date September 9, 2005

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