Store data for days on DS8800 series
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2019

Store data for days on DS8800 series

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM System Storage DS8000

We use the DB8886 to house our system z data. This meets our business needs by providing fast and secure data storage.
  • Allows us to use GDPS for our disaster recovery solution. This is a strength because it enables us to meet our DR requirements.
  • Allows us to have encryption of our data at rest. This is a strength because it enables us to meet our security requirements.
  • Allows us to have a stable and reliable disk storage. This is a strength because it enables us to meet our data availability requirements.
  • The hardest thing for us is the storage server software for configuring the storage. We find that the previous GUI interface is easier to use.
  • Being able to utilize some of the GDPS functions that need all flash to use.
  • The order process could be improved by telling the customer which additional cables/network requirements are needed.
  • No positive or negative impact to our overall business objectives.
We choose IBM DS8886 because it meets our business requirements and won the competitive bid process.
The DS8000 series meets all of our processing needs. Our DB2 colleagues are very impressed with the speed of this new DASD. We have just fully installed our new DS8886, so I am sure that other units will be greatly impressed with the speed and availability of this new DASD.