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IBM System Storage DS8870 Architecture and Implementation by Bjoern Wesselbaum, Michael Stenson, Xin Liu, Karl Hohenauer, Ronny Eliahu, Hans-Paul Drumm, Delmar Demarchi, Peter Cronauer, Bruno Anderson Barbosa, Bertrand Dufrasne

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Preface
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM System Storage® DS8870 storage system. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8870.
The IBM System Storage DS8870 is the most advanced model in the IBM DS8000® series and is equipped with IBM POWER7® based controllers. Various configuration options are available that scale from dual 2-core systems up to dual 16-core systems with up to 1 TB of cache. The DS8870 also features enhanced 8 Gbps device adapters and host adapters. Connectivity options, with up to 128 Fibre Channel/IBM FICON® ports for host connections, make the DS8870 suitable for multiple server environments ...

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