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IBM TotalStorage DS6800 Disk Array

Published: 22 November 2004

ID: G00125051

Analyst(s): April Adams


The DS6800 is IBM's new disk array for open systems and mainframe environments. It scales up to 4.8TB in the 3U base unit (67.2TB with all expansion) and is one of IBM's successors to the Shark.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • TotalStorage DS6800 Architecture
    • TotalStorage DS6800 Base Unit
    • Expansion Unit
  • Analysis
    • High-Availability Features
    • Phone Home Capability
    • Serviceability
    • Performance-Enhancing Features
    • Storage Management Software
    • Copy Facilities
    • Standby Capacity on Demand (CoD)
    • Upgradability
    • Future Plans
  • Pricing
    • Hardware Pricing
    • Software Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • EMC
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Hitachi Data Systems
    • Sun Microsystems
  • Strengths
  • Limitations
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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