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A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage
Cloud

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2017, last updated 20 Feb 2017

Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm that is called object storage has been developed. Object storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by using various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift ... [more]


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Regain Control of your Environment with IBM Storage Insights
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 20 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to the new, cloud-based IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights (IBM Storage Insights, for short) offering, which is designed for small and medium businesses and organizations who need to quickly understand what is happening in their storage environment without implementing complex tools. IBM Storage Insights can be set up in less than 5 minutes and provides actionable insights about your storage in less than 30 minutes. IBM Storage Insights is an off-premise software as a service (SaaS) offering that is offered through the IBM Service Engage ... [more]


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Benefits of Configuring More Memory in the IBM z/OS Software Stack
z Systems

Redpaper, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 18 Feb 2017

Significant performance benefits can be realized by increasing the amount of memory that is assigned to various functions in the IBM® z/OS® software stack, operating system, and middleware products. IBM DB2® and IBM MQ buffer pools, dump services, and large page usage are just a few of the functions whose ease of use and performance can be improved when more memory is made available to them. The following benefits can realized:
- Reduced I/O operations
- Reduced CPU usage
- Improved transaction response time
- Potential cost reductions
Although the magnitude ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2013, last updated 16 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage Storwize® V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family Services. Replication Family Services refers to the various copy services available on the SVC and Storwize V7000 including IBM FlashCopy®, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, Global Mirror with Change Volumes, Volume Mirroring, and Stretched Cluster Volume Mirroring. The details behind the theory and practice of these services are examined, and SAN design suggestions ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems L and LC Server Positioning Guide
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 9 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is written to assist you in locating the optimal server/workload fit within the IBM Power Systems™ L and IBM OpenPOWER LC product lines. IBM has announced several scale-out servers, and as a partner in the OpenPOWER organization, unique design characteristics that are engineered into the LC line have broadened the suite of available workloads beyond typical client OS hosting. This paper looks at the benefits of the Power Systems L servers and OpenPOWER LC servers, and how they are different, providing unique benefits for Enterprise workloads and use ... [more]


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