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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 26 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z family of mainframes, which includes these systems:

  • IBM z14
  • IBM z13®
  • IBM z13s™
  • IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
  • IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center ... [more]


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IBM z14 Technical Introduction
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 26 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication introduces the latest IBM Z platform, the IBM z14®. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and can infuse insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 is state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to the digital era and the trust economy. These capabilities include: - Securing data with pervasive encryption - Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse - Getting more out of the platform ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870 and E880 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Dec 2014, last updated 25 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME) and IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870 and Power E880 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8 processor, available at frequencies of 4.024 GHz, 4.190 GHz, and 4.350 GHz.
  • Up to 16 TB of memory in the E870 and 32 TB in the E880
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Two integrated memory ... [more]


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Building a Software Defined Cloud with Power Systems: A Guide to Building Software Defined Clouds with Power Systems
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 25 Jul 2017

The aim of this document is to provide the reader with a concrete example and implementation details to build out a fully software defined cloud on Power systems. This guide makes use of the following technologies to build this cloud: • IBM® Power System S822 - At least one server, but recommend three or more. Provides the hardware for cloud - compute, storage and networking. • IBM PowerVM – A hypervisor that runs Linux, AIX, and IBM i operating systems. • IBM Spectrum Scale – Software defined storage software built for scale and high performance. • IBM PowerVC – Cloud management ... [more]


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Fabric Vision Technology
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 11 Oct 2016, last updated 25 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redbooks product guide describes Fabric Vision technology. The use of virtualization, flash storage, and automation tools has allowed applications and services to be deployed faster while shattering performance barriers. The unprecedented number of application and service interactions has also increased the complexity, risk, and instability of mission-critical operations. As a result, IT organizations need flexible storage networks that can adapt to dynamic environments and performance requirements for high-density virtualization, flash storage, and cloud infrastructures. To ... [more]


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