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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Jan 2015, last updated 29 Mar 2016

Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors. Nevertheless, 72% of them have not started, or are only planning, big data activities. In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24% more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity that it already has. The IBM® Storwize® family, including the IBM SAN Volume Controller Data Platform, ... [more]


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Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 5 Mar 2015, last updated 19 Feb 2016

Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. However, storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. Storwize V3700 delivers ... [more]


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IBM DS8884 and z13s: A new cost optimized solution
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2016, last updated 16 Feb 2016

The IBM® zEnterprise® z13s server is the successor to the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) and is the fifth member of the zEnterprise central processor complex (CPC) family. It combines nicely with the IBM DS8884 to provide a new entry point solution for enterprises of all sizes. This IBM Redpaper™ publication summarizes the key features of the z13s and the DS8884. It also reviews the synergy functions and key integration points between the z Systems™ and the DS8884 that provide a world-class high availability solution, delivering extraordinary ... [more]


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XIV Storage System Product Guide
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 5 Jan 2016

The IBM XIV Storage System is a high-end flash optimized, fully scalable enterprise disk storage system that is based on a grid of standard hardware components. The architecture of the system is designed to deliver out-of-the box performance and ease of management while harnessing the high capacity and cost benefits of serial-attached SCSI (SAS) drives. The XIV Gen3 systems (and the Model 314 in particular) offer powerful real-time compression that is based on the IBM Random Access Compression Engine (RACE) technology. This IBM Redbooks Product Guide offers a brief overview of the IBM XIV ... [more]


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IBM Assist On-site for Storage Overview
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 24 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a description and reference information for the IBM Assist On-site (AOS) software. It is intended for clients who want the benefit of the AOS advanced features, such as port forwarding, which allows an authorized IBM Support Service Representative (IBM SSR) to access a client’s enabled storage device to diagnose and troubleshoot efficiently the device.


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IBM XIV and VMware Synergy with IBM Spectrum Control Base Edition
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between the IBM XIV® Storage System server and various VMware components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum™ Control Base Edition version 2.2.0. The paper shows how easy and straightforward installing, configuring, and using IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition can be to take better advantage of an existing VMware environment, using IBM XIV storage.


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Deploying IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 15 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ on Cloud. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud supplies a smart storage solution using servers on SoftLayer® cloud. It enables you to consume storage as a service without the need to install or maintain any hardware or software components. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud enables users to replicate data in the cloud, as an affordable disaster recovery (DR) solution. The primary data can be either on IBM XIV® Storage System devices, or IBM Spectrum Accelerate, on or off premises. The initial deployment on ... [more]


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IBM DS8000: High-Performance Flash Enclosure
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 9 Dec 2015

The high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) is available for the IBM DS8870 and DS8880 models and offers integration and optimization of flash technology for mission-critical performance. The HPFE is a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) storage enclosure that can support sixteen or thirty 400 GB encryption capable flash cards (1.8-inch, 46 mm form factor) in a 1U rack space. This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM DS8000® high-performance flash enclosure. HPFEs can be installed in the IBM DS8870 and IBM DS8880 storage ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 and DSCLIbroker
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 22 Jan 2015, last updated 16 Oct 2015

The DSCLIbroker is a scripting framework that automates Copy Services functions. The DSCLIbroker provides the following features: -- Grouping volumes according to applications or other context -- Simplifies the execution of Copy Services commands -- Provides a scripting framework for implementing automation functions This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes IBM DS8000® and the DSCLIbroker scripting framework and its features.


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