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Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2016

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement, and in-depth, real-time analytics. Making the correct decision on storage investment is critical. Organizations must have enough storage performance and agility to ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 18 Nov 2016

Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900, powered by IBM FlashCore™ technology, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900. It provides in-depth knowledge of the product ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.7 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 17 Oct 2016

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement, and in-depth, real-time analytics. Making the correct decision on storage investment is critical. Organizations must have enough storage performance and agility to ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.6 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 8 Dec 2015, last updated 8 Sep 2016

Today’s information technology (IT) infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, so crucial business questions become IT questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can you afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in correct answers, the value of IBM® ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook
Disk storage Storage-Flash storage Storage-Software Defined Storage Storage-Storage Networking Storage-Storage Solutions Storage-Tape storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2016

The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, and stronger control over storage performance and management. It describes the most current IBM storage products, including the IBM Spectrum™ family, IBM FlashSystem®, disk, and tape, as well as virtualized solutions such IBM Storage Cloud. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and information about the most current IBM System Storage ... [more]


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IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use data. Traditional storage technologies are being stretched to the breaking point. This challenge is not because of storage hardware performance, but because management tools and techniques have not kept pace with new requirements. Primary data growth rates of 35% to 50% annually only amplify the problem. Organizations of all sizes find themselves needing to modernize their IT processes to enable critical new use cases such as storage ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 14 Apr 2015, last updated 9 Dec 2015

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology plus a rich set of software-defined storage features, including IBM Real-time Compression™, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and high-availability configurations. FlashSystem V9000 delivers agile integration and superior data economics with 4x greater density than competing all-flash products and scales up from 00 to 2.5 million IOPS with IBM MicroLatency™. The content of this TIPS material ... [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 FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 7 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes best practices for deploying IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 enterprise storage system in a VMware vSphere environment. It includes guidelines and examples of the latest FlashSystem V9000 hardware and software, integrated with VMware version 6, to demonstrate the business benefits these solutions. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem V9000 with the VMware vCloud suite of applications:
- vCenter Web Client (VWC)
- vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V840
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Feb 2014, last updated 24 Nov 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ V840 delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, while simplifying data management, improving data security, and preserving your investments in storage with advanced software-defined storage. November 12, 2015 - Updated to include IBM FlashSystem V840 version 7.6 functionality.


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 28 Oct 2015

VersaStack, an IBM and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which includes IBM FlashSystem® V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures. With comprehensive reference architectures that include Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs), IBM Redbooks® publications, sizing guidelines, and single-call support, the ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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Deploying IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage in a VMware and Cloud Environment
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 23 Jan 2015, last updated 3 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to implement a cloud-based solution with IBM FlashSystem™ V840 in a VMware and IBM Storage Integration Server environment. It walks the reader through planning, setup, configuration, and operations. It also provides tips for implementing FlashSystem V840 in a WMware environment by using IBM Storage Integration Server and WMware tools for optimizing and provisioning V840 storage.


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FlashSystem 900 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 19 Feb 2015, last updated 4 Aug 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ 900 storage system with IBM FlashCore technology delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, IBM FlashSystem 900 is designed to provide scalable performance for the most demanding enterprise class applications, including virtualized or bare-metal OLTP and OLAP databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications, and cloud environments.


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 9 Jul 2015

Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster: central processing units, networks, storage area networks (SANs), and memory. All of them have improved their speed by a minimum of 10X; some of them by 100X, for example, data networks. However, spinning disk performance has only increased by 1.2 times. IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 version 1.3 closes this gap. The FlashSystem 840 is optimized for the data center to enable organizations of all sizes to strategically harness the value of stored data. It provides flexible capacity and extreme performance for the most ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 710 and IBM FlashSystem 810
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 11 Apr 2013, last updated 23 Jun 2015

IBM® FlashSystem™ 710 and IBM FlashSystem 810 storage systems deliver high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, helping clients around the world address performance issues with their most important applications and infrastructure. These storage systems can either complement or replace traditional hard drive arrays in many applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP), business intelligence (BI), online analytical processing (OLAP), virtual desktop infrastructures, high-performance computing, and content delivery solutions (such ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 840 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 16 Jan 2014, last updated 13 Feb 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 storage system delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, helping clients around the world address performance issues with their most important applications and infrastructure. IBM FlashSystem 840 is designed to provide scalable performance for the most demanding enterprise class applications, including virtualized or bare-metal OLTP and OLAP databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications, and cloud environments. February 6, 2015 - Updated to add the latest R1.3 information for ... [more]


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Accelerate with IBM FlashSystem V840 Compression
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 12 Feb 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to effectively implement IBM FlashSystem™ V840 (V840) and IBM Real-time Compression™ (RtC) and capacity savings. It walks you through planning, setup, configuration, operations, and performance guidance to use FlashSystem V840 performance. It covers the following topics:
- "Overview and introductory concepts" discusses introductory concepts of IBM Real-time Compression, FlashSystem V840, and business benefits gained from implementing compression.
- "Planning your environment" describes candidate data sets and workloads for ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V840 and Comprestimator
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 18 Jan 2015

This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ V840 running with IBM Real-time Compression™ (RtC). This solution guide focuses on estimating capacity savings by using the Comprestimator utility. It also focuses on performance analysis by using FlashSystem V840 with RtC.


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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem 820
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 6 Sep 2013, last updated 10 Nov 2014

In today's 24 x 7 world, there is likely not a business on this planet, IBM® Smarter Planet® or not, that finds that their storage requirements are growing too fast and demand is starting to outpace supply. Not only this, but in this cost-conscious environment of today, the costs of managing this growth are likely to be eating into the IT budget. One way to make better use of existing storage without adding more complexity to the infrastructure is the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC). For many years now this has helped business become more flexible, agile, and introduced an ... [more]


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