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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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IBM FlashSystem 720 and IBM FlashSystem 820
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 11 Apr 2013, last updated 13 Oct 2014

IBM® FlashSystem™ 720 and IBM FlashSystem 820 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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Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 16 Jan 2014, last updated 22 Sep 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating IBM FlashSystem™ 840 storage into IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller environments. Changes in the latest update as of 09/2014: -Updated to include the latest FlashSystem product functionality


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Faster Microsoft SQL Server Performance with IBM FlashSystem Storage
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 30 Jul 2013, last updated 22 Aug 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of how to identify storage performance bottlenecks and improve Microsoft SQL Server database performance by using IBM FlashSystem™ storage to accelerate the most resource-intensive data operations. Changes in the latest update as of 08/22/14: -Updated to include the latest FlashSystem product functionality


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Implementing ProtecTIER 3.3 and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 10 Mar 2014, last updated 12 Mar 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the logistics and the benefits of implementing an IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway (TS7650G Gateway) running with IBM FlashSystem™ products as back-end storage.


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IBM FlashSystem 820 Running in an IBM StorwizeV7000 Environment
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 10 Dec 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ 820 integrated as back-end storage with IBM Storwize V7000. The benefits of this solution include improved performance and decreased power usage as much as 50%.


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IBM FlashSystem in IBM PureFlex System Environments
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 22 Aug 2013, last updated 16 Sep 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of an IBM FlashSystem™ storage system that is running in an IBM PureFlex™ System environment. We describe the basic components, performance, and benefits that are gained from a FlashSystem that is attached to a PureFlex System and bundled with an IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller.


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IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 28 Jun 2013, last updated 24 Jul 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the best practices and performance capabilities when implementing a storage solution using IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with IBM FlashSystem™ 820. SVC is a member of the IBM Storwize® family, and FlashSystem 820 was formerly known as the Texas Memory Systems® RAMSAN Model 820. This paper describes a typical system configuration, and a maximum system configuration that can return over 1,400,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) at less than 1 millisecond average response time. This paper also provides ... [more]


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