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Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 15 Feb 2012

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe how these products can be combined to provide an encryption and virtualization solution:
- IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
- IBM Storwize® V7000
- IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager
We describe the terminology that is used in an encrypted and virtualized environment, and we show how to implement these products to take advantage of their strengths. This book is intended for anyone who needs to understand and implement the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Tivoli Key ... [more]


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Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 7 Jun 2011

The Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch features up to 48 wire-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports in a two-rack unit (2U) platform. The Juniper Networks® EX4500 Ethernet Switch delivers Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity to networked devices such as System x® servers and other networking switches. Two optional high-speed uplink modules offer four additional 10GbE small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP+) ports each for connecting to upstream devices. The EX4500 base switch provides 40 fixed 10GbE pluggable ports that can also support GbE connectors for added flexibility starting in ... [more]


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IBM Converged Switch B32
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® document introduces the IBM Converged Switch B32. This switch supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), and traditional Ethernet protocol connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE is a new protocol that can expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environment, and it helps to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet. Features of the IBM Converged Switch B32 include:
- A 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation
- Enterprise-class ... [more]


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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2011, last updated 1 Apr 2011

"Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." This IBM® Redbooks® publication, written at a Data Center Fabric Manager v10.1.4 and Fabric Operating System v6.4 level, consolidates critical information while also covering procedures and tasks that you are likely to encounter on a daily basis when implementing an IBM b-type SAN. The products that we describe in this book have more functionality than we can possibly cover in a single book. A storage area network (SAN) is a powerful infrastructure for consolidation, distance solutions, and data sharing. The quality ... [more]


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IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2011

The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to communicate without merging fabrics into a single, large SAN fabric. This capability enables clients to initially deploy separate SAN solutions at the departmental and data center levels. Then, clients can consolidate these separate solutions into large enterprise SAN solutions as their experience and requirements grow and change. Alternatively, multiprotocol ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, which is a high-performance stand-alone device designed to protect data-at-rest in mission-critical environments. In addition to helping IT organizations achieve compliance with regulatory mandates and meeting industry standards for data confidentiality, the SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch also protects them against potential litigation and liability following a reported breach. Data is one of the most highly valued resources in a competitive business environment. Protecting that data, controlling access ... [more]


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Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Appliances
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2011

IBM® j-type data center solutions that run Junos software provide operational agility and efficiency that dramatically simplifies the network and delivers unprecedented savings. This solution enables a network design with fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the obvious cost advantages, the design enables the following key benefits:
- Reduces latency
- Simplifies device management
- Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
- Eliminates multiple system failure points
- Performs pervasive security
The high-performance data ... [more]


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Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Switches and Routers
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 13 Feb 2011

IBM® j-type data center solutions running Junos software (from Juniper Networks) provide operational agility and efficiency, dramatically simplifying the network and delivering savings. With this solution, a network design has fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the cost advantages, the design offers the following key benefits:
- Reduces latency
- Simplifies device management
- Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
- Eliminates multiple system failure points
- Performs pervasive security
The high-performance data ... [more]


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IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 30 Dec 2010

As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address these requirements:
- Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance, and manageability
- Networking solutions that enable investment protection with performance and cost ... [more]


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IBM Ethernet Switch J48E
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 24 Dec 2010

The IBM J48E Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis technology combine the high availability and carrier-class reliability of modular systems with the economics and flexibility of stackable platforms, delivering a high-performance, scalable solution for data center, campus and branch office environments.


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