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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with SQL, Spectrum Control, and Spectrum Protect
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2015

Dynamic organizations want to accelerate growth while reducing costs. To do so, they must speed the deployment of business applications and adapt quickly to any changes in priorities. Organizations today require an IT infrastructure to be easy, efficient, and versatile. The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM® can help you accelerate the deployment of your data centers. It reduces costs by more efficiently managing information and resources while maintaining your ability to adapt to business change. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure with ... [more]

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IBM Spectrum Accelerate Reference Architecture
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 18 Aug 2015, last updated 1 Sep 2015

IBM® Spectrum™ Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic of Spectrum Accelerate is that it can be easily deployed and run on purpose-built or existing hardware chosen by the customer. IBM Spectrum Accelerate enables rapid deployment of high-performance and scalable block data storage infrastructure over commodity hardware, either on-premises, or off-premises. This technical publication describes a Spectrum ... [more]

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Using IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack Environment
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 17 Jul 2015

With the availability of the IBM® Storage Driver for OpenStack, the IBM DS8870 can offer a range of capabilities that enable more effective storage automation deployments in to private or public clouds. Enabling OpenStack with DS8870 allows for storage to be made available whenever it is needed without the traditional associated cost of highly skilled administrators and infrastructure. This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains how to integrate the DS8870 in an Openstack environment, first from the DS8870 Storage Administrator perspective and then from a cloud administrator standpoint. The ... [more]

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Spectrum Scale in an Enhanced Stretched Cluster Implementation
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 8 Jul 2015

Business continuity and continuous application availability are among the top requirements for many organizations. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking have made enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now manage both planned and unplanned outages, and provide the flexibility and cost efficiencies that are available from cloud-computing models. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the following products and topics:
- IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, which is the software that is at the core of the IBM SAN Volume Controller
- ... [more]

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IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Industry Solutions

Redbooks, published 20 Feb 2015, last updated 6 Mar 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, while helping to reduce costs. IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) helps convert existing storage to IBM Smarter Storage, providing more room for data growth and simplified storage administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives an overview of the concepts of software-defined environment (SDE) and software-defined storage (SDS), and how they work ... [more]

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Using XIV in OpenStack Environments
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 27 Feb 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief overview of OpenStack and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. It focuses on the use of OpenStack with the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. The illustration scenario in the paper uses the OpenStack Icehouse release, which is installed on RedHat Linux servers, and the IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack. This paper is intended for clients and cloud administrators who look forward to integrating IBM XIV Storage Systems in OpenStack and using IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack environments. The paper provides guidance in setting up an environment by using ... [more]

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Exploring RESTful API Support with XIV
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2015

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a simple stateless architecture that uses existing web technology and protocols, essentially Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). In the last few years, REST has emerged as a predominant web service design model. It is a simpler alternative to SOAP. The RESTful application programming interface (API) establishes a mapping between create, read, update, and delete operations and the corresponding POST, GET, PUT, and DELETE HTTP actions. The RESTful interface focuses on the components’ roles and resources, and ignores their internal implementation ... [more]

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Implementing IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 4 Sep 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication shows how to integrate IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments (IBM SDN VE) seamlessly within a new or existing data center. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales support, targeting network administrators and other technical professionals that want to get an overview of this new and exciting technology, and see how it fits into the overall vision of a truly Software Defined Environment. It shows you all of the steps that are required to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot the IBM SDN VE product. It also highlights specific, real-world ... [more]

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Using the IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack Cloud Environment
Disk storage

Solution Guide, published 21 Jan 2014

The IBM® DS8870 comes with characteristics and functions that make it an ideal storage foundation for building a workload-aware cloud, especially with the availability of the IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack. The IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack enables OpenStack clouds to access the DS8870 storage system. The driver integrates with the OpenStack environment and enables OpenStack applications to take advantage of the DS8870 enterprise-class ... [more]

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z/OS V1.13 DFSMS Technical Update
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2012, last updated 23 Sep 2012

Each release of IBM® Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) builds on the previous version. The latest release, IBM z/OS® V1.13 DFSMS, provides enhancements in these areas for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment:
- Storage management
- Data access
- Device support
- Program management
- Distributed data access
This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1.13 DFSMS. It provides information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with ... [more]

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