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IBM Spectrum Scale in an OpenStack Environment
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2016

OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base with which to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and network) to ease the sharing of the infrastructure across applications, use cases, or workloads. IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage and provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high-performance data access with many enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and ... [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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Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2016

Enterprises are struggling to provide the right storage infrastructure to keep up with the explosion of unstructured data in addition to facing increased pressure to retain this data for an extended period of time. Object storage is rapidly emerging as a viable method for building scalable big data archiving solutions to address these unstructured data growth challenges. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum Scale V4.2 delivers a fast, highly available, highly scalable shared file system that enables ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Family: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016, last updated 15 Mar 2016

IBM® Spectrum Control (Spectrum Control), a member of the IBM Spectrum™ Family of products, is the next-generation data management solution for software-defined environments (SDEs). With support for block, file, object workloads, and software-defined storage and predictive analytics, and automated and advanced monitoring to identify proactively storage performance problems, Spectrum Control enables administrators to provide efficient management for heterogeneous storage environments. IBM Spectrum Control™ (formerly IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center) delivers a complete set of ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale and ECM FileNet Content Manager Are a Winning Combination: Deployment Variations and Value-added Features
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 4 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes various deployment options to configure IBM enterprise content management (ECM) FileNet® Content Manager components to use IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly known as IBM GPFS™) as back-end storage. The paper also describes various IBM Spectrum Scale value-added features with FileNet Content Manager to facilitate an efficient and effective data-management solution.


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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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Implementing IBM Spectrum Scale
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 11 Nov 2015, last updated 2 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum™ Scale, which is a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, built on proven IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) technology. Providing reliability, performance and scalability, IBM Spectrum Scale™ can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication can help you install, tailor, and configure the environment, which is created from a combination of physical and logical components: hardware, operating system, storage, network, and applications. Knowledge of these components is key for ... [more]


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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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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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A Guide to the IBM Clustered Network File System
z Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Nov 2010, last updated 3 Aug 2012

The Clustered Network File System (CNFS) is a capability based on IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) running on Linux® which, when combined with System x® servers or BladeCenter® Servers, IBM TotalStorage® Disk Systems, and Storage Area Networks (SAN) components, provides a scalable file services environment. This capability enables customers to run a General Parallel File System (GPFS) data-serving cluster in which some or all of the nodes actively export the file system using NFS. This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows how Cluster NFS file services are delivered and supported today ... [more]


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GPFS in the Cloud: Storage Virtualization with NPIV on IBM System p and IBM System Storage DS5300
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 29 Sep 2010

The IBM® General Parallel Filesystem (GPFS™) is known for its performance, scalability, availability, and manageability features. It is the file system used in many High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, scaling to thousands of servers and serving multi-petabyte file systems. GPFS is also used in many non-HPC areas, such as database solutions, but typically has been deployed at a much smaller scale in those environments both in number of servers and size of the underlying storage subsystems. This IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on the use of GPFS in conjunction with server ... [more]


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