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IBM Spectrum Virtualize Considerations for PCI-DSS Compliance
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2017

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is the global information security standard for organizations that process, store, or transmit data with any of the major credit card brands. More and more organizations are looking for compliance with this standard. This IBM® Redpaper™ describes how the features and functions of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize help organizations towards compliance of their IT infrastructure on relevant areas of the PCI-DSS standard. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ is the software common to all IBM Storwize® products such as IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:
- A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
- DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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High Availability for Oracle Database with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror and IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize HyperSwap® function to provide a high availability (HA) storage infrastructure for Oracle databases across metro distances, using the IBM SAN Volume Controller. The HyperSwap function is available on all IBM storage technologies that use IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software, which include the IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize® V5000, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM FlashSystem® V9000, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize as software. This paper focuses on the functional behavior of HyperSwap when subjected to various ... [more]


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Using IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management with IBM FlashSystem A9000 or A9000R and SAP HANA
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Aug 2017, last updated 29 Aug 2017

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use it. IBM Spectrum™ Copy Data Management is aimed at using existing data in a manner that is efficient, automated, scalable. It helps you manage all of those snapshot and IBM FlashCopy® images made to support DevOps, data protection, disaster recovery, and Hybrid Cloud computing environments. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication specifically addresses IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management in combination with IBM FlashSystem® A9000 or A9000R when used ... [more]


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Monitoring Overview for IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage Server
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 28 Jul 2017

IBM® Spectrum Scale is software-defined storage for high-performance, large-scale workloads. IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM General parallel file system or GPFS) is a scalable data and file management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets along with several enterprise features. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) access methods. IBM Elastic Storage™ Server (ESS) is a software-defined storage system that is built upon proven IBM Power Systems™, IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale: Big Data and Analytics Solution
Software Defined Storage

Redguide, published 22 Aug 2016, last updated 14 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redguide™ publication describes big data and analytics (BD&A) deployments that are built on IBM Spectrum Scale™. Spectrum Scale is a proven enterprise-level distributed file system that is a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for Hadoop analytics services. Spectrum Scale supports varied deployment models, including Spectrum Scale File Placement Organizer (FPO) for storage-rich servers, Spectrum Scale on SAN shared storage, and an integrated system, called the IBM Elastic Storage™ Server (ESS). These solutions can host various ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2015, last updated 21 Jun 2017

DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for ... [more]


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A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage
Cloud

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2017, last updated 24 May 2017

Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm that is called object storage has been developed. Object storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by using various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 19 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software only and how it fits into to the IBM SAN Volume Control and IBM Storwize® families. It also provides use cases for cloud, Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and Managed Service Provider (MSP) implementations. This publication helps storage and networking administrators install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only. It also provides a detailed description of supported hardware and troubleshooting tips. In April 2017, this paper was updated to include information about ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 10 Apr 2017, last updated 16 May 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, which is powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Version 7.8. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution, which maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V7.8. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 and IBM Spectrum Virtualize V7.8
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 10 Apr 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which is an innovative storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage ... [more]


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Regain Control of your Environment with IBM Storage Insights
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 4 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to the new, cloud-based IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights (IBM Storage Insights, for short) offering, which is designed for small and medium businesses and organizations who need to quickly understand what is happening in their storage environment without implementing complex tools. IBM Storage Insights can be set up in less than 5 minutes and provides actionable insights about your storage in less than 30 minutes. IBM Storage Insights is an off-premise software as a service (SaaS) offering that is offered through the IBM Service Engage ... [more]


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IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Jan 2017, last updated 17 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Beyond the Basics
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 25 Nov 2014, last updated 9 Jan 2017

You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center. You have collected performance data and generated reports. Now it’s time to learn the best ways to use the software to manage your storage infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows the best way to set up the software, based on your storage environment, and then how to use it to manage your infrastructure. It includes experiences from IBM clients and staff and covers the following topics:
- Architectural design techniques (sizing your environment, single versus ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment on IBM SoftLayer
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 29 Nov 2016, last updated 5 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes various activities that are necessary to deploy IBM Spectrum Scale™ on IBM SoftLayer®.


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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Storage for IBM Spectrum Scale Using Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redpaper, published 30 Nov 2016, last updated 1 Dec 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help you with the sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using the transparent cloud tiering (TCT) functionality of IBM Spectrum™ Scale. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is a scalable data, file, and object management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets and several enterprise features. The Spectrum Scale feature called transparent cloud tiering allows cloud object storage providers such as IBM Cloud Object Storage (previously known as Cleversafe), IBM SoftLayer®, and Amazon S3 to be used as a ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with Oracle RAC, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and IBM Spectrum Protect
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 17 Oct 2016

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 that is 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 ... [more]


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Benefits of Spectrum Scale with OpenStack Deployments
Software Defined Storage

Solution Guide, published 19 Jul 2016

IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage, provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high performance with several enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) with unified access capabilities. OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and is used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and ... [more]


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Ready-to-use Virtual Appliance for Hands-on Spectrum Archive Evaluation
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 11 Jul 2016, last updated 18 Jul 2016

IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries provides seamless integration of IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) with IBM Spectrum™ Scale by creating an LTFS tape tier. You can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape by using Spectrum Archive. Spectrum Archive can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. This Spectrum Archive Virtual Appliance can be deployed in minutes and you can try key features of Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition ... [more]


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