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IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.2.1)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Aug 2021, last updated 18 Jan 2022

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement them. The content is structured into four major sections:
- Safeguarded Copy introduction
- ... [more]

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SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 5 Jan 2022

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior. Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that were introduced in 9.0. This paper covers the following recent changes:
- SANnav
- Fabric Performance Impact Notification ... [more]

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IBM TS4500 R8 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 28 Dec 2021

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and better integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low per-terabyte cost and high density, with up to 13 PB of data (up to ... [more]

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IBM FlashSystem Safeguarded Copy Implementation Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 27 Dec 2021

Safeguarded Copy function that is available with IBM® Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2 supports the ability to create cyber-resilient point-in-time copies of volumes that cannot be changed or deleted through user errors, malicious actions, or ransomware attacks. The system integrates with IBM Copy Services Manager to provide automated backup copies and data recovery. This IBM Redpaper® publication introduces the features and functions of Safeguarded Copy function by using several examples. This document is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support specialists and storage ... [more]

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Multi-Factor Authentication Using IBM Security Verfiy for IBM Spectrum Fusion

Redpaper, published 20 Dec 2021

Data is the new crown jewel of any organization. The use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to safeguard the most critical asset of any organization (the data) became a high-priority need. MFA verifies the identity of the consumers by applying multiple methods that provide an extra layer of security in addition to the login credentials. Regulatory compliances exist that require MFA, such as PCI DSS v3.2, NIST SP 800-171, and DFS 23 NYCRR 500. Implementation of MFA reduces the risk and increases the security posture of your deployments. Storage is where the data resides. Compute is where ... [more]


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