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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function. The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™. The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication). This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R6 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2020, last updated 22 Jan 2020

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and 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 existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint Version 1 Release 3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 21 Jan 2020

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift is a comprehensive container-ready solution that includes all the hardware & software components necessary to setup and/or expand your Red Hat OpenShift environment. This blueprint includes Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uses Container Storage Interface (CSI) standards. IBM Storage brings enterprise data services to containers. In this blueprint, learn how to: · Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today! · Build a 24 by 7 by 365 enterprise class ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for Splunk Enterprise
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Dec 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Splunk Enterprise Solutions using IBM All Flash Array systems for the Hot and Warm tiers, and IBM Elastic Storage System for the Cold and Frozen tiers. This document provides the reference architecture and configuration guidelines for the IBM Storage systems. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storage Systems are supported, entitled and where the issues are ... [more]


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DS8000 4-Site Replication with IBM Copy Services Manager
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 16 Dec 2019

This IBM® Redpaper publication will help you design and implement a 4-site replication solution for DS8000® environments. IBM Copy Services Manager is used to orchestrate the data replication as well a failover and failback mechanisms between the different sites. The IBM DS8000 Copy Services functions are the foundation of this 4-site replication soution. The four sites are comprised of two pairs of sites . Within each pair, the two sites are at metro distance, while the pairs connect at long distance. over asynchronous links. The solution is based on a Multi-Target PPRC topology consisting ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 3 Dec 2019

IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, 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 IBM Spectrum Archive. IBM Spectrum Archive can play an important role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The IBM Spectrum Archive Virtual Appliance can be deployed in minutes and key features can be tried along with ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Easy Tier (Updated for DS8000 R9.0)
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 4 Dec 2018, last updated 26 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of IBM System Storage® Easy Tier®, and explains its practical use with the IBM DS8000® series and License Machine Code 7.9.0.xxx (also known as R9.0).. Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system to (automatically and without disruption to applications) relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 SafeGuarded Copy
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2018, last updated 13 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy functionality. 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 introduces Safeguarded Copy and discusses the need for logical corruption protection (LCP) and information about regulatory requirements. It presents the general concepts of LCP, and then explore various use cases for recovery. The paper is intended for IT security ... [more]


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Monitoring and Managing the IBM Elastic Storage Server Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 12 Nov 2019

The IBM® Elastic Storage Server GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM ESS system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The ESS GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the ESS GUI. It includes information about how to install and configure the GUI and in-depth information about the use of the GUI options. The primary audience for ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9100 Blueprint Version 2 Release 2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 Nov 2019

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9100 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9100 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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