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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM FlashSystem 7200 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 28 May 2020

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™ V8.2.1. 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 SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that 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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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 9200, 9100, 7200 and 5100 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Storage Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the FlashSystems solution powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. This innovative storage offering 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 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Organizations of all sizes face the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 systems provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The IBM FlashSystem 5010 ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 19 May 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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Securing Data on Threat Detection Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 18 May 2020

Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity for any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, when combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that are provided by IBM QRadar®, help reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to ... [more]


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Optimize the Value of Your Data with Oracle and IBM Flash Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 May 2020

In this multicloud and cognitive era, information continues to grow rapidly. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow by 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data in data centers as in the cloud. IT environments with Oracle deployments will need to accommodate that data growth, including storing, copying, mirroring, and protecting the data. When IT budgets are constrained but data keeps growing, storage costs can consume more than their fair share of the IT budget. The leading-edge portfolio of storage solutions and essential technologies of IBM® can help organizations stay ahead of ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server (ESS) and IBM Elastic Storage System, which are scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers and IBM Elastic Storage Systems can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture, and walks you through ordering the right solution for your environment, planning the installation ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM System Storage™ for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects ... [more]


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Automate and Orchestrate Your IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Apr 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for the IBM FlashSystem®. The document describes the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning for the IBM FlashSystem by using Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks that are described in this document, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. 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 FlashSystem storage devices are ... [more]


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IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the installation, integration, and configuration of IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM).


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9200 Blueprint Version 2 Release 3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 22 Apr 2020

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® 9200 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 9200 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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IBM Spectrum Scale Immutability Introduction, Configuration Guidance, and Use Cases
Storage Solutions

Redguide, published 17 Apr 2020

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Spectrum Scale immutability function. It shows how to set it up and presents different ways for managing immutable and append-only files. This publication also provides guidance for implementing IT security aspects in an IBM Spectrum Scale cluster by addressing regulatory requirements. It also describes two typical use cases for managing immutable files. One use case involves applications that manage file immutability; the other use case presents a solution to automatically set files to immutable within a IBM Spectrum Scale immutable ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 6 Nov 2019, last updated 16 Apr 2020

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint (https://ibm.biz/IBMSpectrumProtectPlusBlueprints) provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement ... [more]


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Block Storage Migration in Open Environments
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 16 Apr 2020

Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery (DR). Data migration is a critical operation, and this book explains the phases and steps to ensure a smooth migration. Topics range from planning and preparation to execution and validation. The book explains, from a generic standpoint, the appliance-based, storage-based, and host-based techniques that can be used to accomplish the migration. Each method is explained through practical migration scenarios and for various operating systems. This ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale CSI Driver for Container Persistent Storage
Cloud

Redpaper, published 10 Apr 2020

IBM® Spectrum Scale is a proven, scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. It provides world-class storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, automatic policy-based storage that has tiers of flash through disk to tape. It also provides support for various protocols, such as NFS, SMB, Object, HDFS, and iSCSI. Containers can leverage the performance, information lifecycle management (ILM), scalability, and multisite data management to give the full flexibility on storage as they experience on the runtime. Container adoption is increasing in ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3000
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3000 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3000 solution and helps you to plan the ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint Version 1 Release 4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Apr 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 TS7700 Release 5.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7770 supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 R5.0 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 17 Mar 2020

Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7700 (TS7760, TS7770) now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM® Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud™ Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object ... [more]


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