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VersaStack Solution for File Storage Using IBM Storwize V5030 and Windows Server 2016
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 7 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help you understand how to implement VersaStack with IBM Storwize® V5030 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 for file storage. This is one of two solutions, powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, that will replace the Storwize V7000 Unified.


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.4: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 5 Aug 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive (formerly IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS)) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.2.4.0 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale™ based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the fourth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive V1.2 (SG24-8333) although it is based on ... [more]


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Hortonworks Data Platform with IBM Spectrum Scale: Reference Guide for Building an Integrated Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 12 Jul 2017, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides guidance about building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM Spectrum™ Scale and Hortonworks Data Platform for performing in-place Hadoop or Spark-based analytics. It covers the benefits of the integrated solution and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models. Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is a leading Hadoop and Spark distribution. HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications, and delivers robust analytics that accelerate ... [more]


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Data-at-rest Encryption for the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Jul 2017

With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization's information is a key part of operating a successful business. Encrypting data-at-rest is a key element when addressing these concerns. Most storage products offer encryption at an additional cost. The IBM® Spectrum Accelerate family, which includes IBM XIV® Storage System, IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R system(s), and IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate Software provides data-at-rest encryption at no charge. ... [more]


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SAP HANA and ESS: A Winning Combination
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 23 May 2017, last updated 7 Jun 2017

SAP HANA on IBM® POWER® is an established HANA solution with which customers can run HANA-based analytic and business applications on a flexible IBM Power-based infrastructure. IT assets, such as servers, storage, and skills and operation procedures, can easily be used and re-used instead of enforcing more investment into dedicated SAP HANA only appliances. In this scenario, IBM Spectrum Scale™ as the underlying block storage and files system adds further benefits to this solution stack to take advantage of scale effects, higher availability, simplification, and performance. With the IBM ... [more]


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Automating IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment with Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and JuJu Charms
Storage Solutions

Draft Redguide, last updated 8 May 2017

Automation is key to faster deployments with fewer resources. Now Canonical’s JuJu charms can help automate deployments of IBM Spectrum Scale with Ubuntu OpenStack cloud. This Redguide showcases how to deploy an OpenStack environment in an automated fashion with Spectrum Scale as a storage backend by using Juju Charms.


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IBM Storage and the NVM Express Revolution
Flash storage

Point-of-View, published 4 May 2017

With the increasing maturity and wider adoption of flash-based storage in data centers, the broader industry has recognized the need for standardized, efficient protocols and interfaces that are optimized for low-latency, performance-dense storage media (such as flash) and upcoming non-volatile memory technologies. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication presents important aspects of the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol and its different flavors as well as the new paradigm for storage access that it enables. It discusses the implications of the NVMe protocol for the enterprise storage ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 3.3
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 May 2016, last updated 11 Apr 2017

Note: The IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide, SG24-8366 is available at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248366.html IBM® TS7700 is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for IBM z Systems™ data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. Its fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy takes advantage of both disk and tape technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive and archive ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2017, last updated 11 Apr 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM TS7700 Release 4.0. 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. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM z™ Systems environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management ... [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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