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IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 6 Jun 2016, last updated 16 Aug 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, configuring, and employing the IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products. It provides the latest best practices for the practical application of ProtecTIER Software Version 3.4. This latest release introduces the new ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition TS7650G DD6 model high performance server. This book also includes information about the revolutionary and patented IBM HyperFactor® deduplication engine, along with other data storage efficiency techniques, such as compression and defragmentation. The IBM ... [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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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2016

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution that is designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. With low profile IBM Ultrium® Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 7, 6, and 5 Half-High tape drives, and high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations.


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Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2016

Enterprises are struggling to provide the right storage infrastructure to keep up with the explosion of unstructured data in addition to facing increased pressure to retain this data for an extended period of time. Object storage is rapidly emerging as a viable method for building scalable big data archiving solutions to address these unstructured data growth challenges. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum Scale V4.2 delivers a fast, highly available, highly scalable shared file system that enables ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader Express
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 23 Sep 2014, last updated 7 May 2015

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution, designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution, designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. See latest abstract here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1343.html


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IBM TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 23 Sep 2014, last updated 6 May 2015

The IBM® TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are well-suited for handling the backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. See latest abstract here: http://w3.itso.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1342.html


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IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 29 Jan 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.1.1.2 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. LTFS EE enables the use of LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™) based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. LTFS EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape. LTFS EE supports IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium ... [more]


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Rapid Data Backup and Restore Using NFS on IBM ProtecTIER TS7620 Deduplication Appliance Express
Tape storage

Solution Guide, published 3 Apr 2013, last updated 14 Apr 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of how to use the IBM TS7620 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Appliance Express and the Network Attached Storage (NAS) support for Linux- and UNIX-based client backup environments. The File System Interface (FSI) with NFS support helps facilitate rapid data restoration, and the IBM HyperFactor® algorithm helps maximize disk usage by eliminating data duplicates in-line from the incoming backup data streams. The TS7620 Appliance Express comes pre bundled with internal disk storage included in a customer-installable, ready-to-run configuration. ... [more]


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Adding an IBM LTFS EE Tape Tier to an IBM SCSA Managed Storage Cloud
Tape storage

Web Doc, published 5 Mar 2014

IBM® SmartCloud® Storage Access (SCSA) is an IBM storage cloud management software product that enables cloud service with virtualization and automation. IBM Linear Tape File System™ Enterprise Edition (LTFS EE) can use LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM General Parallel File System based (IBM GPFS™) environment, and helps encourage the usage of tape as a critical tier in storage solutions. Now, an LTFS EE tape tier can be integrated in to the SCSA managed storage cloud with IBM STG Lab Services. This IBM Web Doc describes how to add the value of tape to ... [more]


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IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER Version 3.3
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 7 Feb 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G IBM ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express. This solution consists of the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V3.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7600 family of products. They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We describe the components that make up IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER and provide extensive planning and sizing guidance that ... [more]


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