From inception, what is known today as IBM® z Systems™ always had a close and unique relation to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the z Systems processors and storage software, the disk storage systems and their communication architecture have constantly reinforced the synergy.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM, and that make the IBM z Systems and the IBM DS8870 an ideal combination.
This paper is intended for those who have some familiarity with z Systems and the IBM DS8000® series and want a condensed but comprehensive overview of the synergy items up to the most recent IBM z13™ and the IBM DS8870 Release 7.5 firmware.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Disaster recovery and high availability
Chapter 3. Data protection and backup
Chapter 4. Management and configuration
Chapter 5. z Systems and DS8870 performance