TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 24 August 2010, updated 01 September 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434558
ISBN-13: 9780738434551
IBM Form #: SG24-7796-00
(340 pages)

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Authors: Alex Osuna, Luciano Cecchetti, Erik Franz, Roberto Mencarelli


This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® TS7680 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway for System z® (3958-DE2) hardware and the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z V1.1 software. These are designed to help address the tape processing needs of System z data centers by improving the data protection infrastructure and more cost effectively managing and protecting critical client data.

Managing this growth has become the primary source of pain for storage professionals, who are grappling with the following challenges:

- Growing storage acquisition and management costs
- Data processing administration
- Shrinking batch windows
-Demanding service levels

The TS7680 helps alleviate these challenges.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to the TS7680
Chapter 1. Concepts of data deduplication
Chapter 2. The TS7680 ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway architecture
Chapter 3. ProtecTIER native replication overview and operation
Chapter 4. Hardware planning for the TS7680
Part 2. Planning and setup
Chapter 5. Planning for deduplication
Chapter 6. TS7680 setup
Chapter 7. Host attachment
Part 3. Managing the TS7680
Chapter 8. Managing and administering TS7680
Chapter 9. Monitoring the system
Chapter 10. Disaster recovery and failover scenarios
Appendix A. Reliability, availability, and serviceability update
Appendix B. Checklists
Appendix C. WTI Network Power Switch

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