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The IBM® System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance are disk-based data storage systems configured for three available interfaces:
- The Virtual Tape Library (VTL) interface is the foundation of ProtecTIER and emulates traditional automated tape libraries.
- The Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API can be integrated with Symantec NetBackup to provide backup-to-disk without having to emulate traditional tape libraries.
- The newly available File System Interface (FSI) supports Common Internet File System (CIFS) as a backup target.
This IBM Redbooks® publication provides ProtecTIER implementation and best practice guidance for an IBM ProtecTIER feature, the revolutionary and patented IBM HyperFactor® deduplication engine, along with other data storage efficiency techniques, such as compression or defragmentation.
For your existing ProtecTIER solution, we provide best practices and suggestions to boost the performance and the effectiveness of the data deduplication with regards to your application platforms for your VTL, OST, and FSI systems.
When building a new ProtecTIER data deduplication environment, this publication helps IT architects and solution designers plan for the best option and scenario for data deduplication for their environments. This guide helps you optimize your deduplication ratio, while reducing the hardware, power and cooling, and management costs.
Table of contents
Part 1. General best practices
Chapter 1. ProtecTIER basics
Chapter 2. Deduplication considerations
Chapter 3. Virtual Tape Library guidelines
Chapter 4. File System Interface guidelines
Chapter 5. OpenStorage guidelines
Chapter 6. Host attachment considerations
Part 2. Back-end storage subsystems
Chapter 7. Back-end storage overview
Chapter 8. Entry and midrange disks
Chapter 9. IBM XIV Storage System
Chapter 10. IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage
Chapter 11. IBM System Storage DS8000
Part 3. Backup management, VTL, and OST best practices
Chapter 12. Backup management introduction
Chapter 13. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Chapter 14. Symantec NetBackup
Chapter 15. EMC NetWorker
Chapter 16. HP Data Protector
Chapter 17. IBM i and Backup, Recovery, and Media Services
Chapter 18. CommVault
Part 4. Backup management and FSI best practices
Chapter 19. Best practices for using ProtecTIER FSI with backup applications on Windows
Part 5. Application considerations
Chapter 20. Application considerations and data types
Part 6. Replication and disaster recovery
Chapter 21. Replication and disaster recovery overview
Chapter 22. Replication and DR deployment with backup applications
Appendix A. ProtecTIER maintenance rate control tuning
Appendix B. ProtecTIER parsers
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