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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. This book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems running microcode Release 9.0 (Bundle 89.0 / Licensed Machine Code (LMC) The DS8900F family offers two new classes:
- IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash: The Flexibility Class is designed to reduce complexity while addressing various workloads at the lowest DS8900F family entry cost. ... [more]

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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM FlashSystem V7200 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 17 Feb 2020

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™ V8.2.1. 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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IBM DS8910F Model 993 Rack Mounted Storage System
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 12 Feb 2020, last updated 16 Feb 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication presents and positions the DS8910F Model 993. The modular system can be integrated into 15U contiguous space of an IBM z14® Model ZR1 (z14 Model ZR1), IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II (z14 Model LR1), or other standard 19-inch wide rack. The DS8910F Model 993 allows you to take advantage of the performance boost of all-flash systems and advanced features while limiting datacenter footprint and power infrastructure ... [more]

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IBM DS8000 and Transparent Cloud Tiering

Draft Redbooks, last updated 12 Feb 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8000 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering and is composed of the following key elements:
- A gateway in the DS8000, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage by using a network connection, with the option to encrypt data in the ... [more]

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DS8000 4-Site Replication with IBM Copy Services Manager
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Feb 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication helps you design and implement a 4-site replication solution for IBM DS8000® environments. IBM Copy Services Manager is used to orchestrate the data replication and failover and failback mechanisms between the different sites. The IBM DS8000 Copy Services functions are the foundation of this 4-site replication solution. The four sites consist of two pairs of sites. Within each pair, the two sites are at metro distance, while the pairs connect at long distance over asynchronous links. The solution is based on a Multi-Target PPRC topology that consists of a Metro ... [more]


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