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Using IBM Spectrum Accelerate family in VMware Environments XIV, FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, Spectrum Accelerate
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpapers, last updated 17 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including XIV® and FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R. After reviewing different integration concepts and explaining general implementation aspects for attaching the IBM Spectrum Accelrate family to VMware ESXi deployments, the paper focuses on components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition version ... [more]


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Hyper-Scale Manager for Spectrum Accelerate Family XIV, FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, Spectrum Accelerate
Disk storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 17 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and usage with the Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM FlashSystem® A9000/A9000R, XIV® Gen3 and Spectrum Accelerate software. The web-based GUI provides a revolutionary object-centered interface design that is aimed toward ease of use together with enhanced efficiency for storage administrators. The first chapter describes general features of the GUI and installation of the Hyper-Scale Manager server. Subsequent chapters illustrate some typical GUI actions amongst ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 10 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, while a highly intuitive user ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.2.1)
Disk storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 10 Jan 2017

This edition applies to the DS8880 with DS8000 Release 8.2.1 This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems. The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z Systems™, and ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and IBM z Systems Synergy
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpapers, last updated 5 Jan 2017

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 DS8880 an ideal combination. This paper is intended for those who have some familiarity with z Systems and the ... [more]


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