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IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpapers, published 17 Jan 2017

Today, new business models in the marketplace coexist with traditional ones and their well-established IT architectures. They generate new business needs and new IT requirements that can only be satisfied by new service models and new technological approaches. These changes are reshaping the traditional IT concepts. Cloud in its three main variants (Public, Hybrid, and Private) represents the major and most viable answer to those IT requirements, and software-defined infrastructure (SDI) is its major technological enabler. IBM® technology supports SDI both in an open standard framework and ... [more]

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IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Redpapers, published 16 Jan 2017, last updated 17 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. ... [more]

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IBM Power Systems L and LC Server Positioning Guide
Power Systems

Redpapers, published 9 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is written to assist you in locating the optimal server/workload fit within the IBM Power Systems™ L and IBM OpenPOWER LC product lines. IBM has announced several scale-out servers, and as a partner in the OpenPOWER organization, unique design characteristics that are engineered into the LC line have broadened the suite of available workloads beyond typical client OS hosting. This paper looks at the benefits of the Power Systems L servers and OpenPOWER LC servers, and how they are different, providing unique benefits for Enterprise workloads and use ... [more]

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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 13 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive (formerly IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS)) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.2.2.0 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™)) based environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the third edition of IBM ... [more]

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IBM DS8880 Product Guide (Release 8.2.1)
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 20 Dec 2016, last updated 13 Jan 2017

** updated on January 12, 2017 to reflect new all-flash models available with DS8000 Release 8.2.1 ** This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide gives an overview of the features and functions that are offered by the IBM DS8880 models with Release 8.2.1. The IBM DS8880 architecture relies on powerful IBM POWER8® processor-based servers that manage the cache to streamline disk input/output (I/O), maximizing performance and throughput. These capabilities are further enhanced with the availability of the of High-Performance Flash Enclosures (HPFE Gen-2). The IBM DS8888F, DS8886F, and DS8884F excel at ... [more]

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