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IBM SAN42B-R Extension Switch and IBM b-type Gen 6 Extension Blade in Distance Replication Configurations (Disk and Tape)
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 9 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication helps network and storage administrators understand how to implement the IBM SAN42B-R Extension Switch and the IBM b-type Gen 6 Extension Blade for distance replication. It provides an overview of the IBM System Storage® SAN42B-R extension switch hardware and software features, describes the extension architecture, shows example implementations, and explains how to troubleshoot your extension products. IBM b-type extension products provide long-distance replication of your data for business continuity by using disaster recovery (BC/DR). This paper provides an ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.2.1)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 25 Jan 2017, last updated 8 Feb 2017

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 simplified management tools help provide a cost-effective path to an on-demand ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 EasyTier
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 23 Aug 2016, last updated 8 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® and explains its practical use with the IBM System Storage DS8880 at code level R8.1.1. Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system to (automatically and without disruption to applications) relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew between ranks, even within ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 7 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) server (8335-GTB model). The S822LC for HPC server is designed for high-performance computing applications that support the Linux operating system and high-performance data analytics, the enterprise data center, and accelerated cloud deployments. This paper introduces the major innovative S822LC for HPC server features and their relevant functions:
- Powerful IBM POWER8® processors that offer 16 cores at 3.259 GHz with 3.857 GHz turbo ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 7 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and usage with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, IBM XIV® Gen3, and IBM 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 IBM Hyper-Scale Manager server. Subsequent chapters illustrate some ... [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, last updated 6 Feb 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 Service Management Suite for z/OS with Service Management Unite
IT Service Management

Solution Guide, published 1 Feb 2017

IBM® Service Management Suite for z/OS provides operators a transparent view of the IBM z Systems® compute landscape, including central electronic complexes (CECs), LPARs, and Sysplexes with key performance indicators for improved problem isolation, analysis, and diagnosis. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes Service Management Suite for z/OS and its new user interface, IBM Service Management Unite, and includes high-level architectures (for each solution) with their key components. The guide also explains the integration of Service Management Unite with Service Management Suite for ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 30 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, and a highly intuitive user ... [more]


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Microservices Best Practices for Java
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2016, last updated 30 Jan 2017

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers Microservices best practices for Java. It focuses on creating cloud native applications using the latest version of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty, IBM Bluemix® and other Open Source Frameworks in the Microservices ecosystem to highlight ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Replication Solutions
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 27 Jan 2017

IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R provide copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. Furthermore, support for IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility enables a seamless migration of volumes from one IBM FlashSystem A9000 to another with no interference to the host. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is intended for ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Security
Security

Redpaper, published 25 Jan 2017

Storage systems must provide reliable and convenient data access to all authorized users while simultaneously preventing threats coming from outside or even inside the enterprise. Security threats come in many forms, from unauthorized access to data, data tampering, denial of service, and obtaining privileged access to systems. According to the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), data security in the context of storage systems is responsible for safeguarding the data against theft, prevention of unauthorized disclosure of data, prevention of data tampering, and accidental ... [more]


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Using the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family in VMware Environments: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 25 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including IBM XIV® and IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R servers. After reviewing different integration concepts and explaining general implementation aspects for attaching the IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ family to VMware ESXi deployments, the paper focuses on components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition V3.1. This paper is intended for planning to use or implementing the IBM Spectrum Accelerate family of ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM TS7700 Release 4.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. The IBM TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performance architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM z™ Systems environment. It is a fully integrated, tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management microcode with extensive self-management ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and IBM z Systems Synergy
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 20 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 IBM ... [more]


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z/OS PKI Services: Quick Set-up for Multiple CAs
Security

Redbooks, published 20 Sep 2016, last updated 20 Jan 2017

If you are new to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), this IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure PKI Services on IBM z/OS®. The intention is to show you a simplified set-up in which the ITSO labs were created. You can choose a similar set-up for your site in a controlled test environment where you can gain skills and experience in PKI Services on z/OS, and then move on to plan and implement it across your site. This IBM Redbooks publication is written at the z/OS Version 2 Release 2 ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems E870 and E880 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Dec 2014, last updated 18 Jan 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System E870 (9119-MME) and IBM Power System E880 (9119-MHE) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E870 and Power E880 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8 processor, available at frequencies of 4.024 GHz, 4.190 GHz, and 4.350 GHz.
- Up to 16 TB of memory in the E870 and 32 TB in the E880
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory ... [more]


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IBM Software-Defined Storage Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, 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

Redpaper, 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 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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DS8880 High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 22 Dec 2016, last updated 12 Jan 2017

** updated on January 12, 2017 to reflect new all-flash models available with Release 8.2.1 ** This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 (HPFE Gen2). HPFE Gen2 is a flash enclosure with flash cards and associated Flash RAID adapter, for use with the latest DS8880 models.


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