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DS8880 High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2
Flash storage

Draft Product Guide, last updated 3 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 (HPFE Gen2). HPFE Gen2 is a flash enclosure with flash drives and associated Flash RAID adapter, for use with the DS8880 models.


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 3 Oct 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization’s IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize Considerations for PCI-DSS Compliance
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2017

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is the global information security standard for organizations that process, store, or transmit data with any of the major credit card brands. More and more organizations are looking for compliance with this standard. This IBM® Redpaper™ describes how the features and functions of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize help organizations towards compliance of their IT infrastructure on relevant areas of the PCI-DSS standard. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ is the software common to all IBM Storwize® products such as IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM ... [more]


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Building a Software-Defined Cloud with IBM PowerVM Systems
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Aug 2017, last updated 29 Sep 2017

The aim of this document is to provide the reader with a concrete example and implementation details to build out a fully software-defined cloud on IBM® Power Systems™. This guide uses the following technologies to build this cloud:

  • IBM Power System S822: At least one server, but three or more are preferred. Provides the hardware for cloud compute, storage, and networking.
  • IBM PowerVM®: A hypervisor that runs Linux, AIX®, and IBM i operating systems.
  • IBM Spectrum™ Scale: Software-defined storage software that is built for scale and high performance.
  • IBM ... [more]


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Digital Transformation with IBM Application Discovery
Application Platform

Redpaper, published 28 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how IBM Application Discovery (AD) complements IBM z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition and IBM Developer for z Systems® in making older mainframe applications available to the digital world. By using a sample scenario, this publication primarily focuses on how the functionality of AD can be used to discover application programming interface (API) candidates and how z/OS Connect can easily create an API out of the mainframe program. It also describes how IBM Developer for z Systems acts as the tool that links the entire ... [more]


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