IBM DS8000 and IBM Z Synergy DS8000: Release 9.2 and z/OS 2.5

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 28 October 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460087
ISBN-13: 9780738460086
IBM Form #: REDP-5186-06
(144 pages)

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Authors: Ewerson Palacio, Marlon Cerqueira, Andre Luiz Coelho Da Silva, Marcelo Moraes


IBM® Z has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the Z processors and storage software, the disk storage systems, and their communication architecture consistently reinforced this 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® and the IBM DS8000 products an ideal combination.

This paper is intended for users who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000® series and want a condensed but comprehensive overview of the synergy items up to the IBM z15™ server with z/OS v2.5 and the IBM DS8900 Release 9.2 firmware.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Disaster recovery and high availability
Chapter 3. Data protection and backup
Chapter 4. Management and configuration
Chapter 5. IBM Z and DS8000 performance

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