IBM System Storage Solutions for Smarter Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 21 July 2011

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ISBN-10: 073843583X
ISBN-13: 9780738435831
IBM Form #: SG24-7945-00
(262 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Karen Lawrence, Urban Biel, Matthew Lee, Rosemary Mccutchen, Libor Miklas, Aslam Mirza


IBM® offers storage solutions that address the key needs of storage efficiency and data protection and retention. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows that IBM has the technology, products, and services to help keep your storage systems enabled and your business flourishing.

The information presented is structured as follows:

Storage efficiency:
- Virtualization
- Tiering
 - Thin provisioning
 - Flexible delivery
 - Compression
 - Deduplication
- Visibility

Data protection:
 - Backup and restore
 - Continuous operations
 - Retention and compliance

This book has been written for those most concerned about efficient, protected, and available data, along with maintaining their IT environment at a competitive price. The audience for this book is that of IT professionals, such as CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, practitioners, information architects, and current and prospective IBM clients and Business Partners.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Executive overview
Part 1. Storage efficiency
Chapter 2. Virtualization
Chapter 3. Flexible delivery solutions
Chapter 4. Automated tiering
Chapter 5. Thin provisioning
Chapter 6. Compression
Chapter 7. Deduplication
Chapter 8. Visibility
Part 2. Data protection
Chapter 9. Backup and recovery
Chapter 10. Continuous operations
Chapter 11. Retention and compliance

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