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DFSMS: Extended Address Volume
z Systems

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2016

The rapid growth of big data and the storage of all that data is creating a critical problem for many organizations with IBM® z Systems™ environments. This situation occurs because the data that is stored is using all of the addressable device storage that is available. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how extended addressable volume (EAV) for IBM 3390 Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices can solve the lack of addressable device storage space problem. The paper also describes the design points of EAV, the value of implementing EAV, and the use of ... [more]


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IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use data. Traditional storage technologies are being stretched to the breaking point. This challenge is not because of storage hardware performance, but because management tools and techniques have not kept pace with new requirements. Primary data growth rates of 35% to 50% annually only amplify the problem. Organizations of all sizes find themselves needing to modernize their IT processes to enable critical new use cases such as storage ... [more]


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Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2016

Enterprises are struggling to provide the right storage infrastructure to keep up with the explosion of unstructured data in addition to facing increased pressure to retain this data for an extended period of time. Object storage is rapidly emerging as a viable method for building scalable big data archiving solutions to address these unstructured data growth challenges. OpenStack Swift is an emerging open source object storage platform that is widely used for cloud storage. IBM® Spectrum Scale V4.2 delivers a fast, highly available, highly scalable shared file system that enables ... [more]


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Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Jan 2014, last updated 31 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication for the Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication for the Open environment walks you through the process of establishing sessions, and managing and monitoring copy services through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication. The book introduces enhanced copy services and new session types that are used by the latest IBM storage systems. Tips and guidance for session usage, tunable parameters, troubleshooting, and for implementing and managing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication’s latest functionality up to v5.2 also are ... [more]


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Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM DB2, IBM Spectrum Control, and IBM Spectrum Protect
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2016

Dynamic organizations want to accelerate growth while reducing costs. To do so, they must speed the deployment of business applications and adapt quickly to any changes in priorities. Organizations require an IT infrastructure to be easy, efficient, and versatile. The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM® can help you accelerate the deployment of your datacenters. It reduces costs by more efficiently managing information and resources while maintaining your ability to adapt to business change. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) ... [more]


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Quick-start Guide to Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a quick, yet comprehensive, guide to configuring Virtual Volumes (VVols) for systems powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. You are guided through the configuration of the storage system, IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition, and the VMware vSphere Web Client. These three components are key to enabling the Virtual Volumes management framework.


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IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family Native IP Replication
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 17 Sep 2014, last updated 12 Jun 2015

IBM® has announced native Internet Protocol (IP) replication using Bridgeworks SANSlide technology with its IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize® V7000, IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V3700 virtualized storage systems. This combination of SANSlide and the SVC/Storwize family provides a powerful solution for clients who require efficient, IP-based replication over long distances. This certification gives SVC/Storwize clients a fully supported, transparent technology that includes unmatched levels of performance and reliability. With the SANSlide protocol acceleration ... [more]


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Optimize your investments with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 5 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Jun 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center V5.2 enables easy migration to agile, cloud-based storage environments. This solution comprises the advanced functions available in IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Tivoli FlashCopy® Manager, as well as the advanced analytics provided by the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center V5.2 license. By integrating these separate products, Virtual Storage Center provides a combined storage virtualization platform and storage management solution. It provides more room for data growth and simplifies the ... [more]


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DFSMShsm Fast Replication Technical Guide
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2015, last updated 12 May 2015

DFSMShsm fast replication provides DFSMShsm management for the use of volume-level fast replication. Fast replication is made possible by using the FlashCopy® capability of storage servers. With this capability, a set of storage groups can be defined as a copy pool. The volumes in this pool are processed collectively creating, by fast replication, backup versions that are managed by DFSMShsm. Recovery can be performed at the volume or copy pool level. This capability is designed to work specifically with DB2® Version 8 or later. With DFSMShsm fast replication, the backup and recovery of DB2 ... [more]


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IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 May 2015

Today’s IT companies are driven by continued data growth and economic pressure of huge amounts of data that needs to be stored on storage devices for fast access. Moving this data to lower tier devices like tape or optical devices (CD or DVD) is only a partial solution. IBM® Real-time Compression™ fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with software 11.6 is the answer to this challenge. It provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware, and effectively reduces software cost. This technology further extends the ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Control Base: Enabling VMware Virtual Volumes with IBM XIV Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 30 Apr 2015

With the announcement of vSphere 6.0, VMware also officially released support for the vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) architecture. VVOL allows more efficient operations and control of external storage resources, such as the IBM® XIV® storage system. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a short overview of the VVOL architecture implementation in XIV. The integration of VVOL with XIV is based on the VMware APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). The IBM support for VASA is delivered as part of IBM Spectrum Control. This paper discusses the prerequisites and shows a step-by-step illustration on ... [more]


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DFSMShsm: Managing PDSE V2 Data Sets
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 27 Apr 2015

The aim of this IBM® Redpaper™ is to provide a simple scenario to demonstrate how the PDSE V2 data sets with member generation can be integrated into existing storage management policies and processes. It shows how DFSMShsm can manage both PDSE version 1 and 2 data sets by showing the sample plan and implementation we used in a controlled test environment. It also demonstrates that DFSMShsm can migrate, recall, backup and recover these data sets.


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zEDC Compression: DFSMShsm Sample Implementation
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 7 Apr 2015

Before the announcement of zEDC hardware compression, DFSMShsm was already able to compress migration and backup data using its own compaction (based on Huffman frequency Encoding algorithm) on disk and tape data. This Redpaper shares a sample implementation of zEDC hardware compression performed in a controlled test environment and looks at the impact of zEDC compression up to Migration Level 1.


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IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Industry Solutions

Redbooks, published 20 Feb 2015, last updated 6 Mar 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, while helping to reduce costs. IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) helps convert existing storage to IBM Smarter Storage, providing more room for data growth and simplified storage administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives an overview of the concepts of software-defined environment (SDE) and software-defined storage (SDS), and how they work ... [more]


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Implementing a RESTful API to the IBM Storwize Family
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 14 Jan 2015, last updated 23 Jan 2015

The IBM® SAN Volume Controller and Storwize® family currently allows administration through a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), a command-line interface (CLI), and by using Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). However, certain environments are better suited for a RESTful (related to Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs). RESTful APIs use the HTTP verbs to act on a resource. For example, a GET request to /volumes lists all volumes and DELETE /volumes/1 deletes the volume with the ID 1. This paper describes an approach to ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 Introduction and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014, last updated 22 Jan 2015

Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors; yet, 72 percent of them have not started or are only planning big data activities. In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24% more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity it already has. A member of the IBM® Storwize® family, IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Data Platform is a ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Standby Storage Engine
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 5 Nov 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM Redpaper describes the procedure for making use of an IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Standby Storage Engine in a SAN which is not a part of any cluster, but is a candidate and able to join a cluster at a moment’s notice. The purpose of this is to reduce the impact of having an SVC Storage Engine in a cluster go offline for an extended period.


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 21 Apr 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Disk System, a virtualized storage system that consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system. Advantages include simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. It also offers improved efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid-state drive optimization, thin provisioning, IBM Real-time Compression™, and nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage. The system can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, which offers a ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2 is a feature-rich storage management software suite. The integrated suite provides detailed monitoring, reporting, and management within a single console. In addition, implementing the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC) license with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center addresses new workloads that require massive scale and rapid pace, and accelerates business insight, by adding advanced analytics functions such as storage optimization, provisioning, and transformation. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for storage administrators ... [more]


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