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IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.3
Storage Solutions

Product Guide, published 20 Jun 2022, last updated 22 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.3 (Bundle 89.30/Licensed Machine Code 7.9.30). As of May 2022, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.3 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:
- IBM DS8980F: Analytic Class: The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to artificial intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning. ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 R5.2.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 10 Jun 2022

Building on over 25 years of virtual tape experience, the IBM® TS7700 (IBM TS7760 and TS7770) now can store virtual tape volumes in object storage. This IBM Redpaper Redbooks publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud® Object Storage, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), or RSTOR. The TS7700 supported offloading to physical tape for over two decades. Using a TS7700 to offload to physical tape is a process that is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 also can ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 5.2.2 Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 10 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.2.. 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. Building on over 25 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7770 supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F and IBM Z Synergy DS8900F: Release 9.3 and z/OS 2.5
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 2 Jun 2022

IBM Z® has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the zSystems 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 make IBM Z and 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 ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 5 May 2021, last updated 2 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 5200 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It is an NVMe end-to-end platform that is targeted at the entry and midrange market and delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. It also provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize, including the following features:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- Dynamic tiering
- Thin provisioning
- Snapshots
- Cloning
- Replication ... [more]


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Business Continuity Solution with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 May 2022, last updated 17 May 2022

The focus of this Blueprint is to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on Microsoft Azure Cloud and Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver plug-in for IBM Block Storage and IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Microsoft Azure Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror Replication, and the “volume replication” feature from IBM block storage CSI driver for IBM Storage. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed ... [more]


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Early Threat Detection and Safeguarding Data with IBM QRadar and IBM Copy Services Manager on IBM DS8000
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Mar 2022, last updated 21 Apr 2022

The focus of this blueprint is to highlight early threat detection by IBM® QRadar® and to proactively start a cyber resilience workflow in response to a cyberattack or malicious user actions. The workflow uses IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) as orchestration software to start IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. The Safeguarded Copy creates an immutable copy of the data in an air-gapped form on the same DS8000 system for isolation and eventual quick recovery. This document also explains the steps that are involved to enable and forward IBM DS8000 audit logs to IBM QRadar. It also ... [more]


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IBM b-type Gen 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2022

The IBM® b-type Gen 7 Fibre Channel directors and switches provide reliable, scalable, and secure high-performance foundations for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation flash and SSD storage. They are designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized private cloud storage and data center environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM b-type Gen 7 SAN. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products and explains how to install, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Safeguarded Copy Implementation Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 25 Mar 2022

Safeguarded Copy function that is available with IBM® Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2 supports the ability to create cyber-resilient point-in-time copies of volumes that cannot be changed or deleted through user errors, malicious actions, or ransomware attacks. The system integrates with IBM Copy Services Manager to provide automated backup copies and data recovery. This IBM Redpaper® publication introduces the features and functions of Safeguarded Copy function by using several examples. This document is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support specialists and storage ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R8 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Mar 2022

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and better integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve a low per-terabyte cost and high density, with up to 13 PB of data (up to 39 PB ... [more]


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