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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Protecting Database Applications
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 22 Jul 2021, last updated 15 Oct 2021

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention management, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and application backups in hybrid multicloud environments. This IBM Redpaper publication focuses on protecting database applications. IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus supports backup, restore, and data reuse for multiple databases, such as Oracle, IBM Db2®, MongoDB, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SQL Server. Although other IBM Spectrum Protect Plus features focus on virtual environments, the database and application support ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Threat Detection with IBM FlashSystem Safeguarded Copy and IBM QRadar
Flash storage

Blueprint, published 13 Aug 2021, last updated 15 Oct 2021

The focus of this document is to demonstrate an early threat detection by using IBM® QRadar® and the Safeguarded Copy feature that is available as part of IBM FlashSystem® and IBM SAN Volume Controller. Such early detection protects and quickly recovers the data if a cyberattack occurs. This document describes integrating IBM FlashSystem audit logs with IBM QRadar, and the configuration steps for IBM FlashSystem and IBM QRadar. It also explains how to use the IBM QRadar’s device support module (DSM) editor to normalize events and assign IBM QRadar identifier (QID) map to the events. Post ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2021, last updated 13 Oct 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools, and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services, and hosts. Then, it provides performance guidelines for IBM SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 13 May 2021, last updated 13 Oct 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem products. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3200
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Oct 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3200 (ESS 3200) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. IBM Elastic Storage System 3200 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3200 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3200 solution and helps you to plan the installation of the environment. We also explain the use ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Pak for Data with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native
Cloud

Draft Redpaper, last updated 24 Sep 2021

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes configuration guidelines and best practices when using IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native as storage provider for IBM Cloud® Pak® for Data on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It also provides the steps to install IBM Db2® and several assemblies within IBM Cloud® Pak for Data including IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog, Watson Studio, DataStage®, Db2 Warehouse, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Data Virtualization, Data Management Console and Apache Spark. This IBM Redpaper publication was written for IT architects, IT specialists, ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Performance Best Practices and Monitoring
Hybrid Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 16 Sep 2021

One of the primary criteria in judging a storage server is performance, that is, how fast it responds to a read or write request from an application server. How well a storage server accomplishes this task depends on the design of its hardware, its firmware, and its configuration. This publication is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8900 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are ... [more]


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Securing Data on Threat Detection by Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 13 Sep 2021

Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity for any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, when combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that are provided by IBM QRadar®, help reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Encryption for Data at Rest, Transparent Cloud Tiering, and Endpoint Security (DS8000 Release 9.2)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Sep 2021

The IBM® DS8000® supports encryption-capable drives. They are used with key management services (local or external) to allow encryption for data at rest. The use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to maintain the security and accessibility of encrypted data. This edition of this IBM Redpaper™ publication focuses on IBM Security™ Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager with the DS8000 Release 9.2 code or later and updated DS GUI for encryption functions. The DS8000 Release 9.2 code introduces support for local key management for data at ... [more]


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Spectrum Protect Plus: Protecting Red Hat OpenShift Containerized Environments
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 27 Aug 2021, last updated 1 Sep 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform application data protection with IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus. It explains backup and restore operations for Persistent Volume data by using the Container Storage Interface plug-in. The paper starts with an introduction and overview of containers and Red Hat OpenShift, followed by a quick review of the IBM Spectrum Protect Plus architecture and functions. Readers who are familiar with any one of these topics can skip the corresponding chapters. Chapter 3 reviews the specific case of deploying Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.2)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement them. The content is structured into four major sections:
- Safeguarded Copy introduction
- ... [more]


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Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Base with IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 29 Jan 2021, last updated 27 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides guidance on building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM Spectrum® Scale and Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud Base for performing in-place Cloudera Hadoop or Cloudera Spark-based analytics. It also covers the benefits of the integrated solution and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models. August 2021 update added CES protocol support in Hadoop ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 5 May 2021, last updated 26 Aug 2021

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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Cyber Resiliency Solution using IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 20 Aug 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the solution for Safeguarded Copy for cyber resiliency and logical air gap solution for IBM FlashSystem and SAN Volume Controller. The document showcases the configuration and end-to-end architecture for configuring the logical air-gap solution for cyber resiliency by using the Safeguarded Copy feature in IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Control storage. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 13 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server and IBM Elastic Storage System. This edition introduces the IBM Elastic Storage System 3200. These scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, are built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers and IBM Elastic Storage Systems can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture. It describes ordering the best solution for your ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale as a Persistent Storage for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z Quick Installation Guide
Red Hat

Redpaper, published 6 Aug 2021

IBM® Spectrum Scale, formerly named IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), is a high-performance clustered file system software, that allows concurrent access to a single filesystem or set of filesystems from multiple nodes. IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native Storage Access (CNSA) is the containerized version of IBM Spectrum Scale that provides a persistent file system for the latest generation of applications (called "containerized applications"), which takes advantage of high performance and benefits of IBM Spectrum Scale in a cloud containerized application world. IBM Spectrum Scale ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2021, last updated 6 Aug 2021

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in ... [more]


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IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager
Security

Redbooks, published 2 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the installation, integration, and configuration of IBM Security Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager.


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IBM TS4500 R7 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2020, last updated 15 Jul 2021

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 cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot because the ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3000
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2020, last updated 28 Jun 2021

This IBM® Redbooks publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3000 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3000 solution and helps you to plan the ... [more]


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