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IBM Linear Tape File System Installation and Configuration
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 26 Feb 2013

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works in conjunction with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the new IBM Linear Tape File System Single Drive Edition (LTFS SDE), Library Edition (LTFS LE), and Storage Manager (LTFS SM). LTFS is a file system that is implemented on dual-partition linear ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R 2.0
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Nov 2011, last updated 20 Feb 2012

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights TS7700 Virtualization Engine Release 2.0. It is intended for system architects who want to integrate their storage systems for smoother operation. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. It integrates 3592 Tape Drives, high-performance disks, and the new IBM System p® server into a storage hierarchy. This storage hierarchy is managed by robust storage management firmware with extensive self-management capability. It includes ... [more]


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IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2011, last updated 26 Oct 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution consists of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7650G Deduplication Gateway (3958-DD1 and DD3) hardware, as well as the IBM System Storage TS7650 Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1). They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We introduce data deduplication ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution, designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. See latest abstract here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips1343.html


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IBM System Storage TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
Tape storage

Product Guide, published 21 Oct 2011

The IBM® System Storage® TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries are well-suited for handling the backup, restore, and archive data-storage needs for small-to-medium environments. They are designed to take advantage of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology to cost effectively handle growing storage requirements.


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Implementing IBM Tape in UNIX Systems
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Oct 2007, last updated 6 Jul 2011

This IBM Redbooks publication follows The IBM TotalStorage Tape Libraries Guide for Open Systems, SG24-5946, and will help you plan, install, and configure IBM Ultrium LTO tape drives, as well as the TS1120 Tape Drive and libraries in UNIX environments. The book focuses on the setup and customization of these drives and libraries in both direct-attached SCSI and SAN configurations for the AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX operating systems. In the first part of the book, we describe how to attach and configure the drives and libraries, and covers basic installation and administration. We also describe ... [more]


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IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 with R1.7
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2011, last updated 12 Apr 2011

The IBM® Virtualization Engine TS7700 provides tape virtualization for the IBM System z® environment. The IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 offers improved performance and capacity to help lower the total cost of ownership for tape processing. It introduces a modular, scalable, and high-performing architecture for mainframe tape virtualization. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine is available as the IBM Virtualization Engine TS7740 R1.7, which brings significant enhancements over its previous release. The TS7700 Virtualization Engine integrates the advanced performance, capacity, and data ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Tape Encryption Solutions
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 14 May 2009, last updated 15 Feb 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a comprehensive overview of the IBM System Storage™ Tape Encryption solutions that started with the TS1120 Tape Drive in 2006 and have been made available in the TS7700 Virtualization Engine in early 2007. Also in 2007, the IBM Ultrium Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Generation 4 Tape Drive was announced including its support for tape data encryption. In 2008, additional enhancements to the tape drives that support encryption and to key management have been made. This edition of the book has been updated with information about the TS1130 Tape Drive and the IBM ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption Solutions
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption solutions. It specifically describes Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) Version 2, which is a Java software program that manages keys enterprise-wide and provides encryption-enabled tape drives with keys for encryption and decryption. The book explains various methods of managing IBM tape encryption. These methods differ in where the encryption policies reside, where key management is performed, whether a key manager is required, and if required, how the tape drives communicate with it. The security ... [more]


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TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 24 Aug 2010, last updated 1 Sep 2010

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® TS7680 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway for System z® (3958-DE2) hardware and the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z V1.1 software. These are designed to help address the tape processing needs of System z data centers by improving the data protection infrastructure and more cost effectively managing and protecting critical client data. Managing this growth has become the primary source of pain for storage professionals, who are grappling with the following challenges: - Growing storage ... [more]


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