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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization's IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 11 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:
- A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
- DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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Introduction to CICS
z Systems Software

Course, published 28 Aug 2017

Without knowing it, you’ve probably interacted with CICS already today. Perhaps you checked your bank balance or bought a bagel for breakfast? CICS is used by enterprises to provide the services that the world depends on, but you may have never even heard of it before.   This course introduces CICS, an unparalleled mixed language application server. We explore what an application server is, what it provides to developers and what distinguishes CICS as a mixed language application server. Through the use of a illustrative application, we explain how CICS can provide shared programming ... [more]


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IBM HTTP Server on z/OS: Migrating from Domino-powered to Apache-powered
z Systems

Redpaper, published 31 Oct 2016, last updated 13 Jul 2017

Users of IBM® z/OS® for the past several years had a choice of two HTTP Servers that they can use. Now, one server became strategic while the other is no longer supported with z/OS V2.2. IHS powered by Apache supports IPv6 and 64-bit execution and includes security authentication and authorization capabilities that are similar to those capabilities that are provided in IHS powered by IBM Domino®. This IBM Redpaper™ publication is aimed at technicians who are responsible for planning and deploying system software. It provides informationon about the various features that are available in IBM ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2015, last updated 21 Jun 2017

DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for ... [more]


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