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IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 19 April 2019, updated 14 June 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457671
ISBN-13: 9780738457673
IBM Form #: REDP-5514-00

Authors: Sosuke Matsui, Derek Erdmann, Nobuhiko Furuya, Rin Fujiwara, Joe Hew, Tomoaki Ogino, Alberto Barajas Ortiz, Michael Scott, Joe Swingler and Taisei Takai. Larry Coyne

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    Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the new cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Because object storage is cloud-based and accessible from different regions, the TS7760 Cloud Storage Tier support essentially allows the cloud to be an extension of the grid.

    In this IBM Redpaper publication, we provide a brief overview of cloud technology with an emphasis on Object Storage. Object Storage is used by a broad set of technologies, including those technologies that are exclusive to IBM Z®.

    The aim of this publication is to provide a basic understanding of cloud, Object Storage, and different ways it can be integrated into your environment.

    This Redpaper is intended for system architects and storage administrators with TS7700 experience who want to add the support of a Cloud Storage Tier to their TS7700 solution.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Cloud overview

    Chapter 2. Container resiliency

    Chapter 3. IBM z/OS and object stores

    Chapter 4. Introducing the TS7760 Cloud Storage Tier

    Chapter 5. TS7760C planning considerations

    Chapter 6. SSL certificate

    Chapter 7. Setting up an IBM Cloud Object Storage Object Store

    Chapter 8. Setting up an AWS Object Store

    Chapter 9. Configuring TS7700 for cloud storage tier

    Chapter 10. Configuration examples

    Chapter 11. Disaster recovery principles

    Chapter 12. Monitoring the TS7700C

    Chapter 13. Migration and upgrade considerations

    Chapter 14. Troubleshooting

    Chapter 15. Performance considerations

    Chapter 16. Library Request Commands for use with Cloud Storage Tier


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