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TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z

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Published on 24 August 2010, updated 01 September 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434558
ISBN-13: 9780738434551
IBM Form #: SG24-7796-00

Authors: Alex Osuna, Luciano Cecchetti, Erik Franz and Roberto Mencarelli

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    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 acquisition and management costs

    - Data processing administration

    - Shrinking batch windows

    -Demanding service levels

    The TS7680 helps alleviate these challenges.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction to the TS7680

    Chapter 1. Concepts of data deduplication

    Chapter 2. The TS7680 ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway architecture

    Chapter 3. ProtecTIER native replication overview and operation

    Chapter 4. Hardware planning for the TS7680

    Part 2. Planning and setup

    Chapter 5. Planning for deduplication

    Chapter 6. TS7680 setup

    Chapter 7. Host attachment

    Part 3. Managing the TS7680

    Chapter 8. Managing and administering TS7680

    Chapter 9. Monitoring the system

    Chapter 10. Disaster recovery and failover scenarios

    Appendix A. Reliability, availability, and serviceability update

    Appendix B. Checklists

    Appendix C. WTI Network Power Switch


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