IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 20 February 2015, updated 06 March 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440434
ISBN-13: 9780738440439
IBM Form #: SG24-8239-00
(248 pages)

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Authors: Karen Orlando, Joseph Gatti, Joao Marcos Leite, Thirumalainambi Murugesh, Danijel Paulin, Socheat Sou


IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, while helping to reduce costs.

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) helps convert existing storage to IBM Smarter Storage, providing more room for data growth and simplified storage administration.

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives an overview of the concepts of software-defined environment (SDE) and software-defined storage (SDS), and how they work together with VSC. It explores the architecture, components, and interfaces, providing details of VSC and how to use it.

It also includes practical scenarios and use cases, helpful for client VSC business environments, with a focus on the following topics:

  • Introductory concepts
  • VSC components and available integrations
  • Storage management component of VSC
  • Storage virtualization component of VSC
  • Application aware data protection component of VSC
  • VSC storage provisioning
  • VSC storage optimization

This book is primarily for storage administrators, users who are responsible for maintaining IT and business infrastructures, and anyone who wants to learn more about IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introductory concepts
Chapter 2. Virtual Storage Center (VSC)
Chapter 3. Storage management
Chapter 4. Storage virtualization
Chapter 5. Application-aware data protection
Chapter 6. Provisioning
Chapter 7. Storage optimization
Appendix A. Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager and DB2 scripts

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