IBM Hybrid Flash storage Redbooks

 

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August 16, 2022

IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation: Updated for Release 9.3

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, …

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July 19, 2022

IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.3)

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating …

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July 15, 2022

IBM DS8000 Thin Provisioning (Updated for Release 9.3)

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 …

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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation: Updated for Release 9.3

August 16, 2022, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems with IBM DS8000® Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.30 (bundle version 89.30.xx.x), referred to as Release 9.3. The ...


IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.3)

July 19, 2022, Draft Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s ...


IBM DS8000 Thin Provisioning (Updated for Release 9.3)

July 15, 2022, Redpaper

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. Available for the IBM DS8000 for Fixed Block ...


IBM DS8900F and IBM Z Synergy DS8900F: Release 9.3 and z/OS 2.5

July 04, 2022, Redpaper

IBM Z® has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the IBM zSystems® processors and storage software, the disk storage systems, and their communication architecture consistently reinforced this synergy. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM and ...


IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.3

June 22, 2022, Product Guide

This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.3 (Bundle 89.30/Licensed Machine Code 7.9.30). As of May 2022, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.3 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes: IBM DS8980F: Analytic ...


Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

June 14, 2022, Redbooks

IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller solutions incorporate some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. These cutting-edge storage systems extend the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing ...


IBM FlashSystem 9500 Product Guide

June 13, 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper® Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9500 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It combines the performance of flash and a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-optimized architecture with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich feature set and high availability (HA) of IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. Often, ...


IBM DS8000 Easy Tier (Updated for DS8000 R9.0)

February 23, 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of IBM System Storage® Easy Tier®, and explains its practical use with the IBM DS8000® series and License Machine Code 7.9.0.xxx (also known as R9.0).. Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system to (automatically and without disruption to applications) ...


IBM DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tiering (DS8000 Release 9.2)

February 17, 2022, Redbooks

IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8000 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering and is composed of the following key elements: A gateway in the DS8000, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage by using a network connection, with the option ...


IBM DS8900F Performance Best Practices and Monitoring

December 17, 2021, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8900 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are available.

 
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