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February 18, 2022

Highly Efficient Data Access with RoCE on IBM Elastic Storage Systems and IBM Spectrum Scale

With Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), you can make a subset of a host’s memory directly available to a remote host. RDMA is available on standard Ethernet-based networks by using the RDMA over …

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January 11, 2022

IBM Storage Networking c-type FICON Implementation Guide

The next-generation IBM® c-type Directors and switches for IBM Storage Networking provides high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) and IBM Fibre Connection (IBM FICON®) connectivity from the IBM Z® platform …

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January 05, 2022

SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs …

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Highly Efficient Data Access with RoCE on IBM Elastic Storage Systems and IBM Spectrum Scale

February 18, 2022, Redpaper

With Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), you can make a subset of a host’s memory directly available to a remote host. RDMA is available on standard Ethernet-based networks by using the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) interface. The RoCE network protocol is an industry-standard initiative by the InfiniBand Trade Association. This IBM® Redpaper publication describes how to set up RoCE to use ...


IBM Storage Networking c-type FICON Implementation Guide

January 11, 2022, Redbooks

The next-generation IBM® c-type Directors and switches for IBM Storage Networking provides high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) and IBM Fibre Connection (IBM FICON®) connectivity from the IBM Z® platform to the storage area network (SAN) core. It enables enterprises to rapidly deploy high-density virtualized servers with the dual benefit of higher bandwidth and consolidation. This IBM Redpaper Redbooks ...


SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products

January 05, 2022, Redpaper

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior. Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that ...


IBM Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture

October 28, 2021, Redpaper

Object Storage is the primary storage solution that is used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. Object Storage is growing more popular for the following reasons: It is designed for exabyte scale. It is easy to manage and yet meets the growing demands of enterprises for a broad set of applications and workloads. ...


Fabric Resiliency and Best Practices for IBM c-type Products

October 01, 2021, Redpaper

This IBM Redpaper publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Cisco NX-OS features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Networks (SANs) from problematic devices and media behavior. The paper focuses on the IBM c-type SAN switches with firmware Cisco MDS NX-OS Release ...


Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4

August 06, 2021, Redbooks

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, ...


IBM FlashSystem 9200 and 9100 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

July 19, 2021, Redbooks

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® 9100. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and ...


Best Practices Guide for Databases on IBM FlashSystem

July 15, 2021, Redpaper

The purpose of this IBM® Redpaper® document is to provide best practice guidelines to design and implement IBM FlashSystem® storage for database workloads. The recommended settings and values are based on lab testing, proof of concept (PoC) and experience drawn from customer implementations. Suggestions that are presented in this document are applicable to most production database environments ...


IBM FlashSystem 9100 Architecture, Performance, and Implementation

December 02, 2020, Redbooks

IBM® FlashSystem 9100 combines the performance of flash and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) with the reliability and innovation of IBM FlashCore® technology and the rich features of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize — all in a powerful 2U storage system. Providing intensive data driven multi-cloud storage capacity, FlashSystem 9100 is deeply integrated with the software-defined capabilities of IBM ...


IBM FlashSystem 9100 Product Guide

May 20, 2020, Product Guide

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes IBM FlashSystem® 9100 solution, which is a comprehensive, all-flash, and NVMe-enabled enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, ...

 
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