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IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.3
Storage Solutions

Product Guide, published 20 Jun 2022, last updated 22 Jun 2022

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 Class: The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to artificial intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning. ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5
Hybrid Flash storage

Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2022, last updated 14 Jun 2022

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 information explosion. This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.5 storage system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales and ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9500 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Jun 2022

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, applications exist that are foundational to the operations and success of an enterprise. These applications might function as prime revenue generators, guide or control important tasks, or provide ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Model SV3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM SAN Volume Controller model SV3 solution, which is a next-generation IBM SAN Volume Controller. Built with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize software and part of the IBM Spectrum Storage family, IBM SAN Volume Controller is an enterprise-class storage system. It helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the large-scale workloads that are critical to success. Data centers often contain a mix of storage systems. This situation can arise as a result of company mergers or as a deliberate acquisition strategy. Regardless of how they ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 7300 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redpaper Product Guide describes the IBM FlashSystem® 7300 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. To take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced applications, real-time big data analytics, and cloud architectures that require higher levels of system performance and storage capacity, enterprises ... [more]


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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 2 Jun 2022

IBM Z® has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the 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 make IBM Z and IBM DS8000® products an ideal combination. This paper is intended for users who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000 series and want a condensed but comprehensive overview of ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 5 May 2021, last updated 2 Jun 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 5200 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It is an NVMe end-to-end platform that is targeted at the entry and midrange market and delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. It also provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize, including the following features:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- Dynamic tiering
- Thin provisioning
- Snapshots
- Cloning
- Replication ... [more]


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Performance and Best Practices Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 23 May 2022

This IBM Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) products running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5. 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 managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2021, last updated 7 Apr 2022

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, midrange price. The solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in ... [more]


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IBM b-type Gen 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2022

The IBM® b-type Gen 7 Fibre Channel directors and switches provide reliable, scalable, and secure high-performance foundations for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation flash and SSD storage. They are designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized private cloud storage and data center environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM b-type Gen 7 SAN. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products and explains how to install, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your ... [more]


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