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Ready-to-use Virtual Appliance for Hands-on IBM Spectrum Archive Evaluation
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 Dec 2019

IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries provides seamless integration of IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with IBM Spectrum® Scale by creating an LTFS tape tier. You can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape by using IBM Spectrum Archive. IBM Spectrum Archive can play an important role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The IBM Spectrum Archive Virtual Appliance can be deployed in minutes and key features can be tried along with ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 4 Dec 2018, last updated 26 Nov 2019

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) relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 SafeGuarded Copy
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2018, last updated 13 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy functionality. 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 introduces Safeguarded Copy and discusses the need for logical corruption protection (LCP) and information about regulatory requirements. It presents the general concepts of LCP, and then explore various use cases for recovery. The paper is intended for IT security ... [more]


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Monitoring and Managing the IBM Elastic Storage Server Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 12 Nov 2019

The IBM® Elastic Storage Server GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM ESS system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The ESS GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the ESS GUI. It includes information about how to install and configure the GUI and in-depth information about the use of the GUI options. The primary audience for ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9100 Blueprint Version 2 Release 2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 Nov 2019

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9100 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9100 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 6 Nov 2019

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint (https://ibm.biz/IBMSpectrumProtectPlusBlueprints) provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement ... [more]


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Creating Data Reduction Pools with IBM FlashSystem 9100
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 23 Oct 2019

When you are using IBM® FlashCore Modules with IBM FlashSystem® 9100, for most use cases the best practice is to use Data Reduction Pools with fully allocated volumes. This sheet guides you through the process to create these volumes.


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Monitoring and Managing IBM Spectrum Scale Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 18 Oct 2019, last updated 20 Oct 2019

The IBM® Spectrum Scale GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM Spectrum® Scale system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the IBM Spectrum Scale GUI. It includes information about how to install and configure the GUI and in-depth information about the use of the GUI ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition: Planning and Implementation Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 15 Oct 2019, last updated 15 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redpaper introduces the IBM Spectrum® Scale Erasure Code Edition (ECE) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. ECE is designed to run on any commodity server that meets the ECE minimum hardware requirements. ECE provides all the functionality, reliability, scalability, and performance of IBM Spectrum Scale with the added benefit of network-dispersed IBM Spectrum Scale RAID, which provides data protection, storage efficiency, and the ability to manage storage in hyperscale environments that are composed from commodity hardware. In this publication, we ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 7 Oct 2019

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift is a comprehensive container-ready solution that includes all the hardware & software components necessary to setup and/or expand your Red Hat OpenShift environment. This blueprint includes Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uses Container Storage Interface (CSI) standards. IBM Storage brings enterprise data services to containers. In this blueprint, learn how to: · Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today! · Build a 24 by 7 by 365 enterprise class ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 3 Oct 2019, last updated 3 Oct 2019

This paper is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM® System Storage® for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems™ and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects with advanced ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Discover: Metadata Management for Deep Insight of Unstructured Storage
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 1 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides a comprehensive overview of the IBM Spectrum® Discover metadata management software platform. We give a detailed explanation of how the product creates, collects, and analyzes metadata. Several in-depth use cases are used that show examples of analytics, governance, and optimization. We also provide step-by-step information to install and set up the IBM Spectrum Discover trial environment. More than 80% of all data that is collected by organizations is not in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured documents, social media ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 Blueprint Version 1 Release 1
Storage Software

Blueprint, published 29 Sep 2019

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a comprehensive container-ready solution that includes all the hardware & software components necessary to setup and/or expand your Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 environment. IBM Storage, bringing enterprise data services to containers. In this blueprint, learn how to: • Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today! • Build a 24 by 7 by 365 enterprise class private cloud with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform • ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 24 Sep 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2.1. 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. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Security with IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 23 Sep 2019

Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity of any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats provided by IBM QRadar®, helps reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to regulatory compliance ... [more]


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Cyber Resiliency Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 13 Sep 2019, last updated 16 Sep 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Cyber Resiliency solution for IBM® Spectrum Scale. This solution is designed to protect the data on IBM Spectrum™ Scale from external cyberattacks or insider attacks using its integration with IBM Spectrum Protect™ and IBM Tape Storage. To complete the tasks that it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale™, IBM Spectrum Protect, and IBM Tape Storage architecture, concepts, and configuration. The information in this document is distributed on an as-is basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Immutability Introduction, Configuration Guidance, and Use Cases
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 30 Jul 2018, last updated 2 Aug 2019

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Spectrum Scale immutability function. It shows how to set it up and presents different ways for managing immutable and append-only files. This publication also provides guidance for implementing IT security aspects in an IBM Spectrum Scale cluster by addressing regulatory requirements. It also describes two typical use cases for managing immutable files. One use case involves applications that manage file immutability; the other use case presents a solution to automatically set files to immutable within a IBM Spectrum Scale immutable ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030) with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2019, last updated 1 Aug 2019

Organizations of all sizes face the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V5000 Gen2 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The Storwize V5000 Gen2 delivers ... [more]


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Deploying a Database Instance in an IBM Cloud Private Cluster on IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 29 Jul 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to deploy a database instance within a container using an IBM Cloud™ Private cluster on IBM Z®. A preinstalled IBM Spectrum™ Scale 5.0.3 cluster file system provides back-end storage for the persistent volumes bound to the database. A container is a standard unit of software that packages code and all its dependencies, so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. By default, containers are ephemeral. However, stateful applications, such as databases, require some type of persistent storage that can ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2019

Object storage is the primary storage solution used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (COS) is a software-defined storage platform that breaks down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by optimizing the placement of data on commodity x86 servers across the enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, initial customization, performance, and scalability considerations of IBM Cloud Object Storage on-premises ... [more]


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