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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Jul 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. There are some in-depth use cases that show examples in the areas 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 collected by organizations does not reside in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured ... [more]


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IBM Hybrid Solution for Scalable Data Solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 1 Jul 2019, last updated 2 Jul 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the scalable hybrid cloud solution for data agility and collaboration using IBM® Spectrum Scale across multiple public clouds. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management (AFM). The information in this document is distributed on an basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management are supported and ... [more]


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Multicloud Storage as a Service using vRealize Automation and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 19 Jun 2019, last updated 27 Jun 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity and Storage as service by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM Spectrum Connect, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation and AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is ... [more]


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Best Practices for DS8000 and z/OS HyperSwap with Copy Services Manager
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 22 May 2019, last updated 21 Jun 2019

Many IBM® z/OS® customers require their applications to be available 24x7. Whether the business requirements are high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), or business continuity, IBM HyperSwap® technology can provide an adequate solution. HyperSwap is the industry standard and is provided as several different implementation options to meet the various business needs of the IBM System z® and z/OS customer base. IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) enables you to manage z/OS HyperSwap and helps you manage planned and unplanned actions in an z/OS environment from an open systems environment. ... [more]


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IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 19 Apr 2019, last updated 14 Jun 2019

Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the new cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Because object storage ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for Blockchain Platform Version 1.2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Jun 2019

This Blueprint is intended to define the infrastructure that is required for a blockchain remote peer and to facilitate the deployment of IBM Blockchain Platform on IBM Cloud Private using that infrastructure. This infrastructure includes the necessary document handler components, such as IBM Blockchain Document Store, and covers the required storage for on-chain and off-chain blockchain data. To complete these tasks, you must have a basic understanding of each of the used components or have access the correct educational material to gain that ... [more]


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Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 11 Jun 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storwize® or IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled and where the ... [more]


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IBM Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Networking Configuration Version 1 Release1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 30 May 2019

This document describes the high-level networking architectures and required configuration for establishing the site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity in the multicloud hybrid environment. In today’s environment, many organizations are using some form of cloud services, whether private, public, or hybrid cloud and storage infrastructure is an integral part of these deployments. A hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud that is combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. Networking is the critical ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture: System Edition
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 29 May 2019

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.
- It allows users to balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across data sets and essential applications.
IBM Cloud™ Object Storage (IBM COS) system provides ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9100 Blueprint Version 2 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 9 May 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 TS7700 Release 4.2 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R4.2. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 has supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. Using the same ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud Private Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 Apr 2019

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud™ Private delivers a blueprint for multicloud architecture. IBM, delivering solutions to help you win. 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.
- Deliver optimized private cloud services ahead of schedule and under budget with a complete IBM Cloud Private stack.
- Containerize applications and deliver the SLAs that your team needs to thrive and win.
Implement IBM Cloud ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2019, last updated 12 Apr 2019

Today's global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 that is powered by IBM FlashCore® technology, they can make faster decisions that are based on real-time insights. They also can unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3. It ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 18 Nov 2016, last updated 12 Apr 2019

Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900, powered by IBM FlashCore™ technology, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900. It provides in-depth knowledge of the product ... [more]


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IBM Hyper-Scale Manager for IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and use with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM XIV® Gen3, IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, and IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software. The web-based GUI provides a revolutionary object-centered interface design that is aimed toward ease of use together with enhanced efficiency for storage administrators. The first chapter describes general features of the GUI and installation of the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager server. Subsequent chapters illustrate some typical ... [more]


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IBM FlashCore Module Cryptographic Erase
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 8 Apr 2019

IBM® FlashCore Modules (FCMs) are storage devices that are available in 4.8 TB, 9.6 TB, and 19.2 TB capacities. They are a 2.5-inch drive form factor device and use second-generation 3D triple-level cell (TLC) flash memory on which to store data. This paper describes the cryptographic erasure of data that is stored on these devices when used in an IBM FlashSystem® 9100 (9846-AF7, 9846-AF8, 9848-AF7, 9848-AF8, 9848-UF7, and 9848-UF8), or IBM Storwize® V5100 (2077-424, 2077-A4F, 2078-424, and ... [more]


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