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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Business Continuity Solutions
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 25 Jan 2018, last updated 20 Mar 2018

This edition applies to FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, Model 415 and 425, with system software Version 12.2.1 IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R provide copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. Furthermore, support for IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility enables a seamless migration of IBM FlashSystem A9000 or ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2017, last updated 19 Mar 2018

This edition was last updated in March 2018 This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, such as IBM AIX® and Microsoft Windows. The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family of storage systems with various platforms and environments. The information that is presented here is not meant as a replacement or substitute for the Host Attachment Kit publications. It is meant as a complement ... [more]


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Modernizing Your IT Infrastructure with IBM b-type Gen 6 Storage Networking and IBM Spectrum Storage Products
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the challenge that most data centers face when updating and modernizing their IT infrastructure. New business demands are driving new applications, joining, and creating in the digital world. A rich, meaningful digital experience is the key to effective engagement in today’s integrated digital world. Companies are able to customize digital experiences for their employees with personalized, targeted content for fully connecting with customers, co-workers, and business partners in the most powerful and productive ways. To achieve this, a robust ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 15 Jan 2018, last updated 17 Jan 2018

Today’s global organizations depend on the ability to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, 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 analytical databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. Easy to deploy and manage, IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3 is designed to accelerate the applications that drive your business. Powered by IBM FlashCore® ... [more]


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Enabling LDAP for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R with Microsoft Active Directory
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 21 Dec 2016, last updated 26 Jun 2017

** Updated on May 1st, 2017 ** You can enable user authentication for IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R for use with Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD). AD is Microsoft Windows implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). The benefits of an LDAP-based centralized user management can be substantial when you consider the size and complexity of the overall IT environment. Maintaining local user credential repositories is straightforward and convenient when you work with only a few users and a few storage systems. However, as the number of users and ... [more]


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IBM Storage and the NVM Express Revolution
Flash storage

Point-of-View, published 4 May 2017

With the increasing maturity and wider adoption of flash-based storage in data centers, the broader industry has recognized the need for standardized, efficient protocols and interfaces that are optimized for low-latency, performance-dense storage media (such as flash) and upcoming non-volatile memory technologies. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication presents important aspects of the NVM Express (NVMe) protocol and its different flavors as well as the new paradigm for storage access that it enables. It discusses the implications of the NVMe protocol for the enterprise storage ... [more]


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Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2016

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement, and in-depth, real-time analytics. Making the correct decision on storage investment is critical. Organizations must have enough storage performance and agility to ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 18 Nov 2016

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 FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.7 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 17 Oct 2016

The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT infrastructure to boost innovation rather than limit it, they need a data storage system that can keep pace with highly virtualized environments, cloud computing, mobile and social systems of engagement, and in-depth, real-time analytics. Making the correct decision on storage investment is critical. Organizations must have enough storage performance and agility to ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.6 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 8 Dec 2015, last updated 8 Sep 2016

Today’s information technology (IT) infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, so crucial business questions become IT questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer experience worth to the bottom line? What advantages are gained by making faster, more informed business decisions? Can you afford not to have the best possible fraud protection and data security? When you answer these business-critical questions in terms of IT infrastructure, and recognize the crucial role storage plays in correct answers, the value of IBM® ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook
Disk storage Storage-Flash storage Storage-Software Defined Storage Storage-Storage Networking Storage-Storage Solutions Storage-Tape storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2016

The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, and stronger control over storage performance and management. It describes the most current IBM storage products, including the IBM Spectrum™ family, IBM FlashSystem®, disk, and tape, as well as virtualized solutions such IBM Storage Cloud. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and information about the most current IBM System Storage ... [more]


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IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 5 Apr 2016

Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use data. Traditional storage technologies are being stretched to the breaking point. This challenge is not because of storage hardware performance, but because management tools and techniques have not kept pace with new requirements. Primary data growth rates of 35% to 50% annually only amplify the problem. Organizations of all sizes find themselves needing to modernize their IT processes to enable critical new use cases such as storage ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 14 Apr 2015, last updated 9 Dec 2015

IBM FlashSystem® V9000 is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology plus a rich set of software-defined storage features, including IBM Real-time Compression™, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and high-availability configurations. FlashSystem V9000 delivers agile integration and superior data economics with 4x greater density than competing all-flash products and scales up from 00 to 2.5 million IOPS with IBM MicroLatency™. The content of this TIPS material ... [more]


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IBM DS8000: High-Performance Flash Enclosure
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 9 Dec 2015

The high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) is available for the IBM DS8870 and DS8880 models and offers integration and optimization of flash technology for mission-critical performance. The HPFE is a Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) storage enclosure that can support sixteen or thirty 400 GB encryption capable flash cards (1.8-inch, 46 mm form factor) in a 1U rack space. This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM DS8000® high-performance flash enclosure. HPFEs can be installed in the IBM DS8870 and IBM DS8880 storage ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 7 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes best practices for deploying IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 enterprise storage system in a VMware vSphere environment. It includes guidelines and examples of the latest FlashSystem V9000 hardware and software, integrated with VMware version 6, to demonstrate the business benefits these solutions. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem V9000 with the VMware vCloud suite of applications:
- vCenter Web Client (VWC)
- vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V840
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Feb 2014, last updated 24 Nov 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ V840 delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, while simplifying data management, improving data security, and preserving your investments in storage with advanced software-defined storage. November 12, 2015 - Updated to include IBM FlashSystem V840 version 7.6 functionality.


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 28 Oct 2015

VersaStack, an IBM and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which includes IBM FlashSystem® V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures. With comprehensive reference architectures that include Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs), IBM Redbooks® publications, sizing guidelines, and single-call support, the ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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Deploying IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage in a VMware and Cloud Environment
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 23 Jan 2015, last updated 3 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to implement a cloud-based solution with IBM FlashSystem™ V840 in a VMware and IBM Storage Integration Server environment. It walks the reader through planning, setup, configuration, and operations. It also provides tips for implementing FlashSystem V840 in a WMware environment by using IBM Storage Integration Server and WMware tools for optimizing and provisioning V840 storage.


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FlashSystem 900 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 19 Feb 2015, last updated 4 Aug 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ 900 storage system with IBM FlashCore technology delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, IBM FlashSystem 900 is designed to provide scalable performance for the most demanding enterprise class applications, including virtualized or bare-metal OLTP and OLAP databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, technical computing applications, and cloud environments.


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