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SAP HANA Data Management and Performance on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks publication provides information and concepts about how to take advantage of SAP HANA and IBM Power Systems features to manage data and performance efficiently. The target audience of this book includes architects, IT specialists, and systems administrators who deploy SAP HANA and manage data and SAP system performance.


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IBM DS8000 High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 (DS8000 R9.0)
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Dec 2019, last updated 31 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM DS8880 High-Performance Enclosure (HPFE) Gen2 architecture and configuration, as of DS8900 Release 9.0. The IBM® DS8000® High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 (HPFE Gen2) is a 2U storage enclosure that is installed in pairs in DS8900F and DS8880 models. The flash enclosure and Flash RAID adapters are installed in pairs. Each storage enclosure pair can support 16, 32, or 48 encryption-capable flash drives (2.5-inch, 63.5 mm form ... [more]


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Securing Your Critical Workloads with IBM Hyper Protect Services
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2020, last updated 31 Mar 2020

Many organizations must protect their mission-critical applications in production, but security threats can also surface during the development and pre-production phases. Also, during deployment and production, insiders who manage the infrastructure that hosts critical applications can pose a threat given their super-user credentials and level of access to secrets or encryption keys. Organizations must incorporate secure design practices in their development operations and embrace DevSecOps to protect their applications from the vulnerabilities and threat vectors that can compromise their ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 31 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 9200 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, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability (HA). Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9200R Rack Solution Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 31 Mar 2020

The FlashSystem 9200R Rack Solution provides a way of ordering a clustered FlashSystem 9200 with a dedicated Fibre Channel network and optional expansion enclosures, delivered ready-assembled in a rack.


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IBM Power Systems Infrastructure I/O for SAP Applications
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 30 Mar 2020

This IBM Redpaper publication outlines experience gained by the authors on architectures working well in client environments. With IBM POWER the value is to have the flexibility, seamlessly fitting new applications and workloads into a single datacenter, and even consolidate them into a single server. The approach taken is to highlight all viable options and describe the pros and cons to select the correct option for a specific datacenter. The target audiences of this book are architects, IT specialist, and systems administrators deploying SAP workloads whom often spend a lot of time and ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM Z Volume 5: KVM
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 Mar 2020

This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad explanation of the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) on IBM Z and how it can exploit the z/Architecture. It focuses on the planning of the environment and provides installation and configuration definitions that are necessary to build, manage, and monitor a KVM on Z environment. This publication applies to the supported Linux on Z distributions (Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu) This IBM Redbooks publication is useful to IT architects, system administrators, and those who plan for and install KVM on IBM Z. The reader is expected to have a good ... [more]


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SAP HANA Platform Migration
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 25 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides SAP HANA platform migration information and details for successful planning for migration to IBM Power Systems servers. This publication addresses topics for sellers, IT architects, IT specialists, and anyone who wants to migrate and manage SAP workloads on Power Systems servers. Moreover, this guide provides documentation to transfer how-to skills to the technical teams, and it provides solution guidance to the sales team. This publication complements documentation that is available at IBM Knowledge Center, and it aligns with educational materials ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2020, last updated 24 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. This book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems running microcode Release 9.0 (Bundle 89.0 / Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.0.xxx). The DS8900F family offers two new classes:

  • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash: The Flexibility Class is designed to reduce complexity while addressing various workloads at the lowest DS8900F family entry cost. ... [more]


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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Architectural Summary
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 24 Mar 2020

This IBM Redpaper publication publication delivers SAP HANA architectural concepts for successful implementation on IBM Power Systems servers. This publication addresses topics for sellers, IT architects, IT specialists, and anyone who wants to understand how to take advantages of running SAP HANA workloads on IBM Power Systems servers. Moreover, this guide provides documentation to transfer how-to skills to the technical teams, and it provides solution guidance to the sales team. This publication complements documentation that is available at IBM Knowledge Center, and it aligns with ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 24 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


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IBM TS7700 Release 5.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.0. 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 TS7770 supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 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. By using the same ... [more]


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Accelerating Modernization with Agile Integration
Cloud

Redbooks, published 29 Jan 2020, last updated 18 Mar 2020

The organization pursuing digital transformation must embrace new ways to use and deploy integration technologies, so they can move quickly in a manner appropriate to the goals of multicloud, decentralization, and microservices. The integration layer must transform to allow organizations to move boldly in building new customer experiences, rather than forcing models for architecture and development that pull away from maximizing the organization's productivity. Many organizations have started embracing agile application techniques, such as microservice architecture, and are now seeing the ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 and Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redbooks, published 5 Mar 2020, last updated 17 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8000 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering and is composed of the following key elements:

  • A gateway in the DS8000, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage by using a network connection, with the option to encrypt data in the ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 R5.0 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 17 Mar 2020

Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7700 (TS7760, TS7770) now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM® Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud™ Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). 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 ... [more]


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IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems
Tape storage

Redbooks, published 16 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to the latest (current) IBM tape and tape library technologies. Featured tape technologies include the IBM LTO Ultrium and Enterprise 3592 tape drives, and their implementation in IBM tape libraries. This 17th edition includes information about the latest TS4300 Ultrium tape library, TS1155 Enterprise tape drive, and the IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 8 tape drive, along with technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems. It includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and ... [more]


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HIPAA Compliance for Healthcare Workloads on IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Mar 2020

When technology workloads process healthcare data, it is important to understand Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and what it means for the technology infrastructure in general and storage in particular. HIPAA is US legislation that was signed into law in 1996. HIPAA was enacted to protect health insurance coverage, but was later extended to ensure protection and privacy of electronic health records and transactions. In simple terms, it was instituted to modernize the exchange of healthcare information and how the Personally Identifiable Information ... [more]


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IBM Z Integration Guide for Hybrid Cloud
IBM Z Software

Draft Redpaper, last updated 13 Mar 2020

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed has paved the way for a huge growth in cloud-native applications, hosted in both public and private cloud infrastructures. Leading organizations are now exploiting the best of both worlds by combining their traditional enterprise IT with cloud. This hybrid cloud approach places new requirements on the integration architectures needed to bring these two worlds together. One of the ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Power Systems: Volume 1
Red Hat

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2020, last updated 12 Mar 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication educates and prepares the readers to understand and enter the multicloud era. This book describes a journey to the following aspects of multicloud and associated context of application modernization:

  • Introduction to the rationale and methodology of this publication
  • Concepts and terminology
  • Why move to the cloud?
  • Introduction to containers and orchestration with Kubernetes
  • Introduction to OpenShift on Power Systems
  • Why IBM? Why IBM Power Systems?
  • Reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift on Power Systems ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Product Guide
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 16 Jan 2020, last updated 10 Mar 2020

Built on over 50 years of Enterprise storage expertise, the IBM® DS8000® series is the flagship of disk storage systems within the IBM System Storage™ portfolio. As of September 2019, the DS8900F is the latest addition and offers two new classes:

  • DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash
  • DS8950F: Agility Class all-flash
The agility class is efficiently designed to consolidate all your mission-critical workloads for IBM Z®, IBM LinuxONE, IBM Power Systems, and distributed environments under a single all-flash storage solution. This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide gives an ... [more]


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