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Fabric Resiliency and Best Practices for IBM c-type Products
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 1 Oct 2021

This IBM Redpaper publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Cisco NX-OS features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Networks (SANs) from problematic devices and media behavior. The paper focuses on the IBM c-type SAN switches with firmware Cisco MDS NX-OS Release 8.4(2a).


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IBM DS8000 and Transparent Cloud Tiering (DS8000 Release 9.2)
Cloud

Draft Redbooks, last updated 30 Sep 2021

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 Cloud.
  • DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object Storage. Other commands were enhanced to monitor and report on the new ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Pak for Data with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native
Cloud

Draft Redpaper, last updated 24 Sep 2021

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes configuration guidelines and best practices when using IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native as storage provider for IBM Cloud® Pak® for Data on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It also provides the steps to install IBM Db2® and several assemblies within IBM Cloud® Pak for Data including IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog, Watson Studio, DataStage®, Db2 Warehouse, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Data Virtualization, Data Management Console and Apache Spark. This IBM Redpaper publication was written for IT architects, IT specialists, ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Performance Best Practices and Monitoring
Hybrid Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 16 Sep 2021

One of the primary criteria in judging a storage server is performance, that is, how fast it responds to a read or write request from an application server. How well a storage server accomplishes this task depends on the design of its hardware, its firmware, and its configuration. This publication is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8900 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation: Updated for Release 9.2
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2021, last updated 16 Sep 2021

This IBM® RedpaperRedbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. The WhitepaperRedpaperbook provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems with IBM DS8000® Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.20 (bundle version 89.20.xx.x), referred to as Release 9.2. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:

  • DS8980F: Analytic Class: The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2021, last updated 15 Sep 2021

IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software running on IBM Storage products provides clients an opportunity to maintain two independent copies of a single data volume across two sites by using the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Metro Mirror feature. Starting with Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1.1, two site replication can be extended to a third site. The use of a three-site setup means data can be replicated asynchronously to an independent system in a third site. This three-site setup is called IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we describe IBM Spectrum Virtualize ... [more]


Climbing the AI ladder
IBM Z

15 Sep 2021

Ask yourself, what is the relationship between artificial intelligence and a ladder? IBM AI Product Manager Khadija Souissi introduces how the AI Ladder helps to establish a robust information architecture.


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Cloud Backup Management with PowerHA SystemMirror
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Sep 2021

This IBM® Redpaper chapterexplains how to take a backup of your data by using either of two methods, and it explains how to recover your data if there is a disaster. This paper addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, developers, sellers, and anyone looking to implement and manage backups in the cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams and solution guidance to the sales team. This book complements the documentation that is available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials that are provided ... [more]


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Securing Data on Threat Detection by Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 13 Sep 2021

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


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Integrating Db2 for z/OS Database Changes Into a CI/CD Pipeline
Data and Analytics

Redpaper, published 3 Sep 2021, last updated 13 Sep 2021

The goal of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to demonstrate the ability to perform single click automated deployments of multi-platform applications that include IBM Db2 for z/OS database schema changes by using the capabilities of IBM Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS. Pushing the application and database code changes to a source control management system (SCM) triggers a single CI/CD pipeline execution for application and database changes. Therefore, it mitigates the dependency on the DBA to deploy those database changes in a separate process. At the same time, DBAs can safeguard the ... [more]


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