IBM XIV Storage System with the Virtual I/O Server and IBM i

20 Feb 2012, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that ...

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

12 Jan 2017, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

18 Jun 2014, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, including IBM i. The book provides information and references for combining the XIV Storage System ...

Solid-State Drive Caching in the IBM XIV Storage System

10 May 2012, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the implementation and use of solid-state drives (SSDs) in IBM XIV® Storage System XIV Generation 3 (Gen3), running XIV software version 11.1.0 or later. In the XIV system, SSDs ...

IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

3 Nov 2017, Redbooks ... Not a new version - included warning for self signed X509 certificates - see section 5.2 This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage ...

IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions

14 Oct 2015, Redbooks ... The IBM XIV® Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions ...

IBM XIV Gen3 with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000

8 Jan 2014, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ describes preferred practices for attaching the IBM XIV® Storage System, Gen3, to either an IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) or IBM Storwize® Version 7000 virtual storage. It also explains what to ...

IBM XIV Storage System Product Guide

28 Jan 2015, Product Guide ... The IBM XIV storage delivers a high-end flash cache optimized storage that is well-suited for heterogeneous workloads and requirements of cloud deployments. The system, with its parallel grid architecture, is designed to be hotspot-free ...

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

31 Aug 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and usage with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, IBM XIV® Gen3, and ...

XIV Storage System Product Guide

5 Jan 2016, Product Guide ... The IBM XIV Storage System is a high-end flash optimized, fully scalable enterprise disk storage system that is based on a grid of standard hardware components. The architecture of the system is designed to deliver out-of-the box ...

IBM XIV Security with Data-at-Rest Encryption

11 Aug 2014, Redpapers ... With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization’s information is a key part of operating a successful ...

SAN Boot Implementation and Best Practices Guide for IBM System Storage

30 Sep 2012, Redbooks ... Booting servers from a storage area network (SAN) is being used increasingly in complex data center environments today, due to its significant benefits over the traditional method of booting from local disks. SAN Boot enables organizations ...

IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System

11 May 2015, Redpapers ... Today’s IT companies are driven by continued data growth and economic pressure of huge amounts of data that needs to be stored on storage devices for fast access. Moving this data to lower tier devices like tape or optical devices (CD or ...

Implementing IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System

22 Feb 2017, Redpapers ... IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.6. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This ...

IBM Real Time Compression with IBM XIV Storage System Model 314

22 Feb 2017, Redpapers ... IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This technology also expands ...

FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, XIV and Spectrum Accelerate with IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices

6 Jan 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes preferred practices for attaching members of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including the IBM XIV® Gen3 Storage System, IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and other Spectrum ...

Business Intelligence Solutions on the IBM System x3850 X5 Using XIV Storage

4 Jan 2011, Redguides ... Business Intelligence (BI) is defined as the technology used to extract useful information from the vast amount of data that a business has been collecting over time. The information extracted can then be used by decision makers to guide ...

New Business Intelligence Solutions on the IBM System x3850 X5 Using XIV Storage

21 Apr 2011, Redguides ... Business Intelligence (BI) is defined as the technology used to extract useful information from the vast amount of data that a business has been collecting over time. The information extracted can then be used by decision makers to guide ...

IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide

16 Aug 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, configuring, and employing the IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products. It provides the latest best practices for the practical application of ...

Using the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family in VMware Environments: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate

25 Jan 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including IBM XIV® and IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R servers. After ...

Using XIV in OpenStack Environments

27 Feb 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief overview of OpenStack and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. It focuses on the use of OpenStack with the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. The illustration scenario in the paper uses the ...

IBM XIV and VMware Synergy with IBM Spectrum Control Base Edition

22 Dec 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between the IBM XIV® Storage System server and various VMware components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum™ Control Base Edition version 2.2.0. The paper shows how ...

IBM Spectrum Accelerate Deployment, Usage, and Maintenance

19 Jul 2017, Redbooks ... This edition applies to IBM® Spectrum Accelerate V11.5.4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, a member of IBM Spectrum Storage™, is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature ...

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

26 Oct 2015, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM Spectrum Control Base: Enabling VMware Virtual Volumes with IBM XIV Storage System

30 Apr 2015, Redpapers ... With the announcement of vSphere 6.0, VMware also officially released support for the vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) architecture. VVOL allows more efficient operations and control of external storage resources, such as the IBM® XIV® ...

XIV Storage System in a VMware Environment

20 Mar 2013, Redpapers ... The IBM® XIV® Storage System is an excellent choice for VMware storage requirements. XIV achieves consistent high performance by balancing the workload across physical resources. This paper includes information about the following ...

IBM XIV Storage System: IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility Overview and Usage

24 Jun 2013, Redpapers ... IBM® Hyper-Scale introduces two major new technologies, both implemented in the IBM XIV® Storage System (Gen3 models): The first is IBM Hyper-Scale Manager, a flexible, consolidated multi-system management application that was ...

IBM XIV Storage System Thin Provisioning and Space Reclamation

18 Jun 2013, Redpapers ... Thin provisioning is the practice of passing logical unit number (LUN) sizes up to application servers without actually reserving the total physical capacity of those LUNs for data storage. Thin provisioning is a popular feature ...

XIV Storage System: A look into Fibre Channel and iSCSI Performance

26 Feb 2014, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication presents the results of head-to-head performance testing of 10 Gb iSCSI and 8 Gb Fibre Channel accessing a Gen3 XIV® and running various workloads. The goal of these tests was to determine the relative ...

Space Reclamation in IBM XIV with Windows 2012

23 Jul 2013, Web Doc ... After a host writes to a thin provisioned volume, the physical capacity is allocated to the host file system. Unfortunately, if the host deletes the file, only the host file system frees up that space. The physical capacity of the storage ...

IBM XIV Storage System Multi-Site Mirroring

15 Sep 2014, Redpapers ... Introduced with the IBM® XIV® Storage System software v11.5, the multi-site mirroring function, also referred to as the 3-way mirroring in the XIV GUI, enables world-class high availability and disaster recovery capabilities. As such, the ...

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems

31 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication for the Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication for the Open environment walks you through the process of establishing sessions, and managing and monitoring copy services through Tivoli Storage ...

IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage

24 Nov 2014, Redpapers ... Organizations are struggling with an unprecedented surge in data, both user-created and machine-created. With an increasing reliance on this rapidly growing data, effective scaling of data storage represents a key challenge for all ...

Data-at-rest Encryption for the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family

11 Jul 2017, Redpapers ... With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization's information is a key part of operating a successful ...

Exploring RESTful API Support with XIV

16 Feb 2015, Redpapers ... Representational State Transfer (REST) is a simple stateless architecture that uses existing web technology and protocols, essentially Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). In the last few years, REST has emerged as a predominant web ...

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

23 Feb 2012, Redbooks ... Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM ...

Optimizing Your Oracle Investment with IBM Storage Solutions

12 Apr 2012, Redpapers ... IBM® offers true enterprise class storage support for Oracle deployments at a low total cost of ownership (TCO). With disk, tape, storage network hardware, consolidated management console, storage software, and security software, IBM can ...

IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation

6 Sep 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and ...

Deploying IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud

15 Dec 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ on Cloud. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud supplies a smart storage solution using servers on SoftLayer® cloud. It enables you to consume storage as a ...

IBM Spectrum Accelerate Reference Architecture

1 Sep 2015, Redpapers ... IBM® Spectrum™ Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic ...

IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook

15 Jul 2016, Redbooks ... 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, ...

IBM Flex System CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged Adapter

20 Oct 2014, Product Guide ... The IBM Flex System™ CN4058 8-port 10Gb Converged Adapter is an 8-port 10Gb converged network adapter (CNA) for Power Systems compute nodes that supports 10 Gb Ethernet and FCoE. With hardware protocol offloads for TCP/IP and FCoE ...

IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions Handbook

11 Jul 2010, Redbooks ... An information infrastructure is comprised of software, servers, storage, and networks, integrated and optimized to deliver timely, secure, and trusted information throughout the organization and to its clients and partners. With the ...

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition for AIX

6 May 2015, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps strengthen high availability solutions for IBM Power Systems™ with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® Enterprise Edition (hardware, software, and tools) with a well-defined and documented deployment model ...

IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

17 Jan 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future ...

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

6 Mar 2015, Redbooks ... IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, ...

Adding an IBM LTFS EE Tape Tier to an IBM SCSA Managed Storage Cloud

5 Mar 2014, Web Doc ... IBM® SmartCloud® Storage Access (SCSA) is an IBM storage cloud management software product that enables cloud service with virtualization and automation. IBM Linear Tape File System™ Enterprise Edition (LTFS EE) can use LTFS for the policy ...

IBM Flex System EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter

23 Oct 2014, Product Guide ... The IBM Flex System™ EN4132 2-port 10Gb RoCE Adapter for Power Systems compute nodes delivers high bandwidth and provides RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) for low latency application requirements. Clustered DB2 databases, web ...

Using the IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack Cloud Environment

21 Jan 2014, Solution Guide ... The IBM® DS8870 comes with characteristics and functions that make it an ideal storage foundation for building a workload-aware cloud, especially with the availability of the IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack. The IBM Storage Driver for ...

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Solution

31 May 2013, Solution Guide ... With data growth showing no signs of slowing, it is imperative that organizations improve their storage efficiency and reduce administration complexity. The need for economic and operational efficiencies transcends all organizations. ...

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX 7.1.3 Enhancements

12 Dec 2013, Solution Guide ... IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX® 7 represents a new generation of clustering solutions for high availability and disaster recover. Based on Cluster Aware AIX (CAA), the PowerHA SystemMirror Standard Edition and the PowerHA SystemMirror ...

IBM FlashSystem V840

24 Nov 2015, Product Guide ... 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 ...

Understanding IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on z Systems (Express Edition)

16 Feb 2015, Solution Guide ... New IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on z Systems is an extremely powerful file system that is based on the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) technology, which is a proven, scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, ...

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 Switch

29 Oct 2014, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch. The SAN24B-5 is designed to provide outstanding price and performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, and ...

Optimize your investments with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

8 Jun 2015, Solution Guide ... IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center V5.2 enables easy migration to agile, cloud-based storage environments. This solution comprises the advanced functions available in IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage® SAN ...

IBM System Storage SAN06B-R Extension Switch

2 Dec 2013, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Storage® SAN06B-R extension switch. The SAN06B-R extension switch uses advanced Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) technology to provide a fast, highly reliable, and ...

IBM System Networking SAN96B-5

11 Dec 2015, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Networking SAN96B-5 switch, a scalable enterprise-class SAN switch for highly virtualized cloud environments. The IBM System Networking SAN96B-5 switch is a high-density, ...

IBM System Storage SAN48B-5

14 Dec 2015, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Storage® SAN48B-5 switch. The IBM System Storage SAN48B-5 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale private or hybrid cloud storage environments by delivering 16 Gbps ...

IBM FlashSystem 840 Product Guide

13 Feb 2015, Product Guide ... The IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 storage system delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, helping clients around the world address performance issues with their most important applications ...

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System

15 Aug 2012, Product Guide ... In storage management today, breaking the cycle of increased complexity and explosive data growth can be a big challenge. Due to resource constraints, both physical storage resources and human resources in IT organizations must act ...

FlashSystem 900 Product Guide

4 Aug 2015, Product Guide ... 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 ...

IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Fabric Backbones

14 Jul 2015, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM System Storage® SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones. IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel (FC) switching ...


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