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IBM DS8000 Copy Services: Updated for IBM DS8000 Release 9.1
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 9 Apr 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM Z® or Open Systems environment. This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy Services. This edition is an update for the DS8900 Release 9.1. ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2021, last updated 7 Apr 2021

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 Dec 2020, last updated 31 Mar 2021

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention management, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications backups in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper® publication is to summarize and complement the available information by providing useful hints and tips that are based on the authors’ ... [more]


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High Performant File System Workloads for AI and HPC on AWS using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication is intended to facilitate the deployment and configuration of the IBM Spectrum® Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the scalable data and AI solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running the IBM Spectrum Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the data and AI workloads on AWS are the focus areas of the paper. The LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes to IBM Spectrum Scale by using the various Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Simultaneous ... [more]


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Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Base with IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 29 Jan 2021, last updated 25 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides guidance on building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM Spectrum® Scale and Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud Base for performing in-place Cloudera Hadoop or Cloudera Spark-based analytics. It also covers the benefits of the integrated solution and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models.


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2021, last updated 23 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server and IBM Elastic Storage System. These scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, are built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers and IBM Elastic Storage Systems can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture. It describes ordering the best solution for your environment, planning the installation and integration of the ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 R5.1 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 23 Mar 2021

Building on over 23 years of virtual tape experience, the IBM® TS7700 (IBM TS7760 and TS7770) now can store virtual tape volumes in object storage. This IBM Redpaper Redbooks publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud® Object Storage or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The TS7700 supported offloading to physical tape for over two decades. Using a TS7700 to offload to physical tape is a process that is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 also can offload to ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Series DS8000 Object Store User's Guide Version 2.0
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 22 Mar 2021

The IBM® TS7700 features a functional enhancement that allows for the TS7700 to act as an object store for transparent cloud tiering with IBM DS8000® (DS8K), DFSMShsm (HSM), and native DFSMSdss (DSS). This function can be used to move data sets directly from DS8000 to TS7700. This IBM Redpaper publication describes the client value, and how DFSMS, DS8000, and TS7700 are set up to enable and use the function.


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

Redpaper, published 7 Jul 2020, last updated 19 Mar 2021

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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IBM DS8000 Encryption for data at rest, Transparent Cloud Tiering, and Endpoint Security (DS8000 Release 9.1)
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 15 Mar 2021

IBM® experts recognize the need for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The IBM DS8000® supports encryption-capable hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drive sets are used with key management services to allow encryption for data at rest. Use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to maintain the security and accessibility of encrypted data. Failure to follow the requirements that are ... [more]


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Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 10 Mar 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, and Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments that use Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. 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 ... [more]


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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems: Updated for DS8000 Release 9.1
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Mar 2021

The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach. This IBM Redpaper publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides the information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication mechanism that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Starting with DS8000 Release 9.1 code, a simpler, native LDAP authentication method is supported along with the former implementation that relies on ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Solution by Threat Detection using IBM Cloud Object Storage System and IBM QRadar SIEM
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2021, last updated 4 Mar 2021

This Solution Redpaper™ publication explains how the features of IBM Cloud® Object Storage System reduces the effect of incidents on business data when combined with log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that IBM QRadar SIEM provides. This paper also demonstrates how to integrate IBM Cloud Object Storage's access logs with IBM QRadar SIEM. An administrator can monitor, inspect, detect, and derive insights for identifying potential threats to the data that is stored on IBM Cloud Object Storage. Also, IBM QRadar SIEM can proactively trigger cyber resiliency workflow in IBM ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.1)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 2 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 2 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem products. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 22 Feb 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem 5200 solution, which is a next-generation FlashSystem control enclosure. Its an NVMe end-to-end platform targeted at the entry and midrange market, that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features delivered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, Transparent Cloud Tiering, and IBM HyperSwap® including ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System Network Guide
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 17 Feb 2021

High-speed I/O workloads are moving away from the SAN to Ethernet and IBM® Spectrum Scale is pushing the network limits. The IBM Spectrum® Scale team discovered that many infrastructure Ethernet networks that were used for years to support various applications are not designed to provide a high-performance data path concurrently to many clients from many servers. IBM Spectrum Scale is not the first product to use Ethernet for storage access. Technologies, such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), scale out NAS, and IP connected storage (iSCSI and others) use Ethernet though IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 4 Feb 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function. The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™. The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication). This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 1 Feb 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller, which is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had before. ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.4. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then, it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ... [more]


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