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

Redpaper, published 29 Jan 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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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 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 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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IBM TS7700 Series DS8000 Object Store User's Guide Version 2.0
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Jan 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) and DFSMShsm (HSM). This function can be used to move datasets directly from DS8000 to TS7700. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the client value, and how DFSMShsm, DS8000, and TS7700 are set up to enable and use the function.


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IBM TS7700 R5.1 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Jan 2021

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 TS7700 Release 5.1 Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.1. 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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DS8000 Copy Services
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 Jan 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, tailor, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM z Systems® 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 ... [more]


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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Jan 2021

This Redpaper Blueprint 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). The Blueprint presents 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. The LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes to IBM Spectrum Scale using the various Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Simultaneous workloads are simulated ... [more]


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Using the IBM Block Storage CSI driver in a Red Hat OpenShift environment
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 25 Jan 2021

This IBM Redpaper describes the concepts, technology and current working practices for installing the Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in for Kubernetes to leverage IBM Enterprise Storage platforms for persistent storage coupled with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP). This book serves as a guide on how to deploy the CSI driver for block storage using the DS8000® and Spectrum Virtualize platforms as persistent storage for containers. The publication is intended for storage administrators, IT architects, OpenShift technical specialists and anyone who wants to integrate IBM ... [more]


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Privileged Access Management for Secure Storage Administration: IBM Spectrum Scale with IBM Security Verify Privilege Vault
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2021

There is a growing insider security risk to organizations. Human error, privilege misuse, and cyberespionage are considered the top insider threats. One of the most dangerous internal security threats is the privileged user with access to critical data, which is the “crown jewels” of the organization. This data is on storage, so storage administration has critical privilege access that can cause major security breaches and jeopardize the safety of sensitive assets. Organizations must maintain tight control over whom they grant privileged identity status to for storage administration. Extra ... [more]


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