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IBM DS8000 and IBM Z Synergy (DS8000 Release 9.1 and IBM z/OS 2.4)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 5 Jan 2021, last updated 6 Jan 2021

IBM® Z has a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the Z processors and storage software, the disk storage systems, and their communication architecture consistently reinforced this synergy. This IBM Redpaper publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM, and that make the IBM Z® and the IBM DS8000 products an ideal combination. This paper is intended for users who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000® series and want a condensed but comprehensive overview ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 18 Dec 2020

This IBM® Blueprint is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform by using detailed hardware specifications to build a system. It describes the associated parameters for configuring persistent storage within a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment. To complete the tasks, you must understand Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Storage, the IBM block storage Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver, and the IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 14 Dec 2020

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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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM FlashSystem 7200 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 7 Dec 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2.1. 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 ... [more]


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Cyber Resilience Solution Across Hybrid Cloud Using IBM Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Nov 2020

In today’s data driven world, the information and data of an organization is considered as the most important asset to its business. It can serve as key asset for growth of an organization. As more data are collected by organizations, it is growing at a staggering pace. With this exponential data growth, there is an increase need to protect the data from the various cyberattacks in the form of malware and ransomware that is trying to steal precious data and information. These cyberattacks can have catastrophic impact on the organization and result in devastating financial losses and affect ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2020, last updated 28 Oct 2020

Organizations of all sizes face the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. IBM® FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 systems provide a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The IBM FlashSystem® ... [more]


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Hybrid Multicloud Business Continuity for OpenShift Workloads with IBM Spectrum Virtualize in AWS
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 10 Aug 2020, last updated 20 Oct 2020

This publication is intended to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM® block CSI (Container Storage Interface) driver plug-in for IBM Spectrum® Virtualize on Public Cloud AWS (Amazon Web Services). This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror replication. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed on the on-premises IBM FlashSystem® that is connected to the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) cluster in the vSphere environment ... [more]


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Making Data Smarter with IBM Spectrum Discover: Practical AI Solutions
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2020

More than 80% of all data that is collected by organizations is not in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured documents, social media posts, machine logs, and so on. Many organizations face significant challenges to manage this deluge of unstructured data, such as the following examples:
- Pinpointing and activating relevant data for large-scale analytics
- Lacking the fine-grained visibility that is needed to map data to business priorities
- Removing redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data
- Identifying and classifying sensitive ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R7 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2020, last updated 9 Oct 2020

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and better integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot because the ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 9200, 9100, 7200, and 5100 Systems with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Sep 2020

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. 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 TS7700 Release 5.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2020, last updated 8 Sep 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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Cataloging Unstructured Data in IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog with IBM Spectrum Discover
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how IBM Spectrum® Discover integrates with the IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog (WKC) component of IBM Cloud® Pak for Data (IBM CP4D) to make the enriched catalog content in IBM Spectrum Discover along with the associated data available in WKC and IBM CP4D. From an end-to-end IBM solution point of view, IBM CP4D and WKC provide state-of-the-art data governance, collaboration, and artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics tools, and IBM Spectrum Discover complements these features by adding support for unstructured data on large-scale file and object ... [more]


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Ready-to-use Virtual Appliance for Hands-on IBM Spectrum Archive Evaluation
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 Dec 2019, last updated 3 Aug 2020

IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries provides seamless integration of IBM Linear Tape File System (LTFS) with IBM Spectrum® Scale by creating an LTFS tape tier. You can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape by using IBM Spectrum Archive. IBM Spectrum Archive can play an important role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. The IBM Spectrum Archive Virtual Appliance can be deployed in minutes and key features can be tried along with ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift on Public Cloud with IBM Block Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 27 Jul 2020, last updated 3 Aug 2020

The purpose of this document is to show how to install RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) on Amazon web services (AWS) public cloud with OpenShift installer, a method that is known as Installer-provisioned infrastructure (IPI). We also describe how to validate the installation of IBM container storage interface (CSI) driver on OCP 4.2 that is installed on AWS. This document also describes the installation of OCP 4.x on AWS with customization and OCP 4.x installation on IBM cloud. This document discusses how to provision internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) storage that is ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.5
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 2020, last updated 21 Jul 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM System Storage™ for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 7 Jul 2020, last updated 13 Jul 2020

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. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (COS) is a software-defined storage platform that breaks down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by optimizing the placement of data on commodity x86 servers across the enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, initial customization, performance, and scalability considerations of IBM Cloud® Object Storage ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 7 Jul 2020

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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Cloud Object Storage as a Service: IBM Cloud Object Storage from Theory to Practice - For developers, IT architects and IT specialists
Cloud

Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2017, last updated 10 Jun 2020

The digital enterprise has resulted in an explosion of data, and data volumes are expected to grow in zettabyte scale in the next few years. This explosive growth is largely fueled by unstructured data, such as video, social media, photos, and text. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (previously known as Cleversafe®) provides organizations the flexibility, scalability, and simplicity required to store, manage, and access today's rapidly growing unstructured data. Cloud Object Storage (COS) provides access to your unstructured data via a self-service portal from anywhere in the world with RESTful ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 18 May 2020

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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Optimize the Value of Your Data with Oracle and IBM Flash Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 May 2020

In this multicloud and cognitive era, information continues to grow rapidly. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow by 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data in data centers as in the cloud. IT environments with Oracle deployments will need to accommodate that data growth, including storing, copying, mirroring, and protecting the data. When IT budgets are constrained but data keeps growing, storage costs can consume more than their fair share of the IT budget. The leading-edge portfolio of storage solutions and essential technologies of IBM® can help organizations stay ahead of ... [more]


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