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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 May 2020, last updated 3 Jul 2020

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server (ESS) and IBM Elastic Storage System, which are scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is 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, and walks you through ordering the right solution for your environment, planning the installation ... [more]


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Infrastructure Solutions: Design, Manage, and Optimize a 60 TB SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Data Warehouse
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Feb 2008, last updated 2 Jul 2020

In order to improve the performance and operational efficiency of businesses worldwide, a customer using SAP® wanted to establish a global business program to define and implement a standardized, group-wide business process architecture and associated master data for the parameterization of the group of software tools. The expected growth of the number of users and the size of the database would be at a level never reached by other customers, however, so IBM® was asked to undertake the following tasks: * Test the application to be sure that it can sustain such growth. * Prove the ... [more]


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Accelerating Modernization with Agile Integration
Cloud

Redbooks, published 29 Jan 2020, last updated 1 Jul 2020

The organization pursuing digital transformation must embrace new ways to use and deploy integration technologies, so they can move quickly in a manner appropriate to the goals of multicloud, decentralization, and microservices. The integration layer must transform to allow organizations to move boldly in building new customer experiences, rather than forcing models for architecture and development that pull away from maximizing the organization's productivity. Many organizations have started embracing agile application techniques, such as microservice architecture, and are now seeing the ... [more]


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Maximizing Security on LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Draft Redpaper, last updated 1 Jul 2020

Could extend into a Redbook. Needs to include the secure execution and fiber channel endpoint security. Explain the new functions include concepts, use cases, setup examples.


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IBM Power Systems for SAS Viya 3.5 Deployment Guide
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 1 Jul 2020

This IBM Redbooks publication provides options and best practices for deploying SAS Viya 3.5 on IBM POWER9 servers. SAS Viya is a complex set of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics solutions that require a properly planned infrastructure to meet the needs of the data scientists, business analysts, and application developers who will use Viya capabilities in their daily work activities. Regardless of the user role, the underlying infrastructure matters to ensure performance expectations and service level agreement (SLA) requirements are met or exceeded. Although the general planning ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R7 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 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 the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 25 Jun 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 provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The IBM FlashSystem 5010 ... [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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Converting Adabas to IBM DB2 for z/OS with ConsistADS
Data Management

Redpaper, published 13 Jan 2015, last updated 4 Jun 2020

Consist Advanced Development Solution (ConsistADS) is an end-to-end conversion solution that conversion and transparency methods for migrating to IBM® DB2® for z/OS® software. The solution includes DB2 for z/OS and several DB2 tools as part of the package. This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains the Natural and Adabas conversion to DB2 for z/OS by using ConsistADS. It includes prerequisite technical assessment requirements and conversion challenges. It also describes a real customer conversion scenario that was provided by the IBM Business Partners that facilitated these conversions for ... [more]


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Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Jun 2020

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 3-Site Replication and its implementation. Note: At the time of writing, 3-Site Replication Orchestration software is available using the Storage Customer Opportunity REquest (SCORE)/Request for Price Quotations (RPQ). A SCORE/RPQ should be submitted to IBM requesting approval via your IBM Representative. The SCORE request should include configuration details requested in the 3-Site Replication questionnaire. Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication Questionnaire: ... [more]


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Best practices and Getting Started Guide for Oracle on IBM LinuxONE
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 2 Jun 2020

IBM® is a Platinum level Partner in the Oracle Partner Network, which delivers the proven combination of industry insight, extensive real-world Oracle applications experience, deep technical skills, and high-performance servers and storage to create a complete business solution with a defined return on investment. From application selection, purchase, and implementation to upgrade and maintenance, we help organizations reduce the total cost of ownership and the complexity of managing their current and future applications environment while building a solid base for business growth. Oracle ... [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 28 May 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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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), 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 ... [more]


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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 27 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex® (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it ... [more]


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

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the FlashSystems solution 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 midrange disk ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 21 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 May 2020

IBM z15 Technical Guide. This is the deep technical guide for IBM z15


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IBM FlashSystem 9100 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Jan 2019, last updated 20 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes IBM FlashSystem® 9100 solution, which is a comprehensive, all-flash, and NVMe-enabled enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability (HA). Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better ... [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 19 May 2020

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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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2020, last updated 19 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. This book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems running microcode Release 9.0 (Bundle 89.0 / Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.0.xxx). The DS8900F family offers two new classes:

  • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash: The Flexibility Class is designed to reduce complexity while addressing various workloads at the lowest DS8900F family entry cost. ... [more]


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