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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 9 Sep 2020

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint ( provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement ... [more]

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Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 9 Sep 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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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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Making Data Smarter with IBM Spectrum Discover: Practical AI Solutions
Storage Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Sep 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:

  • Pinpointing and activating relevant data for large-scale analytics, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads.
  • Lacking the fine-grained visibility that is needed to map data to business priorities.
  • Removing redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data and ... [more]

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IBM Power System IC922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 2 Mar 2020, last updated 28 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System IC922 (9183-22X) server that uses IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the system offerings and their capacities and available features. The Power IC922 server is built to deliver powerful computing, scaling efficiency, and storage capacity in a cost-optimized design to meet the evolving data challenges of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. It includes the following features:

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IBM Storage Solutions for SAS Analytics using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 Version 1 Release 1

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper is a blueprint for configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running SAS workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux using IBM Spectrum® Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) 3000. LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes running with the SAS simulator scripts connected to the IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM ESS 3000. The simultaneous workloads are simulated across multiple x-86 nodes running with Red Hat Linux to determine scalability against the IBM Spectrum Scale clustered file system and ESS 3000 array. This paper will outline the ... [more]

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IBM FlashSystem 5000 and 5100 for Mid-Market
Flash storage

Redguide, published 19 Aug 2020

The IBM® FlashSystem® 5010, 5030, and 5100 help you meet the challenges of rapid data growth while staying within limited IT budgets. These systems allow you to quickly consolidate, simplify, and optimize your IT infrastructure with an efficient, highly flexible, yet easy-to-use storage system with powerful virtualization features. This IBM Redpaper® publication is intended for mid-market clients.

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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ Model T02 (machine type 8562). 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 Z Connectivity Handbook

Redbooks, published 14 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z® family of mainframes, which includes these systems:

  • IBM z15™ Model T01
  • IBM z15™ Model T02
  • IBM z14™
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1™
  • IBM z13®
  • IBM z13s®
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their ... [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 12 Aug 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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