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

Draft Redpaper, last updated 4 Feb 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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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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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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Getting Started: Journey to Modernization with IBM Z

Draft Redpaper, last updated 28 Jan 2021

Modernization of enterprise IT applications and infrastructure is key to the survival of organizations. It is no longer a matter of choice. The cost of missing out on business opportunities in an intensely competitive market can be enormous. To aid in their success, organizations are facing increased encouragement to embrace change. They are pushed to think of new and innovative ways to counter, or offer, a response to threats posed by competitors who are equally as aggressive in adopting newer methods and technologies. The term modernization often varies in meaning based on perspective. ... [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 Integrated Synchronization: Incremental Updates Unleashed
Analytics

Redpaper, published 27 Jan 2021

The IBM® Db2® Analytics Accelerator (Accelerator) is a logical extension of Db2 for IBM z/OS® that provides a high-speed query engine that efficiently and cost-effectively runs analytics workloads. The Accelerator is an integrated back-end component of Db2 for z/OS. Together, they provide a hybrid workload-optimized database management system that seamlessly manages queries that are found in transactional workloads to Db2 for z/OS and queries that are found in analytics applications to Accelerator. Each query runs in its optimal environment for maximum speed and cost efficiency. The ... [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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