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Storage Multi-tenancy for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Storage
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2021, last updated 18 Jun 2021

With IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and the Object-Based Access Control, you can implement multi-tenancy and secure storage usage in a Red Hat OpenShift environment. This IBM Redpaper® publication shows you how to secure the storage usage from the Openshift user to the IBM Spectrum® Virtualize array. You see how to restrict storage usage in a Red Hat Openshift Container Platform to avoid the over-consumption of storage by one or more user. These uses cases can be expanded to the use of this control to provide assistance with ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive Enterprise Edition (EE) Version 1.3.1.2 for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the ninth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 10 Feb 2021, last updated 26 May 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 raise the standard for storage efficiency in ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem and VMware Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 17 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication details the configuration and best practices for using IBM's FlashSystem family of storage products within a VMware environment. This book was published in 2021 and specifically addresses Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4 with VMware vSphere Version 7.0. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem storage systems with the VMware vCloud suite of applications: - vSphere Web Client (VWC) - vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) - vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) - Site Recovery ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 15 Apr 2021, last updated 14 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller 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 IBM SAN Volume Controller, back-end storage, and ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 13 May 2021, last updated 14 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem products. 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. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5200 Product Guide
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 5 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes the IBM FlashSystem® 5200 solution, which is a next-generation IBM FlashSystem control enclosure. It is an NVMe end-to-end platform that is targeted at the entry and midrange market and delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. It also provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features that are delivered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize, including the following features:
- Data reduction and deduplication
- Dynamic tiering
- Thin provisioning
- Snapshots
- Cloning
- Replication ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 29 Apr 2021

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software running on IBM Storage products provides clients an opportunity to maintain two independent copies of a single data volume across two sites, using the Spectrum Virtualize Metro Mirror feature. Starting with Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1.1, two site replication can be extended to a third site. Using a three site setup means data can be replicated asynchronously to an independent system in a third site. This three site setup is called IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-site replication. In this IBM Redbooks® publication we describe IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-site ... [more]


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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, last updated 7 Apr 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 FlashSystem 5000 and 5200 for Mid-Market
Flash storage

Redguide, published 19 Feb 2021, last updated 30 Mar 2021

The IBM® FlashSystem 5015, 5035, and 5200 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 Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture System Edition
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 7 Jul 2020, last updated 19 Mar 2021

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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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 5000
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 8 Dec 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 5000 (ESS 5000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). ESS is a modern implementation of software-defined storage, making it easier for you to deploy fast, highly scalable storage for AI and big data. With the lightning-fast NVMe storage technology and industry-leading file management capabilities of IBM Spectrum Scale, the ESS 3000 and ESS 5000 nodes can grow ... [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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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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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Version 8.3.1
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 13 Jul 2020

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum® Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functions in IBM Cloud®. This capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use IBM Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data centers and ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 8.3.1
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 8 Jul 2020, last updated 8 Jul 2020

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum® Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, whether on-premises, off-premises, or a combination of both. The initial release of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS architecture. It also provides planning and implementation information about the common use cases ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Version 8.3
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2019, last updated 11 May 2020

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud™. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3000
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2020

This IBM® Redbooks publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3000 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3000 solution and helps you to plan the ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Implementation Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2019, last updated 12 Feb 2020

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, whether on-premises, off-premises, or a combination of both. The initial release of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This IBM Redpaper™ Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS architecture, and provides planning and implementation details of the common use cases ... [more]


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Implementing VersaStack with Cisco ACI Multi-Pod and IBM HyperSwap for High Availability
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 23 Aug 2018, last updated 12 Feb 2020

The IBM HyperSwap® high availability (HA) function allows business continuity in a hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters, such as fire or flooding. It is available on the IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem products. This IBM Redbooks publication covers the preferred practices for implementing Cisco VersaStack with IBM HyperSwap. The following are some of the topics covered in this book:
- Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure to showcase Cisco's ACI with Nexus 9Ks
- Cisco Fabric Interconnects and Unified Computing System (UCS) ... [more]


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