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Business Continuity Solution with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 May 2022, last updated 17 May 2022

The focus of this Blueprint is to facilitate the deployment of the hybrid cloud business continuity solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on Microsoft Azure Cloud and Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver plug-in for IBM Block Storage and IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Microsoft Azure Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data by using IBM Storage-based Global Mirror Replication, and the “volume replication” feature from IBM block storage CSI driver for IBM Storage. For demonstration purposes, MySQL containerized database is installed ... [more]


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Early Threat Detection and Safeguarding Data with IBM QRadar and IBM Copy Services Manager on IBM DS8000
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Mar 2022, last updated 21 Apr 2022

The focus of this blueprint is to highlight early threat detection by IBM® QRadar® and to proactively start a cyber resilience workflow in response to a cyberattack or malicious user actions. The workflow uses IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) as orchestration software to start IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. The Safeguarded Copy creates an immutable copy of the data in an air-gapped form on the same DS8000 system for isolation and eventual quick recovery. This document also explains the steps that are involved to enable and forward IBM DS8000 audit logs to IBM QRadar. It also ... [more]


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IBM b-type Gen 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2022

The IBM® b-type Gen 7 Fibre Channel directors and switches provide reliable, scalable, and secure high-performance foundations for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation flash and SSD storage. They are designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized private cloud storage and data center environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM b-type Gen 7 SAN. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products and explains how to install, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem Safeguarded Copy Implementation Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 25 Mar 2022

Safeguarded Copy function that is available with IBM® Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2 supports the ability to create cyber-resilient point-in-time copies of volumes that cannot be changed or deleted through user errors, malicious actions, or ransomware attacks. The system integrates with IBM Copy Services Manager to provide automated backup copies and data recovery. This IBM Redpaper® publication introduces the features and functions of Safeguarded Copy function by using several examples. This document is aimed at pre-sales and post-sales technical support specialists and storage ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R8 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Mar 2022

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 per-terabyte cost and high density, with up to 13 PB of data (up to 39 PB ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM FlashSystem, and IBM SAN Volume Controller Security Feature Checklist
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 Mar 2022

IBM Spectrum® Virtualize based storage systems are secure storage platforms that implement various security-related features, in terms of system-level access controls and data-level security features. This document outlines the available security features and options of IBM Spectrum Virtualize based storage systems. It is not intended as a “how to” or best practice document. Instead, it is a checklist of features that can be reviewed by a user security team to aid in the definition of a policy to be followed when implementing IBM FlashSystem®, IBM SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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Cyber Resilient Infrastructure: Detect, Protect, and Mitigate Threats Against Brocade SAN FOS with IBM QRadar
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2022

Enterprise networks are large and rely on numerous connected endpoints to ensure smooth operational efficiency. However, they also present a challenge from a security perspective. The focus of this Blueprint is to demonstrate an early threat detection against the network fabric that is powered by Brocade that uses IBM® QRadar®. It also protects the same if a cyberattack or an internal threat by rouge user within the organization occurs. The publication also describes how to configure the syslog that is forwarding on Brocade SAN FOS. Finally, it explains how the forwarded audit events are ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Easy Tier (Updated for DS8000 R9.0)
Hybrid Flash storage

Redpaper, published 4 Dec 2018, last updated 23 Feb 2022

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of IBM System Storage® Easy Tier®, and explains its practical use with the IBM DS8000® series and License Machine Code 7.9.0.xxx (also known as R9.0).. Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system to (automatically and without disruption to applications) relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9500 Blueprint Version 2 Release 4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Feb 2022

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM© FlashSystem© for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem 9500 and its parameters. This document also describes the required steps to configure the server that hosts the EHR application. To complete these tasks, you must be knowledgeable of IBM FlashSystem 9500 and Epic applications. This Blueprint provides the following information:
- A solutions architecture and the related solution configuration information for ... [more]


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Highly Efficient Data Access with RoCE on IBM Elastic Storage Systems and IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 7 Feb 2022, last updated 18 Feb 2022

With Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), you can make a subset of a host’s memory directly available to a remote host. RDMA is available on standard Ethernet-based networks by using the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) interface. The RoCE network protocol is an industry-standard initiative by the InfiniBand Trade Association. This IBM® Redpaper publication describes how to set up RoCE to use within an IBM Spectrum® Scale cluster and IBM Elastic Storage® Systems (ESSs). This book is targeted at technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT ... [more]


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