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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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A Hybrid Cloud Cyber Security Solution using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure and IBM Spectrum Virtualize Safeguarded Copy
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 31 Jan 2022

The document describes the configuration and end-to-end architecture for configuring the logical air-gap solution for cyber resiliency using IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud (SV4PC) on Azure, IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Safeguarded Copy, and IBM FlashSystem®. This blueprint guide provides the following information: • A solutions architecture and related solution configuration workflows, with the following essential software and hardware components: – IBM FlashSystem – IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure – IBM Copy Services Manager • Detailed technical configuration ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy (Updated for DS8000 R9.2.1)
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Aug 2021, last updated 18 Jan 2022

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000® Safeguarded Copy functions. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper is intended for IT security architects who plan and design an organization’s cyber security strategy, and the infrastructure technical specialists who implement them. The content is structured into four major sections:
- Safeguarded Copy introduction
- ... [more]


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SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 5 Jan 2022

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior. Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that were introduced in 9.0. This paper covers the following recent changes:
- SANnav
- Fabric Performance Impact Notification ... [more]


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Multi-Factor Authentication Using IBM Security Verfiy for IBM Spectrum Fusion
Security

Redpaper, published 21 Dec 2021

Data is the new crown jewel of any organization. The use of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to safeguard the most critical asset of any organization (the data) became a high-priority need. MFA verifies the identity of the consumers by applying multiple methods that provide an extra layer of security in addition to the login credentials. Regulatory compliances exist that require MFA, such as PCI DSS v3.2, NIST SP 800-171, and DFS 23 NYCRR 500. Implementation of MFA reduces the risk and increases the security posture of your deployments. Storage is where the data resides. Compute is where ... [more]


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Securing IBM Spectrum Scale with QRadar and IBM Cloud Pak for Security
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Dec 2021, last updated 20 Dec 2021

Cyberattacks are likely to remain a significant risk for the foreseeable future. Attacks on organizations can be external and internal. Investing in technology and processes to prevent these cyberattacks is the highest priority for these organizations. Organizations need well-designed procedures and processes to recover from attacks. The focus of this document is to demonstrate how the IBM® Unified Data Foundation (UDF) infrastructure plays an important role in delivering the persistence storage (PV) to containerized applications, such as IBM Cloud® Pak for Security (CP4S), with IBM ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Pak for Data with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native
Cloud

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes configuration guidelines and best practices when IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native Storage Access is used as a storage provider for IBM Cloud® Pak for Data on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It also provides the steps to install IBM Db2® and several assemblies within IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, including Watson Knowledge Catalog, Watson Studio, IBM DataStage®, Db2 Warehouse, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Data Virtualization, Data Management Console, and Apache Spark. This IBM Redpaper publication was written for IT architects, IT ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Performance Best Practices and Monitoring
Hybrid Flash storage

Redbooks, published 17 Dec 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8900 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are available.


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3200
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 30 Nov 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3200 (ESS 3200) 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 3200 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3200 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3200 solution and helps you to plan the ... [more]


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Storage as a Service Offering Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 29 Oct 2021, last updated 16 Nov 2021

IBM® Storage as a Service (STaaS) extends your hybrid cloud experience with a new flexible consumption model enabled for both your on-premises and hybrid cloud infrastructure needs, giving you the agility, cash flow efficiency, and services of cloud storage with the flexibility to dynamically scale up or down and only pay for what you use beyond the minimal capacity. This IBM Redpaper provides a detailed introduction to the IBM STaaS service. The paper is targeted for data center managers and storage ... [more]


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IBM HyperSwap and Multi-site HA/DR for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Feb 2019, last updated 15 Nov 2021

IBM® HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, starting with software version 12.2.1. Version 12.3 introduces a function that combines HyperSwap and Asynchronous replication, which creates a solution that entails HA and Disaster Recovery (DR). One side of the HyperSwap pair has an active async link to the third system, and the other side has a standby link. Known as ... [more]


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