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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Protecting Database Applications
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 18 Jun 2021

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention management, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and application backups in hybrid multicloud environments. This IBM Redpaper publication focuses on protecting database applications. IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus supports backup, restore, and data reuse for multiple databases, such as Oracle, IBM Db2®, MongoDB, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SQL Server. Although other IBM Spectrum Protect Plus features focus on virtual environments, the database and application support ... [more]

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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]

Automated Testing on Z
IBM Z Software

17 Jun 2021

IBM Z has been the platform of choice for enterprise business applications for many years. The applications themselves have evolved in complexity. In this video IBM Chief Architect Suman Gopinath explains the importance of a single testing pipeline regardless of application programming language used.

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IBM FlashSystem for VMware vSphere with Tanzu Basic Edition An IBM Validated Solution Guide
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 Jun 2021

The focus of this Blueprint is to demonstrate how IBM FlashSystem® with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize can be used as a preferred back-end persistent storage for VMware Tanzu-based deployments. This document describes the use of IBM® FlashSystem storage volumes as virtual volumes (vVols) that are made available to provision persistent volumes for a VMware Tanzu deployment. All models of IBM FlashSystem family are supported by this document, including:

  • FlashSystem 9100 and 9200
  • FlashSystem 7200
  • FlashSystem 5000
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller
  • All storage that is ... [more]

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IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 Jun 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the installation, integration, and configuration of IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager (GKLM), including the container edition for deployment in Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes clusters, or on IBM z/OS container extensions (zCX).

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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 15 Jun 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]

Four ways to transform your mainframe for a hybrid cloud world

11 Jun 2021

In today's world digital transformation and modernization of the core IT landscape is on the agenda of most mainframe CIOs. In this video IBM Garage for Systems specialist Hervé Sabrie describes four strategic elements to digital transformation.

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IBM Spectrum Scale Immutability Introduction, Configuration Guidance, and Use Cases
Storage Solutions

Redguide, published 9 Jun 2021

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Spectrum Scale immutability function. It shows how to set it up and presents different ways for managing immutable and append-only files. This publication also provides guidance for implementing IT security aspects in an IBM Spectrum Scale cluster by addressing regulatory requirements. It also describes two typical use cases for managing immutable files. One use case involves applications that manage file immutability; the other use case presents a solution to automatically set files to immutable within a IBM Spectrum Scale immutable ... [more]

Infrastructure resiliency
Storage Solutions

4 Jun 2021

Resilience has been in the headlines of industry media for months because organizations have been disrupted by technology-related disasters. This increasing demand for more resiliency can’t be answered with traditional methods of protection, which rely strongly on hardware duplication and data replication across multiple datacenters. IBMers Paolo Vitali and Ivan Deleuze describe how to handle these new types of threats through an infrastructure resiliency architecture.

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Four Ways to Transform Your Mainframe for a Hybrid Cloud World

Redpaper, published 4 Jun 2021

The IBM® mainframe remains a widely used enterprise computing workhorse, hosting essential IT for the majority of the world’s top banks, airlines, insurers and more. As the mainframe continues to evolve, the newest IBM Z® servers offer solutions for AI and analytics, blockchain, cloud, DevOps, security and resiliency, with the aim of making the client experience similar to that of using cloud services. Many organizations today face challenges with their core IT infrastructure:

  • Complexity and stability An environment might have years of history and be seen as too complex to ... [more]

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Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Jun 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments. The Ansible-based automation and orchestration for managing high availability environments by using HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem storage also is described. To complete the tasks that are described, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this ... [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 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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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Backup and Recovery Solutions
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 27 May 2021

This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks publication provides guidance about a backup and recovery solution for SAP High-performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) running on IBM Power Systems. This publication provides case studies and how-to procedures that show backup and recovery scenarios. This publication provides information about how to protect data in an SAP HANA environment by using IBM Spectrum® Protect and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Manager. This publication focuses on the data protection solution, which is described through several scenarios. The information in this publication is distributed on an ... [more]

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IBM PowerVC Version 2.0 Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2021

IBM® Power Virtualization Center (IBM® PowerVC™) is an advanced enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces IBM PowerVC and helps you understand its functions, planning, installation, and setup. It also shows how IBM PowerVC can integrate with systems management tools such as Ansible or Terraform and that it also integrates well into a OpenShift container environment. IBM PowerVC Version 2.0.0 supports both large and small deployments, either by managing IBM PowerVM® that is controlled by the Hardware Management Console ... [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]

Continuous availability with IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

24 May 2021

IBM Power Systems are known for their ability to support mission critical workloads across industries. But even with the various levels of built-in resiliency, the need to provide continuous availability is ever more apparent. In this video, Michael Herrera from the IBM Advanced Technology Group discusses some of the high availability and disaster recovery solutions available today with IBM Power Systems.

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IBM Power System IC922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 2 Mar 2020, last updated 20 May 2021

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 Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction Featuring PCIe Gen 4 Technology
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Jul 2020, last updated 20 May 2021

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S914 (9009-41G), IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G) servers that use the latest IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and support the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSs). The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems, such as:

  • The latest IBM POWER9 processor, which is available in various configurations for ... [more]

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Modernize SAP Workloads on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 19 May 2021

The goal of this IBM® Redpaper® publication is to describe how to modernize SAP workloads and run them on IBM Power Systems. By using theoretical knowledge, team experiences, and new technologies, the authors document sample scenarios to show such benefits. This publication uses any available documentation, hardware, and software resources to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Document guidelines to help the reader modernize SAP workloads to run on IBM Power Systems.
  • Document guidelines to help provide an optimal system configuration and implementation to run the SAP ... [more]

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Easily Deploy and Use CodeReady Workspaces on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Red Hat

Web Doc, published 18 May 2021

CodeReady Workspaces provides development teams a faster and more reliable foundation on which to work, and it gives operations centralized control and peace of mind. This article goes through the steps of deploying CodeReady Workspaces on IBM Z and LinuxONE.


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