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Performance and Best Practices Guide for IBM Storage FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller (for Storage Virtualize 8.6)

An IBM Redbooks residency (ST-DG07-R01)


To update the existing IBM Redbooks Best Practice and Performance Guidelines publication ("Performance and Best Practices Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5" published at based on the latest levels of the products, I suggest you review those to ascertain the scope of work. If you have access to equipment that either you or the team can access during the residency you should note this on your application.

Benefits, objectives, prerequisites and more ...


How Residencies work


Starts 12 Jun 2023, ends 14 Jul 2023 (5 weeks) and requires 8 residents

Residency Leader: Vasfi Gucer

  1. Begin Nomination

Must be received by 15 May 2023
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    Benefits to Resident

    The residents will gain in-depth knowledge of the latest levels of the IBM SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem portfolio, and document performance recommendations and techniques. Residents will have access to architects and developers and gain insight to future product enhancements.

    IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.


    Resident Prerequistes

    A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

    IMPORTANT: This residency is announced as a remote residency. However, depending on the IBM travel policy at the time of the residency, I might offer the option of an on-site residency. If we do have some people on-site. If we do have some people on-site, it would be optional and only for two weeks with the remaining four weeks conducted remotely. Otherwise, the residency can be conducted remotely for the full six weeks. Your ability or willingless to travel will NOT have any effect on your chances of being selected.


    This residency will be made up of a team of individuals whose combined product skills and experience will cover the areas listed in the skills requirement section of this announcement. Candidates will be selected so that the combined skills of all the team members will provide the in-depth skills and experience necessary to produce this IBM Redbooks publication. It is not expected that candidates are experts all these products, but at a minimum they should have field experience with SVC/FlashSystem and IBM Storage Virtualize software.

    Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to include any relevant and additional information that applies to this residency in the free-form part of the nomination form as that often means the difference in being considered for selection or not. Although not a necessary prerequisite, preference will be given to candidates with previous Redbooks writing experience or a proven track record of writing external technical articles, papers or books.


    Requested level 
    SAN protocols - FCP, iSCSI, FCoE, and FC-NVMe4
    Linux operating systems4
    UNIX operating systems4
    Windows operating systems4
    SAN Volume Controller/FlashSystem configuration and planning4
    Enterprise Storage concepts and application4
    SAN Volume Controller/FlashSystem implementation4
    Willing/wanting to work exclusively remotely? (5=yes, 1=no)-
    Are you flexible with start/end dates? (5=yes, 1=no)-

    Documentation Skills

    Requested level 
    Adobe Framemaker2
    Experience with writing quality technical documents4

    Social Media Skills

    Requested level