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Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances

Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances

By: Roland Tretau; JinSu Kim; Beatriz Nolte; Gary Nunn; Falk Schneider

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2013

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Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time...

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IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios

IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios

By: Sabine Jordan; Mario Kisslinger; Rodrigo Jungi Suzuki

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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The use of external storage and the benefits of virtualization became a topic of discussion in the IBM® i area during the last several years. The question tends to be, what are the advantages of the use of external storage that is attached to an IBM i environment as opposed to the use of internal storage. The use of IBM PowerVM® virtualization technology to virtualize Power server processors and memory also became common in IBM i environments. However, virtualized access to external storage and network resources by using a VIO server is still not widely used. This IBM Redbooks® publication...

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IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps Switches and Network Advisor

IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps Switches and Network Advisor

By: Jon Tate; Kameswara Bhaskarabhatla; Bruno Garcia Galle; Paulo Neto

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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IBM® System Storage® Gen 5 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, and high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also deliver enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, offering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM System z® servers. Designed to increase business agility while providing nonstop access to information and reducing infrastructure and administrative costs, Gen 5 Fibre...

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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System

Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System

By: Jure Arzensek; Nancy Kinney; Daniel Owen; Jorge Quintal; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Disk System, a virtualized storage system that consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system. Advantages include simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. It also offers improved efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid-state drive optimization, thin provisioning, IBM Real-time Compression™, and nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage. The system can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, which offers a greater...

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IBM System Storage N series Hardware Guide

IBM System Storage N series Hardware Guide

By: Roland Tretau; Jeff Lin; Dirk Peitzmann; Steven Pemberton; Tom Provost; Marco Schwarz

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed look at the features, benefits, and capabilities of the IBM System Storage® N series hardware offerings. The IBM System Storage N series systems can help you tackle the challenge of effective data management by using virtualization technology and a unified storage architecture. The N series delivers low- to high-end enterprise storage and data management capabilities with midrange affordability. Built-in serviceability and manageability features help support your efforts to increase reliability, simplify and unify storage infrastructure...

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Implementing the Storwize V3500

Implementing the Storwize V3500

By: Jon Tate; Uwe Dubberke; Justin Heather; Andrew Hickey; Imran Imtiaz; Nancy Kinney; Dieter Utesch

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2013

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Businesses of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing huge volumes of data that are becoming increasingly valuable. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources and cannot afford to make investment mistakes. The IBM® Storwize® V3500 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, simple, and efficient, which enables businesses to overcome their storage challenges. IBM Storwize V3500 is the most recent addition to the IBM Storwize family of disk systems. It delivers...

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Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700

Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700

By: Jon Tate; Saiprasad Prabhakar Parkar; Lee Sirett; Chris Tapsell; Paulo Tomiyoshi Takeda

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 09-OCT-2013

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Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. Storwize V3700 delivers...

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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3

Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3

By: Jon Tate; Alejandro Berardinelli; Mark Chitti; Torben Jensen; Massimo Rosati; Christian Schroeder

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2012

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Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution, an innovative new storage offering that 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 IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, raising the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This...

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IBM System Storage N series Hardware Guide

IBM System Storage N series Hardware Guide

By: Roland Tretau; Jeff Lin; Dirk Peitzmann; Steven Pemberton; Tom Provost; Marco Schwarz

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2012

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed look at the features, benefits, and capabilities of the IBM System Storage® N series hardware offerings. The IBM System Storage N series systems can help you tackle the challenge of effective data management by using virtualization technology and a unified storage architecture. The N series delivers low- to high-end enterprise storage and data management capabilities with midrange affordability. Built-in serviceability and manageability features help support your efforts to increase reliability; simplify and unify storage infrastructure...

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Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

By: Sangam Racherla; Silvio Erdenberger; Harish Rajagopal; Kai Ruth

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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Along with servers and networking infrastructure, networked storage is one of the fundamental components of a modern data center. Because storage networking has evolved over the past two decades, the industry has settled on the basic storage networking technologies. These technologies are Fibre Channel (FC) storage area networks (SANs), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)-based Ethernet attachment, and Ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS). Today, lossless, low-latency, high-speed FC SANs are viewed as the high-performance option for networked storage. iSCSI and NAS are...

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IBM SmartCloud Storage Access V1.1 Configuration Cookbook

IBM SmartCloud Storage Access V1.1 Configuration Cookbook

By: Larry Coyne; Wang Di; Kumar Nachiketa; Sangho Lee; Yang Yi

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you learn how to build a storage cloud with the IBM SmartCloud™ Storage Access solution, which consists of multiple hardware and software products including IBM Scale Out network Attached Storage (SONAS), IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified, IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, and more. To get you started, we cover the planning, installation, and configuration for each component. SmartCloud Storage Access is an IBM software product for storage cloud management that enables the cloud service with virtualization and automation. SCSA is the focal point to...

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IBM XIV Storage System Copy Services and Migration

IBM XIV Storage System Copy Services and Migration

By: Bertrand Dufrasne; Dietmar Dausner; David Denny; Roger Eriksson; Roman Fridli; Itzhack Goldberg; Markus Oscheka; Stephen Solewin

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a practical understanding of the IBM XIV® Storage System copy and migration functions. The XIV Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios, which enables clients to enhance their business continuance, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions allow point-in-time copies, known as snapshots and full volume copies, and also include remote copy capabilities in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. These functions are included in the XIV software and all their features are available at...

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IBM SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware

IBM SAN Volume Controller Enhanced Stretched Cluster with VMware

By: Angelo Bernasconi; Ole Rasmussen; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM storage area network (SAN) and IBM SAN Volume Controller enhanced stretched cluster configuration when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a satisfactory implementation. Business continuity and continuous availability of applications are among the top requirements for many organizations today. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking make enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now be designed to manage both planned and unplanned...

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IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology

IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology

By: Ilya Krutov; Alexander Grechnev

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2014

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Blade servers captured industry focus because of their modular design, which can reduce costs with a more efficient usage of valuable floor space, and their simplified management, which can speed up such tasks as deploying, reprovisioning, updating, and troubleshooting hundreds of blade servers. By integrating resources and sharing key components, costs are reduced and availability is increased. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM BladeCenter® and describes the technology and features of the different chassis, blade server models, and connectivity options. We go into detail about...

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IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

By: Bertrand Dufrasne; Dietmar Dausner; Roger Eriksson; Roman Fridli; Itzhack Goldberg; Markus Oscheka; Stephen Solewin

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage System is a scalable enterprise storage system that is based on a grid array of hardware components. It can attach to both Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and IP network Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) capable hosts. This system is a good fit for clients who want to be able to grow capacity without managing multiple tiers of storage. The XIV Storage System is suited for mixed or random access workloads, including online transaction processing,...

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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V5.1

By: Pall Beck; Angelo Bernasconi; Werner Eggli; Jon Tate

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-MAR-2010

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the SAN has its own set of virtual storage addresses, which are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running using the same virtual addresses that it had before. This capability means that volumes or storage can be added or moved while the server is still...

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IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1 Installation and Configuration Guide

By: Larry Coyne; Chris Hoffmann; Stefan Neff; Khanh Ngo

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1R1 for the IBM System Storage® TS3500 Tape Library. LTFS EE is designed to enable the use of LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM general parallel file system-based (IBM GPFS™) environment and helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. LTFS EE can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape. LTFS EE supports IBM Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 6...

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Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

By: Chris Seiwert; Peter Klee; Lisa Martinez; Max Pei; Mladen Portak; Alex Safonov; Edgar Strubel; Gabor Szabo; Ron Verbeek

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 23-FEB-2012

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Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM Redbooks® publication addresses the aspects of data migration efforts while focusing on the IBM System Storage® as the target system. Data migration is a critical and complex operation, and this book provides the phases and steps to ensure a smooth migration. Topics range from planning and preparation to execution and validation. The book also reviews...

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IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

By: Roland Tretau; Jeff Lin; Dirk Peitzmann; Steven Pemberton; Tom Provost; Marco Schwarz

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 08-OCT-2012

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Corporate workgroups, distributed enterprises, and small to medium-sized companies are increasingly seeking to network and consolidate storage to improve availability, share information, reduce costs, and protect and secure information. These organizations require enterprise-class solutions capable of addressing immediate storage needs cost-effectively, while providing an upgrade path for future requirements. IBM® System Storage® N series storage systems and their software capabilities are designed to meet these requirements. IBM System Storage N series storage systems offer an...

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IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610

IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610

By: Alex Osuna; Eva Balogh; Daesung Kim; Kai Lanzmich; Karen Orlando; Siew Chin Wong

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2011

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution consists of IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition V2.3 software and the IBM System Storage TS7650G Deduplication Gateway (3958-DD1 and DD3) hardware, as well as the IBM System Storage TS7650 Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1). They are designed to address the disk-based data protection needs of enterprise data centers. We introduce data...