This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides overviews and pointers for information about the most current IBM System Storage products, showing how IBM delivers the right mix of products for nearly every aspect of business continuance and business efficiency. IBM System Storage® products can help you store, safeguard, retrieve, and share your data. The following topics are covered:
Part 1 introduces IBM Smarter Storage solutions. It provides overviews of IBM Smart Storage Cloud, IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC), as well as an overview of the new IBM PureSystems™ offerings.
Part 2 describes the IBM disk products that include IBM System Storage DS® Series (entry-level, midrange, and enterprise offerings).
Part 3 presents an overview of the IBM TotalStorage and System Storage Tape Drives, IBM Tape Automation Products, and IBM Tape Virtualization Solutions and products.
Part 4 describes storage networking infrastructure and presents the switches and directors to form SAN solutions, as well as converged networks and data center networking.
Part 5 describes the IBM System Storage software portfolio. including Tivoli Storage Manager version 6.4, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 5.1.1, and IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS™).
Part 6 describes the z/OS® storage management software and tools.
Finally, the Appendixes provide information about High Performance Storage System (HPSS) and IBM FlashSystem Storage.
This book is intended as a reference for basic and comprehensive information about the IBM System Storage products portfolio. The book provides a starting point when establishing your own enterprise storage environment.