The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements to achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, and stronger control over storage performance and management. It describes the current IBM storage products, including IBM FlashSystem™, disk, and tape, and virtualized solutions, such as IBM Storage Cloud, IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center, and IBM Spectrum™ Storage.
This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and pointers for information about the 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 storage products can help you store, safeguard, retrieve, and share your data.
The following topics are covered:
Part 1 introduces IBM storage solutions. It provides overviews
of the IBM storage solutions, including IBM Spectrum
Storage™, IBM Storage Cloud, IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage
Center (VSC), and the IBM PureSystems® products.
Part 2 describes the IBM disk and flash products that include
IBM DS Series (entry-level, midrange, and enterprise offerings),
IBM XIV® storage, IBM Storwize® products, and the IBM
Part 3 is an overview of the IBM tape drives, IBM tape
automation products, and IBM tape virtualization solutions and
Part 4 describes storage networking infrastructure, switches and
directors to form storage area network (SAN) solutions, and
converged networks and data center networking.
Part 5 describes the IBM storage software portfolio, including
IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager, Tivoli
Storage Productivity Center, and IBM Security Key Lifecycle
Part 6 describes the IBM z/OS® storage management software
The appendixes provide information about the High Performance
Storage System (HPSS) and recently withdrawn IBM storage
This book is intended as a reference for basic and comprehensive information about the IBM Storage products portfolio. It provides a starting point for establishing your own enterprise storage environment.