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IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook

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The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you 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 most current IBM storage products, including the IBM Spectrum™ family, IBM FlashSystem®, disk, and tape, as well as virtualized solutions such IBM Storage Cloud.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and information about the most current IBM System Storage products. It shows 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.

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.

This book describes the IBM Storage products as of March, 2016.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  5. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 IBM Spectrum family and software defined systems
      1. 1.1.1 Introduction to software-defined architecture
      2. 1.1.2 Introduction to software-defined storage
      3. 1.1.3 SDS reference architecture
    2. 1.2 IBM storage systems
      1. 1.2.1 IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize family
      2. 1.2.2 IBM FlashSystem family
      3. 1.2.3 IBM DS8880 Storage System
      4. 1.2.4 IBM XIV Storage System
      5. 1.2.5 IBM Elastic Storage Server
      6. 1.2.6 IBM tape storage
      7. 1.2.7 IBM storage area network products
    3. 1.3 IBM storage services
  6. Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Storage family
    1. 2.1 SDS architecture
    2. 2.2 SDS control plane
      1. 2.2.1 IBM Spectrum Control
      2. 2.2.2 IBM Spectrum Protect
    3. 2.3 SDS data plane
      1. 2.3.1 IBM Spectrum Virtualize
      2. 2.3.2 IBM Spectrum Accelerate
      3. 2.3.3 IBM Spectrum Scale
      4. 2.3.4 IBM Spectrum Archive
  7. Chapter 3. IBM Storage Cloud
    1. 3.1 Why IBM Cloud?
      1. 3.1.1 Why cloud?
      2. 3.1.2 IBM Cloud software as a service
      3. 3.1.3 IBM Cloud platform as a service
      4. 3.1.4 IBM Cloud infrastructure as a service
      5. 3.1.5 Public cloud (SoftLayer)
      6. 3.1.6 IBM infrastructure for private cloud
      7. 3.1.7 IBM hybrid cloud
      8. 3.1.8 Storage cloud
    2. 3.2 Cloud computing overview
      1. 3.2.1 Cloud service models
      2. 3.2.2 Cloud delivery models
    3. 3.3 Storage cloud
      1. 3.3.1 Storage usage differences within a cloud computing infrastructure
      2. 3.3.2 Traditional storage versus storage cloud
    4. 3.4 IBM storage hardware cloud offerings
    5. 3.5 IBM storage cloud software offering
      1. 3.5.1 IBM software defined storage
      2. 3.5.2 OpenStack cloud software in cloud computing
      3. 3.5.3 IBM Cloud Orchestrator
      4. 3.5.4 Cleversafe solution
    6. 3.6 Security and data protection
      1. 3.6.1 Backup and disaster recovery
      2. 3.6.2 Multitenancy
    7. 3.7 Take the next step
  8. Chapter 4. IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize family
    1. 4.1 IBM SAN Volume Controller
      1. 4.1.1 SAN Volume Controller Software
      2. 4.1.2 IBM SAN Volume Controller architecture
      3. 4.1.3 Copy Services functions
      4. 4.1.4 More information
    2. 4.2 IBM Storwize V3700
      1. 4.2.1 IBM Storwize V3700 components
      2. 4.2.2 IBM Storwize V3700 software and configuration
      3. 4.2.3 More information
    3. 4.3 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2
      1. 4.3.1 IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 models
      2. 4.3.2 Components
      3. 4.3.3 Functional capabilities
      4. 4.3.4 VersaStack Solution for IBM Storwize V5000
      5. 4.3.5 More information
    4. 4.4 IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM Storwize V7000F
      1. 4.4.1 IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
      2. 4.4.2 IBM Storwize V7000
      3. 4.4.3 IBM Storwize V7000 components
      4. 4.4.4 VersaStack Solution for IBM Storwize V7000 and V7000 Unified
      5. 4.4.5 More information
  9. Chapter 5. IBM FlashSystem family
    1. 5.1 Overview
    2. 5.2 Why flash matters
    3. 5.3 IBM FlashSystem 900 storage
      1. 5.3.1 FlashCore technology
      2. 5.3.2 Key features
      3. 5.3.3 More information
    4. 5.4 IBM FlashSystem V9000 storage
      1. 5.4.1 Key features
      2. 5.4.2 Software and licensing
      3. 5.4.3 IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack environment
      4. 5.4.4 More information
  10. Chapter 6. IBM DS8800 Storage System
    1. 6.1 DS8880 overview
    2. 6.2 Product highlights
      1. 6.2.1 Features
      2. 6.2.2 Scalability and performance
      3. 6.2.3 Availability and serviceability
      4. 6.2.4 Security and encryption
      5. 6.2.5 Advanced functions
    3. 6.3 Models
      1. 6.3.1 Other configuration features
      2. 6.3.2 Warranty information and upgrades
      3. 6.3.3 Scalable upgrades
      4. 6.3.4 Licensed functions
      5. 6.3.5 Supported environments
    4. 6.4 Related information
  11. Chapter 7. IBM XIV Storage System
    1. 7.1 Product overview
      1. 7.1.1 XIV models
      2. 7.1.2 Did you know?
      3. 7.1.3 Core features
      4. 7.1.4 Storage efficiency
      5. 7.1.5 Why XIV is ideal for cloud
      6. 7.1.6 Security and encryption
      7. 7.1.7 Management
      8. 7.1.8 Monitoring with XIV Storage Management GUI and XCLI
      9. 7.1.9 IBM Hyper-Scale
      10. 7.1.10 Business continuity
      11. 7.1.11 Scalability and performance
      12. 7.1.12 Availability and serviceability
    2. 7.2 IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System
      1. 7.2.1 IBM Real-time Compression with XIV
      2. 7.2.2 Common use cases
    3. 7.3 Architecture and key components
      1. 7.3.1 Configuration
      2. 7.3.2 Configuration options
      3. 7.3.3 Warranty info and upgrades
    4. 7.4 Related information
  12. Chapter 8. IBM tape products
    1. 8.1 IBM tape drives
      1. 8.1.1 LTO technology
      2. 8.1.2 IBM LTO tape drives
      3. 8.1.3 IBM TS1100 tape drive family
      4. 8.1.4 IBM midrange and enterprise storage media
    2. 8.2 IBM tape automation products
      1. 8.2.1 Important IBM tape library features
      2. 8.2.2 Overview of available tape libraries
      3. 8.2.3 IBM TS2900 tape autoloader
      4. 8.2.4 IBM TS3100 tape library
      5. 8.2.5 IBM TS3200 tape library
      6. 8.2.6 IBM TS3310 tape library
      7. 8.2.7 IBM TS3500 tape library
      8. 8.2.8 IBM TS4500 tape library
      9. 8.2.9 TS4500 product description
    3. 8.3 IBM tape virtualization products
      1. 8.3.1 Introduction to tape virtualization
      2. 8.3.2 Concept of data deduplication
      3. 8.3.3 IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER systems
      4. 8.3.4 TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway
      5. 8.3.5 TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express
      6. 8.3.6 ProtecTIER Manager
      7. 8.3.7 ProtecTIER native replication
      8. 8.3.8 IBM TS7700
      9. 8.3.9 IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem
  13. Chapter 9. Storage networking products
    1. 9.1 Overview
    2. 9.2 SAN and related technologies
      1. 9.2.1 Storage area network
      2. 9.2.2 IP storage networking technologies
      3. 9.2.3 SAN topologies
      4. 9.2.4 Physical components of SAN infrastructure
      5. 9.2.5 Network-attached storage
    3. 9.3 Storage area networking products
      1. 9.3.1 Common characteristics
      2. 9.3.2 Features specific to the IBM b-type SAN switches and directors
      3. 9.3.3 Fabric Vision
      4. 9.3.4 Features specific to the Cisco SAN switches and directors
      5. 9.3.5 Entry-level SAN switches
      6. 9.3.6 Midrange SAN switches
      7. 9.3.7 Enterprise SAN switches
      8. 9.3.8 SAN specialty switches
      9. 9.3.9 SAN solutions
    4. 9.4 Selecting the best alternative
    5. 9.5 More information
  14. Appendix A. Withdrawn products
  15. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  16. Back cover