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More, more and even more storage system monitoring and enhanced capacity reporting in IBM Spectrum Control Version 5.3.6!

A new year is upon us and yes, it’s that time again! Another quarterly release of IBM Spectrum Control is here and make no mistake about it, IBM Spectrum Control continues to listen to the storage community. By continuing to provide a better, single storage management platform...

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IBM FlashSystem A9000 & A9000R @ TechU Atlanta, April 2019

IBM Flash System A9000 & A9000R sessions at TechU Atlanta 2019 have been carefully categorized and scheduled to provide a coherent build-up of knowledge that I’m sure you will find helpful. Click any of the following categories, to reach the desired topics: Essentials ...

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Configuring the DS8880 - Using Small Extents

R8.1 of the DS8880 introduced a new configuration option. This provides the ability to configure a storage pool as either large or small extents. The small extent size is significantly smaller than the previous 1GB(FB)/ 1113cylinder (CKD) large extent size being 16MB (FB) / 21 cylinders (CKD). ...

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New Higher Capacity Flash Sizes on DS8880

In September 2017 IBM introduced a new class of Flash for the DS8880 with a new 3.8TB High Capacity Flash drive. Earlier this year we continued to increase the High Capacity Flash sizes with the introduction of the 7.6TB High Capacity Flash drive, and now on the 20th November 2018 we have...

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Fibre Channel SAN Management for z/OS, IBM Z and DS8000

Executive Summary The I/O Operations (I/O Ops) component of System Automation for z/OS (SAFOS) has been used by z/OS clients to manage the FICON I/O switch configuration, make configuration changes and display status information. In July of 2014 the IBM System Automation for z/OS product team...

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iSER, RDMA and IBM’s Spectrum Virtualize family of products

Data centers are getting wider day by day. In the initial days they were limited to a single physical site. As the adoption grown, data spread across multiple data centers. These data centers are geographically separated by larger distances. Ethernet plays a key role in the next generation data...

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Enabling a New Generation of All-flash Data Centers Taking Advantage of NVMe Storage

Two exciting announcements from IBM Storage Networking: The new IBM Storage Networking SAN128B-6 switch and a new 64-port Gen 6 blade for the b-type line of directors, delivering the highest density Gen 6 switch and blade in the market. As we rapidly approach a new generation of all-flash...

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