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IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on IBM Z – What’s new in IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.3 ?

IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.3 has been released and here are the features now available for IBM Z: OS currency updates Installation Tool kit Installation toolkit support for configuration, installation and deployment for SLES 15 on IBM Z Storage...

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Pervasive Encryption with zDMF: Taking steps toward information security's CIA triad

In this article we discuss implementing pervasive encryption using zDMF, and how this effort enhances information security. We first provide a brief overview of information security and its objectives, the so-called CIA triad - Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability. We then look at how...

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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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Protecting z/OS from Faulty SAN Storage Links

Executive Summary IBM recommends that clients exploit the “ Improved Channel Path Recovery ” (ICR) function , first delivered in z/OS 1.13 (2011), to quickly fence failing I/O resources and minimize any impact on the production work load. The ICR function allows clients to set a z/OS policy...

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The New DS8882F: Big Value in a Smaller Package

This week, IBM Storage is announcing a new member of the IBM DS8880F family – DS8882F. The new system offers a cost-efficient storage solution engineered to help enable and support current mainframe modernization and integration initiatives. Today, mainframes are as important to business as...

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New IBM Journal of R&D Article: zHyperLink: Low-latency I/O for Db2 on IBM Z and DS8880 storage

The IBM Journal of Research and Development just published an issue dedicated to the IBM z14, IBM's latest generation of mainframe. The IBM DS8880 Storage allows clients to get the most value out of the z14 with the new zHyperLink technology for extreme low latency I/O. For readers with...

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IBM Spectrum Scale for Linux on IBM Z – Release 5.0 features and highlights

When organizations need reliability, data integrity and trust they start with IBM Z. With the added flexibility of Linux on IBM Z , it is also a powerful way to deploy practically any application. Whether is it because of security, performance, ease of administration or for data sharing across...

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zHyperLink™ Video Demo

On December 8, 2017, IBM made the DS8886 zHyperLink support generally available. Today’s blog entry introduces a video demo of the zHyperLink technology. Story Board TL;DR , Clients can transparently cut their application response times in half. Pass this video along to your clients so...

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