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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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What's New - IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 ?

What's New in IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 was released in May 2018. So what is new in this release that one should be aware of ? What are the enhancements ? What are the improvements ? IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 was released in May 2018. So what is new in this release...

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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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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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Video Surveillance - Ensuring right storage at the backend.

When it comes to video surveillance workload , you ought to get the backend storage right. The storage should be performance savvy, scalable, should support to run analytics and also should support tiering to ensure when data ages it moves to economical viable tiers. Spectrum Scale as well as...

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DS8880 Enables IMS™ Release 15 to Reduce WADS I/O Service Time by up to 50%

Tariq Hanif Harry Yudenfriend Logging speed is a bottleneck for IMS performance, and the WADS I/O has been a bottleneck on logging speed. The enhancements in IMS Release 15 to exploit System z High Performance FICON (zHPF™) and zHyperWrite™ reduce the latency for writing to the WADS data set,...

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DS8000 Leadership with zHyperLinks for IBM Z and the z14

Here is a new article describing the benefits of the DS8000 zHyperLink technology for IBM Z and the z14. DS8000 zHyperLinks for IBM Z and the z14 #EnterpriseStorage #DS8000 #Flashstorage #z14 #IBMz #IBMaotMainframeDS8000IBMz #ibmaot #Mainframe #Cloudstorage #Data...

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Big Data and Analytics (BD&A) Deployment - What is the best option out there?

There has been a lot of buzz around Hortonworks HDP platform with IBM Spectrum Scale . That is because this duo combination is a killer one which brings best of the two worlds together : Formula for Big Data and Analytic Deployment: Hortonworks (among the leading big data and analytic...

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