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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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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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DS8880 Array infrastructure

The DS8880 has 2 types of storage arrays, The HPFE Gen2 Flash arrays and the HDD spinning drive arrays. These are driven by pairs of RAID adapters that are specific to the array type. The High Performance Flash Array Gen2 RAID adapters have 4 ports each running 24Gbps for a combined total of...

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Rapid SAN Problem Determination with DS8880 Fiber Channel Diagnostic Parameters

Read Diagnostic Parameters (RDP) is a fiber channel extended link service invented by IBM. RDP is implemented by the DS8000 family of storage systems, the IBM z13 processor, FICON directors and the z/OS operating system. RDP provides z/OS and SAN tooling an in-band mechanism for retrieving link...

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DS8880 Architected to Evolve.

The DS8880 storage system has an architecture built to evolve. From the physical infrastructure to the firmware features and functions the DS8000 family has a legacy of evolution. Each generation builds on the features and functions of the prior generation. The DS8880 hybrid and DS8880F all...

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IBM DS8880 zHyperLinks™, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Peter Sutton Harry Yudenfriend zHyperLinks substantially improves VSAM application availability, including all of the system functions that depend on VSAM (e.g. catalog and HSM). This blog entry focuses on the availability improvements provided by zHyperLinks. Background In prior blog...

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TS7700 Continuously Evolves to Meet Clients’ Demands

IBM Systems Magazine recently published my article Congratulations team on another innovative release. It’s the great team I work with that makes this innovation possible. #tape #TS7760 #grid #zSystems #Mainframe #TS7700 #Storage #virtualization ...

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