IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center: IBM Redbooks publication is available!
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An overview of the concepts of Software Defined Environments (SDE), Software Defined Storage (SDS), and how they all work together with SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) are covered. The publication takes you through a systematic drill down of the architecture, components, and interfaces and gives the details of VSC and how to exploit it in your environment.
THIS PUBLICATION provides practical scenarios for client VSC business environments, with focus on VSC component functionality, as well as real-life use cases to administer, and guidance for VSC virtual storage management, provisioning, and optimization.
Storage administrators will appreciate the installation scenarios that are provided by the authors. SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) bundles IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager (FCM). Installation of each component is independent to each other, but all the components integrated together provides a new agile, cloud-based, software-defined storage environment.
For example, depending on your environment and existing storage infrastructure, the following are possible scenarios to install VSC components:
For even more information, see this blog entry, Clou
Special thanks to those that provided technical reviews and especially to the Redbooks team of residents for making this book a reality: Karen Orlando, Joe Gatti, Joao Marcos Leite, Thirumalainambi Murugesh, Danijel Paulin, and Socheat Sou.