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Accelerate with ATS: Disk Options for IBM i
This presentation describes the options for exploiting external disk with IBM i. Both direct attached and VIOS attached solutions will be discussed as well as the options that are available to improve business continuity. Learn how external disk can provide the high performance required by IBM i, about how best to exploit SSD with IBM i, and hear about the integrated high availability solutions that the IBM i provides to exploit the copy services functionality of the IBM storage systems.
What: Understanding and Analyzing TS7700 Performance This in-depth session will cover various performance related aspects of the TS7700 including: Deferred Copy Queue Host Write and Copy Throttling Uncompressed Host IO Performance Increments Physical Backend Drives TS7720 Cache Management This advanced session assumes you are familiar with the TS7700. After this session you will have a greater understanding of the inner performance controls of the TS7700. You will be able to use this knowledge to make intelligent tuning adjustments. Please plan on attending this very informative 90 minute session.
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, Noon New York, 4 p.m. London, 5 p.m. Paris, 16:00:00 GMT
Speakers: Jim Fisher - ATS
Who: Open to anyone that preregisters at the following URL: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/942160033 We recommend that you pre-register at least two days in advance!
IBM ProtecTIER’s revolutionary deduplication technology can be used to dramatically increase backup and recovery performance.
IBM ProtecTIER® featuring revolutionary and patented HyperFactor® data deduplication technology can provide enterprise-class performance; scalability; and proven enterprise-level data integrity.IBM ProtecTIER® native replication enables customers to replicate virtual tape cartridges to a remote location for enhanced disaster recovery and business continuity.This fast paced Webinar will cover data deduplication concepts; implementation of ProtecTIER Virtual Tape Library (VTL) for backup and recovery; and use of IBM ProtecTIER® native replication in a Spoke and Hub design.
Accelerate with ATS: LTO5 SkipSync Webinar Tuesday February 22nd 2011 at 11:00 ET
The IBM® System StorageTM TS1050 is an IBM LTO Ultrium 5 Tape Drive that combines IBM tape reliability and performance at open systems prices.
This Customer Oriented Webinar will demo SkipSync which is an IBM exclusive feature on the IBM LTO 5 drive.
The 3592 family of tape drives has had the performance advantage of Virtual Backhitch for many years. Now the LTO family has a similar performance enhancement. SkipSync is easy to implement; and for the right workload can provide a significant performance improvement.
Jeff Ziehm from the Advanced Technical Skills Organization will present an overview of LTO5 SkipSync, show how to implement it, and demonstrate its performance improvement.
SGA07 (SGA07CE in Canada) Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular IBM Education Course. This course provides in depth coverage of material introduced in the March 11th Webinar Proactive Performance Management with TPC
For further details on this class please review this attached file: SGA07 zip file
Accelerate with ATS: SVC/Storwize Family IP Replication
This session will provide details about the new IP replication using native Ethernet ports introduced in V7.2 of the Storwize Family Software, including a demonstration of how to configure the IP partnership, create remote copy relationships and consistency groups, and easily move between the three flavors of replication: synchronous, asynchronous and asynchronous using change volumes. Configuration guidelines, restrictions, and best practices will be covered as well as the basics of what the integrated SANslide function provides. Come join in to learn about this exciting new capability of the SVC and Storwize family of virtual storage systems.
Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 12 noon ET, 11 am CT, 9 am PT
Bill Wiegand (IBM Storage Virtualization - ATS)
Accelerate with ATS: IBM B-Type/Brocade SAN Switch Advanced Features
This session will cover switch features including Virtual Fabrics, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), and Fibre Channel routing. It will provide usage details of each feature, configuration steps using Network Advisor, and discuss how these features can be used together. Additionally, it will cover Brocade to Brocade and Brocade to Cisco SAN migration strategies.
This webinar has been completed. Please visit the replay:
Linear Tape File System - Enterprise Edition (LTFS-EE) - New enhancements –
With the explosion of digital information worldwide, organizations are struggling to manage storage costs while meeting end-user demands for accessibility. LTFS EE helps to reduce IT expenses by transparently replacing tiered disk storage (Tier 2 and Tier 3) with IBM tape libraries. The PGA1 release of LTFS EE became generally available on December 20, 2013. This session will overview LTFS EE, highlighting the enhancements in the new PGA1 release. The session will include a live demo with time for Q&A.
This webinar has been completed. Please feel free to access the materials using the links below.
Accelerate with ATS: z/OS with DS8870 Synergy - HyperPAV, zHPF and I/O Priority Manager IBM continues to innovate and build synergies with its flagship enterprise disk system, the DS8870 and z/OS. Join us for this fast paced session where we will discuss recent enhancements to System z High Performance FICON and how your applications and DB2 can benefit when coupled with the DS8870. We also will be covering I/O Priority Manager and its interaction with workload manager. Finally we will cover HyperPAV and what it can do to further reduce the IOSQ component in your I/O response time and increase I/O rate.
When: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 1 pm ET, 12 noon CT, 10 am PT
Speakers: Jeffrey Berger (IBM DB2 performance) , Hank Sautter and Paul Spagnolo (IBM Enterprise Disk ATS)
TKLM Technical Update & Demo
Security Key Lifecycle Manager V2.5 (formerly IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager) centralizes, simplifies and automates the encryption and key management process to help minimize risk and reduce operational costs. It offers robust key storage, serving and lifecycle management for IBM and non-IBM storage devices. This session will overview the enhancements in the latest release of IBM's flagship encryption key manager and include a live demo.
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Accelerate with ATS: Storwize V7000 Unified: Asynchronous Replication and ,
This session will provide details about when to use asynchronous replication vs. Active Cloud Engine Global (also known as WAN caching). It will also cover how to set up asynchronous replication and perform disaster recovery testing. Additionally, this session will cover setting up WAN caching as well as administering the mode of the relationship
December 5, 2013; 12 p.m. New York, 5 p.m. London, 6 p.m. Paris, 16:00:00 GMT
IBM System Storage N series Technical Update
Please plan to Join us for a technical update on the IBM System Storage N series product line. Don’t miss
this chance to learn about the latest product enhancements to the N series portfolio.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 11 a.m. New York, 4 p.m. London, 5 p.m. Paris, 16:00:00 GMT
Accelerate with ATS: XIV Storage System Update
The IBM XIV Storage System is a proven, high-end disk storage system designed to provide consistent Tier 1 performance and five-nines availability. XIV storage delivers low total cost of ownership (TCO) and drives efficiencies through simplification of storage for all types of applications including virtualized application servers and cloud environments. The XIV System provides consistent high performance for even the most demanding workloads using massive parallelism to allocate system resources evenly at all times and to scale seamlessly without manual tuning. XIV's virtualized design and customer-acclaimed ease of management dramatically reduces administrative overhead.
This Accelerate with ATS webinar will discuss new XIV Gen3 hardware features and enhancements that include Data-at-Rest Encryption, and performance enhancements for 4TB systems. XIV System Software v11.4 is highlighted with support for consistent snapshots across multiple XIV systems, continued Cloud support leadership, and support for VMware space reclamation. We will also discuss new and continued Microsoft Exchange ESRP leadership and a new replication 'Truck Mode', And we will demonstrate the new Hyper-Scale Mobility feature which allows XIV LUNs to be migrated between Gen3 systems with no interruption to host I/O processing. So please join us on November 12th for this Accelerate with ATS XIV update.
This one hour session will update you on the latest developments for the TS7700! Do NOT miss this very illuminating 1 hour session!
This session is guaranteed to elucidate your understanding of the TS7700. Stay informed by coming to see what's new with the TS7700.
When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11 a.m. New York, 4 p.m. London, 5 p.m. Paris, 15:00:00 GMT
Speaker: James A. Fisher – ATS
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