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How to Choose the Best IBM SVC/Storwize V7000 (Spectrum Virtualize) Replication Technology: Part I Introduction

Choosing the wrong V7000/SVC replication technology can put your entire availability strategy at risk since there are several types of replication, and each type has its nuances.

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This is alarming

To avoid getting overloaded with meaningless alarms, it is important to implement best practices, the first being a software solution that is intelligent.

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How to Detect and Resolve “State in Doubt” Errors

IntelliMagic Vision helps reduce the visibility gaps and improves availability by providing deep insights, practical drill downs and specialized domain knowledge for your SAN environment.

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Break Open Your VSM Black Box and Expose Internal Tape Processing

When virtual tape systems don't run properly or you need to examine detailed tape information, the virtualization makes it hard to see what is really going on inside the black box.

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HDS G1000 and Better Protecting Availability of z/OS Disk Storage

The Mainframe Analytics Recorder is a no-charge microcode upgrade for the VSP G1000 storage array that writes additional information to SMF.

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New Visibility into FAST/FAST-VP for Large Scale EMC Environments

Managing the performance of EMC FAST-VP objects is complicated, and the IntelliMagic Performance Class monitoring effectively addresses this important gap.

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IBM z/OS’s Microscope – GTF

With a GTF I/O summary trace, what appears innocuous at the RMF level can have some surprising characteristics when put under the GTF microscope.

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Shelfware, IT’s version of Home Exercise Equipment

Unused software, or shelfware, is a pervasive problem in enterprise IT as it doesn't take other factors like personnel, processes, and skills into account.

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How are my Disk Storage Systems doin’?

Disk storage systems provide hundreds of performance-related metrics but in order to identify which of the metrics are key, one first needs to know what exactly the metric represents.

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