In this video, we show how you can determine good flash candidates in your environment.

For the last few years we have heard how flash technology will completely disrupt the data center, and you may have already added flash technology to your data center. If you are getting ready to add flash, it is important to see how much of your capacity is a good candidate for flash because even though flash is much less expensive than it used to be and is almost on par with spinning disks, it is still more expensive than nearline drives.



Should I Disable SVC Write Cache for Flash?

It has been suggested that in order to maximize throughput for large sequential operations on SVC volumes residing entirely on IBM Flash systems, you should consider disabling the write cache.

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Flash Performance in High-End Storage

This paper analyzes the performance of Flash and SSDs when deployed in high-end storage, using RMF measurements from production systems.


How Much Flash Do I Need Part 2: Proving the Configuration

Modelling how current and future workloads will handle your storage configuration is especially useful before making a costly Flash purchase.

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Tune your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware.

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Configure Coupling Facilities for optimal availability and proactively identify hidden health and performance risks

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Early warning system that automatically identifies I/O issues in the making in your disk storage system and replication architecture.
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Performance and availability management for Virtual and Physical Tape, with specific support for IBM TS7700 and Oracle VSM tape solutions.
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IntelliMagic Vision collects performance and configuration information on the VMware, fabric and storage systems to provide a complete and end-to-end picture.
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