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The DS8900F family provides an encryption
mechanism for data at rest, in flight and for
cloud platforms. This is in line with pervasive
encryption on the IBM Z platform.

capabilities. The access method
is via FICON versus fibre channel.
DS8900F possesses more transactions faster at a top capacity of
5.9 PB, delivering a 50% reduction
in transaction time for IBM Db2®
workloads and a 60% increase in
IOPS performance compared to
the previous generation.4
The DS8900F family provides
two flexible configurations to meet
a wide variety of workloads for
different business needs.
IBM DS8910F is designed to reduce complexity while addressing
a wide variety of workloads at the
lowest DS8900F family entry cost.
This model can be delivered as a
flexible, rack-mountable solution
or in a convenient single rack.
IBM DS8950F provides superior
performance and higher capacity.
It's designed to consolidate all of
your mission-critical workloads
for IBM Z®, IBM LinuxONE, IBM
Power Systems and various distributed environments under a single
enterprise storage solution. Consolidation leads to efficiencies of scale.

HyperSwap, IBM GDPS
and zHyperLink
The DS8900F provides the ability
to engage multisite data replication for disaster recovery processes. At metropolitan distances,
IBM HyperSwap® technology can
provide "no loss of data" peace of
mind. At distances of over 1,000
miles, IBM GDPS® delivers rapid
recovery of business operations

within two to four seconds recovery
point objective as well as 60 seconds recovery time objective.5
In conjunction with HyperSwap,
availability is 99.99999%, which
is only 3.16 seconds of downtime
per year for running storage.6
Using zHyperLink technology, the
DS8900F can perform at speeds of
less than 18 microseconds relating to storage latencies. This far
outperforms distributed environments. zHyperLink can also
reduce your Db2 transaction times
up to 50%.7

A New Encryption
Mechanism
In addition to availability and workload consolidation, clients are also
concerned about security. The constant news around data breaches
has led to a greater need to provide
secure authentication across all
environments, including multicloud environments. Data must
be protected both in flight and at
rest. This is all about protecting
your production data or making an
unauthorized copy.
The DS8900F family provides
an encryption mechanism for
data at rest, in flight and for cloud
platforms. This is in line with
pervasive encryption on the IBM Z
platform. The encryption function
is handled via hardware in the
DS8900F and uses 256-bit AES
Galois/Counter Mode technology
for high speed encryption, which
is a top industry standard.

Traversing the
Distributed/
Mainframe Chasm:
Smart Speaker
Voice Recognition
on IBM z/OS
Smart speakers are nosing their
way into myriad workspaces, with
reports showing a growing market
share expanding beyond 70%.1
However, IT professionals and
DevOps teams worldwide are
only beginning to scratch the surface. We are now seeing interest
in numerous applications for how
voice-recognition (VR) technology can interface with IBM z/OS®
for alerts and simple queries.
Looking back at SHARE in
Fort Worth, Texas, attendees are
still dealing with the expanding
complexity of their IBM z/OS
environments carrying on by
"doing more with even less." We
gathered a (surprisingly) large
group of attendees in a forum to
see how smart speaker VR could
make their IBM z/OS lives easier.
Smart speaker VR is never recommended for sensitive data, but
we found great interest for its use
to improve communications, and
it's not just relegated to distributed
systems. While our surveys showed
that other types of voice-based
messaging and alerting could be
useful, we found a new generation of mainframers were the
most excited about linking smart
speakers to accelerate IBM z/OS
WIP while minimizing errors.
Will the
future of IBM
z/OS include
VR? At SHARE
Fort Worth,
the marketplace gave us
a resounding
"yes!"

Steve Pryor
CTO, DTS Software Inc.
Steve has over 30 years in
IBM z/OS software design,
development and support.
1 Consumer Intelligence Research Partners study.
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Editor's Desk: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
Currents: Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO, James Whitehurst elected president
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Sustainable battery composition
Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Editor's Desk: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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