In this chapter, we introduce you to cloud concepts and explain how IBM Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) enables cloud integration with IBM DS8880 systems that run z/OS environments. You get a basic understanding of what a cloud is in the context of TCT, through a short description of Cloud Storage versus Cloud Computing.
2.1 What defines cloud in the context of TCT?
The cloud is a combination of several different solutions, components and services. It consists of different layers, including but not limited to:
•Application Layer: ...