This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, and configuring the IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products. This guide provides all the latest best practices for using ProtecTIER Software Version 3.3 and the revolutionary and patented IBM HyperFactor® deduplication engine, along with other data storage efficiency techniques, such as compression and defragmentation.
The IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication
Gateway and the IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication
Appliance Express are disk-based data storage systems that are
configured for three available interfaces:
The Virtual Tape Library (VTL) interface is the foundation of
ProtecTIER and emulates traditional automated tape
The Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API can be integrated
with Symantec NetBackup to provide backup-to-disk without having to
emulate traditional tape libraries.
The newly available File System Interface (FSI) supports Common
Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS) as backup
For your existing ProtecTIER solution, this guide provides best practices and suggestions to boost the performance and the effectiveness of the data deduplication with regards to your application platforms for your VTL, OST, and FSI systems.
When you build a ProtecTIER data deduplication environment, this guide helps your IT architects and solution designers plan for the best option and scenario for data deduplication for their environments. This guide helps you optimize your deduplication ratio, while reducing the hardware, power and cooling, and management costs.
This guide provides expertise that was gained from the IBM ProtecTIER Field Technical Sales Support (FTSS/CSS) Group, development, and Quality Assurance teams.