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Preface
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a documented deployment model for IBM
GPFS™ in a cross-platform environment with IBM Power Systems™, Linux, and Windows
servers. With IBM GPFS, customers can have a planned foundation for file systems
management for cross-platform access solutions.
This book examines the functional, integration, simplification, and usability changes with
GPFS v3.4. It can help the technical teams provide file system management solutions and
technical support with GPFS, based on Power Systems virtualized environments for
cross-platform file systems management.
The book provides answers to your complex file systems management requirements, helps
you maximize file system availability, and provides expert-level documentation to transfer the
how-to skills to the worldwide support teams.
The audience for this book is the technical professional (IT consultants, technical support
staff, IT architects, and IT specialists) who is responsible for providing file system
management solutions and support for cross-platform environments that are based primarily
on Power Systems.
The team who wrote this book
This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the
International Technical Support Organization, Poughkeepsie Center.
Front row (left to right): Wan Hee Kim, Paulo Queiroz, Andrei Vlad, Matteo Barzaghi
Back row (left to right): Randy Brewster, Dino Quintero (Project Leader), Robert Simon, Steve Normann

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