IBM DS8870 Disk Encryption

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IBM DS8870 Disk Encryption – DRAFT – Last Update : 17.December 2013

IBM® recognizes the requirement for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware.

The IBM DS8870 Series offers encrypted Fibre Channel and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption drive sets are used with key management services provided by IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software to allow encryption for data at rest on a DS8870 Storage System. Use of encryption technology has a number of considerations that are critical for you to understand to maintain the security and accessibility of encrypted data.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication contains information that can help customers and storage administrators plan for disk encryption.

This paper also explains how to install and manage the encrypted storage, and how to comply with IBM requirements for using the IBM DS8870 encrypted storage.

This edition includes updated information for version 2.5 of the IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager which replaces the former Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager product.

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