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Implementing an IBM High-Performance Computing Solution on IBM Power System S822LC
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents that IBM Power Systems™ high-performance computing and technical computing solutions deliver faster time to value with powerful solutions. Configurable into highly scalable Linux clusters, Power Systems offer extreme performance for demanding workloads such as genomics, finance, computational chemistry, oil and gas exploration, and high-performance data analytics. This book delivers a high-performance computing solution implemented on the IBM Power System S822LC. The solution delivers high application performance and throughput ... [more]


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IBM Netcool Operations Insight: A Scenarios Guide
IT Service Management

Redbooks, published 20 Jul 2016

IBM® Netcool® Operations Insight empowers your IT operations to use real-time and historical analytics to identify, isolate, and resolve problems before they affect your business. Powered by IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus and the transformative capabilities of cognitive analytics, Netcool Operations Insight consolidates millions of alerts from across local, cloud, and hybrid environments into a few actionable problems. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of Netcool Operations Insight and describes several scenarios that show the capabilities of this solution in a ... [more]


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Accelerating Law Enforcement Investigations with IBM COPLINK
Smarter Cities

Redguide, published 20 Jul 2016

IBM® COPLINK® (“COPLINK”) software is designed to help law enforcement organizations solve crimes faster, keep officers safer, and disrupt crime and terrorism. COPLINK helps to consolidate data from many sources, aid collaboration, and generate tactical leads. It enables law enforcement professionals to generate photo lineups, save their search history, and organize investigations to generate reports more easily. COPLINK also provides comprehensive auditing of data access. IBM COPLINK software helps law enforcement officers accomplish the following objectives:


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IBM CICS Performance Series: A CPU Utilization Study of Java EE applications running in CICS TS V5.3
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a study of the performance of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that is hosted by an IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS) V5.3 Liberty JVM server that uses the standard mode of operation that is provided by APAR PI58375. In this mode, nearly all of the application’s central processing unit (CPU) consumption can be off-loaded to IBM System z® Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), which minimizes the total cost of computing for such a workload. The target audience for this Redpaper publication is Capacity Planners and ... [more]


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Benefits of Spectrum Scale with OpenStack Deployments
Software Defined Storage

Solution Guide, published 19 Jul 2016

IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage, provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high performance with several enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) with unified access capabilities. OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and is used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and ... [more]


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Ready-to-use Virtual Appliance for Hands-on Spectrum Archive Evaluation
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 11 Jul 2016, last updated 18 Jul 2016

IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries provides seamless integration of IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) with IBM Spectrum™ Scale by creating an LTFS tape tier. You can run any application that is designed for disk files on tape by using Spectrum Archive. Spectrum Archive can play a major role in reducing the cost of storage for data that does not need the access performance of primary disk. This Spectrum Archive Virtual Appliance can be deployed in minutes and you can try key features of Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition ... [more]


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IBM z Systems: The Heart of the Mobile and API Economy
Mobile

Point-of-View, published 15 Jul 2016

Digital channels are the primary way to start consumer and business engagements by providing accessibility to a global audience and a cost-effective means to conduct business. In recent years, mobile devices became the preferred way in which consumers, business partners, and employees interact with companies and each other. The of mobile users sets the expectation that information is at their fingertips whenever they require it. Increasingly, this information must be the right information, delivered in context, and almost certainly drawn from multiple sources to enhance the mobile user’s ... [more]


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IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook
Disk storage Storage-Flash storage Storage-Software Defined Storage Storage-Storage Networking Storage-Storage Solutions Storage-Tape storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2016

The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, and stronger control over storage performance and management. It describes the most current IBM storage products, including the IBM Spectrum™ family, IBM FlashSystem®, disk, and tape, as well as virtualized solutions such IBM Storage Cloud. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides overviews and information about the most current IBM System Storage ... [more]


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Read Intensive Flash Drives
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 14 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the configuration guidelines for using Read Intensive Flash Drives available from IBM with the IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ and IBM Storwize® family systems. The Read Intensive (RI) solid state drives (SSDs) that are available on Storwize V7000 Gen2, Storwize V5000 Gen2, and IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8/24F are one Drive Write Per Day (DWPD) Read Intensive drives. To deploy Read Intensive SSDs, your system must have Storwize code levels 7.6.1.4 or 7.7.0 installed. RI SSDs are available to purchase as an add-on to an existing Storwize system, or ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Conductor and IBM Spectrum Conductor with Spark
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 7 Jul 2016

In an era of rapid change and increasing competition, organizations need a smarter infrastructure that is agile, flexible, and resilient. IBM Spectrum Conductor™ delivers those capabilities with robust features that enable organizations to store, analyze, and protect their data with optimum efficiency. IBM Spectrum Conductor is the next evolution of IBM® software-defined infrastructure technology. It is an integrated application and data-optimized platform that enables organizations to achieve up to 60% faster results with new generation, cloud-native applications and open source ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2 for IBM AIX Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 6 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability requirements to help maximize systems availability and resources, and provide documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the worldwide sales and support teams. This publication helps strengthen the position of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems™ virtualized environment, providing customers a planned foundation for business resilient infrastructure solutions. This book describes documentation, and other ... [more]


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DFSMS: Extended Address Volume
z Systems

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2016

The rapid growth of big data and the storage of all that data is creating a critical problem for many organizations with IBM® z Systems™ environments. This situation occurs because the data that is stored is using all of the addressable device storage that is available. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how extended addressable volume (EAV) for IBM 3390 Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) devices can solve the lack of addressable device storage space problem. The paper also describes the design points of EAV, the value of implementing EAV, and the use of ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2016

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution that is designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. With low profile IBM Ultrium® Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 7, 6, and 5 Half-High tape drives, and high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations.


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IBM Enterprise IT Automation Services: Dynamic Automation in the Age of Cognitive, Dynamic Learning and Self-healing Systems

Redguide, published 7 Jun 2016, last updated 29 Jun 2016

For decades, the IT industry has focused on ways to automate processes to increase IT productivity and efficiency and to reduce human errors. However, the focus is quickly shifting to enhance business productivity and outcomes and to provide innovation and faster speed to market. These improvements help to capture new markets and beat the competition in today’s business and technology race. Driving down cost and improving efficiency are key elements to achieve these goals because they help to free funds and resources to make strategic investments. Likewise, making sure that IT staff is ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 1: IBM z/VM 6.3
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Aug 2015, last updated 27 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is the first volume of a series of three books called The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems. The other two volumes relate to Red Hat and SUSE:

  • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 2: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.1, SG24-8303
  • The Virtualization Cookbook for IBM z Systems Volume 3: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, SG24-8890
It is recommended that you start with Volume 1 of this series because IBM z/VM® is the base “layer” when you install Linux on z Systems. Volume 1 starts with an introduction, ... [more]


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IBM PureData System for Analytics: Improving Query Performance by Tuning Netezza Optimizer Through Postgres Configuration

Web Doc, published 23 Jun 2016

The IBM® PureData® System for Analytics, powered by Netezza® technology (“IBM Netezza”), is a data warehouse appliance that features a purpose-built analytics engine. Netezza generates a query plan for all queries that run on the system. The query plan describes the optimal execution query path as determined by the query optimizer component, which relies on statistics that are available about the database objects that are involved in the query. The Netezza query optimizer is a cost-based optimizer; that is, it determines the cost for the various execution alternatives and chooses the path ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Using IBM Storwize (Volume 3 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Jun 2016, last updated 15 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When combined with IBM i clustering technology, PowerHA for i delivers a complete HA and disaster recovery (DR) solution for business applications running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. Use this IBM Redbooks® publication to help you install, tailor, and configure IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i with the IBM Storwize ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i: Preparation (Volume 1 of 4)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2016, last updated 9 Jun 2016

IBM® PowerHA® SystemMirror® for i is the IBM high-availability (HA), disk-based clustering solution for the IBM i operating system. When PowerHA for i is combined with IBM i clustering technology, it delivers a complete HA and disaster-recovery (DR) solution for business applications that are running in an IBM i environment. You can use PowerHA for i to support HA capabilities with either native disk storage, IBM DS8000® storage servers, or IBM Storwize® storage servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of PowerHA for i and provides a general introduction to ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale in an OpenStack Environment
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2016

OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base with which to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and used to virtualize various parts of the infrastructure (compute, storage, and network) to ease the sharing of the infrastructure across applications, use cases, or workloads. IBM® Spectrum Scale is software that is used to manage storage and provide massive scale, a global namespace, and high-performance data access with many enterprise features. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is used in clustered environments and ... [more]


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DFSMS: From Storage Tears to Storage Tiers
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how class transitions differ from the classic migration processes and how they can influence application performance levels. Performance is focused on the following goals:

  • Reduce the number of I/Os required to manage the storage
  • Optimize data locations to the appropriate device type during its lifecycle
This paper applies to the IBM z/OS® V2.2 ... [more]


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