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Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 1 Mar 2016, last updated 9 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide that covers cloud security considerations for IBM Power Systems™. The first objectives of this book are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape and to outline the proven Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments. The book then looks more closely at the underlying technology and hones in on the security aspects for the following subsystems:

  • IBM Hardware Management Console
  • IBM PowerVM ... [more]


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IBM Enterprise Content Management and Box
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 9 Mar 2016

The integration of IBM® Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products with the Box for secure file sharing and collaboration opens new possibilities for achieving higher levels of capability within ECM. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes how the integration of Box, IBM Content Navigator, IBM Case Manager, IBM Datacap, and IBM StoredIQ® products enables higher maturity in ECM, and distills the capabilities provided by each integration and the combination as a whole. By leveraging these IBM ECM technologies with Box, clients can realize the power of hybrid capabilities between ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Jan 2016, last updated 4 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum Scale™ technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture and helps you to plan the installation and integration of the environment, which is created from the following ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale and ECM FileNet Content Manager Are a Winning Combination: Deployment Variations and Value-added Features
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 4 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes various deployment options to configure IBM enterprise content management (ECM) FileNet® Content Manager components to use IBM Spectrum Scale™ (formerly known as IBM GPFS™) as back-end storage. The paper also describes various IBM Spectrum Scale value-added features with FileNet Content Manager to facilitate an efficient and effective data-management solution.


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IBM z/OS V2R2: ServerPac
z Systems

Redbooks, published 23 Feb 2016, last updated 2 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Serverpac area with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This publication includes the following chapters: - Chapter 1, “ServerPac” on page 1: Provides a summary of the z/OS V2R2 enhancements. - Chapter 2, “Order receive” on page 5: Describes the use of HTTPS to receive your order. - Chapter 3, “Creating a configuration” on page 9: Describes the affect of the SDSF zone change. - Chapter 4, “Variable Panel updates” on page 13: Describes setting up z/OSMF and the SMF option. - Chapter 5, ... [more]


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Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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Introduction to the New Mainframe: IBM z/VSE Basics
z Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the book Introduction to the New Mainframe: z/OS Basics, SG24-6366, which was produced by the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Poughkeepsie Center. It provides students of information systems technology with the background knowledge and skills necessary to begin using the basic facilities of a mainframe computer. For optimal learning, students are assumed to have successfully completed an introductory course in computer system concepts, such as computer organization and architecture, operating systems, data management, or data ... [more]


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Installing Linux for z Systems on zPDT: A Short Cookbook
z Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the basic installation processes of Linux for z Systems™ on an IBM zPDT® base. It is intended for readers who are not familiar with IBM z Systems or with the zPDT product. This book assume the reader is familiar with Linux on Intel-compatible platforms. This book provides basic introductions to necessary z Systems and zPDT topics, and proceeds in a cookbook manner. This book is not intended for readers who are already familiar with these ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 5 Mar 2015, last updated 19 Feb 2016

Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. However, storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. The IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. Storwize V3700 delivers ... [more]


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Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist
Power Systems

Web Doc, published 24 May 2014, last updated 19 Feb 2016

When attempting to do Live Partition Mobility (LPM) in your environment, use the Live Partition Mobility Preparation Checklist. The assumption for using this checklist is that you previously set up your LPM environment based on the Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist or the IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940, an IBM® Redbooks® publication. As part of the LPM operation, a validation is done but there are certain things the validation cannot check. This checklist describes the tasks that cannot be checked automatically. The checklist provides some basic ... [more]


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Removing Barriers Between Devs and Ops teams with IBM CICS Transaction Server
z Systems Software

Solution Guide, published 19 Feb 2016

To speed the release of new applications and updates, the IT industry is seeking to apply agile and lean principles to development and deployment. At the core of these principles is eliminating wasted work, breaking down artificial barriers between related functional teams, and adopting continuous release cycles that push improvements out to users faster than ever. In response to this effort, a new, more aggressive, and business-driven approach called DevOps has emerged. DevOps combines many traditional development and operations activities such that applications can be built, deployed, ... [more]


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LAD: z/OS SDSFAUX
z Systems

Redpaper, published 19 Feb 2016

This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new SDSF functionality that is available through functionality program temporary fixes (PTFs). SDSFAUX is a new address space that enhances SDSF functionality to provide more system-related information to the user. This paper includes information to help you meet the following goals: - Learn about the new SDSF functionality. - Adopt the software into your environment. - Deploy and integrate SDSFAUX into your operational ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Data and API Integration: Integrate Your Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 17 Nov 2015, last updated 19 Feb 2016

IBM® Hybrid Integration Services is a set of hybrid cloud capabilities in IBM Bluemix™ that allows businesses to innovate rapidly while, at the same time, providing IT control and visibility. It allows customers to quickly and easily build and operate systems that mix data and application programming interfaces (APIs) from a wide variety of sources, whether they reside on-premises or in the cloud. In many cases, you want to expose your IT assets from your private cloud as APIs and at the same time have best overall manageability and control of who uses your assets and how. Bluemix provides ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Event Integration: Integrate Your Enterprise and Cloud with Bluemix Integration Services
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 12 Feb 2016, last updated 18 Feb 2016

The event-centric hybrid cloud integration revolves around applications running based on events or messages. The new event-centric approach to hybrid cloud aims to simplify the task of managing these messages while increasing the overall reliability of the system. Event-centric applications work well in the cloud due to the varying intensity and frequency of events. These fluctuations fit well into a cloud infrastructure that can dynamically scale to fit those needs. An event-centric approach cuts down on communication overhead for an application, thus helping to speed up the development ... [more]


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Reduce Storage Occupancy and Increase Operations Efficiency with IBM zEnterprise Data Compression
z Systems

Redbooks, published 24 Feb 2015, last updated 17 Feb 2016

IBM® zEnterprise® Data Compression (zEDC) capability and the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe or PCI Express) hardware adapter called zEDC Express were announced in July 2013 as enhancements to the IBM z/OS® V2.1 operating system (OS) and the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). zEDC is optimized for use with large sequential files, and uses an industry-standard compression library. zEDC can help to improve disk usage and optimize cross-platform exchange of data with minimal effect on processor usage. The first candidate for such compression was ... [more]


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A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer: Presentations Guide
Cloud

Redbooks, published 17 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer, which was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Middle East and Africa University Program. This course is designed to teach university students how to build a simple infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environment based on IBM SoftLayer®. It provides students with the fundamental skills to design, implement, and manage an IaaS cloud environment using the IBM SoftLayer platform as an example. The primary target audience for this ... [more]


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IBM MQ as a Service: A Practical Approach
Application Integration

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about how to build, deploy, and use IBM MQ as a service. The information in this paper includes the key factors that must be considered while planning the use of IBM MQ as a service. Through descriptions and examples, this paper explains how to apply as a service methodologies to an IBM MQ environment, and describes techniques and preferred practices for integrating IBM MQ into a self-service portal. This paper explains how to create and use an IBM MQ as a service self-service menu for a portal. It includes examples that show how to use ... [more]


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IBM DS8884 and z13s: A new cost optimized solution
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2016, last updated 16 Feb 2016

The IBM® zEnterprise® z13s server is the successor to the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) and is the fifth member of the zEnterprise central processor complex (CPC) family. It combines nicely with the IBM DS8884 to provide a new entry point solution for enterprises of all sizes. This IBM Redpaper™ publication summarizes the key features of the z13s and the DS8884. It also reviews the synergy functions and key integration points between the z Systems™ and the DS8884 that provide a world-class high availability solution, delivering extraordinary ... [more]


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The Benefits of Co-location
z Systems Software

Point-of-View, published 16 Feb 2016

The volume of data being generated and transmitted by cloud-based technologies (such as mobile, analytics and social computing applications) is continuously growing. This dynamic puts increasing pressure on businesses and their IT organizations. Businesses and IT organizations must provide fast access to data across the web, application, and database tiers that comprise most enterprise workloads. Using new developments in z Systems internal local area network (LAN) and device technology, along with a new sockets-based direct memory move protocol, transactional response times can be optimized ... [more]


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Modernizing Your Business Applications with IBM CICS and Liberty
z Systems Software

Solution Guide, published 15 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides the information necessary for you to understand IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty (Liberty) within IBM CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3. With this understanding, you can take advantage of the Java EE 6 Web Profile capabilities for running new types of applications in the CICS runtime. Liberty is an asset to your organization, whether you intend to extend existing enterprise services hosted in CICS, or develop new web-based applications supporting new lines of business. Fundamentally, Liberty is a highly composable, dynamic ... [more]


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