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IBM z/OS V1R13 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 4 Security and Policy-Based Networking
z Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2012, last updated 10 Feb 2016

For more than 40 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world’s computing work, providing centralized corporate databases and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. The IBM System z®, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection ... [more]


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Installing and Deploying IBM Connections 4.0
Analytics

Web Doc, published 27 Mar 2013, last updated 9 Feb 2016

IBM® Collaboration Solutions and IBM Redbooks® publications are partnered together to show you the installation and deployment process of IBM Connections V4. This wiki describes the architecture of IBM Connections, its deployment planning and considerations, and the installation details of IBM Connections and its integrated products such as IBM WebSphere® Application Server, IBM DB2® , and IBM Cognos.


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Achieving Real Business Value with IBM Connections 4.0
Analytics

Solution Guide, published 16 May 2013, last updated 9 Feb 2016

IBM® Connections is a leading social software platform that can help your organization engage the right people, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. This integrated, security-rich platform helps people engage with networks of experts in the context of critical business processes. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides a quick overview of the IBM Connections 4.0 features and architecure.


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Apache Spark for the Enterprise: Setting the Business Free
z Systems

Redpaper, published 9 Feb 2016, last updated 9 Feb 2016

Analytics is increasingly an integral part of day-to-day operations at today's leading businesses, and transformation is also occurring through huge growth in mobile and digital channels. Enterprise organizations are attempting to leverage analytics in new ways and transition existing analytics capabilities to respond with more flexibility while making the most efficient use of highly valuable data science skills. The recent growth and adoption of Apache Spark as an analytics framework and platform is very timely and helps meet these challenging demands. The Apache Spark environment on IBM ... [more]


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Creating IBM z/OS Cloud Services
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the real world experience of an enterprise that developed and implemented IBM z/OS® cloud services. This book shares the experience of a team at Walmart Technology, Walmart Stores, Inc.® and some of the decisions they made to create business critical cloud services. These experiences and approaches relate to the z/OS platform, and might not apply to other hybrid cloud approaches. This book highlights the strengths and characteristics of z/OS that led the Walmart infrastructure and software engineers to use this platform as they transitioned from a ... [more]


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IBM PureData System for Analytics Architecture: A Platform for High Performance Data Warehousing and Analytics
Analytics

Redguide, published 12 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Feb 2016

Success in any enterprise depends on having the best available information in time to make sound decisions. Anything less can waste opportunities, cost time and resources, and even put the organization at risk. But finding crucial information to guide the best possible actions can mean analyzing billions of data points and petabytes of data, whether to predict an outcome, identify a trend, or chart the best course through a sea of ambiguity. Companies with this type of intelligence on demand can react faster and make better decisions than their competitors. Continuing innovations in ... [more]


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Establishing a Secure Hybrid Cloud with the IBM PureApplication Family
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication takes you on a hybrid cloud journey with IBM PureApplication® System and PureApplication Service: from the what, over the why, and to the how. We outline the needs for a hybrid PureApplication cloud and we describe how to build a strategy. We provide advice about the components, including security. Through use cases, we define the need and the strategy for a hybrid cloud implementation with IBM PureApplication System, Software, or Service. The target audience for this book varies from anyone who is interested in learning more about a true hybrid cloud solution ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM DB2, IBM Spectrum Control, and IBM Spectrum Protect
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2016

Dynamic organizations want to accelerate growth while reducing costs. To do so, they must speed the deployment of business applications and adapt quickly to any changes in priorities. Organizations require an IT infrastructure to be easy, efficient, and versatile. The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM® can help you accelerate the deployment of your datacenters. It reduces costs by more efficiently managing information and resources while maintaining your ability to adapt to business change. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) ... [more]


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Quick-start Guide to Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a quick, yet comprehensive, guide to configuring Virtual Volumes (VVols) for systems powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. You are guided through the configuration of the storage system, IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition, and the VMware vSphere Web Client. These three components are key to enabling the Virtual Volumes management framework.


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IBM z/OS V2R2: Diagnostics
z Systems

Redbooks, published 26 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to become familiar with the technical changes that were introduced into the Diagnostics area with IBM z/OS® V2R2. This book is one of a series of IBM Redbooks publications that take a modular approach to providing information about the updates that are included with z/OS V2R2. This approach has the following goals: - Provide modular content - Group the technical changes into a topic - Provide a more streamlined way of finding relevant information that is based on the topic We hope you find this approach useful, and we welcome your ... [more]


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Reducing Refinery Downtime with IBM Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas
Industry Solutions

Solution Guide, published 20 Jan 2016, last updated 26 Jan 2016

IBM® Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas gives oil and gas companies direct visibility into asset usage and operational health. It helps executives and managers make decisions that are based on accurate, up-to-date reports of the running conditions and performance of their most critical assets. It also includes predictive analytics features that can help companies get ahead of the curve in terms of plant maintenance and turnarounds. By combining sensor-based condition monitoring with advanced analytics, Smarter Asset Management for Oil and Gas delivers data-driven insights to aid in ... [more]


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The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3: Preview
z Systems

Web Doc, published 5 Nov 2013, last updated 26 Jan 2016

The IBM® Redbooks® publication The Virtualization Cookbook for z/VM 6.3, RHEL 6.4, and SLES 11 SP3, SG24-8147 explains how to set up your own Linux virtual servers on IBM System z® hardware under IBM z/VM® by using step-by-step instructions. It adopts a cookbook format that provides a concise, repeatable set of procedures for installing and configuring z/VM in an LPAR and then installing and customizing Linux. In this Web Doc, we explain how the book is not just a cookbook of different recipes, but is a lesson about how to create a whole z/VM and Linux on System z dinner, from soup to ... [more]


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Installing IBM i Access Client Solutions using the Java Web Start method
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 22 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows you how to set up an environment to host the IBM i Access Client Solutions software and serve it to users using the Java Web Start process. The example shown in this paper creates a new HTTP server to host a production and test environment of IBM i Access Client Solutions. When possible, IBM i command language (CL) commands are used in this example. However, some steps can be performed on your local computer to avoid complexity of the task. The process of installing IBM i Access Client Solutions software using the Java Web Start process relies on having ... [more]


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Building Integrated Websites with IBM Digital Experience
Digital Experience

Redbooks, published 22 Jan 2016

A digital experience is a personalized experience that provides employees, customers, business partners, and citizens with a single point of interaction with people, content, and applications anywhere, anytime, and from any device. The IBM® Digital Experience is a platform that is used to build powerful contextual websites. The strengths of the platform include the ability to mix applications and web content into a coherent user experience. Developers can build upon a prescriptive standard to build reusable building bricks, which can be used by line-of-business (LOB) users in a flexible way. ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: Web Services Performance in CICS TS V5.3
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jan 2016, last updated 21 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes a set of benchmarks comparing an IBM CICS® web services workload running in various configuration scenarios. This paper starts with an IBM CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.2 benchmark running on an IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12), and shows the performance characteristics of that same workload running on a similarly configured IBM z13™ (z13). We then compare the same workload running on IBM CICS TS V5.3 and demonstrate the performance benefits of CICS TS V5.3 as compared with CICS TS V5.2 for various scenarios, including Secure Sockets Layer ... [more]


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Creating Hybrid Clouds with IBM Bluemix Integration Services
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 17 Nov 2015, last updated 20 Jan 2016

A hybrid cloud is considered as the integration of multiple clouds that are aligned to the unique characteristics of different system types. IBM® defines a hybrid cloud as a secure cloud computing environment that uses services from two or more sources, such as a private cloud, public cloud, or traditional IT sources. A hybrid cloud transforms roles throughout the organization and allows business leaders and developers to innovate efficiently and faster. Applications that are built around a hybrid cloud infrastructure typically revolve around at least one of the following pillars of hybrid ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS V5.3 Benchmark on IBM z13
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 15 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication documents the performance characteristic benchmarks of two high-transaction rate IBM CICS® Transaction Server for IBM z/OS® workloads:

  • The first workload executes on a single IBM z13™ logical partition (LPAR) with 18 central processors (CPs) up to a rate of 174,000 CICS transactions per second.
  • The second workload executes on a single z13 LPAR with 26 CPs up to a rate of 227,000 CICS transactions per second (TPS).
The motivation for the benchmark is to demonstrate some of the benefits of CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3, ... [more]


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Improving Police "Body Cam" Programs with an End-to-End Solution
Information Management

Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2016, last updated 13 Jan 2016

Policing in the 21st Century saw major advances in technology and operational efficiency and an increased focus on accountability. Citizens play a huge role in the equation as critical first communicators at crime and accident scenes. The perspective of the law enforcement officer (LEO) is equally vital. And today, that perspective is frequently, and increasingly, captured by using body-worn cameras (BWCs). This IBM® Redpaper™ publication aims to identify the key technical areas to address when a police agency deploys BWCs. However, rather than focus on the camera itself, we describe a ... [more]


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CICS and DevOps: What You Need to Know
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an example approach of an agile IT team that implements development and operations (DevOps) capabilities into an IBM CICS® application. Several tools are used to show how teams can achieve transparency, traceability, and automation in their application lifecycle with the assistance of all the stakeholders to deliver high-quality application changes that meet the requirements. The application changes that are built highlight the composable and dynamic nature of using CICS, the Liberty JVM runtime server, and IBM UrbanCode™ Deploy, which allows ... [more]


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Industrial Controls Security
Security

Redguide, published 30 Dec 2015, last updated 6 Jan 2016

As cybersecurity threats evolve, we must adapt the way to fight them. The typical countermeasures are no longer adequate, given that advanced persistent threats (APTs) are the most imminent attacks that we face today. This IBM® Redguide™ publication explains why industrial installations are an attractive target and why it is so important to protect them in a new way. To help you better understand what you might be facing, we explain how attacks work, who the potential attackers are, what they want to achieve, and how they work to achieve it. We give you insights into a world that seems like ... [more]


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