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IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 24 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to PowerVM™ virtualization technologies on Power System servers. PowerVM is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that provides CPU, network, and disk virtualization. These are the main virtualization technologies: POWER7, POWER6, and POWER5 hardware POWER Hypervisor Virtual I/O Server Though the PowerVM brand includes partitioning, management software, and other offerings, this publication focuses on the virtualization technologies that are part of the PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions. This publication is also ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V840
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Feb 2014, last updated 24 Nov 2015

The IBM® FlashSystem™ V840 delivers high performance, efficiency, and reliability for shared enterprise storage environments, while simplifying data management, improving data security, and preserving your investments in storage with advanced software-defined storage. November 12, 2015 - Updated to include IBM FlashSystem V840 version 7.6 functionality.


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Implementing IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 23 Nov 2015

IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.6. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This technology also expands the storage-replication-related bandwidth, and can significantly decrease the total cost of ownership (TCO). Using compression for replication and for volume migration with IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility is faster, and requires less bandwidth for the interlink connections between the IBM XIV storage systems, because the data that is ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2013, last updated 19 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage Storwize® V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family Services. Replication Family Services refers to the various copy services available on the SVC and Storwize V7000 including IBM FlashCopy®, Metro Mirror and Global Mirror, Global Mirror with Change Volumes, Volume Mirroring, and Stretched Cluster Volume Mirroring. The details behind the theory and practice of these services are examined, and SAN design suggestions ... [more]


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Integrating IBM PureApplication System into an Existing Data Center
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the integration of IBM PureApplication® System and IBM PureApplication Software into an existing data center. This publication describes certain scenarios that are considered critical (based on IBM client experiences) for a successful implementation of PureApplication Software or PureApplication System into an existing data center. It covers the planning, installation, and configuration of both PureApplication System and PureApplication Software. Both PureApplication System and PureApplication Software offer on-premises solutions that use proven ... [more]


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Systems of Insight Overview
Smarter Process

Solution Guide, published 17 Nov 2015

Decision making is a critical function in any enterprise. The decision-making process that is enhanced by analytics can be described as consuming and collecting data, detecting relationships and patterns, applying sophisticated analysis techniques, reporting, and automation of the follow-on action. The IT system that supports decision making is composed of the traditional "systems of record", “systems of engagement”, and the “systems of insight”. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces the concept of systems of insight based on what is detailed in the IBM Redbooks publication ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2015, last updated 17 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication updates and complements the previous publication: Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System in a Cross Platform Environment, SG24-7844, with additional updates since the previous publication version was released with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Since then, two releases have been made available up to the latest version of IBM Spectrum™ Scale 4.1. Topics such as what is new in Spectrum Scale, Spectrum Scale licensing updates (Express/Standard/Advanced), Spectrum Scale infrastructure support/updates, storage support (IBM and OEM), ... [more]


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Streamline Management of the IBM z Systems Host Cryptographic Module Using IBM Trusted Key Entry
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 12 Nov 2015

Every organization has the goal and responsibility to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity. Cryptographic systems are extensively used to provide the security needed for data transport. Cryptographic systems use keys to lock and unlock the encrypted data. The security and management of these keys is critical to the cryptographic system’s viability. For IBM® z Systems™, the Host Cryptographic Module keys are the most important keys that you have. Many standards require that the key parts for master keys never be in the clear outside of a Hardware Security Module (HSM). ... [more]


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Enabling IBM MQ Messaging with the IBM MQ Appliance
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 9 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the IBM MQ Appliance M2000, an application connectivity option that combines secure, reliable IBM MQ messaging with the simplicity and low overall costs of a hardware appliance. The concept behind the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 is simple: Combine the customer-proven scalability and security of IBM MQ messaging software with the simplicity, ease-of-use, and low total costs of a hardware appliance. Enterprises have long used IBM MQ messaging to integrate applications, systems, and services reliably and securely. Now, with the IBM MQ Appliance M2000, IBM ... [more]


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Integrating the IBM MQ Appliance into your IBM MQ Infrastructure
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 2 Nov 2015, last updated 9 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM MQ Appliance M2000, an application connectivity option that combines secure, reliable IBM MQ messaging with the simplicity and low overall costs of a hardware appliance. This book presents underlying concepts and practical advice for integrating the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 into an IBM MQ infrastructure. Therefore, it is aimed at enterprises that are considering a possible first use of IBM MQ and the IBM MQ Appliance M2000 and those that already identified the appliance as a logical addition to their messaging environment. Details about new ... [more]


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Using Liberty for DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Deployment
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an example approach for an agile IT team to implement DevOps capabilities in their software delivery of a Java application. We introduce several tools that show how teams can achieve transparency, traceability, and automation in their application lifecycle to all of the stakeholders to deliver a high-quality application that meets its initial requirements. The application that is built highlights the composable and dynamic nature of the Liberty run time. The Liberty run time helps developers to get their applications up and running quickly by using ... [more]


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Reduce Risk and Improve Security on IBM Mainframes: Volume 3 Mainframe Subsystem and Application Security
z Systems

Redbooks, published 2 Nov 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication documents the strength and value of the IBM security strategy with IBM z™ Systems hardware and software. In an age of increasing security consciousness and more and more dangerous advanced persistent threats, IBM z Systems™ provides the capabilities to address the needs of today's business security challenges. This publication explores how z Systems hardware is designed to provide integrity, process isolation, and cryptographic capability to help address security requirements. We highlight the features of IBM z/OS® and other operating systems, which offer a ... [more]


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Implementing Video in an IBM Content Navigator Application
Enterprise Content Management

Web Doc, published 30 Oct 2015, last updated 2 Nov 2015

This IBM Redbooks video covers the topics related to IBM enterprise content management (ECM) applications that will use the capabilities of Kaltura Video Navigator for ECM, IBM Content Navigator, IBM FileNet Content Manager, and IBM Case Manager. This video is not a comprehensive development guide for IBM ECM video applications but is a guide to help you implement your own solution, which might include some or all of the products in the portfolio. This video provides helpful real-world based advice for those involved in design, installation, and administration of systems that will use video ... [more]


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IBM Security Access Manager Appliance Deployment Patterns
Security

Redpapers, published 23 Oct 2015, last updated 2 Nov 2015

IBM® Security Access Manager is a modular, integrated access management appliance that helps secure access to web, mobile, and cloud workloads. It is offered both as a physical appliance and as a virtual appliance image that runs on several popular hypervisors. The integrated appliance form factor enables easier and more flexible deployment and maintenance. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the different Security Access Manager Appliance V9.0 deployment patterns and uses hands-on examples to demonstrate how to initially configure systems in those deployments. It also describes ... [more]


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IBM i 7.1 Technical Overview with Technology Refresh Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Dec 2014, last updated 29 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a technical overview of the features, functions, and enhancements available in IBM i 7.1, including all the Technology Refresh (TR) levels from TR1 to TR7. It provides a summary and brief explanation of the many capabilities and functions in the operating system. It also describes many of the licensed programs and application development tools that are associated with IBM i. The information provided in this book is useful for clients, IBM Business Partners, and IBM service professionals who are involved with planning, supporting, upgrading, and ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment
Flash storage

Solution Guide, published 28 Oct 2015

VersaStack, an IBM and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which includes IBM FlashSystem® V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures. With comprehensive reference architectures that include Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs), IBM Redbooks® publications, sizing guidelines, and single-call support, the ... [more]


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Implementing Document Imaging and Capture Solutions with IBM Datacap
Enterprise Content Management

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2015, last updated 27 Oct 2015

Organizations face many challenges in managing ever-increasing documents that they need to conduct their businesses. IBM® content management and imaging solutions can capture, store, manage, integrate, and deliver various forms of content throughout an enterprise. These tools can help reduce costs associated with content management and help organizations deliver improved customer service. The advanced document capture capabilities are provided through IBM Datacap software. This IBM Redbooks® publication focuses on Datacap components, system architecture, functions, and capabilities. It ... [more]


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IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Administration and Configuration Guide for Liberty Profile
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2015

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V8.5 includes a Liberty profile, which is a highly composable, dynamic application server profile. It is designed for two specific use cases: Developers with a smaller production runtime, and production environments. For developers, it focuses on the tasks that a developer does most frequently, and makes it possible for the developer to complete those tasks as quickly and as simply as possible. For production environments, it provides a dynamic, small footprint runtime to be able to maximize system resources. This IBM Redbooks® publication targets ... [more]


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SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem
Flash storage

Redpapers, published 13 Oct 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was performed, and SAS analytics performance results. The test environment includes the SAS business analytics solution running on an IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server with IBM AIX® 7.1 operating system and IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM GPFS™). This paper also describes the deployment of SAS analytics on IBM ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy
Disk storage

Redpapers, published 24 Feb 2015, last updated 26 Oct 2015

Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC) was introduced with IBM® System Storage® DS8870 Version 7 Release 4 (License Machine Code 7.7.40.xx.xx). MT-PPRC provides the capability to have two PPRC relationships on a single primary volume. With this enhancement, there can be another target available to provide additional data protection to act as a backup if a disaster occurs. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides practical information about the characteristics and functions of the IBM DS8000® Multiple Target Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (MT-PPRC). The paper includes scenarios that ... [more]


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