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Accelerating Modernization with Agile Integration
Cloud

Draft Redbooks, last updated 9 Dec 2019

The organization pursuing digital transformation must embrace new ways to use and deploy integration technologies, so they can move quickly in a manner appropriate to the goals of multicloud, decentralization and microservices. The application integration layer must transform to allow organizations to move boldly in building new customer experiences, rather than forcing models for architecture and development that pull away from maximizing the organization's productivity. Many organizations have started embracing agile application techniques such as microservice architecture and are now ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2019, last updated 7 Nov 2019

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 4 Jul 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which is powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V8.2.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Private System Administrator's Guide
Cloud

Redbooks, published 1 May 2019, last updated 27 Jun 2019

IBM® Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing containerized applications across hybrid cloud environments, on-premises and public clouds. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image registry, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. This IBM Redbooks covers tasks performed by IBM Cloud Private system administrators such as installation for high availability, configuration, backup and restore, using persistent volumes, networking, security, logging and monitoring. Istio ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Private Application Developer's Guide
Cloud

Redbooks, published 30 Apr 2019, last updated 1 May 2019

IBM® Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing containerized applications across hybrid cloud environments, on-premises and public clouds. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image registry, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers tasks that are performed by IBM Cloud™ Private application developers, such as deploying applications, application packaging with helm, application automation with DevOps, using Microclimate, and managing your ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 19 Apr 2019

Note: This is a republication of IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6: Installation and Configuration Guide with new book number SG24-8445 to keep the content available on the Internet along with the recent publication IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.0: Installation and Configuration Guide, SG24-8333. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive V1.2.6 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.0: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 1 Apr 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive Enterprise Edition v1.3.0 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale™ based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the seventh edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE can run any application ... [more]


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IBM Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 26 Apr 2018, last updated 27 Nov 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. ... [more]


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How to Use IBM Cloud Object Storage When Building and Operating Cloud Native Applications
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 12 Sep 2018, last updated 15 Nov 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication presents a series of tutorials for cloud native developers just getting started with IBM Cloud™ and IBM Cloud Object Storage. Within the context of a car insurance application, this paper presents an introductory series of linked modules that allow developers unfamiliar with either IBM Cloud or cloud native development to get started with application development using IBM starter kits. This allows you to become familiar with the types of services available on IBM Cloud, and to develop a sense of which patterns and choices are appropriate for different use ... [more]


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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Storage for IBM Spectrum Scale Using Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redpaper, published 31 May 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help you with the sizing, configuration, and monitoring of hybrid cloud solutions using the transparent cloud tiering (TCT) functionality of IBM Spectrum™ Scale. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is a scalable data, file, and object management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets and several enterprise features. The IBM Spectrum Scale feature called transparent cloud tiering allows cloud object storage providers, such as IBM Cloud™ Object Storage, IBM Cloud, and Amazon S3, to be used as a storage tier for IBM ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Apr 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:
- A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
- DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem V9000 AE3 and AC3 Performance
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 28 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the best practices and performance capabilities when implementing a storage solution using IBM FlashSystem® V9000 9846-AC3 with IBM FlashSystem V9000 9846-AE3 storage enclosures. The results that are achieved and demonstrated are specific to the used configuration. However, they can be used as reference points for other configurations. There was no intention to demonstrate the best or the worst results, or minimal latency, or maximum throughput. We tried to stay closer to the configurations and workloads used by IBM clients and ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 22 Mar 2018

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works along with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the IBM Spectrum™ Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) and the IBM Spectrum Archive™ Library Edition (LE) products. LTFS is a file system that was originally implemented on dual-partition linear tape (IBM ... [more]


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Moving Microsoft Workloads to IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redpaper, published 19 Jan 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ offers a quick, yet comprehensive, guide to moving Microsoft applications to IBM Cloud. It provides questions and considerations that help to define the scope of the cloud project, including identifying the cost structure and performing workload assessment. The paper describes the solution architecture, specifically putting together the available options and functionality to build a cloud-ready solution. The paper explores the migration options and process, and discusses how to operate the application after it is ... [more]


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Developing Node.js Applications on IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to create various applications based on Node.js, and deploy and run them on IBM Cloud. This book includes the following exercises:
- Develop a Hello World application in Node.js on IBM Cloud.
- Use asynchronous callback to call an external service.
- Create an Express application.
- Build a rich front-end application by using React and ES6.
During these exercises, you will perform these tasks:
- Create an IBM SDK for Node.js application.
- Write your first Node.js application.
- Deploy an ... [more]


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Essentials of Application Development on IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redbooks, published 11 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is designed to teach university students and app developers the foundation skills that are required to develop, test, and deploy cloud-based applications on IBM Cloud. It shows the latest features of IBM Cloud for developing cloud applications, enhancing applications by using managed services, and the use of DevOps services to manage applications. This book is used as presentations guide for the IBM Skills Academy track Cloud Application Developer and as preparation material for the IBM professional certification exam IBM Certified Application Developer - ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2015, last updated 14 Nov 2017

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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iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps administrators and technical professionals understand Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and how to implement it for use with IBM Storwize® storage systems. iSCSI can be used alone or with other technologies. This publication provides an overview of the iSCSI protocol and helps you understand how it is similar to and different from Fibre Channel (FC) technology. It helps you plan and design your network topology. It explains how to configure your IBM Storwize storage systems and hosts (including IBM AIX®, Linux, VMware, and Microsoft ... [more]


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High Availability for Oracle Database with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror and IBM Spectrum Virtualize HyperSwap
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize HyperSwap® function to provide a high availability (HA) storage infrastructure for Oracle databases across metro distances, using the IBM SAN Volume Controller. The HyperSwap function is available on all IBM storage technologies that use IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software, which include the IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize® V5000, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM FlashSystem® V9000, and IBM Spectrum Virtualize as software. This paper focuses on the functional behavior of HyperSwap when subjected to various ... [more]


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Implementing OpenStack SwiftHLM with IBM Spectrum Archive EE or IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
Cloud

Redpaper, published 7 Jun 2017, last updated 27 Jun 2017

The Swift High Latency Media project seeks to create a high-latency storage back end that makes it easier for users to perform bulk operations of data tiering within a Swift data ring. In today’s world, data is produced at significantly higher rates than a decade ago. The storage and data management solutions of the past can no longer keep up with the data demands of today. The policies and structures that decide and execute how that data is used, discarded, or retained determines how efficiently the data is used. The need for intelligent data management and storage is more critical now ... [more]


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A Deployment Guide for IBM Spectrum Scale Unified File and Object Storage
Cloud

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2017, last updated 24 May 2017

Because of the explosion of unstructured data that is generated by individuals and organizations, a new storage paradigm that is called object storage has been developed. Object storage stores data in a flat namespace that scales to trillions of objects. The design of object storage also simplifies how users access data, supporting new types of applications and allowing users to access data by using various methods, including mobile devices and web applications. Data distribution and management are also simplified, allowing greater collaboration across the globe. OpenStack Swift ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 19 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ software only and how it fits into to the IBM SAN Volume Control and IBM Storwize® families. It also provides use cases for cloud, Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and Managed Service Provider (MSP) implementations. This publication helps storage and networking administrators install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize software only. It also provides a detailed description of supported hardware and troubleshooting tips. In April 2017, this paper was updated to include information about ... [more]


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Cloud Object Storage as a Service: IBM Cloud Object Storage from Theory to Practice - For developers, IT architects and IT specialists
Cloud

Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2017, last updated 24 Mar 2017

The digital enterprise has resulted in an explosion of data, and data volumes are expected to grow in zettabyte scale in the next few years. This explosive growth is largely fueled by unstructured data, such as video, social media, photos, and text. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (previously known as Cleversafe®) provides organizations the flexibility, scalability, and simplicity required to store, manage, and access today's rapidly growing unstructured data. Cloud Object Storage (COS) provides access to your unstructured data via a self-service portal from anywhere in the world with RESTful ... [more]


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An Architectural and Practical Guide to IBM Hybrid Integration Platform
Cloud

Redbooks, published 20 Dec 2016, last updated 12 Jan 2017

In order to remain competitive in today's world, companies need to be able to integrate internally and externally by connecting sensors, customers and partners with the information in their systems of record. In short, they need to integrate with everything. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how IBM Application Integration Suite and IBM Messaging portfolio can be used to satisfy the needs of core hybrid integration use cases, accelerating companies in their digital transformation journey. All concepts are explained within the context of these use cases:
- Joining the API ... [more]


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Reduce Costs and Speed Your Digital Transformation with IBM WebSphere Application Server on Cloud
Cloud

Redguide, published 21 Nov 2016

Businesses are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience. They need to connect with existing and new customers in innovative ways and deliver experiences that never disappoint. They also require technology-strengthened business strategies with the flexibility to adapt to new opportunities quickly. To achieve this agile state, many are using cloud-based solutions to create personalized customer experiences and harness existing enterprise applications, data, and services for a competitive advantage. IBM® WebSphere® Application Server on cloud (WebSphere on cloud) helps ... [more]


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Automated Application Delivery with OpenStack Heat Patterns
Cloud

Redpaper, published 21 Nov 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication focuses on demonstrating how to build, deploy, and manage OpenStack Heat Patterns on IBM PureApplication® Systems. This paper addresses the topic of automated application deployment and delivery through patterns. In particular, it focuses on patterns based on open source technologies, primarily OpenStack.


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IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: CICS Scenario
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2016

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we show you a cloud services scenario on IBM z/OS®. In the scenario, we show you how to perform the following tasks:
- Subscribe to a service to provision an IBM CICS® system.
- Assign resources to the CICS system.
- Use a template to tailor the CICS service
- Publish the service in our Marketplace
- Use that service to create a CICS region and start it.
- Deprovision the CICS region once it is no longer required.
We explain the basic terms that are associated with the cloud services and which roles play a part in ... [more]


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Broker Software and Cloud Services with IBM Cloud Brokerage

Redguide, published 25 Oct 2016

Many enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud to accelerate innovation and to create new business models and revenue streams. They are modernizing their existing IT environment and taking advantage of newer, cost-efficient consumption models. However, as they adopt a hybrid cloud, they become increasingly aware of their reliance on multiple providers, and they struggle to maintain consistent management across the cloud and traditional IT platforms. At the same time, line of business (LOB) executives and users are aggressively pursuing cloud computing solutions (from a variety of suppliers), ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: An Introduction
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS®. The paper was written to coincide with the announcement of IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS and the software is not yet generally available (GA) at the time of this writing. As such, any examples that are shown are subject to change at any time before the software is GA. The goal of this paper is to provide you with an initial overview and more information to support the announcement. You might be new to clouds, or heard of many different variations of what a cloud might be. ... [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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