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

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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IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) for Linux on z Systems
z Systems Storage-Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 26 Feb 2016, last updated 14 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes IBM Spectrum Scale™ for Linux on z Systems™. This paper helps you install and configure IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS™) in a disaster recovery configuration. Scenario testing is described for various events: Site failure, storage failure, node failure. Recovery procedures from each tested scenario are provided. This paper also provides an installation and configuration scenario for saving data stored in a Spectrum Scale file system by using IBM Spectrum Protect™ integration features. Multi-node backup usage is ... [more]


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Microservices from Theory to Practice: Creating Applications in IBM Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 26 Aug 2015, last updated 4 Apr 2016

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. They communicate with each other using language-neutral protocols, such as Representational State Transfer (REST), or messaging applications, such as IBM® MQ Light. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of this increasingly popular architectural style, and provides some ... [more]


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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
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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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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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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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Secure Hybrid Cloud Architecture with the PureApplication Family
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 4 Dec 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide outlines how products in the IBM PureApplication® family, IBM Cloud Orchestrator, and Open technologies can be designed to create a secure hybrid cloud solution.


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