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IBM Bluemix The Cloud Platform for Creating and Delivering Applications
Cloud

Redpaper, published 1 Sep 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives readers a broad understanding of IBM Bluemix™ cloud application development platform capabilities. Providing a platform as a service (PaaS) environment as one of its run times, along with containers and virtual machines, Bluemix uses the Cloud Foundry project as one of its open source technologies to accelerate new application development and DevOps methods. It provides optimized and flexible workloads, enables continuous availability, and simplifies delivery and manageability of an application by providing prebuilt services and hosting capabilities. ... [more]


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Securely Expose Business Assets and Fuel Innovation
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 26 Aug 2015

Cloud computing is an obvious technology option considered by many C-level executives. However, understanding when and how to use it can make all the difference when it comes to business success or catastrophic failure.
- The cloud is arguably an appropriate platform for many Systems of Engagement applications.
- Systems of Record, with exceptionally high security requirements, are best hosted locally.
- IBM® mainframes, the de facto Systems of Record for businesses today, require absolutely secure connectivity to off-premises cloud-based Systems of Engagement. IBM ... [more]


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Secure Hybrid Cloud Connectivity with IBM Bluemix and z Systems
z Systems

Redpaper, published 24 Jul 2015, last updated 21 Aug 2015

In demand-intensive mobile and web applications, an emerging pattern is to host the Systems of Engagement in the cloud (for maximum responsiveness) but keep the Systems of Record with the other important business systems in the company datacenter, often on a tightly-secured mainframe. But what about the space in between? In this IBM Redpaper publication, we show that the IBM Bluemix cloud platform offers technologies that make it easy for cloud-based SoEs to securely connect to on-premises IBM mainframes, creating a fully secure, end-to-end, SoE-SoR ... [more]


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Manage Your Clouds with IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems, V4.2
z Systems

Solution Guide, published 20 Aug 2015

New services and capabilities are being made available to cloud computing environments on an ongoing basis. Taking advantage of these new services and capabilities is important to enhancing and improving your cloud environment and your business. Being able to manage these changes and your overall cloud environment is critical to ensuring you are providing a reliable operating environment for your organization. IBM® Cloud Manager with OpenStack for z Systems™, V4.2 provides advanced OpenStack integration and cloud virtualization and management capabilities for IBM z™ Systems. Incorporating ... [more]


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IBM Software Defined Environment
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Aug 2015, last updated 14 Aug 2015

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) solution, which helps to optimize the entire computing infrastructure--compute, storage, and network resources--so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today's environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads, but that happens automatically in a SDE. In an SDE, workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies so that they deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 11 May 2015, last updated 17 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a description of the IBM Platform Computing Cloud Services and describes a scenario about how IBM Platform LSF® multicluster and IBM Spectrum™ Scale Active File Manager help manage the usage of cloud services in an efficient way. This paper provides factual and comparative economics of deploying a solution on-premises versus in the cloud, and includes information about the benefits of on-premises versus cloud solution ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Advanced Topics
Information Management

Redpaper, published 17 Apr 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes advanced topics for IBM Cloudant, a NoSQL JSON document store that is optimized for handling heavy workloads of concurrent reads and writes in the cloud, a workload that is typical of large, fast-growing web and mobile apps. You can use Cloudant as a fully-managed DBaaS running on public cloud platforms like IBM SoftLayer or via an on-premise version called Cloudant Local that you can run yourself on any private, public, or hybrid cloud platform. This paper is the third in a series of IBM Redbooks® publications on Cloudant. Be sure to read the ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: The Do-More NoSQL Data Layer
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 6 Jun 2014, last updated 27 Mar 2015

Cloudant represents a strategic acquisition by IBM® that extends the company’s Big Data and Analytics portfolio to include a fully managed, NoSQL cloud service. Cloudant simplifies the development cycle for creators of fast-growing web and mobile applications, by alleviating the burdens of mundane database administration tasks. Developers are then able to focus on building the next generation of systems of engagement – social and mobile applications – without losing time, money, or sleep managing their database infrastructure and growth. Critically, Cloudant is an enterprise-ready service ... [more]


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IBM Cloudant: Database as a Service Fundamentals
Information Management

Redpaper, published 24 Mar 2015, last updated 25 Mar 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows how the IBM Cloudant fully-managed database as a service (DaaS) enables applications and their developers to be more agile. As a part of its data layer, clients have access to multi-master replication and mobile device synchronization capabilities for occasionally connected devices. Applications can take advantage of Cloudant advance real-time indexing features for ad hoc full text search via Apache Lucene, online analytics via MapReduce, and advance geospatial querying. Mobile applications can use a durable replication protocol for offline sync and ... [more]


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Cloud Computing Simplified: The Thoughts On Cloud Way
Application Platform

Redguide, published 16 Feb 2015

This IBM® RedBlook™ publication is a collection of selected posts published on the IBM Thoughts on Cloud blog. Thoughts on Cloud is IBM’s official cloud blog, contributed by hundreds of cloud computing specialists worldwide from IBM and IBM Business Partners. Most of the authors have hands-on experience implementing cloud solutions for various industries. The goal of the blog is to provide readers with a forum to discuss and debate various cloud computing topics. Starting with the basic building blocks of cloud computing, we cover a wide range of cloud topics in this book. We do not go ... [more]


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