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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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Getting Started with IBM Bluemix: Web Application Hosting Scenario on Java Liberty
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 16 Feb 2015

Based on the open source Cloud Foundry technology, IBM Bluemix is an open-standard, cloud-based platform for building, managing, and running applications of all types such as web, mobile, big data, new smart devices, and so on. Bluemix abstracts and hides most of the complexities that are associated with hosting and managing cloud-based applications. As an application developer, you can focus on developing your application without having to manage the infrastructure that is required to host it. For mobile apps, you can use the pre-built services that are provided by Bluemix. For web apps, ... [more]


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IBM Bluemix Architecture Series: Web Application Hosting on Java Liberty
Cloud

Redpaper, published 15 Feb 2015

Many types of web applications are running on the Internet today. There are also as many ways to manage and maintain the infrastructure that powers those applications. IBM® Bluemix™ delivers quick and easy cloud capabilities to deploy and maintain your web application, with minimal hassle and overhead. As you follow along with two lab-style scenarios, this IBM Redpaper™ publication demonstrates how to create and deploy a web-based collaboration application on IBM Bluemix.
- Lab 1 features a Java Liberty Profile application that uses the Delivery Pipeline, Data Cache, and ... [more]


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IBM Bluemix Architecture Series: Web Application Hosting on IBM Containers
Cloud

Redpaper, published 15 Feb 2015

Many types of web applications are running on the Internet today. There are also as many ways to manage and maintain the infrastructure that powers those applications. IBM® Bluemix™ delivers quick and easy cloud capabilities to deploy and maintain your web application, with minimal hassle and overhead. As you follow along with four lab-style scenarios, this IBM Redpaper™ publication demonstrates how to create and deploy a web-based collaboration application on IBM Bluemix. The application chosen for these scenarios is Etherpad Lite, an open-source web-based collaboration application. Each ... [more]


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Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery in IBM PureApplication Systems V2
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 27 Jan 2015

This IBM Redbooks publication describes and demonstrates common, prescriptive scenarios for setting up disaster recovery for common workloads using IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM DB2, and WebSphere MQ between two IBM PureApplication System racks using the features in PureApplication System V2. The intended audience for this book is pattern developers and operations team members who are setting up production systems using software patterns from IBM that must be highly available or able to recover from a disaster (defined as the complete loss of a data ... [more]


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Make Your System Highly Available and Recoverable Using PureApplication System
Application Platform

Solution Guide, published 15 Dec 2014

This IBM® Redbooks Solution Guide describes how to use the strategies and the capabilities of IBM PureApplication® System to provide system high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR).


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Get Control of Your Cloud with IBM Cloud Orchestrator and Juniper Networks Contrail
Cloud

Redguide, published 8 Dec 2014

Many organizations need the flexibility, security, and control that a private cloud offers, but they do not want the complexity or expenses that accompany many of today's cloud implementations. In addition, many CSPs are unsure how to most effectively and cost-efficiently address the challenge of implementing promising new virtual network capability into their multivendor physical network at scale. IBM Cloud Orchestrator can help organizations react quickly to changing demands, scale resources dynamically, and accelerate performance across diverse applications, infrastructure, and management ... [more]


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Building Big Data and Analytics Solutions in the Cloud
Cloud

Redpaper, published 8 Dec 2014

Big data is currently one of the most critical emerging technologies. Organizations around the world are looking to exploit the explosive growth of data to unlock previously hidden insights in the hope of creating new revenue streams, gaining operational efficiencies, and obtaining greater understanding of customer needs. It is important to think of big data and analytics together. Big data is the term used to describe the recent explosion of different types of data from disparate sources. Analytics is about examining data to derive interesting and relevant trends and patterns, which can be ... [more]


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Process Discovery Best Practices Using IBM Blueworks Live
Cloud

Redpaper, published 19 Sep 2014, last updated 29 Oct 2014

Business processes and decisions are the backbone of every company, from the small to the Fortune 50; it is how the business runs. It is these processes and decisions that can create competitive advantage, help a company react more quickly to changing trends, or drag them down because the processes do not serve the business and allow agility. The first step in building business agility is to understand how the business works today; What are my processes? What are the decisions we are making and how do we make them? Understanding these processes and decisions can allow a company to improve, ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 16 Apr 2014, last updated 30 Sep 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM System x®, IBM GPFS™, IBM GPFS-FPO, IBM Platform Symphony®, IBM Platform HPC, IBM Platform LSF®, IBM Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition, and IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. IBM depth of solutions can help the clients plan a foundation to face challenges in how to manage, maintain, enhance, and provision computing environments to, for example, analyze the growing volumes of data ... [more]


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Move to the Cloud Easily with IBM SmartCloud Entry V3.1 and IBM Common Cloud Stack
Cloud

Redpaper, published 31 Dec 2013, last updated 15 Aug 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes our newest product for helping businesses enter the world of cloud technology: IBM SmartCloud® Entry, Version 3.1. This software includes the IBM Common Cloud Stack, which is powered by open source OpenStack from the OpenStack Foundation. These products work together to help you move your business to the cloud. This paper explains the ways that you can take advantage of this extensive and powerful technology. With the power of cloud computing, you can enhance your existing services, extend your market reach, and create new markets for your services. ... [more]


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Preparing Your Enterprise for IBM SmartCloud for Social Business
Cloud

Web Doc, published 19 Jun 2014, last updated 20 Jun 2014

The importance of social business is growing exponentially as companies harness the explosive growth of mobile, cloud, and big data to serve as the foundation for effective employee and customer engagement. Social business is all about various teams and individuals (employees, customers, and partners) working together and sharing information. IBM® SmartCloud™ for Social Business provides the capabilities necessary for these teams and individuals to interact and move the business ... [more]


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Cloud Computing Patterns of Expertise
Application Platform

Redpaper, published 7 Jan 2014, last updated 18 Jun 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the business and technical value of emerging patterns of expertise in cloud computing, with specific applicability to IBM PureApplication™ System, IBM Workload Deployer, IBM SmartCloud® Orchestrator, and IBM SmartCloud Application Services. It explains how patterns help companies use the different cloud environments that IBM offers. Also included are some preferred practices for helping to ensure pattern portability. The pattern-based approach is a response to the need to reduce complexity in IT environments, where various skills are required to ... [more]


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IBM Flex System p24L, p260 and p460 Compute Nodes
Cloud

Product Guide, published 11 Apr 2012, last updated 29 May 2014

The IBM Flex System™ p24L, p260 and p460 Compute Nodes are servers based on IBM® POWER® architecture technologies. These compute nodes run in IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis units to provide a high-density, high-performance compute node environment, using advanced processing technology. The p260 and p460 support IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux operating environments and are designed to run a wide variety of workloads. The p24L is designed to run Linux. The p24L and p260 are half-wide compute nodes with two processors, and the p460 is a full-wide compute node with four processors. ... [more]


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Cloud Workloads on the Mainframe
z Systems

Point-of-View, published 21 May 2014

Far from being out of date, mainframes are used around the world to build robust, trusted clouds. Increasingly, organizations are turning to cloud computing to improve their IT responsiveness and to reduce costs. And for enterprise workloads, which require highly reliable and secure platforms to meet demanding service levels, many companies are building their clouds using a mainframe. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication discusses cloud workloads on the mainframe. A cloud built on a mainframe, such as IBM® zEnterprise® or others in the IBM System z® family, has several distinct ... [more]


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