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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
Middleware

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
IBM Z

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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High Performance Computing Cloud Offerings from IBM Technical Computing
Power Systems

Solution Guide, published 28 Apr 2014

The high performance computing cloud offerings from IBM® Technical Computing provide speed and flexibility for big data analytics and high performance technical computing.


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Accelerate Development of New Enterprise Solutions for the Cloud with Codename BlueMix
Cloud

Point-of-View, published 24 Feb 2014, last updated 10 Mar 2014

IBM® recently introduced Codename BlueMix, a cloud-based development environment for building, composing, managing, and running your new and innovative cloud applications in an open environment. This IBM Redbooks® Point-of-View publication discusses BlueMix, a cloud-based application development environment that supports the development lifecycle for the applications that are required in today's business environment. The paper also discusses the IBM open cloud architecture, software-defined environments, marketplaces, composable applications, and the new API economy. It describes how new ... [more]


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IBM PureApplication System Best Practices
Middleware

Redbooks, published 4 Feb 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM PureApplication™ System preferred practices that are based on IBM client and Business Partner experience. It explains how PureApplication System enables industries to consolidate workloads, increase efficiency, automate routine processes, reduce costs, and become more agile to respond to continually changing business needs. This book is particularly useful to solution specialists, system or software architects, and the IT teams who implement PureApplication System cloud ... [more]


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Discovering the Decisions within Your Business Processes using IBM Blueworks Live
Smarter Process

Redpaper, published 30 Jan 2014

In today's competitive, always-on global marketplace, businesses need to be able to make better decisions more quickly. And they need to be able to change those decisions immediately in order to adapt to this increasingly dynamic business environment. Whether it is a regulatory change in your industry, a new product introduction by a competitor that your organization needs to react to, or a new market opportunity that you want to quickly capture by changing your product pricing. Decisions like these lie at the heart of your organization's key business processes. In this IBM® Redpaper™ ... [more]


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IBM LoadLeveler to IBM Platform LSF Migration Guide
Spectrum Computing

Redpaper, published 18 Sep 2013, last updated 22 Jan 2014

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication shows IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler (TWS) LoadLeveler® (LoadLeveler) users how to migrate their workloads to IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility (LSF®). LoadLeveler is a parallel job scheduling system that enables users to run more jobs in less time. It does so by matching each job's processing needs and priority with the available resources, thereby maximizing resource use. LoadLeveler also provides a single point of control for effective workload management, and supports high-availability configurations. LSF is a powerful workload manager for demanding, ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud Control Desk Solution Overview
IT Service Management

Solution Guide, published 12 Dec 2013

IBM® SmartCloud™ Control Desk is an industry leading IT Service Management Solution, capable to provide a single solution to your multivendor, multi platform IT environments. With todays dynamic and changing IT environment, where virtualization and cloud have provided additional complexities to IT, and with the increasing access of non IT users to the organization’s systems, IT needs to provide the means for adequate IT management, while providing value. All these objectives can be achieved while leveraging IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a single platform that is easy to install maintain and ... [more]


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IT Service Management Best Practices Using IBM SmartCloud Control Desk
IT Service Management

Redbooks, published 12 Dec 2013

SmartCloud Control Desk is a comprehensive IT Asset and Service Management solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions. It does so through automated service request handling, efficient change management, and optimized asset lifecycle management across IT and enterprise domains. SmartCloud Control Desk helps to reduce total cost of ownership by using one unified solution to license, install, and manage multiple ITIL processes under one price point. It can also help reduce business risk by using advanced impact analysis and defining automated change procedures that ensure ... [more]


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Adopting IBM PureApplication System V1.0
Middleware

Redbooks, published 6 May 2013, last updated 11 Dec 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces users to the concepts of the IBM PureApplication™ System V1.0. This book covers the most common problems, solutions, best practices, and use cases about adopting the IBM PureApplication System V1.0. The target audience for this book is anyone from the IT industry who wants to acquire a better understanding of IBM PureApplication System, including technical consultants, business partners, and independent software vendors who are considering migrating to a cloud computing solution. This book also is applicable to system administrators, middleware ... [more]


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Patterns for Cloud Computing
Middleware

Solution Guide, published 6 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide 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.


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Platform-as-a-Service: An IBM Perspective
Middleware

Point-of-View, published 30 Oct 2013

Using a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model lets your organization standardize processes, lower costs, and realize faster time to value. An end-to-end PaaS environment can provide the following key advantages:
- Reduce lead time for launching new applications.
- Provide flexibility to support both cloud-centric or cloud-enabled workloads.
- Enable developers to easily build, deploy, and manage cloud applications while using services and frameworks that are available in a cloud environment.
- Capture changing trends in elastic cloud environment.
- Take advantage ... [more]


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IBM Technical Computing Clouds
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication highlights IBM Technical Computing as a flexible infrastructure for clients looking to reduce capital and operational expenditures, optimize energy usage, or re-use the infrastructure. This book strengthens IBM SmartCloud® solutions, in particular IBM Technical Computing clouds, with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® or an IBM Flex System™. This provides clients with a cost-effective, highly scalable, robust solution with a planned foundation for scaling, capacity, resilience, optimization, automation, and monitoring. This ... [more]


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Introduction to IBM Technical Computing Clouds
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 30 Aug 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide introduces IBM Technical Computing as a flexible infrastructure for clients that are looking to reduce capital expenditures, operational expenditures, and energy optimization of resources, or re-use the infrastructure. This Solution Guide strengthens IBM SmartCloud® solutions, in particular, IBM Technical Computing clouds with a well-defined and documented deployment model within an IBM System x® or an IBM Flex System™, providing clients with a cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solution with a planned foundation for scaling, capacity, resilience, ... [more]


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Platform as a Service with IBM PureApplication System
Middleware

Solution Guide, published 29 Aug 2013

Through an integrated system of hardware and software, IBM® PureApplication™ System provides a single interface to control the platform and infrastructure elements. This interface adds further value to the software patterns concept by managing all of the underlying hardware infrastructure components when deploying applications in a private cloud environment. PureApplication System is also a consolidation platform with the capacity to support multiple Platform as a Service (PaaS) instances that host various enterprise applications. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the ... [more]


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Creating Composite Application Pattern Models for IBM PureApplication System
Middleware

Redbooks, published 22 Aug 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes how IBM PureApplication™ System supports the creation of virtual systems and virtual applications. PureApplication System does so using a pattern model that enables you to take advantage of predefined, pre-configured, and proven middleware topologies and deployments. This book also presents an abstraction level that focuses on functional capabilities and applications, completely encapsulating the underlying middleware. It describes in detail the model and the associated frameworks in PureApplication System, as well as a methodology and approach ... [more]


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Implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry on IBM PureFlex System
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 25 Jun 2013

Distributed computing has been transformed with the introduction of virtualization technology. This has driven a re-architecture of traditional data center workload placement. In 2012, IBM® announced IBM PureSystems™, a new offering based on preconfigured software, servers, and storage that form an expert integrated system. Expert integrated systems now combine traditional IT resources into a single optimized solution, with prepackaged components including servers, storage devices, networking equipment, and software. With this evolution of technology, we move from discrete, siloed, and ... [more]


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Maximize IBM System z ROI with Open Cloud Management and Policy-based Optimization
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 29 May 2013

IBM® System z® servers are valued for their resiliency, and companies and government agencies worldwide place their trust in them with good reason. However, as enterprises establish heterogeneous private cloud environments, a need has emerged for a middleware solution that is inclusive of System z environments. This solution must unify workload management and remove barriers to efficient use of virtualized resources. Moab® Cloud Suite is a multi-dimensional policy engine and cloud management solution that can enable rapid implementation of heterogeneous private cloud environments. A capable, ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud: Building a Cloud Enabled Data Center
Cloud

Redguide, published 13 Feb 2013, last updated 21 May 2013

Organizations are looking for ways to get more out of their already strained IT infrastructure as they face new technological and economic pressures. They are also trying to satisfy a broad set of users (internal and external to the enterprise) who demand improvements in their quality of service (QoS), regardless of increases in the number of users and applications. Cloud computing offers attractive opportunities to reduce costs, accelerate development, and increase the flexibility of the IT infrastructure, applications, and services. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the typical ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud Control Desk: High Availability and Disaster Recovery Configurations
IT Service Management

Solution Guide, published 6 May 2013

In today’s global environment, more organizations must reduce their downtime to the minimum possible and achieve continuous availability of their systems. Products that are based on the IBM® Tivoli® Process Automation Engine, such as IBM Maximo® Asset Management, IBM Maximo Industry Solutions, and IBM SmartCloud® Control Desk, often play a role in such environments, and thus also have continuous availability requirements. As part of this situation, it is important to understand the high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities of IBM SmartCloud Control Desk and IBM Maximo ... [more]


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Transform Your Virtualized Platform to the Cloud: A SmartCloud Entry Use Case Scenario
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 6 May 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes IBM SmartCloud™ Entry, a simple-to-use solution for transforming your data center from cloud-ready to a private cloud infrastructure. SmartCloud Entry provides a comprehensive cloud software stack with capabilities that you typically need to purchase in multiple products from multiple vendors. This Solution Guide describes a use case scenario that demonstrates the ease with which SmartCloud Entry can be deployed. The use case scenario includes before and after architecture diagrams, before and after process flows, and illustrations of the ... [more]


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Environment Isolation in IBM PureApplication System
Middleware

Solution Guide, published 22 Apr 2013, last updated 2 May 2013

In IBM® PureApplication™ System, applications run in the cloud as workloads that share the system's resources, such as CPU, memory, and networking. Some deployments, however, require that the workloads be isolated from each other. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide identifies the features of IBM PureApplication System that make it an ideal solution for implementing runtime environments with application and virtual systems isolation.


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IBM Platform Computing Integration Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2013, last updated 1 May 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the integration of IBM Platform Symphony® with IBM BigInsights™. It includes IBM Platform LSF® implementation scenarios that use IBM System x® technologies. This IBM Redbooks publication is written for consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists who are responsible for providing solutions and support for IBM Platform Computing solutions. This book explains how the IBM Platform Computing solutions and the IBM System x platform can help to solve customer challenges and to maximize systems throughput, capacity, and ... [more]


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Performance Implications of Cloud Computing
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 16 Aug 2012, last updated 3 Apr 2013

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we present the performance and capacity of the evolving cloud computing model. We provide an overview of cloud computing and its potential benefits from IT and business perspectives. We also present different cloud computing deployment models and roles involved in delivering cloud solutions. We present design and delivery solutions, highlighting the key performance and capacity considerations, and outline performance engineering considerations. We conclude by reviewing current cloud offerings and briefly evaluate their performance. We provide use case ... [more]


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Performance and Capacity Themes for Cloud Computing
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 18 Mar 2013, last updated 20 Mar 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ is the second in a series that addresses the performance and capacity considerations of the evolving cloud computing model. The first Redpaper publication (Performance Implications of Cloud Computing, REDP-4875) introduced cloud computing with its various deployment models, support roles, and offerings along with IT performance and capacity implications associated with these deployment models and offerings. In this redpaper, we discuss lessons learned in the two years since the first paper was written. We offer practical guidance about how to select workloads that work ... [more]


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