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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
Application Platform

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
z Systems

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
z Systems

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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High Availability and Disaster Recovery Configurations for IBM SmartCloud Control Desk and IBM Maximo Products
IT Service Management

Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2013

In today’s global environment, more and more organizations need to reduce their downtime to the minimum possible and look for continuous availability of their systems. Products based on the IBM® Tivoli® Process Automation Engine (TPAE), such as IBM Maximo® Asset Management, 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 that, 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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IBM SmartCloud Entry 2.4 Deployment Use Cases
Cloud

Redpaper, published 22 Feb 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief overview of cloud technology, and describes how, from a user perspective, IBM SmartCloud™ Entry can help you access the benefits of the cloud. In particular, the product provides a comprehensive cloud software stack with capabilities that you otherwise might need to purchase separately as multiple products from multiple vendors. Businesses with an existing virtualized platform (IBM Power Systems™ with PowerVM® or IBM System x with VMware vSphere) can be transformed to a private cloud. IBM SmartCloud Entry makes this transformation possible. ... [more]


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Integrating Two Cloud Services with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Live
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 19 Feb 2013

You can use the IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Live functions from Websphere Cast Iron to synchonize calendars between a customer relationship management (CRM) system and a customer's calendar application. This solution guide describes the business value, integration concepts, and an overview of how to develop the synchronization process.


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Managing Workload Processor Resources on Cloud
z Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Jan 2013

There is an increasing trend to consolidate workloads in cloud environments that are highly standardized, virtualized, and automated. Each of these cloud characteristics offers significant cost benefits. For example, virtualized environments generate the most benefit when you use infrastructure with elastic scaling that meets resource requirements, and at the same time, maintains high resource utilization. You can choose a public cloud provider. However, building a private cloud provides the additional benefits of full control of access, availability and recovery, and better security which ... [more]


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Integrating ERP and CRM Applications with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron
Application Integration

Solution Guide, published 22 Jan 2013

An integration solution must bridge the gap between the on-premise existing systems and new cloud applications, platform, and infrastructure, providing a rapid and easy-to-use method of setting up the integrations. IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® provides a solution that meets the challenge of integrating cloud applications with on-premise systems, cloud applications-to-cloud applications, and on-premise to on-premise applications. For example, the WebSphere Cast Iron solution can help to synchronize account records between an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and a cloud-based customer ... [more]


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Migration Use Cases with the Migration Manager
Cloud

Solution Guide, published 26 Dec 2012

Migration Manager is a feature of Tivoli® process automation engine that enables you to migrate configuration content from one product environment to another. The typical use is to migrate configuration content from a development environment to test and then on to production. The goal of migration is to ensure your production environment fully meets the needs of your end users. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview and architecture of the Migration Manager provided by the Tivoli process automation engine and describes typical migration ... [more]


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Hybrid Cloud Integration and Monitoring with IBM WebSphere Cast Iron
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 13 Dec 2012

Cloud computing is fast emerging as a new consumption and delivery model for IT solutions. Two distinct cloud patterns have evolved. Private clouds are custom cloud applications that are on premise to companies. Public clouds are owned and managed by a service provider and are delivered on a pay-per-use basis. Although the debate between the use of private versus public cloud continues, the industry is moving ever faster toward a hybrid solution. Hybrid clouds address the integration of traditional IT environments with one or more clouds, private and public. IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® along ... [more]


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IBM SmartCloud: Becoming a Cloud Service Provider
Cloud

Redguide, published 13 Dec 2012

Cloud computing opens a broad range of business opportunities across the computing industry and enables companies in other industries to provide services to their employees, customers, and partners. Cloud computing provides a compelling approach to addressing this opportunity. The IBM® SmartCloud™ for Service Providers portfolio can dramatically lower the business and technical barriers of entry to cloud computing. Companies rely on their business applications and systems as an integral part of their business. They can expand the business value of their applications and systems by using ... [more]


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IBM Platform Computing Solutions
Spectrum Computing

Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2012

This IBM® Platform Computing Solutions Redbooks® publication is the first book to describe each of the available offerings that are part of the IBM portfolio of Cloud, analytics, and High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions for our clients. This IBM Redbooks publication delivers descriptions of the available offerings from IBM Platform Computing that address challenges for our clients in each industry. We include a few implementation and testing scenarios with selected solutions. This publication helps strengthen the position of IBM Platform Computing solutions with a well-defined and ... [more]


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Taking Advantage of Cloud Computing to Meet Today's Business Needs
Cloud

Point-of-View, published 3 Dec 2012, last updated 7 Dec 2012

Companies today deal with a high degree of uncertainty, expanded regulation, rapid technology innovation, shorter product cycles, and global competition. To remain competitive, businesses must drive more value from assets, improve decision making under volatile conditions, and increase agility to react rapidly to changes and to reconfigure their business. Cloud computing offers reduced capital and operational expenses and delivers benefits in the following areas:
- A path to higher efficiency
- Agility in innovation and response
- Quality and dependability
- Increased ... [more]


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Smart Cloud Enterprise Tivoli Service Automation Manager Security Guide
Cloud

Redpaper, published 16 Nov 2012

The security for Tivoli® Service Automation Manager primarily relies on the underlying components of IBM® DB2®, WebSphere® Application Server, and IBM Tivoli Directory Server. The configuration steps to enable and manage security for Tivoli Service Automation Manager and the operational procedures to manage the environment after it is set up are described in this guide. It assumed that the Tivoli Service Automation Manager server is installed and operational. The security best practices that are used in this guide are based on real scenarios that are used in the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise ... [more]


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Developing a long-term EDI strategy with IBM B2B Cloud Services
Commerce

Redguide, published 21 Aug 2012

Electronic data interchange (EDI) was the standard for exchanging business transactions, purchase orders, invoices, shipping notices, and electronic funds transfers for over 25 years. In the last 10 years, EDI evolved with newer technology, especially with the ubiquity of the Internet. Because of these technological advancements, EDI is nearly as easy to use as email and is no longer an option for doing business. Instead, EDI is a business requirement. One of the major concerns of IT and business decision makers responsible for managing supply chains and the activities of their trading ... [more]


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An Architectural Overview of IBM Workload Deployer
Application Platform

Redpaper, published 5 Jul 2012

IBM® Workload Deployer is one of the foundational elements of the IBM private cloud strategy. This appliance provides rapid adoption and deployment of both Infrastructure and Platform as Service offerings. It provides a proven path to better use existing IT resources by improving the efficiency and flexibility of these infrastructures. IBM Workload Deployer is the correct solution for organizations that seek agility in response to a dynamic business environment. This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Workload Deployer and its capabilities. In addition, it describes the primary ... [more]


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IBM Workload Deployer: Pattern-based Application and Middleware Deployments in a Private Cloud
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 22 Mar 2012

IBM® Workload Deployer provides a solution to creating, deploying, and managing workloads in an on-premise or private cloud. It is rich in features that allow you to quickly build and deploy virtual systems from base images, to extend those images, and to customize them for future use as repeatable deployable units. IBM Workload Deployer also provides an application-centric capability enabling rapid deployment of business applications. By using either of these deployment models, an organization can quickly instantiate a complete application platform for development, test, or production. The ... [more]


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