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Always On: Business Considerations for Continuous Availability
Application Platform

Redguide, published 25 Apr 2014, last updated 14 Jul 2014

In 2013, IBM® conducted an IBM Academy of Technology initiative in which we reviewed the end-to-end aspects of continuous availability (governance, technological advancements, architectural patterns, design and operational practices). We identified specific business requirements that mandate continuous availability and also found organizations that have continuous availability as part of their DNA. However, most organizations have invested in high availability or disaster recovery but not in continuous availability. For these organizations, continuous availability might not be a requirement ... [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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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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Building a Smarter Data Center with IBM Flex System and Juniper Networks QFabric
Industry Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Mar 2013, last updated 24 May 2013

Data centers must become smarter to meet today’s business needs. They need to be more efficient, scalable, and flexible and at the same time keep operational costs in check. A smarter data center must seamlessly integrate IT resources, such as servers, storage, and networking, while also responding quickly to change. Networking plays an essential role in enabling infrastructures for smarter data centers. In dynamic environments with virtualized IT resources, the network must do more than just carry traffic and support the provisioning of new IT services. It must also have the built-in ... [more]


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Smarter Bank Data Centers with Expert Integrated Systems
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 14 Dec 2012, last updated 27 Dec 2012

Today, banks are operating in a highly volatile climate. Increasing regulation, continuous pressure on cost, changing business models, mergers and acquisitions, and remaining competitive require a flexible, efficient, and smart IT operation:
- Banks need IT as an accelerator of business growth, not as an inhibitor.
- Bank data centers can and must be made smarter.
- Banks need expert integrated systems.
This IBM® Redbooks® Point-of-View publication analyzes what makes a data center successful and explains how IBM expert integrated systems help to accomplish the ... [more]


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Transforming to a Smarter Core Banking Systems Environment
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 3 Oct 2012

A volatile economic climate, ever increasing competitiveness and continuous pressure to meet regulatory requirements demand a flexible and cost-effective core banking systems environment. However, many existing core banking applications have been developed as silos, with limited possibilities for reuse and optimization. With the current state of technology, IT systems can be created that are responsive to business changes, provide intelligence to be competitive and meet service levels without compromise. IBM® has an end-to-end vision and solution to transform existing core banking systems to ... [more]


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Building a World-class Data Center Network Based on Open Standards
Industry Solutions

Point-of-View, published 3 Oct 2012

Data centers are undergoing a major transition toward a smarter, more dynamic infrastructure. More flexible IT architectures are emerging to address the demands of current business applications and new areas, such as cloud computing, multitenancy, bring your own device (BYOD), big data, and analytics. As part of the dynamic infrastructure trend, the role of data center networks is also changing. It is causing businesses to re-evaluate their current networks, which were never designed to handle modern workloads and applications. In light of these changes, the networking industry is ... [more]


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A Transformation Approach to Smarter Core Banking
Industry Solutions

Redguide, published 23 Sep 2012

The extensive experience brought by IBM to core banking transformation indicates that the most successful transformation approach is a progressive one in which modernization is a process that incorporates flexibility and business acumen, and can adapt as requirements change. Creating a componentized architecture that separates key constructs and their assets from the core transaction engine is a critical factor in achieving a successful transformation. Such a scenario makes the architecture the central concern and allows a bank to benefit from the necessary flexibility and efficiency. After ... [more]


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Build a Smarter Data Center with Juniper Networks QFabric
Industry Solutions

Redguide, published 6 Mar 2012, last updated 7 Mar 2012

In this IBM® Redguide™ document, we highlight the key requirements for a smarter data center network and show how the data center fabric, a new switching architecture, provides the required performance, scalability, and management. We explore Juniper Networks’ QFabric, a revolutionary DCN fabric product, and describe how its characteristics and key network innovations provide real business value in rapid service deployment, cost-efficient service delivery, energy efficiency, and business resiliency and security. We examine Juniper's QFabric design, product software, hardware, and ... [more]


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Performance and Capacity Implications for a Smarter Planet
z Systems

Redpaper, published 12 Jul 2011, last updated 14 Jul 2011

IBM® uses the phrase Smarter Planet™ to describe its vision for the future, in which the world’s systems become increasingly instrumented, interconnected, and infused with intelligence to better manage the environments in which we work, play, and live. Real examples of current and emerging technologies exist. These technologies are starting to enable “smarter” solutions for vital domains, such as energy, transportation, food production, conservation, finance, and health care. For such an ambitious vision to become a reality, there are many technical challenges to address, among them ... [more]


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