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Save Time and Lower Costs with IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS
IBM Z Software

Point-of-View, published 18 Aug 2016

Today, information technology (IT) managers and their teams must deal with a more complex environment due to the continuing growth of data, and of requests from mobile and sensory devices that need to interact with the enterprise. IT managers must make choices about how to best prepare for the future to meet these service-driven demands. They must become proactive and agile, while getting the most out of their team’s skills and experience. Changes are happening in record time, forcing IT managers to create strategies to anticipate and address key challenges. IBM® Service Management Suite ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: A CPU Utilization Study of Java EE applications running in CICS TS V5.3
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jul 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a study of the performance of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that is hosted by an IBM CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS® (CICS) V5.3 Liberty JVM server that uses the standard mode of operation that is provided by APAR PI58375. In this mode, nearly all of the application’s central processing unit (CPU) consumption can be off-loaded to IBM System z® Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), which minimizes the total cost of computing for such a workload. The target audience for this Redpaper publication is Capacity Planners and ... [more]


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DFSMS: From Storage Tears to Storage Tiers
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how class transitions differ from the classic migration processes and how they can influence application performance levels. Performance is focused on the following goals:
- Reduce the number of I/Os required to manage the storage
- Optimize data locations to the appropriate device type during its lifecycle
This paper applies to the IBM z/OS® V2.2 level.


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LAD: z/OS SDSF SYM and ENQ Options
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 28 Apr 2016, last updated 18 May 2016

The IBM z/OS® continuous delivery program introduces new functionality through the small programming enhancements (SPEs) for SDSF users to display system symbols and enqueue information. The SPE is delivered through functional program temporary fixes (PTFs). This Learn Adopt Deploy (LAD) IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the new SYM and ENQ options that appear on the SDSF Primary Menu. The new tabular panels that display system symbols and enqueues in the sysplex are shown. This Redpaper publication also includes information to help you meet the following goals:
- Learn about ... [more]


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IBM Financial Transaction Manager on z Systems
IBM Z

Solution Guide, published 17 May 2016

The IBM® Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) on IBM z Systems™ platforms is an industry software package that manages, orchestrates, and monitors commercial and consumer financial transactions. It provides the functionality to create and collect the state of transactions while also providing integration capability and common data and message models that are based on the ISO 20022 industry standard. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of the business value of using the IBM FTM and offers solution options that are available now on z Enterprise ... [more]


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zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 10 May 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM zPDT® 2016 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing, sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard ADCD environment. It provides the extra files that you need to create a two-way data sharing IBM z/OS® 2.1 or z/OS 2.2 sysplex that runs under ADCD in a zPDT environment. This package differs from the previous zPDT sysplex package in that it provides working examples ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM: ADVA FSP 3000 Release Level 13.2.2
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 6 May 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM z Systems™ qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non-GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in Poughkeepsie, NY. ... [more]


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How Walmart Became a Cloud Services Provider with IBM CICS
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2016

The world has changed. With the new cloud options, enterprises no longer must rely on only their IT organization to meet their computing needs. Business units now have options that were not available just a few years ago. They can get some of their needs met by traditional IT processes, and reach out to a cloud provider to meet other needs. The concern is that if you, working in a traditional IT organization, do not meet these needs, someone else will. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the benefits of becoming your own cloud service provider. It describes a simple ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM: Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 9.24
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 13 Apr 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM z Systems™ qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols that are described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non-GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in ... [more]


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Removing Barriers Between Devs and Ops teams with IBM CICS Transaction Server
IBM Z Software

Solution Guide, published 19 Feb 2016

To speed the release of new applications and updates, the IT industry is seeking to apply agile and lean principles to development and deployment. At the core of these principles is eliminating wasted work, breaking down artificial barriers between related functional teams, and adopting continuous release cycles that push improvements out to users faster than ever. In response to this effort, a new, more aggressive, and business-driven approach called DevOps has emerged. DevOps combines many traditional development and operations activities such that applications can be built, deployed, ... [more]


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The Benefits of Co-location
IBM Z Software

Point-of-View, published 16 Feb 2016

The volume of data being generated and transmitted by cloud-based technologies (such as mobile, analytics and social computing applications) is continuously growing. This dynamic puts increasing pressure on businesses and their IT organizations. Businesses and IT organizations must provide fast access to data across the web, application, and database tiers that comprise most enterprise workloads. Using new developments in z Systems internal local area network (LAN) and device technology, along with a new sockets-based direct memory move protocol, transactional response times can be optimized ... [more]


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Modernizing Your Business Applications with IBM CICS and Liberty
IBM Z Software

Solution Guide, published 15 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides the information necessary for you to understand IBM WebSphere® Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty (Liberty) within IBM CICS® Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3. With this understanding, you can take advantage of the Java EE 6 Web Profile capabilities for running new types of applications in the CICS runtime. Liberty is an asset to your organization, whether you intend to extend existing enterprise services hosted in CICS, or develop new web-based applications supporting new lines of business. Fundamentally, Liberty is a highly composable, dynamic ... [more]


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Apache Spark for the Enterprise: Setting the Business Free
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 9 Feb 2016, last updated 9 Feb 2016

Analytics is increasingly an integral part of day-to-day operations at today's leading businesses, and transformation is also occurring through huge growth in mobile and digital channels. Enterprise organizations are attempting to leverage analytics in new ways and transition existing analytics capabilities to respond with more flexibility while making the most efficient use of highly valuable data science skills. The recent growth and adoption of Apache Spark as an analytics framework and platform is very timely and helps meet these challenging demands. The Apache Spark environment on IBM ... [more]


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Creating IBM z/OS Cloud Services
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses the real world experience of an enterprise that developed and implemented IBM z/OS® cloud services. This book shares the experience of a team at Walmart Technology, Walmart Stores, Inc.® and some of the decisions they made to create business critical cloud services. These experiences and approaches relate to the z/OS platform, and might not apply to other hybrid cloud approaches. This book highlights the strengths and characteristics of z/OS that led the Walmart infrastructure and software engineers to use this platform as they transitioned from a ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: Web Services Performance in CICS TS V5.3
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 20 Jan 2016, last updated 21 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes a set of benchmarks comparing an IBM CICS® web services workload running in various configuration scenarios. This paper starts with an IBM CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.2 benchmark running on an IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12), and shows the performance characteristics of that same workload running on a similarly configured IBM z13™ (z13). We then compare the same workload running on IBM CICS TS V5.3 and demonstrate the performance benefits of CICS TS V5.3 as compared with CICS TS V5.2 for various scenarios, including Secure Sockets Layer ... [more]


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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS V5.3 Benchmark on IBM z13
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 15 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication documents the performance characteristic benchmarks of two high-transaction rate IBM CICS® Transaction Server for IBM z/OS® workloads:
- The first workload executes on a single IBM z13™ logical partition (LPAR) with 18 central processors (CPs) up to a rate of 174,000 CICS transactions per second.
- The second workload executes on a single z13 LPAR with 26 CPs up to a rate of 227,000 CICS transactions per second (TPS).
The motivation for the benchmark is to demonstrate some of the benefits of CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.3, ... [more]


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CICS and DevOps: What You Need to Know
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an example approach of an agile IT team that implements development and operations (DevOps) capabilities into an IBM CICS® application. Several tools are used to show how teams can achieve transparency, traceability, and automation in their application lifecycle with the assistance of all the stakeholders to deliver high-quality application changes that meet the requirements. The application changes that are built highlight the composable and dynamic nature of using CICS, the Liberty JVM runtime server, and IBM UrbanCode™ Deploy, which allows ... [more]


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