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IBM Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture: An Under-the-Hood Guide for IBM Cloud Object Storage
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 22 Mar 2017

Object storage is the primary data resource used in the cloud, and it is also increasingly used for on-premise solutions. Object storage is growing for the following reasons:
- It is designed for scale in many ways (multi-site, multi-tenant, massive amounts of data).
- It is easy to use and yet meets the growing demands of enterprises for a broad expanse of applications and workloads.
- It allows users to balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across data sets and essential applications.
Due to its characteristics, object storage is ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2R2 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 4 Security and Policy-Based Networking
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2017, last updated 21 Mar 2017

For more than 50 years, IBM® mainframes have supported an extraordinary portion of the world's computing work, providing centralized corporate databases, and mission-critical enterprise-wide applications. IBM z® Systems, the latest generation of the IBM distinguished family of mainframe systems, has come a long way from its IBM System/360 heritage. Likewise, its IBM z/OS® operating system is far superior to its predecessors in providing, among many other capabilities, world-class and state-of-the-art support for the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite. TCP/IP is a large and evolving collection of ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Data-at-rest Encryption
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 21 Jul 2016, last updated 17 Mar 2017

IBM® experts recognize the need for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The IBM DS8880 supports encryption-capable hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drive sets are used with key management services that are provided by IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software or Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure to allow encryption for data-at-rest on a DS8880. Use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to ... [more]


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Cloud Object Storage as a Service: IBM Cloud Object Storage from Theory to Practice - For developers, IT architects and IT specialists
Cloud

Redbooks, published 17 Mar 2017

The digital enterprise has resulted in an explosion of data, and data volumes are expected to grow in zettabyte scale in the next few years. This explosive growth is largely fueled by unstructured data, such as video, social media, photos, and text. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (previously known as Cleversafe®) provides organizations the flexibility, scalability, and simplicity required to store, manage, and access today's rapidly growing unstructured data. Cloud Object Storage (COS) provides access to your unstructured data via a self-service portal from anywhere in the world with RESTful ... [more]


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IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2017, last updated 16 Mar 2017

IBM® Power Virtualization Center (IBM® PowerVC™) is an advanced, enterprise virtualization management offering for IBM Power Systems™. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces IBM PowerVC and helps you understand its functions, planning, installation, and setup. IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 supports both large and small deployments, either by managing IBM PowerVM® that is controlled by the Hardware Management Console (HMC) by IBM PowerVM NovaLink, or by managing PowerKVM directly. With this capability, IBM PowerVC can manage IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux workloads that run on IBM POWER® ... [more]


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The Power of Cognitive Marketing: IBM Watson Marketing Insights

Redguide, published 16 Mar 2017

How do you keep the pulse of your customers today? Customers are leaving more clues than ever on what they want and need. However, the ability to get a singular view, observe trends and changes in behavior, and then respond proactively is not as simple as it seems. It can often feel like shooting at a moving target. IBM® Watson Marketing Insights provides marketing analysts with a dynamic view of customer behavior and the power of predictive insights without requiring analytics skills. Presented in an interactive visual format, marketers receive a daily feed of insights and prioritized ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 6 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S822LC for Big Data (8001-22C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the Power S822LC for Big Data offerings and their relevant functions as related to targeted application workloads. The new Linux scale-out systems provide differentiated performance, scalability, and low acquisition cost, including:
- Consolidated server footprint with up to 66% more virtual machines (VMs) per ... [more]


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IBM Power System S821LC Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 1 Dec 2016, last updated 16 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S821LC (8001-12C) server that uses the latest IBM POWER8® processor technology and supports the Linux operating system (OS). The Power S821LC server is designed to maximize data center floor space with its dense 1U server design, which helps to reduce infrastructure cost. The Power S821LC server delivers superior performance and exceptional throughput for data center and cloud workloads that require dense virtualization, open source database deployment, and high-performance computing applications. The ... [more]


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DS8000 Copy Services
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 15 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, tailor, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM z Systems® or Open Systems environment. This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy ... [more]


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IBM CICS and Liberty: What You Need to Know
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 15 Jan 2016, last updated 15 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication, intended for architects, application developers, and system programmers, describes how to design and implement Java web-based applications in an IBM CICS® Liberty JVM server. This book is based on IBM CICS Transaction Server V5.3 (CICS TS) using the embedded IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty V8.5.5 technology. 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 composable, dynamic profile ... [more]


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Microservices Best Practices for Java
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 7 Dec 2016, last updated 13 Mar 2017

Microservices is an architectural style in which large, complex software applications are composed of one or more smaller services. Each of these microservices focuses on completing one task that represents a small business capability. These microservices can be developed in any programming language. This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers Microservices best practices for Java. It focuses on creating cloud native applications using the latest version of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty, IBM Bluemix® and other Open Source Frameworks in the Microservices ecosystem to highlight ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.2.1)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 25 Jan 2017, last updated 10 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems. The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z Systems®, and simplified management tools help provide a cost-effective path to an on-demand ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems S814 and S824 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 8 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S814 (8286-41A) and IBM Power System S824 (8286-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S814 and Power S824 offerings and their relevant functions:
- The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, 3.52 GHz, 3.72 GHz, 3.89 GHz, and 4.15 GHz
- Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
- Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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DS8000 Global Mirror Best Practices
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 7 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication reviews the architecture and operations of the IBM DS8000® Global Mirror function. The document looks at different aspects of the solution in terms of performance, infrastructure requirements, data integrity, business continuity, and impact on production. Hints and tips are provided on how to best configure the overall Global Mirror environment, in terms of connectivity, storage configuration, and specific parameters tuning. The guidelines that are provided are in general related to performance, which ultimately ensures a better recovery point objective ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 3.3
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 May 2016, last updated 7 Mar 2017

Note: The IBM TS7700 Release 4.0 Guide, SG24-8366 is available at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248366.html IBM® TS7700 is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for IBM z Systems™ data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. Its fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy takes advantage of both disk and tape technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive and archive ... [more]


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Regain Control of your Environment with IBM Storage Insights
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2015, last updated 4 Mar 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to the new, cloud-based IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights (IBM Storage Insights, for short) offering, which is designed for small and medium businesses and organizations who need to quickly understand what is happening in their storage environment without implementing complex tools. IBM Storage Insights can be set up in less than 5 minutes and provides actionable insights about your storage in less than 30 minutes. IBM Storage Insights is an off-premise software as a service (SaaS) offering that is offered through the IBM Service Engage ... [more]


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IBM z Systems Integration Guide for the Hybrid Cloud and API Economy
Mobile

Redpaper, published 27 Feb 2017

Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed paved the way for a huge growth in cloud applications, such as those applications hosted in IBM® Bluemix®. One of the most common ways to integrate cloud applications with enterprise application logic and business data is the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). By extending enterprise applications to form a hybrid cloud environment, you can capitalize on investments ... [more]


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IBM Power System E850C Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 27 Oct 2016, last updated 24 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ E850C (8408-44E) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E850C offerings and their relevant functions. The Power E850C server (8408-44E) is the latest enhancement to the Power Systems portfolio. It offers an improved 4-socket 4U system that delivers faster IBM POWER8® processors up to 4.22 GHz, with up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory, built-in IBM PowerVM® virtualization, and capacity on demand. It also integrates cloud ... [more]


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Enterprise Java Monitoring on z/OS with OMEGAMON: A Practical Guide to Managing JVM Performance on z/OS
z Systems Software

Redpaper, published 23 Feb 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM OMEGAMON® for JVM on IBM z/OS®. You can use OMEGAMON to recognize and resolve problems in monitoring Java resources on z/OS, including within IBM CICS®, IBM IMS™, and z/OS Connect EE regions. A discussion on the growth of Java on z/OS is provided and explanation on the reasons why monitoring Java resources is critical to any modern z/OS environment.


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IBM Real Time Compression with IBM XIV Storage System Model 314
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 16 Feb 2016, last updated 22 Feb 2017

IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This technology also expands the storage-replication-related bandwidth, and can significantly decrease the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Using compression for replication and for volume migration with IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility is faster and requires less bandwidth for the interlink connections between the XIV storage systems, because the data that is transferred through these links is ... [more]


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