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IBM Power Systems S812L and S822L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S812L (8247-21L) and IBM Power System S822L (8247-22L) servers that support the Linux operating system (OS). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S812L and Power S822L offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz, and 3.42 GHz
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM Power System S822 (8284-22A) server that supports the IBM AIX® and Linux operating systems (OSes) running on bare metal, and the IBM i OS running under the VIOS. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S822 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.42 GHz, and 3.89 GHz
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches
  • Two integrated memory controllers with improved latency and bandwidth ... [more]


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Hortonworks Data Platform with IBM Spectrum Scale: Reference Guide for Building an Integrated Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 12 Jul 2017, last updated 12 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides guidance about building an enterprise-grade data lake by using IBM Spectrum™ Scale and Hortonworks Data Platform for performing in-place Hadoop or Spark-based analytics. It covers the benefits of the integrated solution and gives guidance about the types of deployment models and considerations during the implementation of these models. Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) is a leading Hadoop and Spark distribution. HDP addresses the complete needs of data-at-rest, powers real-time customer applications, and delivers robust analytics that accelerate ... [more]


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Data-at-rest Encryption for the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Jul 2017

With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization's information is a key part of operating a successful business. Encrypting data-at-rest is a key element when addressing these concerns. Most storage products offer encryption at an additional cost. The IBM® Spectrum Accelerate family, which includes IBM XIV® Storage System, IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R system(s), and IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate Software provides data-at-rest encryption at no charge. ... [more]


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Setting Up IBM Data Server Manager as a Highly Available Service
Analytics

Web Doc, published 11 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® web doc describes how to build, configure, and deploy IBM Data Server Manager as a high availability (HA) service on a Linux system. Data Server Manager runs on an HA cluster that includes one master node and one backup node. If Data Server Manager stops running on one of the nodes, the other instance of Data Server Manager starts to ensure that the Data Server Manager service is always available. Critical configuration and user data for Data Server Manager are continuously synchronized between the two Data Server Manager nodes. This web doc guides you through building a ... [more]


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IBM Power System S824L Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Dec 2014, last updated 10 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S824L (8247-42L) server that supports the Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S824L offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER8™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.02 GHz and 3.42 GHz
      A processor that is designed to accommodate high-wattage adapters, such as NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), that provide acceleration for scientific, engineering, Java, big data analytics, and other ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2014, last updated 10 Jul 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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Configuring your Browser for trusted HTTPS Connections to IBM Content Navigator and Box
Analytics

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2017

When integrating a Box repository with IBM® Content Navigator, it is necessary to connect to IBM Content Navigator and Box with a secure HTTPS connection.


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How to Successfully Integrate IBM Content Navigator with Box
Analytics

Web Doc, published 29 Jun 2017

To successfully add a Box repository to an instance of IBM® Content Navigator there are many prerequisites that must be met, and some configuration steps that are not immediately obvious and currently not included in the IBM Content Navigator documentation.


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DB2 12 for z Optimizer
Information Management

Redpaper, published 28 Jun 2017

There has been a considerable focus on performance improvements as one of the main themes in recent IBM DB2® releases, and DB2 12 for IBM z/OS® is certainly no exception. With the high-value data retained on DB2 for z/OS and the z Systems platform, customers are increasingly attempting to extract value from that data for competitive advantage. Although customers have historically moved data off platform to gain insight, the landscape has changed significantly and allowed z Systems to again converge operational systems with analytics for real-time insight. Business-critical analytics is now ... [more]


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Implementing OpenStack SwiftHLM with IBM Spectrum Archive EE or IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management
Cloud

Redpaper, published 7 Jun 2017, last updated 27 Jun 2017

The Swift High Latency Media project seeks to create a high-latency storage back end that makes it easier for users to perform bulk operations of data tiering within a Swift data ring. In today’s world, data is produced at significantly higher rates than a decade ago. The storage and data management solutions of the past can no longer keep up with the data demands of today. The policies and structures that decide and execute how that data is used, discarded, or retained determines how efficiently the data is used. The need for intelligent data management and storage is more critical now ... [more]


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Enabling LDAP for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R with Microsoft Active Directory
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 21 Dec 2016, last updated 26 Jun 2017

** Updated on May 1st, 2017 ** You can enable user authentication for IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R for use with Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD). AD is Microsoft Windows implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). The benefits of an LDAP-based centralized user management can be substantial when you consider the size and complexity of the overall IT environment. Maintaining local user credential repositories is straightforward and convenient when you work with only a few users and a few storage systems. However, as the number of users and ... [more]


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Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services: Volume 1 Getting Started
Watson

Redbooks, published 23 Jun 2017

The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM® Watson™ cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific IBM Watson® services with their associated architectures and simple code examples. Each volume describes how you can use and implement these services in your applications through practical use cases. The series includes the following volumes:

  • Volume 1 Getting Started, SG24-8387
  • Volume 2 Conversation, SG24-8394
  • Volume 3 Visual ... [more]


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IBM z/OS DFSMShsm Primer
z Systems Software

Redbooks, published 9 Sep 2015, last updated 21 Jun 2017

DFSMShsm provides storage management to help you optimize resources, improve efficiency, direct access storage device (DASD) space, and systems availability. It works with Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS) closely to manage your data through data set migration and recall, and data set backup and recovery. With DFSMShsm, you can automate your storage management tasks, improving productivity by effectively managing the storage devices. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides technical storage specialists and storage administrators with basic DFSMShsm knowledge for ... [more]


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IBM DB2 Web Query for i: The Nuts and Bolts
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 14 Apr 2017, last updated 19 Jun 2017

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad term that relates to applications that analyze data to understand and act on the key metrics that drive profitability in an enterprise. Key to analyzing that data is providing fast, easy access to it while delivering it in formats or tools that best fit the needs of the user. At the core of any BI solution are user query and reporting tools that provide intuitive access to data supporting a spectrum of users from executives to “power users,” from spreadsheet aficionados to the external Internet consumer. IBM® DB2® Web Query for i offers a set of ... [more]


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IBM PowerVC Version 1.3.2 Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 4 Jan 2017, last updated 12 Jun 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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IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 18 Jun 2013, last updated 9 Jun 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to PowerVM™ virtualization technologies on Power System servers. PowerVM is a combination of hardware, firmware, and software that provides CPU, network, and disk virtualization. These are the main virtualization technologies: POWER7, POWER6, and POWER5 hardware POWER Hypervisor Virtual I/O Server Though the PowerVM brand includes partitioning, management software, and other offerings, this publication focuses on the virtualization technologies that are part of the PowerVM Standard and Enterprise Editions. This publication is also ... [more]


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SAP HANA and ESS: A Winning Combination
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 23 May 2017, last updated 7 Jun 2017

SAP HANA on IBM® POWER® is an established HANA solution with which customers can run HANA-based analytic and business applications on a flexible IBM Power-based infrastructure. IT assets, such as servers, storage, and skills and operation procedures, can easily be used and re-used instead of enforcing more investment into dedicated SAP HANA only appliances. In this scenario, IBM Spectrum Scale™ as the underlying block storage and files system adds further benefits to this solution stack to take advantage of scale effects, higher availability, simplification, and performance. With the IBM ... [more]


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Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services: Volume 7 Natural Language Understanding
Watson

Redbooks, published 2 Jun 2017

The Building Cognitive Applications with IBM Watson Services series is a seven-volume collection that introduces IBM® Watson™ cognitive computing services. The series includes an overview of specific IBM Watson® services with their associated architectures and simple code examples. Each volume describes how you can use and implement these services in your applications through practical use cases. The series includes the following volumes:

  • Volume 1 Getting Started, SG24-8387
  • Volume 2 Conversation, SG24-8394
  • Volume 3 Visual ... [more]


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Tools and Solutions for Modernizing Your IBM i Applications
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Sep 2014, last updated 31 May 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a companion to the Modernize IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between, SG24-8185 IBM Redbooks® publication. It describes independent software vendor (ISV) and Business Partner tools that can be used to modernize your IBM i applications. It includes the following types of tools:

  • Mobile, web, and client solutions
  • Database modernization tools
  • Security
  • Tools for understanding and modernizing RPG and COBOL ... [more]


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