Implementing and Managing a High-performance Enterprise Infrastructure with Nutanix on IBM Power Systems

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Updated 03 February 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458562
ISBN-13: 9780738458564
IBM Form #: SG24-8461-00

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Authors: Dino Quintero, Ricardo Dobelin Barros, Miguel Gomez Gonzalez, Luis Daniel Gonzalez Diaz, Slav Martinski, Gabriel Padilla Jimenez, Ismael Solis Moreno, Alan Verdugo Munoz


This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement and manage a hyperconverge private cloud solution using theoretical knowledge, hands-on exercises, and documenting the findings by way of sample scenarios. Moreover this book is a guide on how to implement and manage a high-performance enterprise infrastructure and private cloud platform for big data, artificial intelligence, transactional and analytics workloads on Power Systems.

This book utilizes available documentation, hardware, and software resources to:

+ Document the web-scale architecture demonstrating simplicity and agility public clouds.
+ Showcase the hyperconverge infrastructure to help cloud native applications mine cognitive analytics workloads.
+ Conduct and document implementation case studies.
+ Document guidelines to help provide an optimal system configuration, implementation, and management.

This publication addresses topics for developers, IT architects, IT specialists, sellers and anyone looking to implement and manage a high-performance enterprise infrastructure and private cloud platform on IBM Power Systems. Moreover, this book provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams, and solution guidance to the sales team. This book compliments any documentation available at the IBM Knowledge Center, and also aligns with the educational materials provided by the IBM Systems Software Education (SSE).

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Nutanix and Hyperconverged computing for cloud native applications and cognitive workloads
Chapter 2. Why a Web-scale Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Nutanix on IBM PowerSystems?
Chapter 3. System configuration, reference architecture, systems management for Nutanix on IBM Power Systems
Chapter 4. Configuration and management recommended practices
Chapter 5. Nutanix use cases
Chapter 6. Deployment scenarios

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