This project will explore IBM Cloud Private on an AIX platform exploiting Power Systems technologies and produce an IBM Redbook to assist our top tier clients in maximizing their investment in the AIX and Power Systems platform.

Note: The planned residency dates are subject to delay.

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Benefits to Resident


As a resident to this project, you have access to the entire chain of AIX practiioners including the offering management, product development, technical specialists, and vbloggers who are passionate about AIX.

IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Pearson VUE Acclaim.



To produce a modern handbook to be the stanard deskside reading for every AIX professional, and establish AIX as the premier UNIX-based OS offering.

Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.

In addition to authoring a Redbooks deliverable, participants will be expected to create at least one technical blog post and to appear in one video to complement the main deliverable. The blog posts can be done during the residency, or immediately after the residency ends and the participant has returned home. Participants will also be asked to help promote all deliverables created during the residency through social media.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
AIX customization5
Supporting IBM AIX clients4
Implementing a cloud infrastructure on an AIX base5
Leveraging the latest Power Systems features4
Understanding the advantages of AIX in the current marketplace4

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level
Engligh written4
English spoken4
Understanding of IBM (Redbook) documentation style3
Texan Spoken3

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level
Blogging experience2
YouTube (Speaking in videos)2

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
16 Sep 2019

End Date
11 Oct 2019

4 weeks

Residency Location
Austin TX, USA

Residency Leader
Scott Vetter

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