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IBM Software Defined Environment

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 13 August 2015, updated 14 August 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440442
ISBN-13: 9780738440446
IBM Form #: SG24-8238-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, William M Genovese, KiWaon Kim, Ming Jun MJ Li, Fabio Martins, Ashish Nainwal, Dusan Smolej, Marcin Tabinowski and Ashu Tiwary

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE) solution, which helps to optimize the entire computing infrastructure--compute, storage, and network resources--so that it can adapt to the type of work required. In today's environment, resources are assigned manually to workloads, but that happens automatically in a SDE. In an SDE, workloads are dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources, and service level policies so that they deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address infrastructure issues. Underlying all of this are policy-based compliance checks and updates in a centrally managed environment.

    Readers get a broad introduction to the new architecture. Think integration, automation, and optimization. Those are enablers of cloud delivery and analytics. SDE can accelerate business success by matching workloads and resources so that you have a responsive, adaptive environment. With the IBM Software Defined Environment, infrastructure is fully programmable to rapidly deploy workloads on optimal resources and to instantly respond to changing business demands.

    This information is intended for IBM sales representatives, IBM software architects, IBM Systems Technology Group brand specialists, distributors, resellers, and anyone who is developing or implementing SDE.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Software Defined Environment

    Chapter 2. Reference architecture framework and methods

    Chapter 3. SDE reference architecture

    Chapter 4. Cloud provider installation guidelines and implementation scenarios

    Chapter 5. IBM big data and analytics capabilities

    Chapter 6. Advanced cloud provider scenarios

    Chapter 7. Cloud user deployment and use scenarios

    Chapter 8. What's next in reference architecture

    Appendix A. IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments

    Appendix B. Cloud computing review


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