Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 01 March 2016, updated 09 March 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441422
ISBN-13: 9780738441429
IBM Form #: SG24-8242-01
(244 pages)

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Authors: Turgut Aslan, Peter G. Croes, Liviu Rosca, Max Stern


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a comprehensive guide that covers cloud security considerations for IBM Power Systems™. The first objectives of this book are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape and to outline the proven Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments.

The book then looks more closely at the underlying technology and hones in on the security aspects for the following subsystems:

  • IBM Hardware Management Console
  • IBM PowerVM
  • IBM PowerKVM
  • IBM PowerVC
  • IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack
  • IBM Bluemix

This publication is for professionals who are involved in security design with regard to planning and deploying cloud infrastructures using IBM Power Systems.

Table of contents

Part 1. Business context and architecture considerations
Chapter 1. Business context
Chapter 2. Cloud security reference architecture
Part 2. Power cloud components
Chapter 3. IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) security
Chapter 4. IBM PowerVM security
Chapter 5. IBM PowerKVM security
Chapter 6. IBM PowerVC security
Chapter 7. IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack security
Chapter 8. IBM Bluemix secure gateway
Part 3. Appendixes
Appendix A. Troubleshooting SSL and TLS handshake
Appendix B. VMware vRealize Automation for Power Systems

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