Understanding Cloud Security Guidelines for IBM Power Systems

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IBM Form #: TIPS1240


Authors: Stephen Tremain

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide is an initial guide that introduces cloud security considerations for IBM® Power Systems™. Power Systems are uniquely suited for cloud environments, with their industry leading virtualization, enterprise-class security, elastic scalability, and reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). Power Systems provide the necessary memory bandwidth and compute power to deliver performance that big data, analytics, and other compute-intensive cloud services require. The first objectives of this guide are to examine how Power Systems can fit into the current and developing cloud computing landscape, and to outline the proven IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) that IBM employs in building private and hybrid cloud environments.

    We then take a look at the underlying technology, and hone in on some of the security aspects for the different sub-systems:

    - IBM Hardware Management Console

    - IBM PowerVM®

    - IBM PowerKVM

    - IBM PowerVC

    - IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack

    If you want to find out more about this topic, we encourage you to also download the accompanying IBM Redbooks publication.

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