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Moving Microsoft Workloads to IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redpaper, published 19 Jan 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ offers a quick, yet comprehensive, guide to moving Microsoft applications to IBM Cloud. It provides questions and considerations that help to define the scope of the cloud project, including identifying the cost structure and performing workload assessment. The paper describes the solution architecture, specifically putting together the available options and functionality to build a cloud-ready solution. The paper explores the migration options and process, and discusses how to operate the application after it is ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Hot-Spare Node and NPIV Target Ports
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 19 Jan 2018

The use of N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) to provide host-only ports (NPIV target ports) and spare nodes improves the host failover characteristics by separating out host communications from communication tasks on the same port and providing standby hardware, which can be automatically introduced into the cluster to reintroduce redundancy. Because the host ports are not used for internode communications, they can freely move between nodes, and this includes spare nodes that are added to the cluster automatically. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 3
Flex System

Redbooks, published 19 Jan 2018

The ABCs of IBM z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. The ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool to help you become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or to help you evaluate platforms to consolidate your e-business applications. This edition is updated to z/OS Version 2 Release 3. The ... [more]


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IBM zPDT 2017 Sysplex Extensions
z Systems

Redbooks, published 19 Jan 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (IBM zPDT®) 2017 Sysplex Extensions, which is a package that consists of sample files and supporting documentation to help you get a functioning, data sharing sysplex up and running with minimal time and effort. This book is a significant revision of zPDT 2016 Sysplex Extensions, SG24-8315, which is still available online for readers who need the IBM z/OS® 2.1 level of this package. This package is designed and tested to be installed on top of a standard Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) ... [more]


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IBM TS4500 R4 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 19 Jan 2018

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today's and tomorrow's data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve existing investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve both a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot, ... [more]


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Enhancing the IBM Power Systems Platform with IBM Watson Services
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 19 Jan 2018

This IBM Redbooks publication provides an introduction to the Power processor architecture. It describes the IBM Power processor and IBM Power Systems. Highlighting the advantages and benefits of IBM Power Systems, IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux on Power. This publication showcases typical busines scenarios that are powered by Power Systems. It provides an introduction to the Artificial Intellegence (AI) capabilities that Watson™ services enables, and how these AI capabiliites can be augmented into existing applications. Making use of an agile aproach to embed intelligence into every ... [more]


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IBM Tape Library Guide for Open Systems
Tape storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Jan 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents a general introduction to the latest IBM tape and tape library technologies. Featured tape technologies include the IBM LTO Ultrium and Enterprise 3592 tape drives, and their implementation in IBM tape libraries. This 15th edition includes updates about the latest LTO 8 tape drive (12 TB media) and the new LTO 8 type M media (M8), along with technical information about each IBM tape product for open systems, and includes generalized sections about Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel connections and multipath architecture ... [more]


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Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Jan 2018

The IBM® FlashSystem V9000 is the premier, fully integrated, Tier 1, all-flash offering from IBM. It has changed the economics of today’s data center by eliminating storage bottlenecks. Its software-defined storage features simplify data management, improve data security, and preserve your investments in storage. The IBM FlashSystem® V9000 SAS expansion enclosures provide new tiering options with read-intensive SSDs or nearline SAS HDDs. IBM FlashSystem V9000 includes IBM FlashCore® technology and advanced software-defined storage available in one solution in a compact 6U form factor. IBM ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Jan 2018

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works in conjunction with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the IBM Spectrum™ Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) and the IBM Spectrum Archive™ Library Edition (LE) products. LTFS is a file system that was originally implemented on dual-partition linear ... [more]


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Liberty in IBM CICS: Deploying and Managing Java EE Applications
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 18 Jan 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended for IBM CICS® system programmers and IBM Z architects. It describes how to deploy and manage Java EE 7 web-based applications in an IBM CICS Liberty JVM server and access data on IBM Db2® for IBM z/OS® and IBM MQ for z/OS sub systems. In this book, we describe the key steps to create and install a Liberty JVM server within a CICS region. We then describe how to best use the different deployment techniques for Java EE applications and the specific considerations when deploying applications that use JDBC, JMS, and the new CICS link to Liberty API. ... [more]


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