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IBM Power System AC922 Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 21 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTG and 8335-GTW models). The AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM Power processor based systems, designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence, high-performance analytics, and high-performance computing. This paper introduces the major innovative AC922 server features and their relevant functions:

  • Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer 16 cores at 2.6 GHz with 3.09 GHz turbo performance or 20 cores at 2.0 GHz with 2.87 GHz turbo
  • IBM CAPI ... [more]


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IBM CICS and the Coupling Facility: Beyond the Basics
Application Platform

Redbooks, published 21 Feb 2018

It's easy to look at the title of a book and think "that's old news" or "I already know all there is to know on that subject." But before you dismiss this publication, consider just how far the IBM® Parallel Sysplex® architecture has come. From the early days the mainframe has embraced a shared everything approach. The original designers coded IBM z/OS® (called IBM MVS™ or IBM OS/390® back then) with the functionality necessary for the operating system to create the repositories, manage the data flow, and ensure the integrity of the systems involved. From there, the middleware systems ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 18 Jan 2018, last updated 20 Feb 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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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 20 Feb 2018

Note that this IBM® Redbooks® publication is under construction. New versions of the draft will be released periodically. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of IBM Z pervasive encryption with a focus on z/OS® data set encryption. It shows how the various hardware and software components interact to enable z/OS data set encryption. In addition, this book concentrates on the planning of the environment and offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in z/OS data set encryption environments. This publication is useful to IT ... [more]


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Building a Cloud with the Software Defined Infrastructure Features of IBM PowerVC V1.4
Storage Solutions

Redguide, published 20 Feb 2018, last updated 20 Feb 2018

The aim of this IBM Redpaper™ publication is to explain how to build a cloud with the Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) features of IBM® PowerVC 1.4.0. It is a guide to show how to integrate SDI-based systems into your IBM PowerVC environment.


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IBM DS8880 and z/OS DFSMS: Transparent Cloud Tiering
Cloud

Draft Redbooks, last updated 20 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of storage clouds and the initial functionality that was introduced for mainframes to have Transparent Cloud Tiering. IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8880 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. They introduced the following key areas:

  • A gateway in the DS8880, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage be using a network connection.
  • DFSMShsm enhancements to support Migrate and Recall functions to and from the Object ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2017, last updated 19 Feb 2018

This edition was last updated in November 2017 This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, such as IBM AIX® and Microsoft Windows. The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family of storage systems with various platforms and environments. The information that is presented here is not meant as a replacement or substitute for the Host Attachment Kit publications. It is meant as a ... [more]


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The Journey Continues: From Data Lake to Data-Driven Organization

Redguide, published 19 Feb 2018

This IBM Redguide™ publication looks back on the key decisions that made the data lake successful and looks forward to the future. It proposes that the metadata management and governance approaches developed for the data lake can be adopted more broadly to increase the value that an organization gets from its data. Delivering this broader vision, however, requires a new generation of data catalogs and governance tools built on open standards that are adopted by a multi-vendor ecosystem of data platforms and tools. Work is already underway to define and deliver this capability, and there are ... [more]


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IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 16 Feb 2018

This IBM Redbooks publication delivers a guide about the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning solution. This book includes topics for example, introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL), introduction to PowerAI, components of PowerAI, deploying PowerAI, guidelines for working with data and creating models, an introduction to IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact (DLI), and case scenarios. PowerAI started off as a package of software distributions of many of the major deep learning software frameworks for model training like TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the ... [more]


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IBM Open Platform for Database as a Service Implementation and Best Practices Guide For Linux on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 16 Feb 2018

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement an Open Platform for Database as a Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems environment for Linux, and demonstrate the open source tools, optimization and best practices guidelines for it. Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems is an on-demand, secure, and scalable self-service database platform that automates provisioning and administration of databases to support new business applications and information insights. This publication addresses topics to help sellers, architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone ... [more]


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IBM Power Systems Bits: Understanding IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication addresses IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems topics to anyone developing, implementing, and using Cognitive Solutions on IBM Power Systems™ servers. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the knowledge to the sales and technical teams. This publication describes IBM Patterns for Cognitive Systems. Think of a pattern as a use case for a specific scenario, such as event-based real-time marketing for real-time analytics, anti-money laundering, and addressing data oceans by reducing the cost of Hadoop. These examples are just a few of the ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 9 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, and a highly intuitive user ... [more]


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IBM z14 Technical Guide
z Systems

Redbooks, published 8 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new member of the IBM Z family, IBM z14®. IBM z14 is the trusted enterprise platform for pervasive encryption, integrating data, transactions, and insights into the data. A data-centric infrastructure must always be available with a 99.999% or better availability, have flawless data integrity, and be secured from misuse. It also must be an integrated infrastructure that can support new applications. Finally, it must have integrated capabilities that can provide new mobile capabilities with real-time analytics that are delivered by a secure cloud ... [more]


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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 7 Feb 2018

Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, powered by IBM FlashCore® technology, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3. It provides in-depth knowledge of ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 25 Dec 2017, last updated 7 Feb 2018

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud is a brand new offering that provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 and IBM Z Synergy
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 6 Feb 2018

From the beginning, what is known today as IBM® Z always had a close and unique relationship to its storage. Over the years, improvements to the Z processors and storage software, the disk storage systems and their communication architecture have consistently reinforced this synergy. This IBM Redpaper™ publication summarizes and highlights the various aspects, advanced functions, and technologies that are often pioneered by IBM, and that make the IBM Z and the IBM DS8880 an ideal combination. This paper is intended for those who have some familiarity with IBM Z and the IBM DS8000® series ... [more]


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Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Oct 2017, last updated 5 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication addresses topics for architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers, and anyone developing and implementing SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems™ integration, automation, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. This book provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and documentation to the sales team. This guide describes how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems solution from end to end and includes HA and DR guidelines by using theoretical knowledge, field experience, and sample scenarios. The ... [more]


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Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? Modern RPG for the Modern Programmer
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 5 Dec 2016, last updated 2 Feb 2018

Application development is a key part of IBM® i businesses. The IBM i operating system is a modern, robust platform to create and develop applications. The RPG language has been around for a long time, but is still being transformed into a modern business language. This IBM Redbooks® publication is focused on helping the IBM i development community understand the modern RPG language. The world of application development has been rapidly changing over the past years. The good news is that IBM i has been changing right along with it, and has made significant changes to the RPG language. This ... [more]


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Modernizing Your IT Infrastructure with IBM b-type Gen 6 Storage Networking and IBM Spectrum Storage Products
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the challenge that most data centers face when updating and modernizing their IT infrastructure. New business demands are driving new applications, joining, and creating in the digital world. A rich, meaningful digital experience is the key to effective engagement in today’s integrated digital world. Companies are able to customize digital experiences for their employees with personalized, targeted content for fully connecting with customers, co-workers, and business partners in the most powerful and productive ways. To achieve this, a robust ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.1 for IBM AIX Updates
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 23 May 2017, last updated 2 Feb 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps strengthen the position of the IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems™ virtualized environment, which provides customers with a planned foundation for business resilience and disaster recovery for their IBM Power Systems infrastructure solutions. This publication addresses topics to help meet customers' complex high availability and disaster recovery requirements on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize their systems' availability and resources, and provide technical ... [more]


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