This IBM® RedpaperTM 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 deployed.
IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM SpectrumTM 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 VirtualizeTM 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 private clouds or data centers and the public cloud. This IBM RedpaperTM publication gives a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud architecture and provides planning and implementation details of the common use cases for this new product. This publication helps storage and networking administrators plan and implement install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offering. It also provides a detailed description of troubleshooting tips.
Today, organizations are responding to market demands and regulatory requirements faster than ever by extending their applications and data to new digital applications. This drive to deliver new functions at speed paved the way for a huge growth in cloud applications, such as those applications hosted in IBM® Bluemix®. One of the most common ways to integrate cloud applications with enterprise application logic and business data is the use of application programming interfaces (APIs). By extending enterprise applications to form a hybrid cloud environment, you can capitalize on investments without the need to develop new solutions to support cloud services. Because over 90% of new client-facing apps require mainframes, IBM z Systems have an important role in enabling existing and new mainframe applications to be easily used by cloud applications; for example, through REST APIs. These same APIs can be used through other channels and applications on-premises and in the cloud. Many technologies and solutions can be used to enable hybrid cloud integration with the mainframe, including web APIs, services, connectors, messaging, and so on. The primary goal of this IBM RedpaperTM publication is to help IT architects choose between the many integration architectures and solutions and make the right choice that is based on the specific requirements of the project. This Redpaper publication outlines some of the business imperatives and challenges. Then, it reviews the main architecture options and the key considerations for planning API-enablement of the mainframe and provides guidance for when to use specific solutions. Finally, it documents several API integration scenarios to show how these technologies are used in real-world scenarios.
Because over 90% of new client-facing apps require mainframes, IBM z Systems have an important role in enabling existing and new mainframe applications to be easily used by cloud applications; for example, through REST APIs.
IBM® Business Process Manager on Cloud is an IBM subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) solution for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) capabilities. BPM on Cloud provides secure and scalable operating environments that allow for development, testing, and execution of BPM projects. As a BPM on Cloud customer, you will work with the IBM BPM on Cloud team to achieve your goals. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide enhances your awareness that some common operational activities include responsibilities from you as well as from the IBM BPM on Cloud team. This guide focuses primarily on the activities surrounding the BPM on Cloud (Management) portal and service requests for product support.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication is designed to teach university students and app developers the foundation skills that are required to develop, test, and deploy cloud-based applications on IBM Cloud. It shows the latest features of IBM Cloud for developing cloud applications, enhancing applications by using managed services, and the use of DevOps services to manage applications. This book is used as presentations guide for the IBM Skills Academy track Cloud Application Developer and as preparation material for the IBM professional certification exam IBM Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform. The primary target audience for this course is university students in undergraduate computer science and computer engineer programs with no previous experience working in cloud environments. However, anyone new to cloud computing or IBM Cloud can also benefit from this course.
This book is used as presentations guide for the IBM Skills Academy track Cloud Application Developer and as preparation material for the IBM professional certification exam IBM Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform.
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 Storage. Other commands were enhanced to monitor and report on the new functionality. DFSMShsm uses the Web Enablement toolkit for z/OS to create and access the metadata for specific clouds, containers, and objects. DFSMSdss enhancements to provide some basic backup and restore functions to and from the cloud. This IBM Redbooks publication is divided into the following parts: Part 1 provides you with an introduction to clouds. You might be new to clouds or have a confused view of cloud terminology. If so, Part 1 is helpful in providing you with the basic knowledge you need. Part 2 shows you how we set up the Transparent Cloud Tiering in a controlled laboratory and how the new functions work. We provide points to consider to help you set up your storage cloud and integrate it into your operational environment. Part 3 shows you how we used the new functionality to communicate with the cloud and to send data and retrieve data from it..
This IBM® RedpaperTM publication takes you on a journey that surveys cloud computing to answer several fundamental questions about storage cloud technology. What are storage clouds? How can a storage cloud help solve your current and future data storage business requirements? What can IBM do to help you implement a storage cloud solution that addresses these needs? This paper shows how IBM storage clouds use the extensive cloud computing experience, services, proven technologies, and products of IBM to support a smart storage cloud solution designed for your storage optimization efforts. Clients face many common storage challenges and some have variations that make them unique. It describes various successful client storage cloud implementations and the options that are available to meet your current needs and position you to avoid storage issues in the future. IBM CloudTM Services (IBM Cloud Managed Services® and IBM SoftLayer®) are highlighted as well as the contributions of IBM to OpenStack cloud storage. This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn about storage clouds and how IBM addresses data storage challenges with smart storage cloud solutions. It is suitable for IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM specialist sales representatives.
The IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) provides systems administrators a tool for planning, deploying, and managing IBM Power SystemsTM servers. This IBM Redbooks® publication is designed for system administrators to use as a desk-side reference when managing partition-capable IBM Power Systems servers by using the HMC. The major functions that the HMC provides are Power Systems server hardware management and virtualization (partition) management. You can find information about virtualization management in the following documents: - A Practical Guide for Resource Monitoring and Control (RMC), SG24-6615 - IBM PowerVM Virtualization Introduction and Configuration, SG24-7940 - Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1, SG24-7694 - Hardware Management Console V7 Handbook, SG24-7491 - IBM PowerVM Live Partition Mobility, SG24-7460 - IBM PowerVM Virtualization Managing and Monitoring, SG24-7590 - Converting Hardware Management Console (HMC) 7042-CR6 or 7042-CR7 Models to RAID1, REDP-4909 The following topics are described: - Plan to implement the HMC - Configure the HMC - Operate the HMC - Manage software levels on the HMC - Use service functions on the HMC - Update firmware of managed systems - Use IBM System Planning Tool deployments In addition, there is an explanation on how to use the new HMC graphical user interface and the new HMC commands that are available with HMC Version 7, Release 7, modification 60.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the basic installation processes of Linux for z SystemsTM on an IBM zPDT® base. It is intended for readers who are not familiar with IBM z Systems or with the zPDT product. This book assume the reader is familiar with Linux on Intel-compatible platforms. This book provides basic introductions to necessary z Systems and zPDT topics, and proceeds in a cookbook manner. This book is not intended for readers who are already familiar with these topics.
Many organizations are struggling to turn growing amounts of data into business value. They are looking for ways to do this rapidly and affordably. SAP HANA running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications on IBM Power Systems can give organizations the tools they need to compete effectively in the world of big data. This IBM Redguide publication explains to business users how SAP HANA running with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the Power Systems platform, addresses the major challenges of organizations today, and what benefits their organizations can expect. The guide describes the solution in more detail, explains how it can fit into an organization's environment, and provides links and contact information for those who wish to learn more.