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Building an OpenShift Environment on IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 Apr 2022

This IBM Redbooks publication will describe how to build an OpenShift environment, and will include 1. Topology planning 2. Capacity planning 3. Architectural options like network, security and securing data 4. High Availability and DR options 5. Best practices for optimal performance of OpenShift on Z Topics will include decision points and recommendations based on two major use cases: 1) An OpenShift environment co-located / including a DataWarehouse on Linux on Z with the Cloud Pak for Data option 2) An OpenShift environment co-located with z/OS transactional services and Db2 ... [more]

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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure Version 8.4.3

Redbooks, published 15 Mar 2022

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure. With IBM Spectrum® Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3, users can deploy a highly available two-node cluster running IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on supported Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs). This all-inclusive, bring your own license (BYOL) software offering provides the ability to virtualize, optimize, and provision supported Azure Managed Disk to applications that require the performance of block storage in the cloud with the added efficiencies that IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud ... [more]

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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.3.2.2: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 10 Mar 2022

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum® Archive Enterprise Edition (EE) Version for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale based environment. It also helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This edition of this publication is the tenth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and ... [more]

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IBM DS8000 Transparent Cloud Tiering (DS8000 Release 9.2)

Redbooks, published 1 Dec 2021, last updated 17 Feb 2022

IBM DFSMS and the IBM DS8000 added functionality to provide elements of serverless data movement, and for IBM z/OS® to communicate with a storage cloud. The function is known as Transparent Cloud Tiering and is composed of the following key elements:
- A gateway in the DS8000, which allows the movement of data to and from Object Storage by using a network connection, with the option to encrypt data in the Cloud.
- 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 ... [more]

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Why IBM Hybrid Cloud for Your Journey to the Cloud?
Red Hat

Redpaper, published 3 Feb 2022

Cloud is a method of computing. In an age where everything relies on data, from the digital drive of a single person to the confidential data of a large bank, the internet age requires that this data is transported rapidly, efficiently, and securely always, sometimes globally. Before cloud computing, which started to become mainstream only in the late 1990s, each company, no matter how small or large, arranged their own private data center to store their data. However, data centers must be well-kept, constantly maintained, and regionally located to supply data fast; therefore, not only was ... [more]

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IBM Cloud Pak for Data with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native

Redpaper, published 17 Dec 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes configuration guidelines and best practices when IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native Storage Access is used as a storage provider for IBM Cloud® Pak for Data on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. It also provides the steps to install IBM Db2® and several assemblies within IBM Cloud Pak® for Data, including Watson Knowledge Catalog, Watson Studio, IBM DataStage®, Db2 Warehouse, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Data Virtualization, Data Management Console, and Apache Spark. This IBM Redpaper publication was written for IT architects, IT ... [more]

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Cloud Backup Management with PowerHA SystemMirror
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 14 Sep 2021

This IBM® Redpaper chapterexplains how to take a backup of your data by using either of two methods, and it explains how to recover your data if there is a disaster. This paper addresses topics for IT architects, IT specialists, developers, sellers, and anyone looking to implement and manage backups in the cloud. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams and solution guidance to the sales team. This book complements the documentation that is available at IBM Documentation and aligns with the educational materials that are provided ... [more]

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Four Ways to Transform Your Mainframe for a Hybrid Cloud World

Redpaper, published 4 Jun 2021

The IBM® mainframe remains a widely used enterprise computing workhorse, hosting essential IT for the majority of the world’s top banks, airlines, insurers and more. As the mainframe continues to evolve, the newest IBM Z® servers offer solutions for AI and analytics, blockchain, cloud, DevOps, security and resiliency, with the aim of making the client experience similar to that of using cloud services. Many organizations today face challenges with their core IT infrastructure:
- Complexity and stability An environment might have years of history and be seen as too complex to ... [more]

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High Performant File System Workloads for AI and HPC on AWS using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication is intended to facilitate the deployment and configuration of the IBM Spectrum® Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the scalable data and AI solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running the IBM Spectrum Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the data and AI workloads on AWS are the focus areas of the paper. The LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes to IBM Spectrum Scale by using the various Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Simultaneous ... [more]

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Deployment and Usage Guide for Running AI Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX Systems with IBM Spectrum Scale

Redpaper, published 30 Nov 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the architecture, installation procedure, and results for running a typical training application that works on an automotive data set in an orchestrated and secured environment that provides horizontal scalability of GPU resources across physical node boundaries for deep neural network (DNN) workloads. This paper is mostly relevant for systems engineers, system administrators, or system architects that are responsible for data center infrastructure management and typical day-to-day operations such as system monitoring, operational control, asset ... [more]


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