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IBM z Systems literature

This 19 page technical document describes what GDPS is at a high level, its capabilities, business value, and latest enhancements. It was updated for GDPS V3.10

November 2015 | PDF | 158 KB
Linux on IBM z Systems provides high levels of performance, scalability and security. A rich open source ecosystem is growing on the platform—from Node.js to MongoDB to Docker—which combines with IBM z’s speed and other unique features to deliver business...

August 2015 | PDF | 507 KB
Using Linux containers and Docker radically changes the way applications are built, shipped, deployed and instantiated. This IBM white paper explains how using Docker, IBM UrbanCode Deploy or Linux on IBM z Systems can help you quickly develop ...

August 2015 | PDF | 253 KB
IBM's RACF for z/VM provides a mechanism for the control of resources associated with the z/VM environment. These external controls expand z/VM's security management and auditing capabilities in scope and granularity.

August 2015 | PDF | 883 KB
In this paper, we will examine the various Coupling Facility technology alternatives from several perspectives. We will compare the characteristics of each CF option in terms of function, inherent availability, performance and value.

June 2015 | PDF | 1 MB
This publication provides performance information to the user of cryptographic services on IBM z13. It includes throughput rates for a variety of cryptographic operations which exploit z13 CPACF and CEX5S cryptographic facilities.

June 2015 | PDF | 193 KB
This paper compares characteristics of Internal vs Stand-alone CF and using Duplexing. It also looks at CF structure placement requirements.

June 2015 | PDF | 821 KB
This white paper provides information about IBM® z/VM® 6.3 HiperDispatch polarization modes and their affect on middleware performance. Additionally, the performance impact of the APAR VM65586 (SMT support for IBM z Systems z13) on a z Systems 196 is ...

April 2015 | PDF | 589 KB
It is important to stay current with the latest compiler technology and upgrade to the latest release when you upgrade System z servers. With a dated z/OS and compiler, you will not be able to take full advantage of the hardware and middleware ...

March 2015 | PDF | 217 KB
z Systems - Security: IBM z13

February 2015 | PDF | 1 MB
GDPS can work with IBM as well as other Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) disk vendors, as long as the vendor meets the required Metro Mirror, and z/OS Global Mirror functions. Hitachi, Ltd. has implemented these functions in its Hitachi Virtual Storage ...

January 2015 | PDF | 3 MB
This IDC White Paper examines the rapidly changing landscape for managed service providers and the shifting competitive dynamics of the market as cloud-based solutions increasingly challenge older models of third-party application infrastructure ...

December 2014 | PDF | 633 KB
IBM System z hardware and software provide higher performance, greater physical security, and the features necessary to easily manage the cryptographic configuration in a manner that is integrated with the other System z management facilities.

November 2014 | PDF | 2 MB
This paper studies the performance of a z/VM based system installation running virtual systems of different types of workloads under Linux for System z. It analyzes the efficiency of EDEV-SCSI based paging devices and the new memory and CPU management ...

November 2014 | PDF | 3 MB
This paper is about setup and performance of a Cognos Business Intelligence server for Linux on System z running under z/VM. The tuning of some important components is described and how to use the z/VM resource manager.

November 2014 | PDF | 3 MB
This white paper not only helps customers move to the new release smoothly, safely and quickly, but also to exploit significant enhancements: performance and scalability improvements, including CPU savings; enhanced resiliency and continuous availability.

September 2014 | PDF | 935 KB
The following white paper details an enterprise hybrid cloud computing approach. It addresses relevant use cases, enterprise security, application performance and potential impacts to core business transactions on System z

August 2014 | PDF | 3 MB
This paper discusses the evolution of networking hardware available for z/OS and how the evolution of that hardware, specifically the evolution of OSA Express connectivity from copper to fiber, has resulted in evolution of best practices for configuration...

June 2014 | PDF | 365 KB
Banks are reinventing themselves to become customer centric. They strive to deliver a compelling, personalized customer experience at all touch points. To achieve this, employees must have meaningful information at their fingertips. IBM System z delivers ...

March 2014 | PDF | 1 MB
IBM FileNet P8 provides a enterprise-class content lifecycle, document management, and workflow platform. This white paper presents the performance and scalability characteristics of the IBM FileNet P8 5.1 in a virtualized environment as Linux guests on z...

October 2013 | PDF | 306 KB

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