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IBM System z literature

The IBM Technical Paper: Getting started with Elastic Storage for Linux on System z, based on GPFS technology, describes 1) the setup of Linux on System z for use by GPFS technology, 2) the installation of GPFS technology, the setup and configuration of a...

December 2014 | 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
This is a technical document which describes what GDPS Active-Active is at a high level, its capabilities, business value, and latest enhancements.

February 2014 | PDF | 147 KB
This technical white paper introduces the concept of a process hub that uses IBM Business Process Manager and leverages IBM z/OS quality of service and collocation with systems of record to automate straight-through processing at the core of an enterprise...

November 2013 | PDF | 778 KB
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 2013 | PDF | 158 KB
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
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.

October 2013 | PDF | 392 KB
The document describes the design and implementation of a simple web interface for the Linux Health Checker, which is a command line Linux utility that allows you to identify potential problems that may result in system downtime.

September 2013 | PDF | 593 KB
This paper discusses the z/VM 6.2 LGR feature and focuses on how the relocation characteristics change at the workload level and how different workloads are affected by the relocation process. In addition, it analyzes how a live guest relocation can ...

August 2013 | PDF | 542 KB
This multipage document compares the functional capabilities between System z9, System z10 and the zEnterprise.

July 2013 | PDF | 517 KB
This paper compares characteristics of Internal vs Stand-alone CF and using Duplexing. It also looks at CF structure placement requirements.

July 2013 | PDF | 368 KB
This white paper provides an overview of the misconceptions about the cost and benefits of and the effort involved in porting applications to Linux on IBM System z mainframes.

June 2013 | PDF | 128 KB
This paper describes how the advantages of the System z cryptographic hardware features with IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 for Linux on System z can be exploited when SSL encryption is used to secure the external communication. It also provides ...

April 2013 | PDF | 671 KB

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