Preparing for IBM PureApplication System: Article series on onboarding your applications

This 5-part article series prepares you for IBM PureApplication System in your organization from an application-centric point of view. The articles cover the tools that will help you quickly onboard your applications.

Contributors:  IBM authors

11 April 2012

This 5-part article series prepares you for IBM® PureApplication® System in your organization from an application-centric point of view. The articles cover tools that will help you quickly onboard your applications.

Introduction

IBM PureApplication System is a workload optimized integrated hardware and software appliance designed to dramatically simplify the development, provisioning, and management of applications in a private cloud environment. It features integrated management capabilities, allowing self-service provisioning of elastic applications, databases, and other workloads.

With PureApplication System, IBM has rethought some key datacenter concepts. The hardware and software are deeply integrated, providing an unprecedented degree of automation, performance, and simplicity. To best put this power to use for your business, carefully consider your application portfolio with an eye towards how you will take advantage of these characteristics.

The purpose of this article series is to help you understand how to prepare for and maximize the value PureApplication System in your organization from an application-centric point of view. The series is intended for application owners and developers who write and deploy mission critical application and want to understand the tools IBM has provided to quickly onboard applications to gain maximum benefit from PureApplication System.

Preparing for IBM PureApplication System article series

ArticleDescription
Part 1: Onboarding applications overview
Authors: Steve Abrams,
Robbie Minshall
Part 1 highlights the PureApplication System capabilities as they relate to the application lifecycle. This will help you understand how to identify and onboard your existing applications as workloads, and which capabilities are best suited for your applications. Part 1 is your roadmap that guides you through the rest of the series.
Part 2: Is your application ready to become virtual
Author: Kyle Brown
Part 2 discusses which deployment option is best suited for your particular application when preparing for PureApplication System. You learn to distinguish between the virtual application and virtual system approaches. By answering a series of questions, you can decide which deployment option is best suited for your application.
Part 3: Choosing a database option
Authors: Jason Chan,
Hua Lu
Part 3 introduces the integrated DB2® database formats that are found in PureApplication System. It describes the different forms of DB2 found in PureApplication System, helps you decide which forms to choose in different situations, and covers some of the recommended best practices using DB2 inside PureApplication System.
Part 4: Onboarding applications to the cloud using the Advanced Middleware Configuration tool
Authors: Barton Akeley,
John Gough
Part 4 identifies applications that you can onboard to PureApplication System and how to use the Advanced Middleware Configuration tool and IBM Workload Deployer to onboard the applications and to deploy new instances of the applications into the cloud.
Part 5: Developing virtual application patterns for IBM Workload Deployer with Rational Application Developer
Author: Chris Brealey
Part 5 provides instructions on how to use Rational® Application Developer together with IBM Workload Deployer to develop virtual application patterns. You learn how to create and manage Workload Deployer servers, then use a combination of the Virtual Application Builder in Workload Deployer and the wizards and editors of Rational Application Developer to work with virtual application patterns, their components, and the projects and source code that implement them.

Resources

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