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5 puntos que usted debe saber acerca de IBM Power Systems
1. Power Systems estan disenados para Big Data con innovaciones enfocadas a ayudar y optimizar analitica.
2. Power Systems ayuda a economizar sus presupuestos con soluciones para cloud y provee la habilidad de escalar y aumentar proporcionalmente la capacidad con seguridad como parte fundamental de la solucion.
3. Power Systems, como parte de una plataforma abierta, esta en el corazon de la fundacion OpenPower.
4. Power Systems estan revolucionando el desarrollo y distribucion de nueva tecnologia.
5. IBM Power Systems anuncia el procesador POWER8 y su arquitectura destinada para ayudar a manejar demandas de datos en los clouds.
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5 things to know about High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
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SAP HANA is the SAP database platform for multiple SAP solutions. In changing direction to former classic SAP solutions, HANA is the processing core of it all. Operations that have formerly performed at application layers have moved into the database layer and are now performed by the HANA engines. SAP HANA works by loading all the data into memory, which is why it is called an in-memory database. This is the most key factor that allows SAP HANA to run analytical reports in seconds as opposed to minutes, or in minutes as opposed to hours, allowing real-time analysis of analytical data.
Here are 5 things to know about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems:
1. SAP allows flexibility in a TDI implementation of HANA on IBM Power Systems.
The SAP HANA TDI architecture helps you to build an environment using your existing hardware such as servers, storage, SAN and network switches. There is a set of configuration and settings that work best for a HANA on a Power Systems implementation. This configuration and these settings are seen by many customers as the ones that bring the most performance and stability, less management and maintenance effort, and better understanding of the environment. By supporting TDI in the deployment of SAP HANA, Power Systems give organizations choice over the technology they use, compared to the rigidly defined hardware appliances used in many competing SAP HANA infrastructures.
2. IBM Power Systems PowerVM virtualization for SAP HANA.
IBM PowerVM virtualization is fully supported by SAP, allowing customers to deploy SAP HANA in a virtual environment that supports both dedicated and shared processor resources, running both production and non-production workloads in a single server. IBM Power Systems provides flexibility to meet the individual needs of organizations deploying SAP HANA. One aspect of this flexibility is that a robust virtualization is supported, ready for use, and helps consolidating multiple SAP HANA virtual machines on a single Power Systems server. Virtualization with PowerVM also provides ability to handle the varying utilization patterns that are typical in SAP HANA workloads. Dynamic capacity sizing allows for fast, granular reallocation of compute resources among SAP HANA virtual machines. This approach to load balancing and tailoring capacity to the workload enhances agility compared to competing processor architectures that require capacity to be allocated in larger chunks.
3. High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for SAP HANA.
The costs of downtime have increased over time, so companies are paying more attention to high availability (HA) today than in the past. Also, the costs for HA solutions have decreased considerably in a way that makes much more sense to invest in protecting business continuity than to undertake the downtime costs. From a business continuity perspective, you can protect your systems by creating a local HA plan to ensure the minimum Recovery Time Objective (RTO) possible, and protect your business from a complete site failure (DR). There are options available for high availability and disaster recovery: SAP HANA Host Auto-Failover (Scale-Out with Standby), SAP HANA System Replication + SuseHA, SAP HANA Storage Replication, and SAP HANA System Replication.
4. SAP HANA Systems Replication (HSR).
SAP HANA Systems Replication is a contingency solution that is used to duplicate your HANA database. This means that it uses a completely different system (that is, another operating system instance), a distinct set of disks, and a different database instance than the primary ones. In summary, it is based on having two totally independent HANA environments host the same data. The data is created on the primary system and replicated to the secondary system over the network through TCP/IP. If a failure of the primary system occurs, you can choose to have the secondary one take-over.
5. IBM service and productivity tools for Linux on POWER.
IBM Power Systems is known for its prominent level of reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS). The difference between an ordinary Linux for x86 image and a Linux on IBM Power image is that the latter has a layer of additional added value software to enable Linux to take advantage of Power System hardware and virtualization features, such as dynamic logical partition (DLPAR) operations, resource monitoring and control (RMC) communication with the Hardware Management Console (HMC), and other functions.
SAP notes change constantly. Validate all notes before you start implementing your HANA environment because SAP guidelines and statements change frequently. For SAP notes, refer to the following website (SAP ONE Support Launchpad): http://launchpad.support.sap.com/
For more information about SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following:
IBM Power Systems Home Page
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 SP2 Documentation
Automate your SAP HANA System Replication Failover
Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Redbooks publication
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5 things to know about IBM Spectrum Scale:
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5 Things to Know About Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems
Traditional enterprise computing, with its reliance on conventional databases designed for structured data, is unable to cope with this deluge. That’s why organizations everywhere are modernizing their data platforms, using all available technology, to derive patterns and insights from both structured and unstructured data. Next-generation applications based on open source technology, and especially open source databases, are critical for this modernization.
Open Platform for Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems provides a turnkey solution that enables application developers to provision their choice of the most popular open source databases in minutes. The solution integrates OpenPOWER servers, storage, and open source software and services components that are required to automate the deployment of popular open source databases on demand.
Here are 5 things to know about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems:
1. Faster time to value and improved productivity.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems has unique advantages over traditional database deployment models. One, it improves speed and agility with on-demand and agile provisioning of databases, a requirement for today’s cloud workloads. Two, it significantly reduces licensing and infrastructure costs. Three, it eliminates database sprawl generated by the hundreds or thousands of underutilized or unutilized databases that have accumulated over the years in organizations.
2. Superior performance and price-performance.
IBM Power Systems solutions deliver remarkable price-performance advantage over x86-based solutions for the leading open source databases, including MongoDB and EDB Postgres. This advantage not only reduces server and database sprawl, but also frees up precious resources that can be allocated to higher value projects critical to drive innovation for your business.
3. Fully open with no vendor lock-in.
Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems is an open-source-based platform that integrates servers, storage, operating systems, middleware and databases, disrupting conventional x86-based solutions with substantial ease-of-use and administration benefits, and price-performance advantages. The solution combines three elements: open source and ISV databases; OpenStack and Ubuntu Linux distribution and support; IBM OpenPOWER System LC servers, networking, storage, services and support.
4. Flexible with choice of most popular open source databases, on demand.
The solution supports a self-service portal for end users who can deploy in minutes their choice of the most popular open source community-based databases, including MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and Redis. In addition, clients who want to build and deploy their own custom databases to the database image library can take advantage of the database image building tool. An open source, cloud-oriented operations manager will provide dashboards and tools to visualize, control, monitor, and analyze the physical and virtual resources comprising the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems.
5. Enterprise-grade foundation for compliance.
The IBM OpenPOWER System LC server portfolio was codeveloped by IBM and OpenPOWER Foundation members to help deliver better data-centric innovation around IBM Power architecture. OpenPOWER System LC servers integrate virtually seamlessly into data centers and clouds to scale data-intensive workflows with maximum performance and minimum cost and server footprint. This integration frees up organizations to focus on solving critical business challenges and accelerating innovation.
The exponential growth of data demands not only the fastest throughput but also smarter networks. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions incorporate advanced acceleration engines that perform sophisticated processing algorithms on the data as it moves through the network. Intelligent network solutions greatly improve the performance and total infrastructure efficiency of data-intensive applications.
As part of the Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, IBM delivers Ansible scripts to support OpenStack Trove-based DBaaS installation and configuration on Power Systems servers, storage and networking. Pre-tested reference architectures are provided in four configurations that are designed for varying levels of client needs: starter, entry, enterprise and performance configurations. Each configuration includes appropriately sized compute, storage and networking hardware, and IBM Lab services and tooling, for a complete solution deployment. IBM also provides multiple options and configurations to extend the open source DBaaS platform across private or public clouds.
To learn more about Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website:
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5 Things to Know about the IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS):
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5 Things You Should Know About IBM HPC Central
1. Delivers information on how to start to learn about IBM High Performance Computing (HPC)
2. Contains technical documentation on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware and software solutions
3. Provides information on best practices in particular on Cluster administration best practices
4. Direct channel to provide feedback, and receive feedback on technical computing topics
5. Focuses on IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) announcements, how-to details, and special information for anyone involved with IBM Technical Computing
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Central is a joint IBM/Customer accessible and editable forum to provide improved HPC technical communications. To access this site, refer to the following website:
5 Things you should know about IBM Power Systems
1. Power Systems are designed for Big Data with innovation that optimizes analytics performance.
2. Power Systems help provide cloud economics and the ability to scale out or scale up with security built into the foundation.
3. Power Systems, as an open server platform, is at the heart of the OpenPOWER Foundation.
4. Power Systems are revolutionizing the development and delivery of new technology.
5. IBM Power Systems introduces the IBM POWER8 processor and architecture to help handle bigger data demands in the cloud.
For additional information about IBM Power Systems, refer to the following website:
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5 Things You Should Know about IBM Watson:
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5 Things you should know about the IBM Data Engine for Analytics Solution - Power Systems Edition
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5 Things You Should Know about the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX Solution
For more information, refer to the IBM the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX website at: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/availability/aix/index.html.
5 Things you should know about the IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE)
1. SDE helps enable your organization to deliver IT services in the most efficient and productive way possible.
2. SDE combines compute, network, management, and storage resources and optimizes these resources efficiently.
3. SDE is the next generation of agile and optimized information technology.
4. SDE embraces open industry standards to foster freedom of choice and to help protect investments.
5. SDE leverages IBM Platform Resource Scheduler derived from IBM Platform Computing for dynamic resource management.
For additional information about the IBM Software Defined Environment, and to learn more about it, refer to the following website:
7 Things You Should Know about IBM PowerHA SystemMirror v7.2 for AIX
Algo Que Debe Usted Saber acerca de IBM Watson
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The residency team invites you to download and read the draft of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition for AIX Redbooks publication.
This publication delivers the following table of contents:
Part 1 - IntroductionChapter 1. Concepts and overview of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition
Chapter 2. Differences between PowerHA Enterprise Edition 6.1 and 7.1.2
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Implementing DS8800 HyperSwap
Chapter 5. Cross-site LVM mirroring with PowerHA Standard Edition
Part 3 - Extended disaster recovery (linked clusters)Chapter 6. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition linked clusters with SVC replication
Chapter 7. Configuring PowerHA SystemMirror Enterprise Edition with XIV replication
Part 4 - System administration, monitoring, maintenance, and managementChapter 8. Migrating to PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.2 Enterprise Edition
Chapter 9. PowerHA 7.1.2 Systems Director plug-in enhancements
Chapter 10. Cluster partition management
Part 5 - AppendicesAppendix A. Configuring PowerHA with IPv6
Appendix B. DNS change for the IBM Systems Director environment with PowerHA
This IBM Redbooks publication can be downloaded at the following website:
In 2013, we continue providing our clients with additional reference documentation utilizing IBM PowerHA SystemMirror as the key to help our IBM Power Systems clients with high availability solutions for their enterprise applications. Comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome as we continue to promote the adoption of IBM PowerHA SystemMirror across our clients environments.
Announcing the draft publication of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Reference Guide, SG24-8167
The residency team is pleased to announced the draft release of the IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1.3 for AIX Reference Guide, SG24-8167 publication which provides details on the latest features and updates of the IBM PowerHA 7.1.3.
The draft can be found at: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg248167.html?Open
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