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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    EMC Customer Profile - University of Denver

    University of Denver - Private university transforms high availability in cloud with EMC VPLEX Metro.

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Union Investment Migrates Desktop Systems to Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 Using Intel vPro Technology

    Together with its subsidiaries, one of which is Union Investment, the DZ BANK Group decided to create the necessary conditions for a corporation-wide, scalable infrastructure in its desktop service environment. In the interests of more efficient use of synergy effects and reducing costs, the aim was to standardise IT within...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    A Soft-Appliance Solution to SOA Performance and Scalability

    PushToTest, the open-source test automation company, provides test tools, platforms, and methodology to medium and large enterprises needing to surface functional, load and performance, and business performance issues in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web service, AJAX, and Web application environments. In 2007 PushToTest observed a trend among the 160,000 people...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Performance Advantages of Running MySQL on an Intel-Based Server Platform: Extending Intel's Contribution to Open Source Technology Development

    The explosion of data is a constant in today's business world, affecting companies of all sizes from the small start-up to the enterprise portal. As organizations experience rampant growth in the volume of data, they see a corresponding rise in the number of users who need access to that data....

    Provided By Intel

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Moving to New Intel-Based PCs and Microsoft Windows 7

    The presenter of this webcast explains the benefits Intel IT sees in moving to new Intel - based PCs with Windows 7.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud

    The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations - a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    High-Availability Reference Architectures on X3750 M4

    Good IT practices recognize the need for high availability, flexibility, and maximum resource utilization. Keeping systems and services healthy and available directly corresponds to the vitality of users business. Natural disasters, malicious attacks, and even simple configuration problems can cripple services and applications until administrators resolve the problems and restore...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    High Availability Reference Architecture

    Good IT practices recognize the need for high availability, flexibility, and maximum resource utilization. Keeping systems and services healthy and available directly corresponds to the vitality of users business. Natural disasters, malicious attacks, and even simple configuration problems can cripple services and applications until administrators resolve the problems and restore...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Real Innovations with Real Budget

    Cut costs without stifling innovation or undermining your investments. Tight economic times can squeeze businesses hard. Yet to succeed, you must innovate to differentiate yourself from your competition. How can you cut costs without stifling innovation or undermining your investments? This video explores how you can achieve your business objectives...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Getting Started with Agile Game

    Need agile planning? What about work item management? Or a tool that works with open source? Or maybe tools across the agile life cycle? The choices available to you are endless and can be mind boggling. Don't worry. We can help you make sense of the chaos with our newest...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Enterprise Linux consolidation and optimization on IBM System z

    That Linux has come a long way in the past 15 years is undeniable. It began as a system for small Web servers, and now it spans multiple hardware platforms to run enterprise workloads and technical workloads and to support a wide range of new workloads in social media, Web...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Removing insecurity from outsourced development

    Especially in tough economic times or where resources with requisite security skills are few, companies turn towards outsourcing for software development. Hear from Security Executive, Jack Danahy, of IBM's Rational Software Group explain why and how to hold your outsourced partners accountable to delivering secure code.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Consolidating databases: Benefits for IT acquisition and costs

    As a C-level executive, you are always on the lookout for ways to reduce IT costs while increasing systems capability in order to grow sales and/or improve service. Leveraging applications with automated business processes that enable user-centric, interconnected applications embracing interfaces that are inherently enabled for smart devices with efficient...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Adecco Puts IBM Migration Factory to Work on IBM POWER Consolidation Project

    Adecco is a global staffing company based in Switzerland, with teams servicing diverse markets in more than 60 countries. The company wanted to help this worldwide staffing company overcome the maintenance and reliability issues of a disparate IT infrastructure. The company consolidated over 50 HP and Sun servers onto IBM...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    AfriSam Boosts Performance, Cuts Costs and Simplifies Processes With SAP ERP on IBM System p

    AfriSam is one of the leading suppliers of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete in Africa. AfriSam wanted to reduce cost, cut paperwork and simplify business processes by allowing employees to manage their own time/attendance records directly into the central ERP system - a functionality that was not available with its...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jun 2008

    Given Imaging Gains Business Insight With SAP ERP on IBM BladeCenter

    Given Imaging, based in Yoqneam, Israel, develops and markets innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. Given Imaging wanted to improve its business reporting capabilities and offer new services to customers via its Web portal, but its existing ERP environment could not support the required functionalities. The company wanted to upgrade...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    Murray Goulburn Solves Growth and Flexibility Challenges With IBM

    Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Company Limited of Melbourne, Australia, is best known for its flagship Devondale brand of dairy products. Farmers' co-operative Murray Goulburn wanted to introduce faster and more reliable business reporting across its nine manufacturing sites in Australia. Existing servers had reached their processing performance limits and data storage...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    Gramo A/S Reduces Energy Costs With Smart Power Solution

    Denmark is under the control of an energy exchange market, says Mogens Birkelund, CEO of GridManager. This market is a system where producers and traders find energy prices for each hour the day before and is a simple exchange market. As one of the last remaining independent book binderies in...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Live Migration of Power Partitions Running SAP Applications: Live Partition Mobility Scenario for Migration of SAP Applications on Linux Running on Power Servers

    This whitepaper demonstrates a working setup for the manual migration of partitions with running SAP applications between POWER6 servers. The shown scenario may be applied for the reduction of planned system downtimes and for the consolidation of application workload. In this whitepaper demonstrates a Live Partition Mobility executed using the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    WebSphere Application Server V7 Migration Guide

    This chapter discusses the significant changes with respect to migration that WebSphere Application Server V7.0 has introduced, compared to WebSphere Application Server V6.1 on the distributed and zOS operating platforms. This IBM Redpaper publication positions WebSphere Application Server Version 7.0 in today's marketplace and discusses the most common migration methods...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    ManagerSeparate System Upgrade and Data Migration Guide

    This paper focuses on the tasks that one must complete in order to migrate the database and directory data from Tivoli Identity Manager Version 4.5.1 or 4.6 to a separate environment running Tivoli Identity Manager Version 5.0. These tasks require the installation of middleware and the upgrade and installation of...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Performance Test of Virtual Linux Desktop Cloud Services on System z

    Cloud computing is an evolutionary deployment model for IT and business assets. For the user, cloud computing delivers flexible business models by providing consumable and affordable services that are invoked and accessed through self-service Web 2.0 portals. For the provider, cloud computing enables the delivery of IT and business assets...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    K42: An Open-Source Linux-Compatible Scalable Operating System Kernel

    K42 is an open-source scalable kernel supporting the Linux API and ABI. Its design allows rapid prototyping of operating system policies and mechanisms, providing open-source developers a conduit via which they may quickly test potential operating system innovations. K42's object-oriented model provides per instance resource management. Per-instance management allows K42...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Deploying Oracle 11g RAC Release 2 With IBM Storwize V7000 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    The paper describes the IBM Storwize V7000 innovative technologies and functionalities, Oracle Database 11g RAC Release 2 new features, and a step-by-step configuration of IBM Storwize V7000 and Oracle Database 11g, RAC, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) on RHEL 5.5. IBM Storwize V7000 is a new storage solution combined...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Migrating to Oracle Database 11g Using Enhanced Remote Mirroring With Transportable Tablespaces on DS4000 and DS5000

    Migrating a database system to a new release of Oracle has traditionally required an outage of the database. This requirement can be problematic with a production database. By combining the Enhanced Remote Mirroring (RM) premium feature of the IBM DS4000 storage subsystem and IBM DS5000 storage subsystem with Oracle's Transportable...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Jul 2011

    Demo: Implementing Softek zDMF technology

    IBM Data Mobility Services Softek z/OS® Dataset Mobility Facility (zDMF) technology is host-based data migration software that offers more flexibility and fewer operational restrictions than some other methods. This video discusses how zDMF can move critical allocated mainframe datasets while helping to ensure your applications remain online and available.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Building a Robust Linux Kernel Piggybacking the Linux Test Project

    The Linux kernel is growing at a rapid rate and runs across many architectures and platforms; ensuring that the kernel is reliable, robust and stable is very critical. The Linux Test Project (LTP) was established to meet the very goals stated above. Testing is often ignored in major development and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    The Linux Operating System as a Managed Object: The Case for Infrastructure Management

    Organizations today face two major challenges: deployment of an increasingly rich service mix and managing the associated massive base of computing platforms. In this paper, discover a new(ish) means of viewing a key component of the organizational architecture - treating operating systems themselves as individual managed objects. Few can argue...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Grameen Foundation: Improving Lives Through Better Microfinancing

    Institutions serving the world's underdeveloped economies through microfinance needed to gain better control of transaction and accounting information in order to generate growth and obtain new funding. The nonprofit Grameen Foundation and IBM teamed to develop Mifos - a scalable, centralized, open-source banking platform, designed specifically to meet the needs...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Aug 2010

    MMM Promotes Patient Well-Being With Self-Healing IBM XIV Storage

    Medicare y Mucho M?s (MMM) is a health maintenance organization that provides high-quality Medicare Advantage health plans for nearly 130,000 elderly and special needs populations in Puerto Rico. Medicare y Mucho M?s (MMM) is legally obligated to retain insurance claim data for 10 years. With rapid business growth, its storage...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    UniGroup Bases Application Upgrade Strategy on IBM System Z

    The parent of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, UniGroup is one of the largest privately owned transportation companies in the U.S. As part of a plan to modernize legacy COBOL-based applications, they had to choose between a centralized mainframe architecture and a distributed systems architecture to serve as the...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Postal Solutions Provider Migrates Critical Test Assets to IBM Rational Quality Manager

    To gain global lifecycle software delivery efficiencies, a global postal solutions provider needed a centralized, collaborative test management hub to coordinate quality assurance plans, processes and resources. The company engaged IBM Business Partner Sogeti to manage the operation of migrating existing legacy test assets to IBM Rational Quality Manager, a...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Making the Case for Migration: Gerber Scientific Selects IBM XIV Storage System for Its SAP Production Environment

    This brief describes how Gerber Scientific, working with an IBM storage implementation team, migrated its production SAP applications and Oracle database from an existing proprietary storage infrastructure to the IBM XIV Storage System. IBM Rational Performance Tester was used to simulate the target SAP workloads during the project's Proof Of...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    ORGA Switches its Customers to IBM DB2 for Efficient Service

    ORGA provides SAP and other application hosting services for businesses throughout Europe. They planned upgrade to the newest versions of SAP ERP 6.0 applications and needed a new database solution, one which would offer lower operating costs for ORGA. They chose IBM to overcome these challenges. ORGA chose to implemented...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Dec 2011

    Reliance Life Insurance Invests in the Future With IBM Solutions

    Reliance Life Insurance Company is one of India's leading insurers. Their facing challenges were that the platform could not deliver the performance, availability and scalability needed to address the company's rapid growth. Reliance wanted near real-time access to data, but the infrastructure was lagging behind. They chose IBM to overcome...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2011

    BeaconIT Migrates to IBM DB2 PureXML

    BeaconIT has been a leading company in the Japanese software industry. They needed a product to help with increasing compliance needs and handle the steadily increasing data volumes. They chose IBM to overcome this challenge. BeaconIT realized that there is significant value in the pureXML capabilities of DB2 9 and...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // May 2008

    Quintana Capital Group Invests in Web Presence With Solution From IBM and Ixion

    The equity fund group needed a tool to build a Web site with an extranet portal for ongoing communication with investors. The solution, designed and implemented by Ixion, uses the IBM WebSphere Portal Express platform, IBM System i and the Linux operating system. With an updated communication infrastructure in place,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Practical Windows XP/2003 Heap Exploitation

    The era of straightforward heap exploitation is now well behind us. Heap exploitation has steadily increased in difficulty since its genesis in Solar Designer's groundbreaking Bugtraq post in July of 2000. This trend towards increasingly complicated exploitation is primarily a result of the widespread implementation of technical heap counter-measures in...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    BIDS Trading Cuts Latency and Costs With IBM System x

    BIDS Trading, L.P. is a registered broker-dealer and the operator of the BIDS Alternative Trading System (ATS), designed to bring counterparties together to anonymously trade large blocks of shares. To handle a projected quadrupling of business volumes, BIDS Trading needed to move to a more scalable and manageable infrastructure. The...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jun 2011

    Sogeti Drives Software Testing Innovations for New Service Offerings and Cloud Initiatives Using IBM Rational Solutions

    Sogeti is a leading provider of professional technology services, specializing in Application Management, Infrastructure Management, High-Tech Engineering and Testing. To keep costs low, increase test tool license flexibility and deliver more efficient testing services, Sogeti Netherlands wanted to replace the test management software it used for several clients. Sogeti Netherlands...

    Provided By IBM