Servers

From creating application optimized servers to microservers, keep up with the latest trends and developments.

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Keep Servers Up and Running and Attackers in the Dark

    An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client. SSL renegotiation attacks can readily take advantage of the asymmetric workload. Attackers request a connection and then renegotiate the SSL connection repeatedly to max out the server’s CPU. The result: No legitimate...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Building a Next-Generation Identity and Access Management Program

    Think for a moment about all the employees, customers and business partners who need access to your enterprise resources—using all sorts of different devices in all sorts of locations. Today’s identity and access management solutions need to do more than just “let the good guys in and keep the bad...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    ZDNet Asia IaaS/PaaS Priorities 2013/14 Report

    The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service strategies, priorities and implementation plans of Asian IT leaders and professionals Part of ZDNet's Cloud Priorities research project, ZDNet IaaS/PaaS Priorities reports the findings of a survey about the cloud priorities and implementation plans of IT and business leaders in Asia. As the name...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • Downloads // Feb 2014

    Download a Trial of SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor!

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems

    Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Dec 2013

    NSS Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Product Analysis- IBM GX7800

    Learn how IBM performed in the latest NSS Labs testing, exploring the security effectiveness and performance characteristics of the GX7800 intrusion prevention appliance. This analyst paper covers: - How IBM achieved an exploit block rate of 95.7% - Ratings for stability/reliability and evasion - Performance ratings based on "real-world" scenarios

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises

    Read this white paper to learn how a detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) evaluation shows cloud-based solutions can deliver significant savings compared to on-premises business applications. Cloud computing eliminates the need for individual companies to buy, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure or application software. Cloud computing results in substantial...

    Sponsored By NetSuite

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    GHY International: Linux, Key workloads, Density & Efficiency with IBM Power Systems

    Case study on the business value provided to GHY International by Linux on Power - an analyst paper

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    Eliminating the NFS Hotspot Bottleneck - Webcast

    In this presentation, we will discuss filer bottleneck problems common to manufacturing design environments and provide a solution that will streamline data access, improve storage management and data availability, and lower operational costs. • Are filer hotspots an issue in your environment? • Do filers ever get unstable due to...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Boosting the performance of Hadoop workloads with IBM Platform Symphony

    In an audited benchmark conducted by STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop was found to deliver an approximate 4x performance gain on average over open source Hadoop running jobs derived from production workload traces. This is the result of using IBM Platform Symphony, and advanced low-latency...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics

    The IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics is a reference architecture based on Algorithmics software running on HPC (High Performance Computing). This reference architecture mainly covers the topic of technical computing architecture for Algo One solutions. It also covers other Algorithmics solutions that support software products developed by IBM Algorithmics...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Impact of Credit Value Adjustment (CVA)

    In response to regulations, banks are adopting more rigorous stress tests and risk exposure calculations. Societe Generale and IBM highlight the importance of CVA (Part 2 of 3)

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Fraud Analytics for End-to-End Insight Across the Business

    With the global cost of fraud and money laundering reaching trillions of dollars a year, organizations around the globe must take action to combat fraud without compromising business performance. IBM can help enterprises integrate big data analytics throughout their offices for deeper, real-time insight into fraud prevention. Combining advanced software,...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Low-latency Hadoop for Risk Analytics with Platform Symphony

    Financial firms running monte-carlo simulations in support market and credit risk applications are increasingly looking to Hadoop to incorporate unstructured data for higher fidelity models. A distinct of advantage of IBM Platform Symphony is that customers can share the same grid environment between existing risk applications and multiple Hadoop instances...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Computing Maximizes CME Group's Computation Power and Performance

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), one of the world’s largest derivatives exchange, handles over 12 million contracts daily. CME is using high performance IBM Platform Symphony grid management software to power its Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk (SPAN) application to comply with new Dodd-Frank based reporting requirements, enabling the firm to...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster

    A high performance computing (HPC) cluster refers to a group of servers built from off-the-shelf components that are connected via certain interconnect technologies. A cluster can deliver aggregated computing power from its many processors with many cores — sometimes hundreds, even thousands — to meet the processing demands of more...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    An Introduction to Elastic Storage: A Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution for Today’s Data-intensive Enterprise

    Elastic Storage is used extensively across industries worldwide. Elastic Storage simplifies data management with integrated tools designed to help organizations manage petabytes of data and billions of files—as well as control the cost of managing these ever-growing data volumes.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Enhancing IBM BigInsights with IBM Platform Computing and GPFS

    A challenge of using Hadoop distributions has been the requirement for specialized skills. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with the IBM GPFS and IBM Platform Symphony - Advanced Edition overcomes several limitations of Hadoop to meet the big data analytics demands of enterprise computing.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Platform Symphony and InfoSphere BigInsights HD

    This short video provides an animated tour of the integration of IBM Platform Symphony and Infosphere BigInsights and how the integration can help you better leverage the opportunities presented by big data to improve decision making thereby positioning your enterprise to outflank competitors and win in the global marketplace.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Cost with Hadoop Analytics

    Join Gartner, Inc. and IBM Platform Computing for an informative webinar where you will learn how to combine best of breed analytic solutions to provide a low latency, shared big data infrastructure. This helps government IT departments make faster decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data, improving security, detecting fraud, enabling...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Symphony 5.2 Demo

    IBM Platform Symphony software delivers powerful enterprise-class management for running compute and data intensive distributed applications on a scalable, shared grid. This demonstration, aimed at architects and IT personnel, illustrates how Platform Symphony can runs compute-intensive workloads concurrently with multiple Hadoop "Big Data" workloads on a common infrastructure, dialing priorities...

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Optimize Application License Use and Sharing

    A web seminar explaining how IBM Platform products can help dynamically manage software license resources ensuring that licenses are optimally utilized, leading to improved productivity, and the containment of costs.

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Nov 2014

    Quickly Address Spikes in Infrastructure Demand

    View this short webcast to learn how the new IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on IBM SoftLayer infrastructure delivers a versatile, application-ready cluster in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Maximize the Agility of Your Distributed Computing Environment

    View this series of short webcasts to learn how IBM Platform Computing products can help you ‘maximize the agility of your distributed computing environment’ by improving operational efficiency, simplify user experience, optimize application using and license sharing, address spikes in infrastructure demand and reduce data management costs.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Hidden Cost of Open Source

    Platform HPC enables HPC customers to side-step many overhead cost and support issues that often plague open-source environments and enable them to deploy powerful, easy to use clusters.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in Enterprise

    Platform Symphony is an enterprise-class server platform that delivers low-latency, scaled-out MapReduce workloads. It supports multiple applications running concurrently so that organizations can increase utilization across all resources resulting in a high return on investment.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Harnessing Public Clouds in HPC: Are all Infrastructure Providers Created Equal?

    This paper evaluates the merits and challenges of using public clouds for HPC. Public clouds suit certain type of HPC workloads they are inadequate for others. It further shows that Amazon EC2’s CCI service is the best general choice for most HPC workloads.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Could the “C” in HPC Stand for Cloud?

    This paper examines aspects of computing important in HPC and how they are affected by various virtualization technologies. Platform Cluster Manager – Advanced Edition optimizes that environment after jobs have been scheduled and new jobs have been submitted.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Cabot Partners - Platform Symphony 5 Minute Product Video

    This short video provides an animated tour of IBM Platform Symphony, a service-oriented grid computing solution from IBM for compute and data intensive analytic applications. This overview will explain how customers can achieve better performance and save cost with low-latency scheduling and advanced resource sharing.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Data Management Costs & Say Goodbye to Bottlenecks

    This brief webcast will cover the new and enhanced capabilities of Elastic Storage (GPFS) 4.1, including native encryption and secure erase, flash-accelerated performance, network performance monitoring, global data sharing, NFS data migration and more.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies Webinar

    Learn how to manage storage growth, cost and complexity, while increasing storage performance and data availability with IBM Software Defined Storage solutions including the IBM General parallel File System (GPFS).

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Software Defined Systems - What is Software Defined?

    Software defined storage is enterprise class storage that uses standard hardware with all the important storage and management functions performed in intelligent software. Software defined storage delivers automated, policy-driven, application-aware storage services through orchestration of the underlining storage infrastructure in support of an overall software defined environment.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    SIFMA (10/12), Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

    At SIFMA 2012, IBM experts and sellers held on-site demos of IBM solutions in financial services. Here Gord Sissons discusses how IBM Platform Symphony, a grid management technology, allows organizations to share a common grid around multiple types of compute and data analytics risk applications on the same grid at...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    A Developers Guide To Accelerating Microsoft Excel Models w.Platform Symphony

    Platform Symphony helped developers improve the performance of Microsoft Excel based computations by providing the needed flexibility and agility making it easier to respond to changing business needs.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Demo - IBM Platform Symphony TCO Calculator

    Learn how much IBM Platform Symphony can save you. Answer a few questions in this easy to use wizard about your infrastructure, application environment, personnel and your growth rate. The logic behind this tool will generate a powerful report you can use to realize significant cost savings.

    Provided By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Building HPC Cloud at DuPont: Architecture & Best Practices

    DuPont is building a dynamic, multi-disciplined R&D computing platform using a hybrid private cloud-cluster infrastructure model to meet client requirements for a highly dynamic, diverse environment. This session reviews the requirements, challenges and architectural decisions made in the implementation of this computing platform at DuPont, and the IBM Platform Computing...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service: Benchmarking Performance

    IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service lets users economically add computing capacity by accessing ready-to-use clusters in the cloud-delivering high performance that compares favorably to cloud offerings from other providers. Tests show that the IBM service delivers the best (or ties for the best) absolute performance in all test categories. Learn...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    High Performance Docking

    Docker is a lightweight Linux container technology built on top of LXC (LinuX Containers) and cgroup (control groups), which offers many attractive benefits for HPC environments. Find out more about how IBM Platform LSF® and Docker have been integrated outside the core of Platform LSF with a real world example...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization

    The latest generation of highly scalable HPC clusters is a game changer for design optimization challenges. HPC clusters, built on a modular, multi-core x86 architecture, provide a cost effective and accessible platform on which to conduct realistic simulation compared with the “big iron” HPC systems of the past or with...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Reap the Benefits of the Evolving HPC Cloud

    The necessary compute power to drive modern biomedical research is a formidable and familiar challenge throughout the life sciences. Underlying infrastructures must evolve to keep pace with innovation. In such demanding HPC environments, Cloud computing technologies represent a powerful approach to managing technical computing resources. This paper shares valuable insight...

    Provided By IBM