SAP Solutions—High Availability on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Modern SAP systems, running critical workloads, have to meet the highest standards for availability of their SAP services. SAP already comes with some basic redundancy mechanisms out of the box. However, for a full high availability, SAP relies on third-party, high availability cluster solutions, that are designed to cover all components in the SAP solution stack that could fail and cause an interruption of the SAP services. The protected components include for example the SAP NetWeaver software, SAP databases, the network, server hardware and the underlying storage systems.
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Migrating SAP® Solutions to Linux? Three Steps to Success

Every day, SAP® solution administrators all over the world have an opportunity to make truly transformational decisions. One of those is whether to migrate SAP applications from proprietary RISC/UNIX platforms to Linux running on standards-based servers. Such a move has the potential to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your SAP infrastructure. But how can you ensure that this very technical and potentially risky operation goes smoothly and successfully?

Read on for three simple steps to ensure success:

• Understand your Linux options.
• Build a business case for migration.
• Select a certified SAP migration partner.

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SAP Solutions—High Availability on SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

Modern SAP systems, running critical workloads, have to meet the highest standards for availability of their SAP services. SAP already comes with some basic redundancy mechanisms out of the box. However, for a full high availability, SAP relies on third-party, high availability cluster solutions, that are designed to cover all components in the SAP solution stack that could fail and cause an interruption of the SAP services. The protected components include for example the SAP NetWeaver software, SAP databases, the network, server hardware and the underlying storage systems.
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Migrating SAP® Solutions to Linux? Three Steps to Success

Every day, SAP® solution administrators all over the world have an opportunity to make truly transformational decisions. One of those is whether to migrate SAP applications from proprietary RISC/UNIX platforms to Linux running on standards-based servers. Such a move has the potential to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your SAP infrastructure. But how can you ensure that this very technical and potentially risky operation goes smoothly and successfully?

Read on for three simple steps to ensure success:

• Understand your Linux options.
• Build a business case for migration.
• Select a certified SAP migration partner.

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Linux without Limits: Enterprise Scalability and Performance

Open Source is growing like wildfire, and with it the popularity of Linux, the OS that increasingly drives how business interacts with the world. This means new requirements that must be addressed to ensure Linux deployments are enterprise ready.

Attend this complimentary webinar presented by Slashdot Media to hear IBM Linux experts Donna Dillenberger, Angel Diaz and Steven Dickens discuss how to get from open source project to enterprise-grade Linux with IBM LinuxONE.

Attendees will learn:

• What’s driving the demand for Enterprise-grade Linux
• How Ecosystem communities have come together to ensure open solutions
• How to leverage the latest technology platform to turbocharge Linux and open source apps
• New ROI models that enable seamless migration to LinuxONE platforms
• What enterprises and service providers can do now to begin the journey to enterprise Linux

Don’t hesitate – view this webinar now to see a live demo and learn how enterprise Linux can help your business today.

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Innovations to IBM Power Systems for the Virtualization, Multitenancy, and Cloud Demands of the 3rd Platform

IDC expects that with the POWER8 release, IBM will continue to support the types of performance and RAS features that have kept Power Systems at the forefront of platforms supporting mission-critical systems. In addition, with POWER8, IBM is introducing a series of new innovations such as greater multithreading, support for higher VM density and VM mobility, and Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) acceleration to better support 3rd Platform requirements.
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Mobility in Financial Services: A Checklist Towards Regulatory Compliance

Like business leaders in every industry, decision makers in Financial Services (FS) organizations are increasingly turning to mobility to deliver on strategic objectives. They understand that mobilizing business processes can help improve customer satisfaction and response times; boost employee productivity; increase competitive advantage, and much more.

Most CIOs in these industries want nothing more than to help their line-of-business colleagues uncover new opportunities for growth.

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Open Driven Innovation: The IBM View

This paper is based around a series of discussions Lustratus has had with Dr. Angel Diaz, an IBM executive and a recognized thought-leader in the industry, particularly in the area of open architectures and systems. As such, it provides valuable insight into what IBM is doing with regard to these important industry developments and why.
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The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid2 Integration

In Forrester’s 51-criteria evaluation of hybrid² integration vendors, we identified the 14 most significant middleware providers. Instead of exploring only single products, we researched the functionality and interoperability of all relevant products from each vendor to understand their fit for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help CIOs select the right partner for their hybrid² integration endeavors.
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Turn Data Into Actionable Information

Making the right business decisions requires the capability to access the right information at the right time. Companies that can tap into the massive and growing volumes of data available to them can expect to make better informed decisions. Modernizing application infrastructure can help IT departments to federate data so that it can be analyzed quickly for business success.
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Enterprise Integration Design Patterns

The design patterns defined in this deck are based on the book "Enterprise Integration Patterns" which documents the authors combined experience in the integration space and created this notation, which has since been adopted as the standard for describing messaging solutions.
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Reducing Security risks from Open Source

Open source software is a game-changer in helping development organization herd their application security risks. But they can also introduce risk when employed without adequate precautions. However, by following a few strategies, your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
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IBM DB2 for SAP: A No-Compromise Transactional and Analytic Database Platform

This white paper is written for SAP customers evaluating their infrastructure choices, discussing database technology evolution and options available. It is not easy to put forth a black-and-white choice as the SAP workloads straddle both real-time analytics and extreme transaction processing, and infrastructure choices can now be vast, given technology advancements around in-memory and faster processing speeds.
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The IBM Power Scale-out Advantage

RFG examines the cost and architectural strengths of IBM’s latest Power Systems scale-out solutions POWER8 against the leading Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge competitive platforms for open source and other Linux-based workloads.
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The Business Case for Using Unstructured Text Analytics on IBM Power Systems for Critical Decision Making

This article has three purposes: First, to explain the difference in how structured and unstructured data are used in decision making. Second, give examples of how companies realized business value using unstructured data. Third, provide guidance for how companies can realize similar business value using unstructured data, and why picking the right servers and software can make a difference.
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