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Mastering Puppet

Mastering Puppet

By: Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

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Pull the strings of Puppet to configure enterprise-grade environments for performance optimization Implement puppet in a medium to large installation. Deal with issues found in larger deployments, such as scaling, and improving performance. Step by step tutorial to utilize Puppet efficiently to have a fully functioning Puppet infrastructure in an enterprise- level environment In Detail Puppet is a configuration management system written for system administrators to manage a large number of systems efficiently and help maintain order. Mastering Puppetdeals with the...

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Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

By: Anastasius Moumtzoglou; Anastasia Kastania

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and...

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Mastering Proxmox

Mastering Proxmox

By: Wasim Ahmed

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 14-JUL-2014

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Master Proxmox VE to effectively implement server virtualization technology within your network Learn how to provide big business virtualization technology at small business prices by using Proxmox Walk through every aspect of visualization using Proxmox, from a basic cluster to complex multi-cluster setups A practical, scenario-based guide featuring best practices which will show you everything you need to know to tackle any Proxmox cluster In Detail Proxmox is an open source virtualization management solution for servers. This book starts by guiding you through how to...

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Getting Started with Windows VDI

Getting Started with Windows VDI

By: Andrew Fryer

Publisher: Packt Publishing

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Create, maintain, and secure scalable and resilient virtual desktops with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Explore the various parts of the VDI infrastructure such as the broker, web access server, and virtualization host Provide access for remote workers via any supported device Using a step-by-step approach, quickly grasp the complexities of VDI and learn to deploy its features In Detail This easy-to-follow introduction guide brings together all of the knowledge required to build a successful Virtual Desktop project that is secure, scalable, and highly...

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OpenStack Swift

OpenStack Swift

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2014

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Learn how to gain maximum benefit from Swift, the highly available, distributed, object/blob store for OpenStack. Written by members of the team who maintain Swift, this practical book gets system administrators up to speed on Swift’s use and administration, and includes advanced topics....

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Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors, including IBM POWER8

Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Processors, including IBM POWER8

By: Brian Hall; Ryan Arnold; Peter Bergner; Wainer dos Santos Moschetta; Robert Enenkel; Pat Haugen; Michael R. Meissner; Alex Mericas; Philipp Oehler; Berni Schiefer; Brian F. Veale; Suresh Warrier; Daniel Zabawa; Adhemerval Zanella

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 11-JUL-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on gathering the correct technical information, and laying out simple guidance for optimizing code performance on IBM POWER8™ systems that run the AIX®, IBM i, or Linux operating systems. There is much straightforward performance optimization that can be performed with a minimum of effort and without extensive previous experience or in-depth knowledge. The POWER8 processor contains many new and important performance features, such as support for eight hardware threads in each core and support for transactional memory. POWER8 is a strict superset of...

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Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition

Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition

By: Richard Petersen

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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"Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 20 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, the GNOME 3 desktop, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 20 Desktop configuration and use. You'll discover how to install and update the Fedora 20 Desktop, learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software, use of the GNOME 3 and KDE desktop configuration tools,...

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Introduction to ABAP™ Programming for SAP®, Third Edition

Introduction to ABAP™ Programming for SAP®, Third Edition

By: Gareth M. de Bruyn; Robert Lyfareff; Mark Balleza; Dhruv Kashyap

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2014

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In this thoroughly updated third edition of INTRODUCTION TO ABAP/4 PROGRAMMING FOR SAP, you'll find real-world examples that will help you master ABAP, the main language used for building solid-state business applications in the SAP runtime environment. This book contains a learn-by-doing tutorial with real-world business examples for programming in today's most powerful client-server environment. From the basics of tables, displays, loops, and conditional operators to tuning and troubleshooting techniques to web service calls, object orientation, or enhancing system performance, this...

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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

Implementing IBM FlashSystem 840

By: Karen Orlando; Marcos Antonio Figueirdo; Adrian Flores; Detlef Helmbrecht; Ron Herrmann; Carsten Larsen; Leandro Torolho

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 18-APR-2014

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Almost all technological components in the data center are getting faster; central processing units, network, storage area networks (SAN), and memory. All of them have improved their speed by a minimum of 10X; some of them by 100X, for example, data networks. However, spinning disk performance has only increased by 1.2 times. Fortunately, flash storage has come along and closed the gap between the other improvements in server technology and storage. Using the IBM® FlashSystem™ 840 provides value that goes beyond those benefits that are seen on disk-based arrays. These benefits include...

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Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

Configuring and Deploying Open Source with WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

By: Rufus Credle; Shao Jun Ding; Jagdish Komakula; Alexander Poga; Sebastian Thomschke; Marek Zajac

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

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This IBM® Redbook®s publication explains the capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile, which is extremely lightweight, easy to install, and fast to use. Liberty profile provides a convenient and capable platform for developing and testing your web and OSGi applications. The Liberty profile server is built using OSGi technology and concepts. The fit-for-purpose nature of the run time relies on the dynamic behavior inherent in the OSGi framework and service registry. As bundles are installed or uninstalled from the framework, their services are automatically added or...

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Responsive Mobile User Experience Using MQTT and IBM MessageSight

Responsive Mobile User Experience Using MQTT and IBM MessageSight

By: Whei-Jen Chen; Rahul Gupta; Valerie Lampkin; Dale M Robertson; Nagesh Subrahmanyam

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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IBM® MessageSight is an appliance-based messaging server that is optimized to address the massive scale requirements of machine-to-machine (m2m) and mobile user scenarios. IBM MessageSight makes it easy to connect mobile customers to your existing messaging enterprise system, enabling a substantial number of remote clients to be concurrently connected. The MQTT protocol is a lightweight messaging protocol that uses publish/subscribe architecture to deliver messages over low bandwidth or unreliable networks. A publish/subscribe architecture works well for HTML5, native, and hybrid mobile...

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Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager

Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager

By: Karen Orlando; Dennis Huff; Adriana Pellegrini Furnielis

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2014

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM ProtecTIER® products with IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to harness the performance and the power of the two products working together as a data protection solution. This book goes beyond the preferred practices of each product and provides in-depth explanations of each of the items that are configurable, and the underlying reasons behind the suggestions. This book provides enough detailed information to allow an administrator to make the correct choices about which methods to use when implementing both products...

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IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Planning and Implementation Guide

IBM System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Planning and Implementation Guide

By: David Watts; Rani Doughty; Ilya Solovyev

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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The increasing demand for cloud computing and business analytical workloads by enterprises to meet business needs drives innovation to find new ways to build informational systems. Clients are looking for IT solutions that manage large amounts of data, easily scale performance, and provide reliable real-time access to actionable information. Built on decades of innovation, IBM® introduces its sixth generation of IBM Enterprise X-Architecture® technology, IBM X6 servers. IBM X6 servers are designed to be fast, agile, and resilient: Fast application performance means immediate...

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IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in VIOS 2.2.3

IBM PowerVM Enhancements What is New in VIOS 2.2.3

By: Guillermo Corti; Sylvain Delabarre; Ho Jin Kim; Ondrej Plachy; Marcos Quezada; Gustavo Santos

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-MAY-2014

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IBM® Power Systems™ servers coupled with IBM PowerVM® technology are designed to help clients build a dynamic infrastructure, helping to reduce costs, manage risk, and improve service levels. IBM PowerVM delivers industrial-strength virtualization for IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux environments on IBM POWER® processor-based systems. IBM PowerVM V2.2.3 is enhanced to continue its leadership in cloud computing environments. Through the chapters of this IBM Redbooks® publication, you will learn about the following topics: New management and performance tuning software products...

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IBM NeXtScale System Planning and Implementation Guide

IBM NeXtScale System Planning and Implementation Guide

By: David Watts; Jordi Caubet; Duncan Furniss; David Latino

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

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IBM® NeXtScale System is a new, dense offering from IBM. It based on our experience with IBM iDataPlex® and IBM BladeCenter® with a tight focus on emerging and future client requirements. The IBM NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure and IBM NeXtScale nx360 M4 Compute Node are designed to optimize density and performance within typical data center infrastructure limits. The 6U NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure fits in a standard 19-inch rack and up to 12 compute nodes can be installed into the enclosure. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while...

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Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

By: Eric J. Ray; Deborah S. Ray

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2014

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In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from...

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Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

Modernizing IBM i Applications from the Database up to the User Interface and Everything in Between

By: Nadir K. Amra; Hernando Bedoya; Tony Cairns; Dan Cruikshank; Rich Diedrich; John Eberhard; Mark Evans; Antonio Florez; Susan Gantner; Jesse Gorzinski; Isaac Ramírez Herrera; Brian May; Michel Mouchon; Jon Paris; Mike Pavlak; Trevor Perry; Pascal Polverini; Jim Ritchhart; Tim Rowe; Jon Rush; Paul Tuohy; Jeroen Van Lommel; Carol Woodbury

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on melding industry preferred practices with the unique needs of the IBM i community and providing a holistic view of modernization. This book covers key trends for application structure, user interface, data access, and the database. Modernization is a broad term when applied to applications. It is more than a single event. It is a sequence of actions. But even more, it is a process of rethinking how to approach the creation and maintenance of applications. There are tangible deliveries when it comes to modernization, the most notable being a...

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Implementing Systems Management of IBM PureFlex System

Implementing Systems Management of IBM PureFlex System

By: Ilya Krutov; Carl Gola; Jeff Schoby

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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To meet today's complex and ever-changing business demands, you need a solid foundation of compute, storage, networking, and software resources. This system must be simple to deploy and be able to quickly and automatically adapt to changing conditions. You also need to be able to take advantage of broad expertise and proven guidelines in systems management, applications, industry solutions, and more. IBM® PureFlex® System combines no-compromise system designs along with built-in expertise and integrates them into complete, optimized scalable solutions. With IBM Flex System® Manager,...

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Implementing VMware Horizon View on IBM Flex System

Implementing VMware Horizon View on IBM Flex System

By: Ilya Krutov; Claudio Costanzo; Reza Fanaei Aghdam; Stanimir Markov

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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The IBM® SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure offers robust, cost-effective, and manageable virtual desktop solutions for various clients, user types, and industry segments. These solutions can help increase business flexibility and staff productivity, reduce IT complexity, and simplify security and compliance. Based on a reference architecture approach, this infrastructure supports various hardware, software, and hypervisor platforms. IBM SmartCloud® Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Horizon View simplifies desktop and application management and increases security and control. Horizon View...

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IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices

IBM Platform Computing Solutions Reference Architectures and Best Practices

By: Dino Quintero; Luis Carlos Cruz; Ricardo Machado Picone; Dusan Smolej; Daniel de Souza Casali; Gheorghe Tudor; Joanna Wong

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication demonstrates and documents that the combination of IBM System x®, IBM GPFS™, IBM GPFS-FPO, IBM Platform Symphony®, IBM Platform HPC, IBM Platform LSF®, IBM Platform Cluster Manager Standard Edition, and IBM Platform Cluster Manager Advanced Edition deliver significant value to clients in need of cost-effective, highly scalable, and robust solutions. IBM depth of solutions can help the clients plan a foundation to face challenges in how to manage, maintain, enhance, and provision computing environments to, for example, analyze the growing volumes of data within...