Building on Your Aix Investment: Moving Forward with IBM eServer PSeries in an on Demand World

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For anyone who uses IBM eServer pSeries, RS/6000 servers, or other UNIX servers, this book will help assess their own businesses or institutions to evaluate current states of e-business adoption. Where IBM is headed in terms of the future of e-business is shown, and how to take full advantage of their on demand strategy in organizations is also addressed. Guidance on how to leverage an existing investment in AIX and UNIX computing infrastructure in the future is provided. A case study of the experiences of Toyota...
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Overview

For anyone who uses IBM eServer pSeries, RS/6000 servers, or other UNIX servers, this book will help assess their own businesses or institutions to evaluate current states of e-business adoption. Where IBM is headed in terms of the future of e-business is shown, and how to take full advantage of their on demand strategy in organizations is also addressed. Guidance on how to leverage an existing investment in AIX and UNIX computing infrastructure in the future is provided. A case study of the experiences of Toyota Australia as they move down the e-business on demand adoption path is also included.

Author Biography: Jim Hoskins is a former IBM design engineer and has sold more than 350,000 copies of his Exploring IBM series of books. He lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931644082
  • Publisher: Maximum Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: MaxFacts Guidebook series
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction x
About This Book x
About the "More On The Web" Boxes x
Your "Members Only" Web Site xi
Reader Feedback xii
Chapter 1 Assessing the e-business Opportunity 1
The State of e-business Today 1
The e-business on Demand Strategy 2
Open 3
Integrated 4
Virtualized 4
Autonomic 5
The e-business on Demand Adoption Model 6
Change as a Competitive Advantage 8
The IBM eServer Strategy 9
Application Flexibility 12
Technology Leverage 12
Risk Mitigation 13
Infrastructure Efficiency 14
One Size Does Not Fit All 15
Chapter 2 A Look at the pSeries Line 17
Regarding Environments 17
Inside pSeries Servers 18
Power4 and Power4+ 18
Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) 20
Capacity on Demand 22
Dynamic LPAR 25
Understanding pSeries Software 27
Application Programs 27
Middleware 30
Operating Systems 31
AIX 32
Linux 33
pSeries Model Specifics 35
Entry Models 35
Midrange Model Specifics 36
High-End Model Specifics 36
Cluster 1600 39
IBM TotalStorage 41
Chapter 3 Migrating to pSeries--Why Bother? 45
Starting Point: AIX or UNIX? 45
The Top Ten Things That Tell You It's Time for a Change 46
Number 10 You don't have a solid partner 46
Number 9 There are walls between users and the information they need 47
Number 8 You feel trapped in a proprietary world 48
Number 7 Much of your computing power is wasted 50
Number 6 Your systems go down too often 50
Number 5 You're out of computing power 52
Number 4 You can't find the right application program 54
Number 3 Too many systems to manage 55
Number 2 You need to reduce costs 57
Number 1 Things are running just fine the way they are 59
Chapter 4 A Tale of Server Consolidation--Toyota Australia 60
About Toyota Australia 60
Examining the Need 61
The Solution 62
The Results 63
Eyes on the Road Ahead 63
Chapter 5 Getting Help with Your e-business Plan 65
IBM Global Services 65
Business Partners 66
IBM eServer Advantage Offerings 66
About the Author 68
Appendix A More On The Web 69
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