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Monday, July 21, 2014

Oracle SOA Suite 12c




Oracle SOA Suite 12c New Release


The rapid adoption of cloud-based applications by the enterprise, combined with organizations desire to integrate applications with mobile technologies, is dramatically increasing application integration complexity. Oracle SOA Suite 12c, the latest version of the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution, meets this challenge. With simplified cloud, mobile, on-premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO.



Product Overview

Oracle SOA Suite is a comprehensive, standards-based software suite to build, deploy and manage integration following the concepts of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The components of the suite benefit from consistent tooling, a single deployment and management model, end-to-end security and unified metadata management.
Oracle SOA Suite helps businesses lower costs by allowing maximum re-use of existing IT investments and assets, regardless of the environment (OS, application server, etc.) they run in, or the technology they were built upon. Its easy-to-use, re-use focused, unified application development tooling and end-to-end lifecycle management support further reduces development and maintenance cost and complexity.





Introducing: Oracle SOA Suite 12c 





Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c with Demed L'her  

Demed L'her, Vice President of Product Management, talks about Oracle SOA Suite 12c.




Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite to 12c:  Overview of Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c (playlist)




Functional Capabilities and Components

The functional components of Oracle SOA Suite are grouped in four broad categories: connectivity, service virtualization, orchestration & analytics as illustrated on the below diagram.





Connectivity

Oracle SOA Suite features a very extensive connectivity layer, enabling connectivity to virtually any data source inside as well as outside the enterprise. Oracle Adapters are available for more than 300 packaged cloud or on-premise applications, technology legacy and mainframes. In addition, B2B & Managed File Transfer capabilities are included to extend processes to external business partners.

Cloud Applications Adapters

A new line of cloud adapters simplifies the task of developing and managing connectivity to popular cloud applications, unifying cloud and on-premise applications in a seamless fashion. Through graphical wizards they reduce the learning curve often associated with native web services integration, abstracting the differences of each cloud application.




Application and Technology Adapters

Hundreds of off-the-shelf adapters built for Oracle SOA Suite are available to connect to enterprise applications, such as ERP systems or CRM applications from a variety of vendors such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, etc. Technology adapters including SOAP, REST, FTP, Files, Database, AQ, Tuxedo, VSAM, CICS, IBM MQ Series and JMS allow you to unlock assets and virtually reach into any IT system.

Business-to-Business Connectivity

Integration can no longer be restricted to internal systems and needs to include functions provided by business and outsourcing partners. Because the interactions need to extend beyond the firewall they often require specific protocols and technologies. Oracle SOA Suite can leverage two key components in this category: Oracle B2B that handles a variety of protocols and formats such as EDI, ebXML, RosettaNet, etc. and Managed File Transfer (MFT), a new companion product to Oracle SOA Suite that provides a global and centralized infrastructure to manage and monitor file transfers typically handled by FTP today.

Service Virtualization

Oracle Service Bus is an enterprise service bus (ESB) that provides the key virtualization layer required for any sustainable integration architecture. Using Service Bus, organizations can shield service consumers from changes that might occur in the backend. They can also hide from developers the often intricate and complex details of underlying implementations of back-end applications, such as legacy protocols. A service bus is the lynchpin of any multi-channel strategy and more specifically mobile strategy: with just a few clicks, developers can create a standard API for any backend system, from mainframes to ERPs – for instance a REST/JSON API that developers could use in their mobile applications.


Orchestration

Oracle BPEL Process Manager provides an easy to use solution for assembling a set of discrete services into an end-to-end process flow, drastically reducing the cost and complexity of process integration.






Oracle BPEL engine is the most mature, scalable, and robust BPEL server available today. It executes standard BPEL processes and provides a “dehydration” capability so that the state of long-running flows is automatically maintained in a database, enabling clustering for both fail-over and scalability. The built-in human workflow capabilities of Oracle SOA Suite allow for people to be included in these processes for approvals and reviews.

Oracle Business Rules allows the externalization of specific business logic and parameters. Business analysts can easily define, update, and manage key parameters and decision trees that are likely to change based on business evolution (for instance discount levels, credit rates, etc.) - without having to involve IT and developers

Analytics

One of the side benefits of a consistent integration strategy is that it opens the door to unprecedented visibility into core business processes; visibility that was not even conceivable when information and processes were silo-ed in individual applications. Oracle SOA Suite includes powerful analytics tools to fully exploit this opportunity.

Business Activity Monitoring(BAM)




Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) enables the rapid composition of bi-directional graphical dashboard to not only gain real-time visibility into the performance of business processes but also the ability to respond to specific situations.



The user can also set personalized alert conditions that can be triggered and delivered to the user through e-mail, phone, or other convenient channels.






Oracle Event Processing

Oracle Event Processing (OEP) is a component of Oracle SOA Suite that correlates events across applications and streams of possibly very high volume (millions of events per second), detection of patterns, and processing of geo-spatial information in real-time with very low latency. Enterprises are deploying always-connected devices that tend to be very chatty, sending information that is typically of little value in itself but hugely valuable when correlated with other sources. OEP is the perfect tool for this IoT challenge and has been used to create new business opportunities, for instance by enabling real-time and highly precise contextual marketing, using information analyzed in real-time from phone applications, credit card transactions and user information stored in memory grids, NoSQL or HDFS stores.


Introduction to Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration





Creating Endpoints with Oracle SOA Suite for Healthcare Integration






For more information:

Oracle SOA website
http://www.oracle.com/soa

What is new in Oracle SOA SUITE 12c: (Whitepaper)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/soasuite/overview/wp-soa-suite-whats-new-12c-2217186.pdf


Oracle SOA Suite 12c – A Detailed Look (Whitepaper)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/inside-look-soa-suite-wp-2217219.pdf

Oracle SOA Suite Customer Reference Booklet (PDF)
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/soa-customers-reference-booklet-2213077.pdf


SOA Suite 12c QuickStart sample applications

Welcome to the SOA Suite 12c QuickStart sample applications.  This sample application is part of the End-to-End (e2e) demo for testing features of SOA Suite 12c.

For details about how to install and use this sample application, refer to ''Installing SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite Quick Start for Developers (E51754-01)''

== Files for Download
  * [https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/downloads/download/samples/e2e-1201-sample.zip  SOA 12c Sample Application]


===== See also the 12c Tutorial to learn more about 12c
  * [https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/downloads/download/samples/SOASuite12c_Tutorial.zip  SOA 12c Tutorial]


https://java.net/projects/oraclesoasuite12c/pages/SOASuite12cQuickStartSampleApplications/text


Oracle SOA - Service-Oriented Architecture  Engineered to Adapt  Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/middleware/soa/resources/index.html


Oracle SOA 12c Blog
https://blogs.oracle.com/SOA/

Oracle Fusion Middleware
https://blogs.oracle.com/fusionmiddleware/





Introducing Oracle SOA Suite 12c Webcast From Dell:



Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM PDT

Simplify Cloud and Mobile Integration

Want to learn how to simplify integration for your cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things? Attend this online launch event to get the latest update on major new enhancements in Oracle SOA Suite 12c including new Cloud integration support, mobile service enablement, and productivity enhancements. Hear success stories directly from Oracle customers Dell, JDSU, and Keste and why they are excited about using Oracle SOA Suite 12c to simplify and differentiate their business.

Join the webcast and learn:
- How to unify integration across Cloud, Mobile and the Internet of Things
- The business value of breaking down the divide between cloud applications and on-premises systems
- Best practices for mobile enablement within your existing IT environment

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=791651&sessionid=1&key=5599B102C32C45D847BF8A2D0C0C68AB&partnerref=SOA12cFMW_NLInt&sourcepage=register

Monday, June 23, 2014

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is here!


Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7


Official announcement: Redhat Enterprise 7 Release Candidate.

Six months ago Redhat announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Two months ago, at Red Hat Summit 2014, Redhat announced the availability of a release candidate for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. All the while Redhat have been validating what’s new, different, and exciting about what Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has to offer – including:

- Linux containers as a key application packaging and delivery technology
- Active Directory / Identity Management (IdM) integration
- Additional file system choices
- A new and improved installation experience
- Managing Linux servers with OpenLMI
- Enhancements to both NFS and GFS2
- Optimized network management, bandwidth, and security
- The use of KVM Virtualization technology
- Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a guest OS
- And, new features that enable you to bolster your network defenses

10 June 2014 Redhat was pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of our flagship platform.


As stated in this morning’s press release:


“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures; it pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform. Built to meet modern datacenter demands along with next-generation IT requirements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from application containers to cloud services.”







Addressing Next-Generation IT Requirements

Enterprise IT does not exist in a static vacuum; technology is dynamic, with new innovations emerging almost daily, promising improved operational efficiencies as well as providing the ability to respond to radically-evolving business requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers customers the agility and the flexibility to meet these new needs head-on without increasing complexity, from rapidly delivering new applications via secure, lightweight containers to scaling infrastructure to meet big data requirements with new and enhanced file systems. Key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 features to address next-generation IT needs include:

- Enhanced application development, delivery, portability and isolation through Linux Containers, including Docker, across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments as well as development, test and production environments.

- Significant file system improvements, including XFS as the default file system, scaling to 500 TB.

- Cross-realm trust to easily enable secure access for Microsoft Active Directory users across 
Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux domains, providing the flexibility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to co-exist within heterogeneous data centers.

- Powerful and secure application runtimes and development, delivery and troubleshooting tools, integrated into the platform and container-ready.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Redefining the Enterprise OS




Managing the Modern Datacenter

Beyond providing the capabilities to meet emerging IT innovation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 also addresses today’s technology needs. With growing requests for complex systems, on-demand services and robust security, IT teams need more control, more clarity and more scalability without having to deploy dozens of specialized tools. Independent of deployment scale, scope or complexity, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 serves as not only a catalyst for enterprise innovation, but also delivers the military-grade security and the mission-critical reliability, as well as the performance, the features and the ease-of-use to efficiently “keep the lights on,” including:

- Innovative infrastructure components like systemd, a leading standard for modernizing the management of processes, services, security and other resources.
- Built-in performance profiles, tuning and instrumentation for optimized performance and easy scalability.
- Unified management tooling and an industry-standard management framework with OpenLMI for streamlined administration and system configuration.
- Enhanced application isolation and security applied via containerization to protect against both unintentional interference and malicious attacks.


Webinar Virtual event: Redefining the Enterprise OS



https://engage.redhat.com/rhel-virtual-event-e-201404281048


Systemd Service & Resource Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 - Docker Overview




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) - quick review 



Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Install



Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Ecosystem

As with all of Red Hat’s enterprise open source solutions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is backed by Red Hat’s extensive global ecosystem of services and support. Read more about the global technology leaders that are rallying behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Redhat Enterprise Linux Eco System





Download to here:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

Documentation:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/


Release Notes:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/7.0_Release_Notes/index.html


So, what is a description of the new features of Redhat Enterprise 7?



https://access.redhat.com/site/sites/default/files/pages/attachments/rhel_whatsnewrhel7beta_techoverview_.pdf


Resources:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux/resources#?&portal_product=Red+Hat+Enterprise+Linux&portal_language=en

Videos:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux/videos#?&portal_product=Red+Hat+Enterprise+Linux

Installing Redhat 7:  https://access.redhat.com/site/videos/759873


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 – Setting World Records At Launch 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 already claims multiple world record-breaking benchmark results running on HP ProLiant servers, including:

SPECjbb2013 Multi-JVM Benchmark

- One processor world record for both max-jOPS (16,252) and critical-jOPS (4,721) metrics
- Two processor world record for both max-jOPS (119,517) and critical-jOPS (36,411) metrics
- Four processor world record for both max-jOPS (202,763) and critical-jOPS (65,950) metrics

The SPECjbb2013 benchmark is an industry-standard measurement of Java-based application performance developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Application performance remains an important attribute for many customers, and this set of results demonstrates Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s continued ability to deliver world-class performance, alongside support from our ecosystem of partners and OEMs. With these impressive results to its name already, we like to think that this is only the tip of the iceberg for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7’s achievements, especially since the platform is designed to power a broad spectrum of enterprise IT workloads.

SPEC and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results as of June 10, 2014. See www.spec.org for more information. For further details on SPECjbb2013 benchmark results achieved on HP ProLiant XL220a Gen8 v2 (1P), HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 (2P), and HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 (4P) servers, see: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA5-3283ENW&cc=us&lc=en




2014 Redhat Summit:

http://www.redhat.com/summit/

2014 Red Hat Summit: Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat keynote




2014 Red Hat Summit: Deepak Advani, IBM Keynote




2012 Red Hat Summit: Irfan Khan, Sybase keynote





With Redhat Enterprise Linux you can Lower your IT Costs and Increase Efficiency:






More Information:

http://rhelblog.redhat.com

http://rhelblog.redhat.com/2014/06/10/red-hat-unveils-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7/

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/%20

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda

http://rhelblog.redhat.com/tag/anaconda/

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/ch-guimode-s390.html

https://access.redhat.com/search/browse/documentation#?&keyword=redhat+7&portal_language=en

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/s1-users-tools.html




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

IBM Code Name BlueMix




What is Codename: BlueMix, exactly?


Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.









The emerging open cloud architecture



Evolution of IaaS to a more dynamic, analytics-based Software Defined Environment



IBM's commitment to open cloud architecture

To help make this happen, IBM is applying its experience in supporting and validating open standards. From Linux, Eclipse, and Apache to cloud computing, IBM continues to work closely with the open source community. To make an open cloud architecture a reality, IBM worked to:

  • Create a 400-member Cloud Standards Customer Council that grew from about 50 members at launch
  • Drive related cloud standards, such as Open Service for Lifecycle Collaboration, Linked Data in the W3C, and TOSCA in OASIS, to enhance cloud application portability
  • Dedicate more than 500 developers on open cloud projects
  • Partner closely with the OpenStack Foundation, along with its over 9,100 members from 87 countries and 189 corporate sponsors

Introduction




Bluemix is the latest cloud offering from IBM. It enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source platform as a service (PaaS). Bluemix delivers enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with your cloud applications without you needing to know how to install or configure them. This article gives a high-level description of Cloud Foundry and Bluemix and outlines the features and services that are part of the open beta of Bluemix, which make it a compelling PaaS in the market today.

Developer-centric platform, marketplace, and services in a Cloud Operating Environment



What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS) that lets you quickly create and deploy applications on the cloud.  Because of its open source roots, Cloud Foundry is not vendor specific and does not lock you into proprietary software or cloud infrastructure. Cloud Foundry abstracts the underlying infrastructure needed to run a cloud, letting you focus on the business of building cloud applications.  The beauty of Cloud Foundry is that it provides choice. Developers and organizations can choose:



Development Frameworks:  Cloud Foundry supports Java™ code, Spring, Ruby, Node.js, and custom frameworks.
Application Services:  Cloud Foundry offers support for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, and custom services.
Clouds:  Developers and organizations can choose to run Cloud Foundry in Public, Private, VMWare and OpenStack-based clouds.

Cloud Foundry's ability to provide choice comes through buildpacks, a convenient way to package frameworks and runtimes. Buildpacks can be community based, custom built, or built from scratch. In other words, if you cannot find a framework or service buildpack that suits your needs, you could modify an existing buildpack or create your own. By using buildpacks, companies are able to provide enterprise-level services like the Bluemix cloud offering.

Bluemix provides access to the services delivered through Cloud Foundry and enhances the collection of services with the following IBM services:

For developers, Bluemix further optimizes the time you spend creating cloud application. You no longer have to be concerned about installing software or having to deal with virtual machine images or hardware. With a few clicks or keystrokes, you can provision instances of your applications with the necessary services to support them. This streamlining translates countless hours of setting up, configuring, and troubleshooting into time spent rapidly innovating and reacting to never-ending requirement changes.

For organizations, Bluemix provides a cloud platform that requires very little in-house technical know-how as well as cost savings. Bluemix provides the rapid development environment organizations need to react to users' demands for new features. The Bluemix platform and the cloud provide the elasticity and capacity flexibility organizations require when their applications explode in popularity.

For users, Bluemix represents the key that enables organizations to quickly deliver the features they demand.

In practical terms, this means that cloud applications built on Bluemix will:
  1. Reduce time for application/infrastructure provisioning
  2. Allow for flexible capacity
  3. Help to address any lack of internal tech resources
  4. Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  5. Accelerate exploration of new workloads – social, mobile, big data

DevOps Services For BlueMix

A demonstration of how to use the DevOps service from JazzHub to build and deploy applications to BlueMix





How BlueMix Works  







BlueMix Sample: BlueChatter




BlueChatter is a sample IRC/chat application that can be deployed to BlueMix. It can be used to demonstrate how to design an application that can easily be scaled to handle large loads of users.

The GitHub repo can be found here: https://github.com/CodenameBlueMix/bluechatter



Bluemix Introduction with BLU Acceleration for Cloud




In this video you will learn the basics of IBM BlueMix and see how BLU Acceleration can be used within a Ruby Sinatra application.

Bluemix is an excellent environment for creating new web applications with a simple and easy to use cloud infrastructure from IBM.


A demonstration of IBM BlueMix




This video shows a demonstration of IBM BlueMix, an environment for the quick creation, deployment, and management of applications in the cloud.

Demo for IBM BlueMix 23April2014



Discover BlueMix, The Ideal Place for Your Students to Develop and Deploy Software in the Cloud!

In this session, we'll introduce you to our DevOps Software as a Service offering your students can use to collaborate with other to plan, track, develop, and deploy software to BlueMix. BlueMix is a Platform as a Service offering for building, managing, and running applications of all types. Your students can even setup automatic deployments from DevOps tools within BlueMix!


Learn how to create a mobile app quickly using IBM BlueMix!



Register to attend an education session near you at: http://bit.ly/BlueMixEvents or online at http://bit.ly/BlueMixWebcasts

Come learn about IBM's new cloud development platform, Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.
The 200 BlueMix Days include Meetups, BlueMix Advantage sessions, and Hands-On BlueMix Workshops.


Big Data Hadoop Cloud Demo - IBM BlueMix



A glimpse of the kind of cool big data & hadoop apps you can write on IBM's BlueMix cloud platform


More information:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/ebusiness/jstart/bluemix/

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-bluemixfoundry/

https://www.ng.bluemix.net/docs/index.jsp

https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/

https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/blog/

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/04/28/ibms-bluemix-new-services-deliver-a-combo-of-devops-and-paas-to-developers-ibm-impact/

https://ace.ng.bluemix.net

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-open-architecture/


http://thoughtsoncloud.com/2014/04/introducing-bluemix-garage/


Monday, May 19, 2014

Citrix Receiver - Deliver an enterprise app store on any device


Citrix Receiver lets you access your enterprise files, applications, and desktops to help you be as productive on the go as you are in the office. If your company uses Citrix, you have the freedom to work on your favorite Windows 8 computer or tablet from wherever you are.

For more information about Citrix Receiver, visit http://citrix.com/receiver


Features

   - Secure access to virtual desktops and enterprise apps
   - Secure access to Web and SaaS apps (requires CloudGateway Enterprise)
   - Work anywhere on any Windows 8 computer or tablet
   - Account configuration using your email address, a server URL, or a provisioning file
   - Use multiple published apps at a time, along with multiple Web and SaaS apps
   - Automatic display of the keyboard when needed
   - Use of native controls for selecting an item from a list
   - Pan and zoom gestures
   - Window 8 shortcuts
   - East Asian languages input
   - Option to save your Receiver password if allowed by server


Windows8 with Citrix receiver  
(click link to learn more)




Deliver an enterprise app store on any device: http://www.citrix.com/products/receiver/overview.html


DNA designs with microsoft and Citrix




Citrix XenApp: Secure by design 



What's new with Citrix Receiver for desktop users 

The Citrix Receiver universal client provides a simple, intuitive, high-definition experience when accessing virtual desktops and Windows, web and SaaS applications anywhere, on any device. While keeping Citrix Receiver on track with the mobile device explosion, Citrix continues to enrich the laptop and desktop user experience with new capabilities including self-service, ease of deployment and HDX enhancements.





VDI Choices - Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp or VDI in a Box? How to Decide





And if you do get into problems, take a look at this:

Secrets of the Citrix Support Ninjas

Let’s face it. Citrix technology is pretty complex stuff – and it touches just about every other part of your IT infrastructure.

As an administrator, you need to be at the top of your game.

Fortunately, you’re never alone when you deploy Citrix. We’ve got a whole ecosystem of support services and free self-support resources and tools to help (see the last page for a quick overview).

Ninja power: A lot of our best advice for administrators comes from the ridiculously smart people who run our Premier Support and hardware maintenance helpdesks. They help thousands of people every week and, in doing so, they’ve learned a hell of a lot about
the things that can go wrong.

So we thought we’d ask some of our best support people to share their favorite tips for administrators, then we organized them by product so you could browse them and discover some goodies to take back to your job.






Citrix Synergy 2014 Los Angeles 

http://www.citrixsynergy.com/




Citrix Receiver download

http://receiver.citrix.com/

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/citrix-receiver/dcbba44a-a3fd-41f4-951d-1117998c583d


Windows on Androids with Citrix Receiver

http://blogs.citrix.com/2010/02/12/windows-on-androids/


Citrix Receiver Windows on iPad 





Unified Storefront - Citrix Solutions Overview 



Citrix CloudGateway is an enterprise mobility management solution that securely delivers mobile, SaaS, intranet, web and Windows apps and data to any device, anywhere. As the foundation of Citrix Unified Storefront, it empowers users with a enterprise app store, allowing them to access apps and data based on identity, job role, location and device. At the same time, IT gets a single point of control over the organization's apps and data. For more information visit http://www.citrix.com/


Deliver Windows Apps to Google Chromebooks




http://www.citrix.com/products/xenapp/buy/deliver-windows-apps-to-chromebooks-promotion.html

http://www.citrix.com/products/xenapp/overview.html

Revolutionize your mobile workforce with Google and Citrix





Infographic: Protect critical business information with Citrix




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

IBM announces IBM Power 8 Systems



Introducing the first generation of Power Systems with POWER8 design & processor

IBM Power 8 released, look at the new features.





IBM PowerLinux Industry  Application Solution Edition 




IBM Power Analytics on Cloud IBM Power Systems announces its first generation servers built on open server innovation and solutions to break the physical and virtual boundaries of data center in ways never before possible. Designed with open innovation to drive faster insights from data-intensive applications, these first generation systems help organizations realize the benefits of cloud and quickly tap into an open ecosystem of community-created innovation that is transforming the way IT is created and consumed.



Tap new sales opportunities with these innovative cutting-edge solutions designed to address growing markets with sharp competitive edge. Our new Power Systems and solutions provide sharp competitive edge against x86 that helps you to win.

IBM Power 8 Roadmap




- Get insights up to 50 times faster with systems designed for big data 
Introduction Designed to bring insights to the point of impact for your clients’ most data-intensive applications, these first generation systems are the ideal platform for analytic applications with computing power, memory bandwidth, I/O and smart acceleration. These new systems extend Powers' heritage of resiliency, availability and security for big data and analytics and scale to perform in the most demanding data requirements.

- Achieve better economics for scale-out data and cloud infrastructures
Introduction Power Systems one- and two-socket servers provide the ideal foundation for scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the price/performance advantages and security to enable your clients to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

- Open innovation that revolutionizes the way IT is created and consumed 
Introduction Benefit from the Power Systems open technology and an open-ecosystem delivering community-created innovations. Business Partners gain more choices and flexibility to offer complete solutions to clients’ needs including OpenStack, Linux and KVM. For Solution Developers, this means accelerated application development and time to value.

IBM Power 8 Systems


Powerful forces are changing how business gets done. Big data and analytics, cloud, and mobile are providing unprecedented opportunities to uncover insights, drive efficiencies and reach clients. Today, IBM introduces a new generation of systems with the open innovation of the POWER8 processor and architecture to handle bigger data demands in the cloud — delivering faster insights and an expanded Linux-based open server ecosystem.

Achieve better economics for scale-out data and cloud infrastructures

Power Systems 1 and 2 socket servers provide the ideal foundation for Linux-based scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the performance-for-price advantages and security to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

- 2 times the bandwidth to scale out intelligently with less hardware, energy and cooling requirements
- Advanced virtualization performance intelligence
- Simplified, easy to use virtualization management and monitoring


Open innovation that revolutionizes the way IT is created and consumed

Benefit from Power Systems open technology and an open ecosystem delivering community created innovation.

- New PowerKVM allows clients to standardize data centers onto a single open source virtualization technology 

- Gain choice and flexibility including OpenStack, Linux and KVM

- Accelerated application development and time to value


5 Things to Know about the new IBM POWER8 architecture - Scott Vetter  

With IBM’s recent announcement of the POWER8 processor and imagearchitecture, IBM has developed a revolutionary generation of systems focused on the ever-growing big data and cloud needs of the world today. Every day, the world generates 2.5 billion gigabytes of data. Also, 90% of the world’s data was generated within the past 2 years. With this staggering amount of information, it is putting a strain on our infrastructure to process and store this information.  IBM is excited to bring you the new POWER8 series.  Here are 5 things that you should know about this new hardware:

1. IBM POWER8 is the first generation of hardware designed for big data in the cloud. 
With the enormous amount of data being generated every day, IBM has designed a platform that not only can process and store this information, but it was designed specifically to keep up with the ever-growing amount of information being generated on a daily basis

2. POWER8 is 4 times faster than the previous generation
The new POWER8 is built for bigger data in the cloud. It combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O for a faster route to big data reinvention. It leads the market with 4 times the threads per core, and 170% more bandwidth.  What does this all mean? It means get insights up to 50 times faster with systems designed for big data.

3. POWER8 is the first Linux-based ecosystem
Big data solutions built on the IBM PowerLinux platform are architected to harness the data explosion facing your business.  With the launch of IBM PowerLinux big data solutions, we took a leadership role in offering optimized solutions ready for immediate deployment, built on IBM InfoSphere software like BigInsights and Streams. We’ve also taken our role in the open source community very seriously, with heavy contributions to projects like Apache Hadoop enabling continuous development in the fields of analytics and high performance computing.

The new IBM Power Systems built with open innovation to put data to work 



Open Innovation to Put Data to Work webcast



IBM Power 8 Systems and IBM DB2 11





4. Superior cloud economics
Power Systems 1 and 2 socket servers provide the ideal foundation for Linux-based scale-out data and cloud environments, providing the performance-for-price advantages and security to confidently move more data-centric applications to the cloud.

5. CAPI Port and NVIDIA partnership
The industry-first, Coherent Attached Processor Interface port allows for accelerators, GPUs, flash memory, networking, FPGAs to connect directly to process sharing same address space to increase performance, decrease latency for more workload for your dollar.

PowerBasics Introduction to Power Systems 



Also an industry-first, IBM has partnered with NVIDIA to add Java acceleration on the GPU, an industry first that allows speed up for java code. 8 x improvement. Something not seen in previous hardware.



More information:

IBM Power 8 Systems Announcement:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/announcement.html?lnk=ushpls1

5 Things to Know about the new IBM POWER8 architecture

Learn more about the new POWER8 with IBM Redbooks here.
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks.nsf/pages/power8?Open

Hot Chips - POWER8 discussed

Power servers overview: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/

Why attend Power Systems Technical University at Enterprise2014?
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/enterprise/power.html

With new Power8 processor, IBM has Intel in their crosshairs | #IBMimpact
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/04/28/with-new-power-8-processor-ibm-has-intel-in-their-crosshairs-ibmimpact/


IBM, Google Show Off Power8 Systems And OpenPower Efforts
http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/04/23/ibm-google-show-power8-systems-openpower-efforts/

POWER8 systems information
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/#!/POWER8/p8hdx/POWER8welcome.htm

POWER8 and POWER7 information

IBM Knowledge Center - POWER8 systems information
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/#!/POWER8/p8hdx/POWER8welcome.htm

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/news.html

http://www.hotchips.org/wp-content/uploads/hc_archives/hc25/HC25.20-Processors1-epub/HC25.26.210-POWER-Studecheli-IBM.pdf

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43702.wss

http://www.smartercomputingblog.com/system-z/cloud-mobile-analytics/

http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/ibm-gearing-up-for-power8-servers.html



IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

New Systems Deliver Data Insights 50 Times Faster than Latest x86-based Systems

https://www.flickr.com//photos/103983639@N08/sets/72157643970231183/show/

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43702.wss


POWER8 Systems: Delivering Open Innovation to Put Data to Work

The IBM Power Systems are designed for a new era of Big Data, helping technology leaders who are faced with managing new types of social and mobile computing and the explosion of data generated each day.















Database Technologies for the Real Time Enterprise: Considering IBM DB2 for SAP Business Suite 






IBM Open innovation to put data to work

https://engage.vevent.com/production?eid=556&seid=68651


OpenPOWER Foundation Overview



In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Steve Fields from IBM presents an OpenPOWER Foundation Overview.

"The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation," said Steve Mills, senior vice president, and group executive, IBM Software & Systems. "Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry. Developers now have access to an expanded and open set of server technologies for the first time. This type of 'collaborative development' model will change the way data center hardware is designed and deployed."


Learn more:

http://www.hpcadvisorycouncil.com/events/2014/stanford-workshop/agenda.php

and

http://www.open-power.org



Enabling progress through cloud, mobile and analytics

http://www.smartercomputingblog.com/system-z/cloud-mobile-analytics/

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