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Establishing a Secure Hybrid Cloud with the IBM PureApplication Family

Book Description

This IBM® Redbooks® publication takes you on a hybrid cloud journey with IBM PureApplication® System and PureApplication Service: from the what, over the why, and to the how. We outline the needs for a hybrid PureApplication cloud and we describe how to build a strategy. We provide advice about the components, including security. Through use cases, we define the need and the strategy for a hybrid cloud implementation with IBM PureApplication System, Software, or Service.

The target audience for this book varies from anyone who is interested in learning more about a true hybrid cloud solution from IBM to strategists, IT architects, and IT specialists who want an overview of what is required to build a hybrid cloud with IBM PureApplication family members.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
  2. Notices
    1. Trademarks
  3. IBM Redbooks promotions
  4. Preface
    1. Authors
    2. Now you can become a published author, too!
    3. Comments welcome
    4. Stay connected to IBM Redbooks
  5. Chapter 1. Enabling a hybrid enterprise
    1. 1.1 A definition of cloud and hybrid cloud
    2. 1.2 On premises, off premises, or hybrid
      1. 1.2.1 Value of hybrid clouds
      2. 1.2.2 Cloud-enabled or cloud-native applications
      3. 1.2.3 IBM solutions for cloud-enabled and cloud-native applications
    3. 1.3 Hybrid cloud is critical to the success of businesses
    4. 1.4 The IBM PureApplication family approach to hybrid cloud
      1. 1.4.1 IBM PureApplication System
      2. 1.4.2 IBM PureApplication Service
      3. 1.4.3 IBM PureApplicaton Software
      4. 1.4.4 Where do the three PureApplication products meet
  6. Chapter 2. How to build a hybrid cloud
    1. 2.1 A five-step roadmap for establishing a hybrid cloud
      1. 2.1.1 Use cases
      2. 2.1.2 Assessment
      3. 2.1.3 Implementation
      4. 2.1.4 Adoption
      5. 2.1.5 Continuous optimization
    2. 2.2 A hybrid infrastructure with the PureApplication family
    3. 2.3 Patterns and the PureApplication family
      1. 2.3.1 Pattern engine
      2. 2.3.2 Choosing the best pattern type for a hybrid cloud
      3. 2.3.3 Pattern Builder
      4. 2.3.4 Import and export pattern strategies in PureApplication
      5. 2.3.5 PureSystems Centre
    4. 2.4 Open technologies and PureApplication integration
      1. 2.4.1 Docker
      2. 2.4.2 Chef
      3. 2.4.3 OpenStack (Heat and HOT)
    5. 2.5 Achieving hybrid cloud application portability
      1. 2.5.1 Virtual patterns and portability
      2. 2.5.2 Pattern portability with other open technologies
    6. 2.6 Deploying applications by using a hybrid cloud
      1. 2.6.1 Using RESTful web services for application integration
      2. 2.6.2 PureApplication and Bluemix
      3. 2.6.3 Security at the application level
    7. 2.7 Achieving business continuity and high availability in a hybrid cloud
      1. 2.7.1 Principles of high availability
      2. 2.7.2 Principles of disaster recovery
      3. 2.7.3 PureApplication family support for high availability and disaster recovery
      4. 2.7.4 PureApplication System and PureApplication Software backup and restore capabilities
      5. 2.7.5 Use case scenarios for high availability and disaster recovery in a hybrid cloud scenario
  7. Chapter 3. Hybrid use cases
    1. 3.1 Overview
    2. 3.2 Development and test environments off premises
      1. 3.2.1 An extended and dynamic data center
    3. 3.3 Components off premises and other components on premises
      1. 3.3.1 The convergence between cloud and mobile
      2. 3.3.2 IBM MobileFirst Platform on IBM PureApplication Service
      3. 3.3.3 Implications of this use case
    4. 3.4 Quick delivery
    5. 3.5 SMBs that start small on a public cloud and then expand
    6. 3.6 Start on premises and then move to the hybrid cloud
      1. 3.6.1 Business value
      2. 3.6.2 Architecture
    7. 3.7 Primary on premises and business continuity off premises
    8. 3.8 Common technology implications of use cases
  8. Chapter 4. Implementation considerations
    1. 4.1 Connectivity
      1. 4.1.1 IBM PureApplication Service connectivity
      2. 4.1.2 Reasons that connectivity is required
      3. 4.1.3 Connectivity use cases
      4. 4.1.4 Installing and configuring OpenVPN
      5. 4.1.5 Data center connectivity
      6. 4.1.6 Network configuration for the TradeLite example
      7. 4.1.7 Hybrid cloud monitoring of TradeLite
    2. 4.2 Isolation and security
      1. 4.2.1 Cloud Groups
      2. 4.2.2 Networking and Cloud Groups
      3. 4.2.3 Load balancing
      4. 4.2.4 Denial-of-service (DoS) protection
      5. 4.2.5 Securing data at rest
    3. 4.3 Portability
      1. 4.3.1 Patterns
      2. 4.3.2 Docker
    4. 4.4 Recoverability
      1. 4.4.1 Backup and recovery in a hybrid cloud
    5. 4.5 Quick delivery use case with TradeLite
      1. 4.5.1 Data replication architecture
      2. 4.5.2 Artifacts to automate deployment
      3. 4.5.3 Virtual system patterns
      4. 4.5.4 Required steps to set up data replication
      5. 4.5.5 CDC management console
    6. 4.6 Deployment and bringing it all together
      1. 4.6.1 Test and development off premises and production on premises
      2. 4.6.2 Application parts off premises, parts on premises, and orchestration
      3. 4.6.3 Using PureApplication Software on top of other non-IBM clouds
      4. 4.6.4 How to cope with an expected or returning increase in load
      5. 4.6.5 Checklist
  9. Chapter 5. Summary
    1. 5.1 The meaning of the “cloud” and the “hybrid cloud”
    2. 5.2 The business value of hybrid clouds
    3. 5.3 Various cloud or cloud-related technologies
    4. 5.4 More on business value: Considering the long run
    5. 5.5 Cloud and enterprise qualities of service
    6. 5.6 Implementing a hybrid cloud
    7. 5.7 Paradigm shifts: The hype and the reality
    8. 5.8 Reiterating the importance of planning and a BVA
    9. 5.9 The true promise of the hybrid cloud
  10. Related publications
    1. IBM Redbooks
    2. Online resources
    3. Help from IBM
  11. Back cover