Hybrid Cloud Security with z Systems


Petros Koutoupis

Data—it is what drives the market and has led to the creation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in this little thing we call the cloud. In the past decade alone, the paradigm shift toward a wider and more accessible network has forced both hardware vendors and service providers to rethink their strategies and cater to a new model of storing information. As more individuals and businesses connect themselves to the greater world, it becomes increasingly necessary to secure the information that travels across our networks.

This ebook highlights the many challenges service providers face in their respective cloud deployments and showcases the numerous ways IBM z Systems are well equipped to take on those same challenges with a greater emphasis on security and application integration. Read on to learn how IBM z Systems can enable you to transfer and store data securely.


Table of Contents: 
  • Introduction
  • z Systems: the Unsung Hero
    • Resiliency
    • Performance
    • Security
  • LinuxONE: a Trustworthy Ally in the Data Center
  • The Evolution of Linux on z
    • Virtualization at Its Finest
    • Simplified Application Deployment
    • High Availability
  • Hybrid Cloud: Setting a New Standard
  • OpenStack
    • IBM Bluemix
    • Security, Security, Security
    • Application-Level Security in Bluemix
    • Unleash the Next Generation of Cloud Applications
  • Completing the Puzzle
About the Author: 

Petros Koutoupis is currently a senior software developer at Cleversafe, an IBM Company. He is also the creator and maintainer of the RapidDisk Project (http://www.rapiddisk.org). Petros has worked in the data storage industry for more than a decade and has helped to pioneer the many technologies unleashed in the wild today.