DataPower SOA Appliance Service Planning Implementation and Best Practices

Author: Byron Braswell
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435732
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you to better understand the effective use of the WebSphere® DataPower® family of appliances. It provides guidance on the best methods identified to date for building the various components that implement solutions, such as handling MQ-based message flows or creating authentication and authorization policies. The information and recommendations in this publication are the result of real world experiences using the appliances. Such experience shows that taking the time to plan a solution implementation before beginning the work yields the greatest savings in time and energy and the highest quality outcome. This publication begins with a checklist of items to consider when planning a DataPower solution. This publication is intended to provide answers or guidance to implementation problems often encountered by users of the appliance. This book is not intended to present complete solutions or templates because experience shows that every customer uses the appliance in their own unique environment with unique requirements. Thus, this publication provides a compendium of information about particular aspects of a solution. Use the Table of Contents or Index to find your current issue, and return to this publication when the next issue or question arises. Refer to the related IBM Redbooks publication entitled DataPower SOA Appliance Administration, Deployment, and Best Practices, SG24-7901 for more information.

DataPower SOA Appliance Administration Deployment and Best Practices

Author: Gerry Kaplan
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435708
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on operational and managerial aspects for DataPower® appliance deployments. DataPower appliances provide functionality that crosses both functional and organizational boundaries, which introduces unique management and operational challenges. For example, a DataPower appliance can provide network functionality, such as load balancing, and at the same time, provide enterprise service bus (ESB) capabilities, such as transformation and intelligent content-based routing. This IBM Redbooks publication provides guidance at both a general and technical level for individuals who are responsible for planning, installation, development, and deployment. It is not intended to be a "how-to" guide, but rather to help educate you about the various options and methodologies that apply to DataPower appliances. In addition, many chapters provide a list of suggestions.

IBM Data Center Networking Planning for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Author: Michele Girola
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435392
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The enterprise data center has evolved dramatically in recent years. It has moved from a model that placed multiple data centers closer to users to a more centralized dynamic model. The factors influencing this evolution are varied but can mostly be attributed to regulatory, service level improvement, cost savings, and manageability. Multiple legal issues regarding the security of data housed in the data center have placed security requirements at the forefront of data center architecture. As the cost to operate data centers has increased, architectures have moved towards consolidation of servers and applications in order to better utilize assets and reduce "server sprawl." The more diverse and distributed the data center environment becomes, the more manageability becomes an issue. These factors have led to a trend of data center consolidation and resources on demand using technologies such as virtualization, higher WAN bandwidth technologies, and newer management technologies. The intended audience of this book is network architects and network administrators. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss the following topics: The current state of the data center network The business drivers making the case for change The unique capabilities and network requirements of system platforms The impact of server and storage consolidation on the data center network The functional overview of the main data center network virtualization and consolidation technologies The new data center network design landscape

IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance Handbook

Author: John Rasmussen
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780137148196
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Expert Guide to Deploying, Using, and Managing DataPower SOA Appliances IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® appliances can simplify SOA deployment, strengthen SOA security, enhance SOA performance, and dramatically improve SOA return on investment. In this book, a team of IBM's leading experts show how to make the most of DataPower SOA appliances in any IT environment. The authors present IBM DataPower information and insights that are available nowhere else. Writing for working architects, administrators, and security specialists, they draw extensively on their deep experience helping IBM customers use DataPower technologies to solve challenging system integration problems. IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance Handbook begins by introducing the rationale for SOA appliances and explaining how DataPower appliances work from network, security, and Enterprise Service Bus perspectives. Next, the authors walk through DataPower installation and configuration; then they present deep detail on DataPower's role and use as a network device. Using many real-world examples, the authors systematically introduce the services available on DataPower devices, especially the “big three”: XML Firewall, Web Service Proxy, and Multi-Protocol Gateway. They also present thorough and practical guidance on day-to-day DataPower management, including, monitoring, configuration build and deploy techniques. Coverage includes • Configuring DataPower's network interfaces for common scenarios • Implementing DataPower deployment patterns for security gateway, ESB, and Web service management applications • Proxying Web applications with DataPower • Systematically addressing the security vulnerabilities associated with Web services and XML • Integrating security with WebSphere Application Server • Mastering DataPower XSLT custom programming • Troubleshooting using both built-in and external tools

IBM WebSphere Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances

Author: Earl Ashley
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738437913
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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IBM® WebSphere® Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances simplifies the management and monitoring of environments that consist of multiple IBM WebSphere DataPower® Appliances. This web-based application provides centralized multi-appliance administration to support daily WebSphere DataPower Appliance operation. WebSphere Appliance Management Center for WebSphere Appliances provides the following key services: Centralized firmware management Disaster recovery Domain and service configuration Configuration life cycle deployment Monitoring multiple appliances, collecting key metrics, and presenting them in a central location This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators of WebSphere DataPower Appliances to perform daily administration tasks by using WebSphere Appliance Management Center. The topics in this book include health monitoring of an environment, disaster recovery (secure backup and restore), firmware management, and environment promotion. This book also includes best practices, tips and techniques, and general recommendations for administrators of WebSphere DataPower Appliance deployments.

IBM DataPower Handbook

Author: Bill Hines
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990907657
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is Volume I of the long-awaited second edition of the 'bible' and expert guide to deploying, using, and managing IBM DataPower Gateway Appliances. Updated for firmware v7.2. DataPower appliances can simplify deployment, strengthen security, enhance performance, and dramatically improve return on investment for many use cases, such as mobile, Web, API, legacy, cloud, and SOA/Web Services. In this book, a team of leading experts show how to make the most of DataPower appliances in any IT environment. The authors present DataPower information and insights that are available nowhere else. Writing for working architects, administrators, developers, and security specialists, they draw extensively on their deep experience, helping IBM customers use DataPower technologies to solve challenging system integration problems. The Handbook begins by introducing the rationale for appliances and explaining how DataPower appliances work from network, security, and other perspectives. Next, the authors work through installation and configuration. This second edition contains invaluable new sections on virtual appliances, performance, the latest generation of hardware and firmware, as well as comprehensive updates to the first edition content. Subsequent volumes will dive deep into areas including network configuration, development, security, appliance management, and problem determination.

Enterprise Integration Patterns

Author: Gregor Hohpe
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133065103
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise. The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold. This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book.

SOA Policy Service Gateway and SLA Management

Author: Robert Barron
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738437824
Format: PDF, ePub
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This IBM® Redbooks® publication teaches you how to automate your runtime policy by using a centralized policy management system. The SOA Policy Solution provides a centralized policy administration, enforcement, and monitoring for runtime policies that enable traffic management for service level agreement enforcement, service mediation, and other customized policies. Policies can be defined once and reused among multiple services, thus enabling a standardized, consistent approach to a runtime policy that saves time and money for implementation and maintenance of non-functional requirements for the enterprise and assists with faster time to market. Business users can use the SOA Policy Solution to help create the service level agreements for their business services to deliver on promises for business performance. IT Architects can use the SOA Policy Solution to architect the policy solution patterns that standardize the runtime policy usage at their organization. Developers select specific policy patterns to implement the non-functional requirements that are associated with their projects. Operations groups provide information about operation needs and create standardized monitoring policy for operational action at run time.

Managing Data in Motion

Author: April Reeve
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123977916
Format: PDF, ePub
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Managing Data in Motion describes techniques that have been developed for significantly reducing the complexity of managing system interfaces and enabling scalable architectures. Author April Reeve brings over two decades of experience to present a vendor-neutral approach to moving data between computing environments and systems. Readers will learn the techniques, technologies, and best practices for managing the passage of data between computer systems and integrating disparate data together in an enterprise environment. The average enterprise's computing environment is comprised of hundreds to thousands computer systems that have been built, purchased, and acquired over time. The data from these various systems needs to be integrated for reporting and analysis, shared for business transaction processing, and converted from one format to another when old systems are replaced and new systems are acquired. The management of the "data in motion" in organizations is rapidly becoming one of the biggest concerns for business and IT management. Data warehousing and conversion, real-time data integration, and cloud and "big data" applications are just a few of the challenges facing organizations and businesses today. Managing Data in Motion tackles these and other topics in a style easily understood by business and IT managers as well as programmers and architects. Presents a vendor-neutral overview of the different technologies and techniques for moving data between computer systems including the emerging solutions for unstructured as well as structured data types Explains, in non-technical terms, the architecture and components required to perform data integration Describes how to reduce the complexity of managing system interfaces and enable a scalable data architecture that can handle the dimensions of "Big Data"

CICS and SOA Architecture and Integration Choices

Author: Chris Rayns
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738436739
Format: PDF, ePub
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The service-oriented architecture (SOA) style of integration involves breaking an application down into common, repeatable services that can be used by other applications (both internal and external) in an organization, independent of the computing platforms on which the business and its partners rely. In recent years CICS® has added a variety of support for SOA and now provides near seamless connectivity with other IT environments. This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps IT architects to select, plan, and design solutions that integrate CICS applications as service providers and requesters. First, we provide an introduction to CICS service enablement and introduce the architectural choices and technologies on which a CICS SOA solution can be based. We continue with an in-depth analysis of how to meet functional and non-functional requirements in the areas of application interface, security, transactional scope, high availability, and scalability. Finally, we document three integration scenarios to illustrate how these technologies have been used by customers to build robust CICS integration solutions.