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The Flash Newsletter - August 2021 Edition

By Claudia Beisiegel posted Mon August 16, 2021 08:50 PM


Dear IBM Customers, Business Partners and IBMers, 


I hope you are doing well.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!


IBM newsroom | Find Out More  

Announcements | Find Out More

IBM Cloud Paks | Find Out More 

IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition | Find Out More

IBM WebSphere Automation | Find out More   

IBM Blogs | Find Out More

IBM Community | Find Out More

IBM WebSphere and DevOps Community | Find Out More

WebSphere & Integration Customer Advisory Board (WAS CAB) | Find Out More

IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Liberty WebSphere Hybrid Edition and WebSphere Automation



Liberty available now


WebSphere Hybrid Edition

Up to 8x more capacity: Start your journey to containers with IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition. On the way, take advantage of flexible entitlements and tools for modernization to get up to eight times more capacity* within your existing entitlement.


WebSphere Automation | Learn how! https://www.ibm.com/cloud/websphere-automation


IBM® WebSphere® Automation software can help reduce costs and increase ROI. Use it to enable your teams to optimize their operations, respond to incidents efficiently and promote stronger security of their IT estate.

According to Gartner, AI will help businesses recover 6.2 billion hours of productivity in 2021. Use that extra time to focus on unlocking new value for WebSphere while reducing the effort and risk of addressing common vulnerabilities and automating tasks.

Join the  WebSphere Customer Advisory Board (WAS CAB).

Meetings are every Thursday and Friday 9:15 am EST no registration required.  


WAS CAB: IBM Cloud Pak System update

WAS CAB: To Java 11 and Beyond

Register now for: TechCon 2021 or Register here

WAS CAB: WebSphere Automation update with Mike Thompson

IBM Cloud Paks   

AI-powered software for hybrid cloud 


IBM Automation Platform Update | Link

Read analyst must-haves

Explore Live sessions


IBM Cloud Pak for Data  | LINK | Trial Link | product hub


·       Explore the benefits of a universal query engine in IBM Cloud Pak for Data https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_9pb0qb41

·       IBM Cloud Pak for Data Solution Brief https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/97WRG5WR

·       Data fabric white paper https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/V4QYOAPR

·       Data fabric Infographic -https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/WNBGAWZ1

·       IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a service pricing guide  https://www.ibm.com/downloads/cas/DLBOWBPK



IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation | LINK | Free Trial Link


IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation is a set of integrated market-leading software designed to help you solve your toughest operational challenges. 

·       IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation 21.0.1 delivers a new cross Cloud Pak user experience for business automation developers

·       IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation 21.0.2

IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps | LINK | Try the Demo

Innovate faster, reduce operational cost and transform IT operations with an AIOPs solution that delivers visibility into performance data and dependencies across environments. Embrace the changing operations landscape with automation that alerts IT staff to problems, their root causes, and recommended solutions without the need for human intervention.

If you’re looking for IBM® Netcool® Operations Insight or any previous IBM IT management offerings, IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps is the evolution of your current entitlement.

·       An SRE journey to AIOps

·       Case study

·       EMA study

·       Demos and Use Cases

·       Hands on Lab

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration  | Automate Integrations


IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation | LINK 

Omdia Whitepaper

·       Transform your network with cloud and AI-powered automation, part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Automation 

·       Deploy new 5G services faster | Demo

·       How cloud and AI-powered automation are transforming the telco operations model

·       IBM Telco Network Cloud Manager 1.3

·       TRB Whitepaper

IBM Cloud Pak for Security 

IBM Security introduces:

IBM Cloud Pak for Security as a Service, which simplifies how organizations deploy a zero-trust architecture across the enterprise. | Learn More


·       IBM Cloud Pak for Security 1.7.2  

·       Connected security for a hybrid, multicloud world | Demo

·       Learn about the SaaS Platform

·       Product tour

IBM Cloud Pak System | LINK 

·       IBM Cloud Pak System W3550 documentation

·       A Hurwitz White Paper

·       Highly available hardware foundation includes CPU, memory storage and network

·       Efficient VMware virtualization extends your hardware investments

·       Integrated container platform features Red Hat Enterprise Linux® virtual machines, Red Hat OpenShift cloud platform, and container orchestration with Kubernetes*

·       Robust management tool set helps you manage templates, users and security, maintenance and upgrades, and backup and disaster recovery

IBM Cloud Pak for Applications


GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks | BLOGS

·       GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks 

·       GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks is now available to IBM clients to extend their DevOps workflow 

·       Solution Brief

·       Webinar Replay

·       GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud® Paks helps you achieve an open and hybrid DevOps automation solution to embrace and manage diverse toolchains. The IBM DevOps automation platform streamlines the execution of more secure and robust software delivery workflows.

IBM Expert TV - Experts always on. AI, Automation and Cloud.


Subscribe first at ibm.biz/experttv  

·       Disruption!  View more  

·       Let's Code   View more 

·       App Transformers   View more

·       WebSphere Community Spotlight   View more  

·       Spotlights on Cloud Native    View more   




Introducing the WebSphere Performance Engineering Team blog series

Jakarta Batch Post 149: Extras – REST Readers and Writers

IBM Semeru Runtimes: a new source for Eclipse OpenJ9 based JDK binaries

Interested in costs of messaging software vs appliances?

IBM MQ, IBM MQ for z/OS and IBM MQ Appliance firmware 9.2.3 Continuous Delivery releases are available


Community events  

WAS CAB: IBM Cloud Pak System update

WAS CAB: To Java 11 and Beyond

Register now for: TechCon 2021

WAS CAB: WebSphere Automation update with Mike Thompson

IBM Expert TV: App Modernization Step-by-Step

Liberty,8,9 Technical Overview, Update, and Q&A (Session 1) Webinar

Liberty,8,9 Technical Overview, Update, and Q&A (Session 2) Webinar

Redbooks / Blueprints


 Redbooks and Redpapers

IBM FlashSystem and VMware Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Revised: July 19, 2021 ISBN: 073845981X
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Installing and Configuring IBM Db2 AI for IBM z/OS v1.4.0
Revised: July 22, 2021 ISBN: 0738459836
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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Protecting Database Applications
Published: July 22, 2021 ISBN: 0738459852
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Demystifying Data with AI on IBM Z
Published: July 23, 2021 ISBN: 0738459887
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SAP HANA Data Management and Performance on IBM Power Systems
Published: July 23, 2021 ISBN: 0738459860
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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Revised: July 29, 2021 ISBN: 0738459704
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IBM b-type GEN 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide
Published: July 26, 2021 ISBN: 0738459437
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An Implementation of Red Hat OpenShift Network Isolation Using Multiple Ingress Controllers
Published: July 28, 2021 ISBN: 0738459895
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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4
Revised: August 6, 2021 ISBN: 0738459372
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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Revised: August 6, 2021 ISBN: 0738459704
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IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager
Published: August 2, 2021 ISBN: 0738459909
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IBM GDPS Family: An Introduction to Concepts and Capabilities
Published: August 4, 2021 ISBN: 0738459933
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IBM Spectrum Scale as a Persistent Storage for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z Quick Installation Guide
Published: August 6, 2021 ISBN: 0738459844
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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Published: August 13, 2021 ISBN: 073845995X
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