April 2016

The PowerSC Virtual Networking Firewall

IBM Power Systems servers provide the capability to perform virtual networking between logical partitions (LPARs) running on the same physical server. This design results in faster communications between LPARs, since network traffic isn't required to exit and then route back into the server. However, because inter-LPAR network traffic doesn't pass through traditional firewalls, use of virtual networking also presents a security challenge. To address this challenge, IBM’s PowerSC security and compliance solution provides a trusted firewall module.

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Automated system operations. Unattended computer operations. Going lights-out. No matter what you call it, you’re still looking for it. The path to lights-out automation is filled with misconceptions, excuses, and half-baked solutions, but it’s worth the journey!

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• 9 problems with manual operations

• 5 essential areas to automate

• 3 reasons to budget for automation in 2016

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SQL Server Reporting Services for Developers

In this self-paced training course, you will learn how to get started with the tools used to develop, test and deploy reports. You'll see how to develop full-featured reports, including drill-down reports and charts, with interactive prompts that let your users select the data they need.

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Interesting But Useless Fact:

M&M's actually stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.

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