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March 28, 2012 | Volume 1 Issue 2


TOP STORY: Driving the Power of AIX
FEATURED ARTICLE: Webcast: Automating IBM AIX PCI Compliance Reporting
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Vision Solutions Announces Single-User Interface Availability and DR Solutions for IBM Power Systems
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Automating IBM AIX PCI Compliance Reporting
EVENT: AIX File Transfers--Automation and Security Without Scripting
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Driving the Power of AIX

Learn about performance tuning in this excerpt from the book Driving the Power of AIX.

ken_milbergWritten by Ken Milberg

In this chapter, I identify and show you how to tune your virtual memory subsystem. In contrast to other subsystems, there is a lot you can do to improve performance from a virtual memory perspective.


Before we get started, let me again state that, unless instructed otherwise, you should change only one parameter at a time. If you make multiple changes, you won't know precisely what caused the impact on performance. This point is particularly relevant to virtual memory.


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Webcast: Automating IBM AIX PCI Compliance Reporting

With SkyView Policy Minder for AIX, IT professionals can seamlessly manage PCI data on IBM servers.

maryrose_robertsWritten by Mary Rose Roberts

Editor's Note: This article is a review of a Webcast about SkyView Policy Minder, available free at the MC Press Webcast Center.


Monitoring systems that must be compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) can be done more efficiently with the help of SkyView's Policy Minder for AIX for IBM i and i5/OS. In the Webcast, Carol Woodbury, president and CTO of SkyView Partners, discusses the 12 sections of the AIX PCI DSS and explains how Policy Minder helps IT professionals set requirements and run reports to ensure standards are met.


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AIX File Transfers--Automation and Security Without Scripting

Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Writing AIX shell scripts to transfer files can be error-prone and time consuming for your IT department. 

How do you know when the script fails?

Are the files and passwords secured/encrypted?

Where are the audit trails?

Are you in compliance?

Many AIX shops are now looking at Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions to help them move beyond the many problems of scripting. During this free webinar, you will find out how to:

  • Use intuitive wizards to quickly set up file transfers.
  • Secure file transfers with SFTP, FTPS, AS2 and Open PGP standards.
  • Guarantee delivery with auto-resume and integrity checks.
  • Automate file transfers through the built-in scheduler or from your applications.
  • Provide a web portal for your trading partners for ad-hoc file transfers.
  • Keep centralized audit logs to comply with PCI DSS, HIPAA and other privacy laws.
  • Receive alerts so you immediately know if/when transfers fail.

We hope you'll join us! Register Here