IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2012 - (Page 14)

IT Today Addressing IT challenges worldwide Another Look at System z Six things you didn’t know about the modern mainframe By Don Bagwell A common misconception about mainframe computers is that they’re only capable of running old-fashioned 3270 green-screen applications. But the reality is quite different; the mainframe is capable of presenting itself in the same way as other modern platforms. Processor Resource/System Manager* (PR/SM) is a hypervisor Looking beyond the outdated notions, here are six examples of some of the best-kept secrets about the mainframe: 1. System z Virtualization The mainframe pioneered the use of virtualization technologies more than four decades ago. Two key hypervisor technologies are supported. that partitions the physical mainframe resources into multiple LPARs. Within each partition may run one of many supported OSs: z/OS*, z/VM*, Linux* for System z*, z/VSE* and z/Transaction Processing Facility. z/VM is itself both an OS and a hypervisor. With it, you can host 22 14 MARCH/APRIL 2012 ILLUSTRATION BY ADAM NIKLEWICZ

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2012

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2012
Table of Contents
Editor’s Desk: Rethinking System z
IBM Perspective: Smarter Computing, Enterprise Modernization and the Mainframe
Insider: Proper Tools Can Bring Flexibility to Application Development
IT Today: Six Things You Didn't Know About the Modern Mainframe
Trends: Seven Reasons IT Projects Fail
Cover Story: Agile Thinking: How to leverage existing technology to gain a competitive advantage
Features: All Together Now: A centralized business analytics environment delivers great value
Improving Upon the Gold Standard: System z pushes the limits of high availability
Tech Corner: Processor Design Innovations Empower the z196
Developer: Accurate Project Scoping Helps Map Out a Faster Route to Success
Solutions/Advertiser's Index: PASSPORT Host Integration Objects - LegaSuite 6
Stop Run: Mainframer Clarence Golson Reflects on a Diverse Career Built on a Single Platform

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2012