IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2012 - (Page 6)

Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue Been There, Done That CONTRIBUTORS sk a veteran mainframer about cloud-computing trends, and they’re likely to yawn and say something about how it’s all been done. Decades ago, the predecessors of the modern System z* platform pioneered virtualization—the foundation of today’s cloud. As a result, virtualization is built into the mainframe’s DNA. At the same time, the platform’s hallmarks—always-on availability, impressive scalability and unsurpassed security—are all critical elements for organizations wanting to implement a private cloud environment. To learn more about IBM’s cloud- and hybrid-computing vision, IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition, spoke with Doug Balog, general manager, System z, for the cover story on page 20. Delving deeper into the cloud, “Overcoming Cloud Obstacles,” the feature on page 26, examines how to overcome cloud-integration challenges. Also in this issue, we explore how The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) employs monitoring tools to ensure its networking infrastructure is up for any challenge. With myriad securities transactions to manage, DTCC’s IT infrastructure relies on these tools and two IBM zEnterprise* 196 platforms to meet its rigorous service-level agreements. A Joseph Gulla Arts assessor Joseph Gulla, co-author of the cloud article on page 26, is a concert, dance and theater enthusiast. Accompanied by his wife, he attends many arts events at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in Durham. After each event, he writes about the experience on his Facebook page. Prabhakar Attaluri Sports aficionado Prabhakar Attaluri, co-author of the cloud article on page 26, is a sports fan who says he’ll watch almost any sport. He plays badminton, tennis and cricket in his spare time, but says nothing beats watching the Chicago Bears with his young son. Looking to new technology, we examine the latest zEnterprise System: the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12). Tech Corner on page 30 covers the zEC12 chip design and architecture, which can deliver unprecedented speed and performance. And Administrator on page 34 explores the IBM System z Advanced Workload Analysis Reporter (IBM zAware), a new feature of the zEC12. IBM zAware monitors and analyzes z/OS* communications to identify system anomalies, helping systems administrators address potential issues before they become critical. Even for longtime mainframers, such advances are pretty impressive—cuttingedge processors and systems that monitor themselves. Perhaps, that’s the beauty of the mainframe. Sure, it’s done it all, but it never stops innovating. Mike Westholder, Managing Editor Contact Mike at 6 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2012

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2012
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Been There, Done That
IBM Perspective: Not All Clouds Are Designed Equal
Insider: What's Really Driving Peak CPU Usage?
Focus on Storage: The DS8870 Provides up to Three Times the Performance of Its Predecessor
Case Study: A Capital Investment: DTCC implements tools to ensure its networking infrastructure is ready for anything
Cover Story: A Clear Vision for Cloud: System z GM Doug Balog on why zEnterprise provides a firm foundation for a secure cloud
Feature: Overcoming Cloud Obstacles: The benefits far outweigh the challenges associated with cloud integration
Tech Corner: From Silicon to Architecture, zEC12 Innovations Push the Envelope
Administrator: IBM zAware Extends z/OS Resilience to Another Level
Solutions: Attach Facility; DataSniff; AutoPilot; Eclipse; Correlog Enterprise Server 5.1
Advertisers Index
Stop Run: IBM Distinguished Engineer Joe Temple Reflects on His Juggling Past
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
Smarter Computing
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2012