IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2015 - (Page 6)

EDITOR'S DESK PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON A New Mainframe A nnouncements are big news. When I bought my first house in the fall, it took me awhile to decide how I was going to tell the people I wanted to inform. I always look forward to friends' announcements about getting engaged, having a child or landing a new job. These create a lot of excitement and buzz. And IBM's announcement of the newest mainframe, the IBM z13, is no exception. The 13th generation of the platform is aimed to take advantage of the explosion in mobile transactions, analytics and cloud. Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM z Systems, talked with IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition, about how the z13 addresses current and future technologies and client needs in the cover story on page 24. Also inside, learn about improvements in the availability of stored data now that Elastic Storage is available with Linux* on z Systems-and the new IBM z13-in the feature on page 32. Find out about the newest storage solution in the IBM System Storage* DS8000* series, the DS8870. It works by staying on the mainframe to deliver workload efficiency as the amount of data continues to increase. Read more on page 12. In the case study on page 20, read about Marist College's cloud-based massive open online courses available to anyone, CONTRIBUTORS Marna Walle Migration maniac Marna Walle, author of the Currents article on page 16, enjoys working on large system migration projects and is always looking for an easier way. She scouts out possible infrastructure to help and will give any crazy idea a shot if it can help keep software current. She says some projects have been more successful than others and new opportunities are on the horizon. 6 // JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 anywhere. With the Enterprise z114 and other IBM products, Marist has created its own private-cloud hub. Not every update has to be large to be appreciated. In Currents on page 16, find out about small enhancements from past z/OS* releases that you can implement and take advantage of now. As the way we get and share information evolves, it's good to know a reliable system of record is evolving to meet those needs as well. Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor Q Bill Bernstein Snapping Sir Paul New Yorker Bill Bernstein, photographer for the cover and story on page 24, takes photos of real people living their lives and doing what they love to do. He's worked with big-name CEOs, executives and celebrities while shooting healthcare, advertising, corporate and editorial work. In 1989 he was asked to be Paul McCartney's personal photographer and traveled with him for every major world tour through 2005.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A new mainframe
IBM Perspective: Embracing mobile with z13
Partner PoV: Align existing competencies with intuitive best practices
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage DS8870 delivers workload efficiency as the amount of information increases
Currents: Small changes in recent z/OS releases can result in big improvements
Case Study: A Sky-High Education: Marist College uses the cloud to offer massive open online courses
Cover Story: Game Changer: New z13 is optimized for mainframe clients' mobile, analytics and cloud needs
HotTECH Products
Feature: A Clustered Support System: IBM delivers the flexibility and data availability of Elastic Storage to Linux on System z
Tech Corner: Using the data availability function makes sense for some environments
Solutions: Accelerator for.NET 5.0; TASKLIB+ and Launch Express; Express Entry Global Address Verification
Stop Run: A Lego version of the zEnterprise 114 is transformed into a working 'mainframe' model
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2015