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TRENDS Putting LINUX to Work ILLUSTRATION: OLGA ANGELLOZ/SHUTTERSTOCK Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success I t's useful and powerful to have systems that run on Linux* serving a specific purpose such as collaboration, application development, lifecycle management, business analytics, data warehousing, messaging and portals. Certain workloads have long had appeal because they offer the opportunity to standardize, consolidate and specialize support to meet the particular needs of the communities that work in or rely upon these environments. Joseph Gulla is the IT leader of Alazar Press, an imprint of Royal Swan Enterprises. Previously, he was an IBM executive IT specialist, ending his 28-year career with the company in 2012. Collaboration Applications Collaboration software has become vital. In many organizations, email, which is one of the flagship collaboration applications, is treated like a mission-critical application because the business can hardly function without it. IBM Domino*, IBM Connections and IBM Sametime* products are examples of well-known collaboration software that run on Linux. These products are proprietary application 16 // MARCH/APRIL 2015 software using traditional licensing methods. Collaboration software products from IBM are organized in categories- application development tools, real-time collaboration services, messaging and collaboration, social software, mobile software, and unified communications- that validate the diversity and importance of this workload-class of software. Open-source collaboration software is available under various support models. An example is Access Grid (, a communitysupported project used to provision group-to-group interactions across the grid using resources like multimedia largeformat displays, presentation and interactive environments. It makes use of interfaces to grid middleware and visualization environments. Another example is EGroupware Community Edition (, an opensource groupware software that lets users manage contacts, appointments, projects and

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Transforming today
IBM Perspective: Move at the speed of z
SHARE Outlook: Celebrating 60 years of people and enterprise computing
TechBits: A mixed bag for cyber security
Partner PoV: Take advantage of data virtualization to boost business intelligence
Trends: Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success
Currents: IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds
R&D: Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud
IT Today: Is your infrastructure prepared for cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social?
Cover Story: Transforming IBM Systems: Senior VP Tom Rosamilia leads a technology sea change at IBM
Feature: Finding Insightful Information: IBM offers cost-effective solutions to keep mobile analytics on the mainframe
Feature: Propel Your Cloud Infrastructure: Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate brings software-defined high-function storage
Tech Showcase: Today's flexible training options fit time and budget constraints
Administrator: How IBM zHyperWrite improves performance
Solutions: Alignia; Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise; MegaCryption 6.4.1; JES2RSS; zOSEM 6.2; SecureData z/Protect 4.3.0; DR/DFI 4.5
Stop Run: An IBM Distinguished Engineer bonds with his family while visiting US historical sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015