IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - (Page 21)

R&D MOBILIZE Development Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud ith more than 10 billion mobile devices and sensors accessing information, customers on the go with real-time data at their fingertips can be both a valuable resource and also extremely demanding, expecting information to be available 24-7. Businesses must capture this market in innovative ways, adapting to users' requests while also using the information being shared and accessed. W Valerie Dennis is managing editor of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition. Companies can take control of this data with IBM Bluemix*. Available since June, the Bluemix offering is an open cloud development platform as a service for building, managing and running apps such as mobile, Web, big data and smart devices. The cloud platform brings together services and tools into a single ecosystem. This gives businesses and individuals a place to build apps without spending large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. A Working Example More than 80 percent of the world's corporate data is owned and managed on the mainframe. Cloud and mobile devices need to access that information. Bluemix helps bring everything together in a secure, easy-toaccess environment. Using Bluemix as the platform, an IBM team created an example of how a cloud-based company could take mobile data and connect it to the mainframe seamlessly in a single application. MARCH/APRIL 2015 // 21

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