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IT TODAY

Cloud CHOICES
A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solution

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s more businesses consider implementing private, public or hybrid cloud
technologies they face the daunting challenge of weighing the potential
benefits against costs, risks associated with potential disruption in services,
regulatory and compliance concerns, security exposures and organizational effects.
Before attempting to analyze these variables, however, if your business is able to
measure its current level of readiness for effective cloud implementation, you'll be in
a better position to optimize chances of success. Following a straightforward process
that IBM's experience has shown to be highly effective can help determine your
organization's readiness for new delivery models based on modern technologies.
Rick Schoenmann
is a certified Executive IT Infrastructure
consultant in IBM
Systems Executive
Advisory Practice
for IT Optimization.
John Karaba
is a senior managing consultant
with IBM Systems
Executive Advisory
Practice for IT
Optimization.

Begin with a detailed analysis
of the technical and financial
model of the current IT environment, including existing
workloads and their affinity for
specific service delivery models-a combination of highly
optimized on-premises traditional
IT infrastructure and various
on-premises/off-premises hybrid
cloud deployment models.
The next step is to identify
the most prudent and feasible

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cloud architecture alternatives
that conform to the technical
requirements of your enterprise.
These alternatives must always
be considered along with your
company's long- and short-term
goals, business requirements,
budget realities and any other
constraints. Once these two
environments are known, a comprehensive cost benefit analysis
can offer the most useful information to support your decision.

We hope to show how to avoid
some pitfalls and how best to
consider and work around some
of the points of failure in cloud
deployment. We will also explore
the more abstract and hard-toquantify benefits of successfully
enabling cloud technology. To
explore these issues, let's focus
on a scenario of moving from a
traditional technology-centric IT
environment to a services-centric
hybrid cloud enterprise architec-


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Flexible options
IBM Perspective: The full potential of Linux
Infographic: Differentiate your cloud services and drive margins sky-high
Techbits: The P-TECH fast track
Partner PoV: Virtualizing system software can help reduce data center costs
Trends: IBM has the roadmap you need to get to business innovation
Currents: Thanks to mobile apps, users can access IBM z Systems services and data
IT Today: A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solutions
Case Study: Letters Home: Western Illinois University improves school-to-student interaction with more eye-catching financial aid documents
Cover Story: Linux Breakthrough: New IBM LinuxONE systems are enterprise-grade and built for business-critical applications
Feature: Community Partnership: The new Open Mainframe Project capitalizes on the strengths of z Systems and Linux to foster growth
Feature: A Matter of Standards: The KVM hypervisor extends familiar tools to Linux on the mainframe
Tech Showcase: Understanding VSAM can help you process and access information
Administrator: New zHPF protocols offer up to a 68 percent reduction in I/O service time for write operations
Solutions: Integration Link; SIEM Agent for z/OS
Stop Run: Software engineer notes creative side with musical instruments and choirs
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Mainframe Skills Special Report
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Editor's Desk: Flexible options
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - IBM Perspective: The full potential of Linux
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Infographic: Differentiate your cloud services and drive margins sky-high
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Techbits: The P-TECH fast track
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Partner PoV: Virtualizing system software can help reduce data center costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Trends: IBM has the roadmap you need to get to business innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Currents: Thanks to mobile apps, users can access IBM z Systems services and data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - IT Today: A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Case Study: Letters Home: Western Illinois University improves school-to-student interaction with more eye-catching financial aid documents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover Story: Linux Breakthrough: New IBM LinuxONE systems are enterprise-grade and built for business-critical applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Feature: Community Partnership: The new Open Mainframe Project capitalizes on the strengths of z Systems and Linux to foster growth
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Feature: A Matter of Standards: The KVM hypervisor extends familiar tools to Linux on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Tech Showcase: Understanding VSAM can help you process and access information
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Administrator: New zHPF protocols offer up to a 68 percent reduction in I/O service time for write operations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Solutions: Integration Link; SIEM Agent for z/OS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Stop Run: Software engineer notes creative side with musical instruments and choirs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Mainframe Skills Special Report
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