IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 4

EDITOR'S DESK
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON

Flexible Options

I

've always wanted to live someplace where public
transportation is accessible and easy. Moving to the
Twin Cities, I was happy to learn the infrastructure here
is such that I could take the bus to work-and beyond. My
community also boasts great bike paths and lanes, light rail
lines and regulated ridesharing options, all of which I use.
I appreciate the reliability and flexibility these options provide,
as I trust I will get to my destination in a safe and timely
manner (barring traffic or weather delays).
These qualities of reliability and flexibility are what
Linux* on z Systems* users can expect and are embracing, as
evidenced by the system's growth on the platform. This is why
enterprise-grade Linux offers more choices for the mainframe.
In the cover story on page 28, read how IBM is bringing
more choices and flexibility for Linux users to create the right
environment that works for them with the IBM LinuxONE*
system. Options include new distributions, support for more
databases and the addition of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine
(KVM) hypervisor. Read more about KVM on page 36. In the
feature on page 32, IBM Systems Magazine talks with Jim Zemlin,
executive director, The Linux Foundation, about working with
IBM to create the Open Mainframe Project focused on innovation
and making available enterprise computing for everyone.
Find out how one university is increasing school
awareness by producing more personalized letters with
information stored on the mainframe on page 24 and about
IBM's roadmap for cloud innovation on page 12. In Currents
on page 16, we highlight winners of the 2015 Mainframe

Mobile App Throwdown. The winning app, developed by a
team at Aetna, shows how lives can be saved through the
development of a simple mobile app. That skill will continue
to be important as mobile technology progresses. Speaking
of skills, read our e-book focused on Mainframe-related
skills organizations most highly value in today's marketplace
(ibmsystemsmagmainframedigital.com/MFSKILLS).
Also included with this issue is the 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition, featuring profiles of IBM business partners and
their products and services. Be sure to check it out.
The flexibility and reliability that public transportation
provides is important to me. And with LinuxONE, each client
can find the customized solution that is the right fit for their
company.

Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
vdennis@msptechmedia.com

Susan Schreitmueller
Safari shutterbug
Senior Cloud Advisor in the new IBM
Cloud Business Unit and author of
the Trends article on page 12, Susan
Schreitmueller is an avid photographer.
While on assignment with IBM Dubai, she
went on multiple camera safaris. Africa now
tops Australia as her favorite continent.

R Seth Lowe
People photographer
Seth Lowe, photographer for the case
study on page 24, is a Midwesterner raised
around people who work with their hands.
His passions are travel, telling stories and
connecting with people. His dream is to own
a breakfast cafe with a studio above it that
has an after-school program to teach kids
photography and video.

4 // SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 ibmsystemsmag.com

PHOTO COURTESY OF SETH LOWE

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015

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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 2
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - 22
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - MS0
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015 - Mainframe Skills Special Report
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