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Cloud on z Systems:
How to Finally
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Miranda: Hybrid cloud, which
uses private and public clouds to
perform distinct functions within
the same organization, will be a
game changer. By using a hybrid
cloud, businesses can keep the
core workloads running within
its premises and expand other
services to the public cloud,
delivering security, flexibility,
scalability and piece of mind. 
ISM: What changes have
you seen in demand for
mobile and the app economy
and how are clients taking
advantage of that?
Zannos: There must be a back
end to all of these applications
as people expect them to work
and want instant response, and
we see the mainframe being an
excellent choice.
Miller: Mobility requires an infrastructure that can scale and deliver
data to the right devices securely.
Elasticity is critical. Linux and the
open-source ecosystem can handle
elastic demand.
Miranda: Mobile-device applications are totally dependent on a
huge back-end infrastructure capable of handling millions of requests.
Mobile applications are becoming
more crucial as people are replacing personal computer use with
their smart mobile devices.
ISM: What other Linux trends
are you seeing?
Miranda: With LinuxONE, businesses have the option to move
their workloads to an extremely
reliable, secure and scalable platform running Linux and the same

applications at an affordable cost.
Zannos: Analytics, Internet of
Things and mobile apps need
reliable services. Given the mainframe's ability to run workloads at
near 100 percent CPU utilization,
the need to run large numbers of
densely packed containers is likely
to drive further demand for Linux.
Miller: Using big data analytics to
create business value is the next
big trend. It requires a platform
that can provide almost instantaneous results.
ISM: What industries are
using Linux?
Miranda: Linux is present in all
industries. Red Hat Enterprise
Linux on z Systems has greater
adoption by financial services,
retail, education, transportation and government. For the
appropriate workloads, Linux on
z Systems brings reliability, security and scalability, and can lower
total cost of operations.
Miller: Retail and financial services
are big users, but we also have
customers in manufacturing, education and government. Healthcare
is a rapidly growing segment, and
what's interesting here is that is
not just about business value; it's a
matter of life and death.
Zannos: All of them. Any industry where the pace of innovation
is rapid needs open solutions.
Telco, finance, health, higher
education and media are industries where we are seeing amazing
innovations and use of Linux.
Shirley S. Savage is a Maine-based
freelance writer.

It doesn't matter if you think the
cloud concept was being used on
VM370 in the 1970s (I would probably agree), today is a different
world and z/VM* still must be sold to
management. While its penetration is
growing worldwide and we are seeing more installations moving to z/VM
and Linux* on z Systems* to solve
many different and complex issues,
there is still resistance. Sometimes it's
for political reasons and sometimes
it's a lack of understanding.
Three people in an organization
need to be convinced that Linux on
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person responsible for budget, the
architect responsible for functionality
and the applications person responsible for company applications.
A cloud solution is something they
all know about, typically focusing on
the economics and time savings. A
major strength for z/VM has always
been virtualization-not batch, not
high transaction systems, but straight
virtualization. z/VM virtualization
provides the application owners'
access to resources and programs
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better than any other platform, and
that is the basis for being a powerful
cloud implementation.

Barton Robinson

Founder and CTO, Velocity Software
With over 30 years of experience with
z/VM performance, Barton is heavily
involved in performance research and
the z Systems community worldwide.

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Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
Solutions: Strobe 5.2
Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - IBM Perspective: Opening new options for real-time analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Editor's Desk: Predictive analytics enhances purchases
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Infographic: Breaking down the mainframe skills gap
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Partner PoV: IBM z Systems clients must manage existing and emerging assets together to get the most value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Focus on Storage: The IBM Spectrum Storage family of software-defined solutions simplifies storage management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Currents: Architect real-time analytics into operational systems for competitive advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover Story: Dynamic Spark: IBM brings the Apache project's analytics power to Linux and z Systems servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Feature: Personal Shopper: Retailer optimizes analytics to drive a more customized client experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Showcase: In a roundtable, distributors discuss how IBM LinuxONE enables flexibility for users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Tech Corner: Runtime Diagnostics and Predictive Failure Analysis V2.2 improve z/OS availability
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Solutions: Strobe 5.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Stop Run: IBMer volunteers time to educate people about malaria and technology
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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