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IT TODAY Regulatory Control in the CLOUD OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards E nterprise customers are eager to embrace cloud not only for greenfield mobile applications but also for legacy applications. Traditional applications require more stringent security access controls and tighter integration to back-end systems. Open standards in cloud technologies are evolving, and OpenStack cloud technologies-developed with global collaboration effort across several service providers and developers-benefit the consumers with platform portability and low acquisition costs. Moving enterprise workloads to either a proprietary or OpenStack cloud model involves moving on-premise compute and data with clearly defined security controls to where the cloud service provider hosts the environment. Prabhakar Attaluri is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Cloud Solutions Management. Vinod Chavan is an IBM cloud executive. A potent combination of factors, including the growth of IT, widespread media attention and geopolitical tensions, has spurred governments to push for more legal requirements, stricter regulations and increased enforcement with regard to cloud. Business data must be archived in accordance with strict regulatory rules, and data is often required to be stored in unalterable form for the life of the product and beyond. 16 // MARCH/APRIL 2016 Further, regulatory controls in specific industries, such as life sciences, strictly look for where compute and data reside, requiring documented and validated proof of how they're used and generated, and who has access. Failure to address these control points upfront can result in noncompliance, penalties and exposure. Contrary to the way cloud operates, common themes of regulatory controls require companies to: ĀÃ 7UDFNÃZKDWÃDSSOLFDWLRQÃLVÃ running where. Cloud infrastructure is supposed to be data center agnostic, but this is strictly not allowed for regulated workloads that are moved around different hosts. ĀÃ 3UHGLFWÃKRZÃFORXGÃEHKDYHVÃ Cloud agility is used to "autoscale," scaling

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016