IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 19

ACHIEVING

AN ADVANTAGE
Linux on z Systems enables the API economy and
microservices while enhancing hybrid cloud solutions
By Shirley S. Savage k Illustration by James Dawe/ycn.org
usinesses are looking for
technology that helps
them stay relevant,
flexible and secure in the
digital economy. As a result,
companies are turning to Linux*
on z Systems* to take advantage
of the platform's open-source
technology that provides
flexibility to meet
today's challenges.
Recent acquisitions and
innovations from IBM support
open source and provide
opportunities to leverage APIs
and microservices as well as
enable enterprises to effectively
use hybrid cloud environments.
With foundational investments
in Linux and Eclipse, IBM
has supported open source and
open standards for nearly two
decades, notes Marcel Mitran,
Distinguished Engineer and
CTO of IBM LinuxONE*. IBM
is also a founding member and
strong supporter of several
key open-source initiatives,
including OpenStack, Cloud
Foundry, Node Foundation and
Apache Spark.

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"The Linux on z Systems
platform continues to be a presence
in these and many more open
projects, allowing IBM z* users to
leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying
platform's advantages in security,
resilience, response time and
scale," Mitran says. "There's a
unique elegance to having the
platform address these concerns."
Other platforms require
heroic effort in the application
and operation layers to enable
security, scale and resilience,
sapping energy and organizational
focus from the business's core
competencies and interests. But
with Linux on z Systems, those
advantages are built in, he notes.
Many enterprises use hybrid
clouds to improve ROI. However,
the ROI advantage can be lost if the
hybrid cloud isn't secure. Seventy
percent of enterprises investing
in hybrid clouds are faced with
increased security concerns.
With strong cryptography
performance and an
extended suite of capabilities,
z Systems provides security at

scale for hybrid clouds. IBM has built a rich ecosystem
on z Systems with products like QRadar*, which
manages and alerts clients to security threats, and
IBM Security zSecure*. IBM Security Guardium*
leverages analytics for data integrity monitoring.
IBM has partnered with BlackRidge Technology,
Forcepoint Trusted Thin Client and RSM Partners to
broaden the z Systems security portfolio.

Co-Location Benefits
Linux on z Systems hybrid cloud offers other
advantages, such as co-locating with the system
of record, which allows for smoother and faster
performance. Application response times are up to
3x faster when the insights and engagement layers
are co-located with the data.

TAKEAWAY
s ,INUX ON Z 3YSTEMS BRINGS TOGETHER
OPENSOURCE TECHNOLOGY WITH AN
ENTERPRISEGRADE SYSTEM
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TO ,INUX ON THE MAINFRAME INCLUDING
ACQUISITIONS AND INITIATIVES FOCUSING ON !0)S
MICROSERVICES AND HYBRID CLOUD
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IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ,INUX ON )"- Z BRINGING
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DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Flexible and agile environment
IBM Perspective: Elevating open source for the enterprise
Partner PoV: New information about threats in the z/OS system improves performance
The new IBM z13 can consolidate Linux workloads at a lower cost
Focus on Storage: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite offers a new way of licensing storage software
Cover Story: Achieving An Advantage: Linux on z Systems enables the API economy and microservices while enhancing hybrid cloud solutions
Feature: A Better Option: Businesses see an advantage to using Linux on z Systems over scale-out servers
Tech Showcase: CISOs can mitigate mobile security fears and prevent issues in the workplace
Tech Corner: IBM DB2 on z/OS V2.2 features space and storage ehancements
Administrator: IBM Multi-Factor Authentication fo z/OS helps maintain a secure infrastructure
Solutions: Universal Data Manager; OpenLegacy V3.0
Stop Run: 19-year-old mainframe enthusiast installs a z890 in his parents' basement
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Editor's Desk: Flexible and agile environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - IBM Perspective: Elevating open source for the enterprise
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Partner PoV: New information about threats in the z/OS system improves performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - The new IBM z13 can consolidate Linux workloads at a lower cost
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Focus on Storage: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite offers a new way of licensing storage software
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Cover Story: Achieving An Advantage: Linux on z Systems enables the API economy and microservices while enhancing hybrid cloud solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Feature: A Better Option: Businesses see an advantage to using Linux on z Systems over scale-out servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Tech Showcase: CISOs can mitigate mobile security fears and prevent issues in the workplace
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 33
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Tech Corner: IBM DB2 on z/OS V2.2 features space and storage ehancements
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Administrator: IBM Multi-Factor Authentication fo z/OS helps maintain a secure infrastructure
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Solutions: Universal Data Manager; OpenLegacy V3.0
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Stop Run: 19-year-old mainframe enthusiast installs a z890 in his parents' basement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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