IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - (Page 6)

EDITOR'S DESK PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON Flexible and Agile Environment H ot yoga-where the room temperature is turned up to increase flexibility and mimic conditions found in India-is my favorite fitness activity. I prefer the fastpaced aerobic yoga style known as power vinyasa, as it tests the flexibility and agility of my muscles and mind. At the end of the session I feel a stronger sense of personal performance, as if my body is as tuned and efficient as possible. Those same attributes can be said of Linux* on z Systems*, and longtime supporter IBM is providing more enhancements and solutions for the open-source platform for the enterprise. In the cover story on page 18, find out how IBM is helping customers face today's demands in a hybrid cloud by leveraging APIs and microservices on the platform. The feature on page 22 examines the advantages of Linux on IBM z* versus scale-out servers running core business workloads, and Currents on page 11 explains how the new IBM z13s* server can consolidate Linux workloads at a lower cost. Also in this issue, learn how IBM Multi-Factor Authentication for z/OS* helps maintain a secure infrastructure on page 44. And meet Connor Krukosky, a young man installing a z890 in his parents' basement, in Stop Run, 48. Like IBM's commitment to Linux on z Systems, my commitment to my yoga practice enables me to perform with increased flexibility and agility. As more demands are placed on the Linux on z Systems platform, these attributes will become increasingly important. Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor CONTRIBUTORS Gabe Goldberg Nonprofit Volunteer Gabe Goldberg, author of Stop Run on page 48, has never resisted the siren song of nonprofit organizations. He has given time to SHARE and Hillgang user groups and various technology groups, served as an officer of his police station's Citizens Advisory Committee, and enjoyed being on the board of directors of a small professional theater company. The more time and effort he spends volunteering, the greater return he experiences. 6 // MAY/JUNE 2016 R John Davis Balancing Act John Davis, photographer for Stop Run on page 48, lives in his adopted hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, daughter and cat. He believes that shooting only film when he started out was integral in the evolution of his creative eye and that by slowing down the process of seeing, the mind is able to process more deeply. As a true Libra, he's all about balancing his artistic self with his inner athlete by running marathons-15 so far-and playing ice hockey in a local men's league.

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