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IBM PERSPECTIVE Linux on z Systems Provides Financial Industry a Foundation for Blockchain T PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL BERNSTEIN he financial industry has undergone visible shifts in technology in recent years. Customer transactions have quickly moved from personal interactions at branch offices to online banking or trading and now mobile devices. More than half of smartphone owners now use their devices for mobile banking, according to the Federal Reserve (bit.ly/2a7RMVp). Even as companies adjust to this mobile boom, another important but less visible technology that could shake things up again is emerging: blockchain. Best known as the distributed ledger technology that underpins bitcoin, blockchain can save time and money while increasing transparency and trust by creating a shared digital ledger between parties. Blockchain could streamline the process behind everything from stock trades and supply chains to real estate deals and marriage licenses. Its full potential can only be reached if the blockchain network is built on an infrastructure platform that provides key core capabilities. The systems behind blockchain must ensure data is protected, the overall integrity of the business processes are preserved and industry regulations are followed. Experts across IBM are working with clients and collaborating with others in the industry to build blockchain solutions that meet these core capabilities. IBM has created blockchain development hubs through IBM Bluemix* Garages (ibm.co/29JpVto) and contributed code as a founding member of the Linux* Foundation's Hyperledger Project (hyperledger.org). IBM has made Linux on z Systems* a key component of its blockchain efforts because of unmatched security, performance and scale. These capabilities have earned the mainframe a valued place in the financial industry, serving as the core processing system for 44 of the world's top 50 banks. Now, IBM is extending them to blockchain. The company also has launched a network on IBM Blockchain for developers to test and simulate blockchain business network solutions via the IBM Bluemix cloud. The new services take advantage of IBM LinuxONE*, the industry's most secure Linux server, to provide secure key management, industry-leading isolation between environments, crypto optimization and unparalleled protection from host administrators. ROSS A. MAURI General Manager, IBM z Systems and LinuxONE 8 // SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 ibmsystemsmag.com The mainframe's inherent qualities provide the security needed to handle sensitive data and transactions. Security capabilities are built into the system to accelerate hashing, elliptic digital signatures and cryptographic key generation, helping facilitate secure transactions and payments. The new Secure Service Container for Linux on z Systems also creates isolated partitions for protecting data and applications. This helps keep blockchains on the same system separate and secure as a defense against tampering and to close backdoors often left open in other cloud-based solutions. With a Secure Service Container, even system administrators can't access confidential data. This helps protect against insider attacks and cybercriminals. As financial services firms develop blockchain solutions, these capabilities will be critical to their success, and the mainframe will continue to provide strong differentiation. Even as digital transformation and new technologies emerge as potential disruptors, marketplace leaders across all industries will be those who can innovate like a startup and scale like an enterprise. http://bit.ly/2a7RMVp http://ibm.co/29JpVto http://www.hyperledger.org http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 34
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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