IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 8

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.


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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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 35
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 39
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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