IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L16


"The Linux on z Systems platform continues ...
allowing IBM z users to leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying platform's advantages in
security, resilience, response time and scale."
-Marcel Mitran, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of LinuxONE, IBM

wait for the data to move between
discrete machines, more time
exists for analytics to capture and
develop insights that can provide
more powerful engagement and
an improved experience for the
end user, Mitran notes.
In terms of security, colocation reduces points of failure
and attack vectors, which can
result in better availability and
security at a lower cost.
The February study by
Solitaire Interglobal-"Cyber crime:
Keeping data safe from security
incursions" (ibm.co/1qkn1iW)-
shows that z Systems requires
70 percent fewer tasks than x86
or UNIX* to implement standard
protection levels, Mitran says.
Therefore, securing assets on
z Systems is 84 percent cheaper
than on x86 or UNIX platforms,
according to the study.
Co-location provides data
center savings, too. Co-location
and the resulting consolidation
within the data center can yield
a reduction in power usage and
shrink the data center's footprint.

How Ubuntu
Adds Value

IBM's partnerships with
open-source providers enable
clients to fully explore the hybrid

cloud and its business advantages.
For instance, customers using
Linux on z Systems for hybrid
cloud applications may benefit
from running Ubuntu-Canonical's
open-source platform.
As a cloud-enabled distributor,
Ubuntu's footprint claims 70
percent of OpenStack-enabled
systems, 70 percent of public
cloud images and 70 percent
of Docker Hub images, Mitran
says. It also has become the
de facto standard distribution
used by computer science and
engineering graduates, he notes.
With capabilities like Juju,
Metal as a Service, Landscape
and LXD, Ubuntu brings a rich
set of innovative and popular
cloud enablement and application
development tools to Linux on
z Systems. "When coupled with
the scale, availability and security
that have made z Systems the
platform of choice for some of
the most demanding missioncritical systems in the world, the
outcome is a very powerful value
proposition," Mitran says.
Further, thanks to a common
set of capabilities for both edge
computing and back-end systems,
Ubuntu's support of the Internet
of Things (IoT) and public
cloud environments provides a
seamless end-to-end experience
for hybrid cloud solutions.

IBM and the
API Economy

As well as partnering with
companies like Canonical,
IBM is acquiring businesses
that offer synergies with
existing IBM products
and expand services for
customers, such as APIs
and microservices.
In September 2015,
IBM acquired StrongLoop*,
the leading provider of
enterprise Node.js, an opensource technology that helps
enterprises create, run, manage
and secure APIs, explains Juan
Carlos Soto, vice president of
Hybrid Cloud Integration and
API Economy, IBM, and former
StrongLoop CEO.
Node.js is the most popular
open-source framework
available today. Its ecosystem
has over 250,000 modules
available for developers to use
to create new, highly scalable
applications, Soto says.
Typically used for applications
that must excel at handling
many external connections
simultaneously, Node.js is
ideally suited for an enterprise's
API tier. Many technology
innovators take advantage of its
unique technical advantages,
rapid development capabilities
and vibrant community.

Node.js runs

2x

better on Linux
on z Systems
than competitive
platforms.
Further, when
Node.js is colocated with data
and transactions
that are native on
z Systems, the
system sees a

60%

reduction in
response times
and a

2.5x

improvement

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016

Editor's Desk: Mastering their craft
IBM Perspective: Expanding mainframe ecosystem creates opportunities for Gen Z
Partner PoV: Workplace Diversity: Attract the best talent by encouraging more options for women
IT Today: Financial Feasibility: IBM Global Financing designs customized solutions for technology investments
Currents: Giving Data Structure: Find the right database management systems to maximize information
Case Study: Investing in a Difference: Primerica Life Insurance Co. improves processing and performance
Cover Story: Sparking Student Interest: IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship exposes top students to analytics and data storage
Feature: The Modern Mainframer: The IBM z platform attracts recent grads to its orbit
Women in Tech: Taking a Seat at the IT Table: Women meet challenges, savor successes in the IT field
Tech Corner: Get in the Cloud: z/OS solutions can connect to the cloud through REST interfaces
Solutions: API Integration Platform 3.0, OpenLegacy; Ivory Service Architect V5.1, GT Software
Stop Run: Code Your Own Way: High school girls take charge of their futures
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Linux on z Systems E-book
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mastering their craft
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - IBM Perspective: Expanding mainframe ecosystem creates opportunities for Gen Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Partner PoV: Workplace Diversity: Attract the best talent by encouraging more options for women
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - IT Today: Financial Feasibility: IBM Global Financing designs customized solutions for technology investments
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Currents: Giving Data Structure: Find the right database management systems to maximize information
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Case Study: Investing in a Difference: Primerica Life Insurance Co. improves processing and performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover Story: Sparking Student Interest: IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship exposes top students to analytics and data storage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Feature: The Modern Mainframer: The IBM z platform attracts recent grads to its orbit
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Women in Tech: Taking a Seat at the IT Table: Women meet challenges, savor successes in the IT field
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Tech Corner: Get in the Cloud: z/OS solutions can connect to the cloud through REST interfaces
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Solutions: API Integration Platform 3.0, OpenLegacy; Ivory Service Architect V5.1, GT Software
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Stop Run: Code Your Own Way: High school girls take charge of their futures
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - Linux on z Systems E-book
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - L23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 - SE2
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