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to manage physical, virtual and
cloud workloads. We can see
further by collecting data and
information from a variety of data
sources, business processes, cloud
and enterprise applications, rule
sets and social networks.
This article outlines three major
trends around adaptation, analytics and collaboration, focusing
on how best to deal with each in a
mainframe environment.

Adapt to the Cloud
Traditional workloads now share
the mainframe with an expanded
set of workloads for analytics,
cloud computing, big data and
DevOps. In turn, applications
must adapt to new environments,
APIs and data models to dynamically manage the flow of data and
address real-time changes.
Consider the International Space
Station (ISS), which transforms
humans from explorers of space
to residents and experimenters.
The experiments are adapted to
the ISS environment, while the
data generated has implications
for global humankind. The space
station provides an ideal environment to study many human aspects
in space, such as digestion and
heart behavior. It also provides a
unique window on the Earth and
sun-one in which scientists can
use their understanding to respond
to opportunities as they arise.
As in ISS experimentation,
applications must adapt to new
environments (e.g., for cloud
deployment). Whether applications
are deployed within an enterprise
or into the cloud, they must adapt
by leveraging cloud services that
understand web services and APIs
used by other cloud-based applications and data sources. In order
to host hundreds of virtual servers
running a mix of workload types,
a powerful Linux OS, rock-solid
security, virtualization support and
advanced clustering are needed.

Enabling application deployment
to a private or hybrid cloud from
the mainframe requires a powerful
OpenStack-based solution to manage that cloud deployment.

Simplify
Through Analytics
Businesses may struggle to host
I/O and data-intensive workloads
in virtual servers with acceptable
levels of performance, scalability,
availability, capacity, planning
or disaster recovery. The Apollo
13 crew simplified the complex
set of problems it was up against
and exploited everything to solve
them. In the same vein, Linux
exploits the advanced technologies
available in mainframe systems for
performance, throughput, cryptography and virtualization that help
turn a complex environment into
a cohesive, highly scalable and
manageable system.
Linux and associated systems
management and analysis tools
give you an edge toward delivering real business insights and
managing your OS. One of the
best ways to simplify complex
environments is to continuously
analyze and manage the underlying OS and storage.
Dark data is much like dark
matter in cosmology-we know
it exists even if we can't grasp
it. Dark matter is roughly 84
percent of the total mass in the
universe, and we can't see it. Dark
data, in a sense, is everything
we do-and we still can't see it.
Uncovering information within
the dark data is only possible in a
high-performance and highly scalable environment. Greater insights
will be gained by spelunking
through caverns of dark data that
exist through the proliferation of
data storage that exists today.

Attract Talent
To rapidly build and deploy
applications in the mainframe

G
One of the best
ways to

simplify
complex
environments is
to continuously

analyze
and

manage
the underlying
OS and storage

environment, we must build
on existing skill sets for enterprise development, storage and
networking. What better way to
attract new talent than to leverage
the mainframe itself for education
and training of a new generation?
Collaborating on a multipurpose mainframe helps foster new
skills for the future. It took 10,000
scientists and engineers from 600
institutions in over 100 countries
to coax the Higgs boson particle
into existence for less than a
nanosecond by sifting through
data generated by experiments
at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN
drew from several data elements
for extreme collaboration. It's
an example of adapting quickly
based on as much intelligence
and analytics as possible.
Business applications are the
same way; adapting quickly
within mainframe environments
by reusing existing skill sets and
collaborating with key technology
partners is important. Karnataka
State Electronics Development
Corp. Ltd. (KEONICS) in India
found a unique approach to
attract new talent and maintain
skills on the mainframe. One of
the key services KEONICS offers
is education. Seeking to expand
its service portfolio even further,
KEONICS acquired a z Systems
mainframe running Linux, using
it to teach students mainframe
administration and development
skills. KEONICS recognized that
this would be a positive move in
ensuring the availability of mainframe talent within India.

Adapt to Change
Organizations need an adaptive
application development environment for the mainframe that
leverages a cohesive cloud-aware
environment that sparks growth
through faster time to value using
Linux on the mainframe.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
Techbits:
Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
Feature: Unleash Business Applications: IBM Application Discovery unlocks new value and accelerates the adoption of hybrid cloud solutions
Tech Trends: What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night? Cloud computing is cited as top priority
Tech Corner: Healthy Status: z/OS Health Checker features productivity and ease-of-use enhancements
Solutions: BoxScore II, H&W Computer Systems; CleverView for TCP/IP V9.1, AES; ISPW Deploy, Compuware
Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Techbits:
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Infographic: Your Route to Digital Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Partner PoV: Ignite Innovation: Optimize Linux on z Systems with adaptation, analytics and collaboration
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Focus on Storage: Storage in a Flash: Improve performance and efficiency with hybrid and all-flash storage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover Story: Mainframe Options: IBM z Systems supports modern languages, tools, optimization and processes
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