IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - 6

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON

EDITOR'S DESK
Loads of Options

W

hen recently shopping for a washer and dryer, I was
faced with choices. My previous washing machine
settings included hot or cold water, large or small
load, and three wash cycles. T he one I bought has four- each
load and water temperature settings and 14 wash cycles.
Features include noise- and vibration- reduction technology,
smartphone and home connection, and eco- friendly
electricity settings. Each load of clothes can be customized
to maximize machine efficiency and garment longevity.
My washer-dryer set was hooked up for a week before I
used it. The 75-page instruction book, knobs, lights and buttons all overwhelmed me. But I quickly realized they were necessary for creating customized, job-specific loads. It reminded
me of how the IBM z Systems* platform features ways to run
an efficient, modern workload with options and capabilities
to customize. In the cover story on page 18, read how the
z Systems family supports modern development through
languages, tools, processes and solutions.
As a result of IBM's acquisition of EZSource, the IBM
Application Discovery tool is available for clients looking to
create competitive advantage and accelerate cloud adoption
through code modernization. Learn more about the technology
in the feature on page 22.
Many z/OS* clients are already benefiting from the performance and efficiency gains by implementing flash storage.
Focus on Storage highlights the IBM DS8000* family of storage
options and how to effectively plan and implement the solution. Read more on page 15.

We asked IT leaders about concerns, trends and directions
for their business and content. Modernization and security
top their list of critical issues to address, and more plan to
implement cloud. Read about those trends and more in Tech
Trends, page 28.
Included with this issue is the redesigned 2017 Mainframe
Solutions Edition. It features short articles, product listings and
services broken down by relevant technology category. Be sure
to use it as a resource throughout the year.
We all have reason to thank modern development: The
mainframe allows clients to remain competitive and innovate,
and my new washer and dryer clean my clothes while using
electricity more efficiently.

Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
vdennis@msptechmedia.com

CONTRIBUTORS
Martin O'Neill
Cover Collage Artist
Artist and illustrator Martin O'Neill produced
the cover art. His unique images include
collage, silkscreen, photography, paint and
digital techniques. O'Neill works from his
archive of found and self-generated material
and supplied imagery. He lives and works
on the South East England coast with his
wife and two daughters.

R Mike Fulton
Supervising Scouts
Mike Fulton, interviewed in the feature
article on page 22, is a leader with the
4th Squamish Scouts and was the Akela
for the Cub Scouts in the 2015-2016
season. Under his leadership, the groups
have learned survival skills, including
hiking into the backcountry of Whistler,
British Columbia, with all of their food,
clothing and shelter on their backs.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017

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
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Editor's Desk: Loads of Options
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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 - Currents: Great Gains: Hybrid cloud adopters gain competitve advantages
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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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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 - Stop Run: Data Points to Love: IBMer combines marketing, technology expertise to help others navigate online dating
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