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"We show clients how they can host
their data and analytics in close
proximity to change their SoRs into
systems of insight."
-Ingo Adlung, IBM Distinguished Engineer, chief architect and CTO,
z Systems virtualization and Linux

blockchain environment that
uses secure service container
technology, allowing clients to
fully encapsulate the blockchain
environment, Adlung says.
Qualities of service are important for blockchain. Clients can
capitalize on their mainframe
investment as they innovate on
blockchain, taking advantage
of the cryptography, security
and reliability of z Systems,
Mitran says. (Find out more at
ibm.co/2j2dtZc.)
Linux on z Systems also
helps clients with mobile. For
scale-out workloads such as
IBM MobileFirst*, Linux on IBM z
makes it possible to transparently
add guests to the system as
the workload grows, Mitran
explains. Linux guests can be
networked via HiperSockets*
providing an ultra-low latency
in-memory communication
channel. It's another example of
how the platform "offers a unique

environment for building highly
available, high-speed and scalable
solutions for next-gen apps and
digital transformation," he notes.

Linux on z Systems Case Studies:
ibm.com/systems/z/os/linux/success

Red Hat and SUSE. This will
involve not only capabilities for
z/VM, KVMs and the cloud stack
but also more features tailored to
offerings such as blockchain as a
service, Thoss notes.
If your organization isn't
already using Linux on the
mainframe, this is a good time
to find out what you're missing.
The z Systems platform is the
premier hosting environment for
open-source technology for both
unstructured and traditional
structured data. It also provides a
good foundation to build further
workloads that need to be close to
the data, Adlung says.
IBM works with clients to
understand their risks and
provide solutions that fit their
needs. "If a client has a high-risk
workload that needs to be in a
secure environment and handle
future growth, we can offer the
capabilities of the mainframe
with traditional and open-source
workloads," Thoss confirms.
IBM will be there every step
of the way as the client makes
the transition.
Linux on z Systems can help
both current and potential clients
meet business challenges now
and have room to grow to meet
future demands.

Linux on IBM z Systems: ibm.com/systems/z/linux

Shirley S. Savage is a Maine-based

Keeping Up
With Change
The accelerated pace of
technology has also changed
how IBM works. System updates
must be delivered fast, and IBM is
always listening to client feedback
and making changes to better
serve users, Thoss says.
Linux on IBM z clients know
they're on the right path to
pursue innovation and are aware
of the business opportunities it
brings. Some are stretching the
envelope and want state-of-theart technologies right away. "We
have to support them, and we are
happily facing that challenge,"
Adlung says.
IBM will continue to enhance
software in conjunction with its
distribution partners Canonical,

Learn More
IBM offers resources for current and new Linux
on z Systems clients:

D
For analysts,

IBM z
offers: fast
processors,
large caches,
dedicated I/O
coprocessors

freelance writer.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Ahead of the Times
Techbits: Cognitive Customer Engagement
Partner PoV: Keep Data Out of Danger: Use the right tools to implement your large-object strategy
Currents: A Layered Approach: Using microservices on z Systems with CICS improves flexibility and reliability
IT Today: Choosing the Right Cloud: What to consider when using a managed service provider
R&D: Move Along: IBM Research and partners help traffic run smoothly in Madrid
Trends: How to Improve Your Sales Skills: Tips for techies on showing the value of their services
Feature: Strength in Collaboration: Linux on z Systems accelerates new and traditional workloads
Feature: Community Computing: The Open Mainframe Project expands educational opportunities for Linux on z Systems users
TECH Showcase: Shift-Left Testing Improves Success: Automated testing in the DevOps cycle improves quality and reduces risk
Tech Corner: Database Development: IBM DB2 V12 enhances and integrates data for cloud, mobile and analytics
Solutions: SMART TS XL V8.0, IN-COM Data Systems; Tubes, Macro 4; CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux V2.5, AES
Stop Run: A Global View: Computer science and astrophysics prove a natural fit
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Editor's Desk: Ahead of the Times
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Techbits: Cognitive Customer Engagement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Partner PoV: Keep Data Out of Danger: Use the right tools to implement your large-object strategy
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Currents: A Layered Approach: Using microservices on z Systems with CICS improves flexibility and reliability
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - IT Today: Choosing the Right Cloud: What to consider when using a managed service provider
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - R&D: Move Along: IBM Research and partners help traffic run smoothly in Madrid
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Trends: How to Improve Your Sales Skills: Tips for techies on showing the value of their services
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Feature: Strength in Collaboration: Linux on z Systems accelerates new and traditional workloads
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Feature: Community Computing: The Open Mainframe Project expands educational opportunities for Linux on z Systems users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - TECH Showcase: Shift-Left Testing Improves Success: Automated testing in the DevOps cycle improves quality and reduces risk
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Tech Corner: Database Development: IBM DB2 V12 enhances and integrates data for cloud, mobile and analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Solutions: SMART TS XL V8.0, IN-COM Data Systems; Tubes, Macro 4; CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux V2.5, AES
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Stop Run: A Global View: Computer science and astrophysics prove a natural fit
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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