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physical tape drives. This allows
you to run a large of number of
simultaneous backups.

Hardware
Acceleration
IBM zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC), IBM z Integrated
Information Processor (zIIP)
and IBM zEnterprise Application
Assist Processor (zAAP) specialty engines provide an attractively priced execution environment for communication and
storage management supported
features (e.g., TCP/IP and vendor
implemented compression).
When workloads use zIIP or
zAAP, they're running on an
engine that doesn't affect the
pricing of the software running on
the platform. Although processors
are being added to assist the platform's work, you're not changing
the model number or millions
of service units rating of your platform. Because the zIIP processes
specific work, capacity is freed on
the CPU to do other tasks, which
is a win-win situation.
zEDC has many benefits:
*	 It's relatively straightforward
and inexpensive to implement
*	 It can be leveraged by many
widely used access methods
and products
*	 It reduces disk storage
requirements and I/O elapsed
times by delivering very good
compression ratios
*	 The CPU cost is very minimal
since almost all the processing is offloaded to the
hardware

High-Speed
Communications
IBM Z offers three high-speed
transmissions solutions:
HiperSockets*, OSA-Express
and FICON*.
To efficiently attach Linux to

y
By implementing
Linux on
z Systems data
protection that
leverages the
reliability,
availability and
serviceability of
the new
z/OS mainframe,
you can achieve
the maximum
protection

z/OS, IBM provides HiperSockets
for high-speed TCP/IP connectivity within a central processor
complex. The communication is
through the system memory of
the processor, so servers are
connected to form an internal
LAN, allowing Linux virtual
servers to communicate with
z/OS at memory-to-memory
speed. Using the HiperSocket
feature to transmit backup
data results in extremely fast
throughput and efficient CPU
utilization. Because the production network isn't impacted, the
frequency of backup and volume
of data protected is extended.
OSA-Express is an integrated
hardware feature that provides
an accelerated direct connection to clients on Ethernet
LANs. The OSA-Express feature
plugs into an I/O slot like a
channel card.
FICON, a high-speed disk
and tape channel connectivity
product that supports full duplex
data transfers, enables greater
throughput rates over longer
distances. FICON uses a mapping
layer that is based on technology
developed for Fibre Channel and
multiplexing technology, which
allows small data transfers to be
transmitted at the same time as
larger ones.

Scalable Solution
The IBM z/OS platform, known for its
reliability, availability and serviceability,
is more scalable because of its:
*	 Capacity on demand
*	 Virtual tape library
*	 Hardware acceleration
*	 High-speed communications
*	Virtualization
*	 Proven support and software

Virtualization
Forty years before VMWare,
the original virtualization
engine, z/VM*, provides the ability
to centralize administrative tasks
while improving scalability and
overall hardware-resource utilization. It has been optimized to support a large number of Linux VMs.

Proven Support
and Software
By using systems that are the
foundation of the mainframe,
this z/OS ecosystem offers a finite
number of options that results in
a well-tested and stable solution.
These systems have evolved over
50 years resulting in more robust
solutions, including:
Leverage existing expertise
and practices: Existing mainframe administrators already
have procedures and methods in
place to keep selected data for
long-term storage. For example, to
comply with government mandated data retention periods and
legal discovery needs, they have
developed existing processes,
schemes and techniques.
Disaster recovery: Linux on
z Systems data to be protected is
stored on platform, and not on a
large number of physical servers,
reducing the complexity of the
challenge of data protection,
as it's much simpler to develop
and implement recovery on one
mainframe than on hundreds of
distributed servers.

Protect Your
Environment
By implementing Linux on
z Systems data protection that
leverages the reliability, availability and serviceability of the
z/OS mainframe, you can achieve
the maximum protection. Take
advantage of existing IBM Z assets
to provide security to your most
important information.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Trusting the System
Partner PoV: A Reliable Advantage: Use z/OS resources and tools for data protection
Currents: Simplifying Offerings: The direction is to streamline product installation on the z/OS platform
R&D: Unintended Emissions: IBM uses low-cost sensors to help address climate change issues
Trends: Dedicated Support Staff: IBM Technology Support Services offers protection for business resiliency and continuity
Special Report: Security, Cost and Talent: Magazine Reader Survey reveals top concerns among mainframe users
Cover Story: Trusting the System: The new IBM z14 emphasizes security, insights and a connected ecosystem
Feature: Paradigm Shift to Encryption: Pervasive encryption is the no-compromise approach to data protection on IBM z14
Administrator: A Step Up: Java with z14 features hardware facilities for secure, high-performance transaction processing
Solutions: MegaCryption V6.4.2 for z/OS, Advanced Software Products Group Inc.; SCRTPro, Watson & Walker
Stop Run: Attuned to Business: Rocket president encourages employee coloaboration with house band
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Editor's Desk: Trusting the System
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Partner PoV: A Reliable Advantage: Use z/OS resources and tools for data protection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Currents: Simplifying Offerings: The direction is to streamline product installation on the z/OS platform
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - CT1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - CT2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - R&D: Unintended Emissions: IBM uses low-cost sensors to help address climate change issues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Trends: Dedicated Support Staff: IBM Technology Support Services offers protection for business resiliency and continuity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Special Report: Security, Cost and Talent: Magazine Reader Survey reveals top concerns among mainframe users
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SR16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover Story: Trusting the System: The new IBM z14 emphasizes security, insights and a connected ecosystem
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Feature: Paradigm Shift to Encryption: Pervasive encryption is the no-compromise approach to data protection on IBM z14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Administrator: A Step Up: Java with z14 features hardware facilities for secure, high-performance transaction processing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Solutions: MegaCryption V6.4.2 for z/OS, Advanced Software Products Group Inc.; SCRTPro, Watson & Walker
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Stop Run: Attuned to Business: Rocket president encourages employee coloaboration with house band
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - SE3
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