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Creating
Linux Guests
OpenStack is an open-source software platform for cloud
computing that forms an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) stack,
with virtual servers and other resources being made available to
cloud users. It can be used with open-source software to create private
and public clouds; control large pools of compute, storage
and networking resources via a web-based dashboard or the
OpenStack API; and manage complex heterogeneous environments.
"If you were running Linux on the platform, you could leverage
OpenStack and we'd effectively gear up for the Linux guests as a
service. What you run in that Linux guest is up to you.
We'd handle the z/VM* layer, the Linux OS and hand it over as
a service at that level. This could also apply to enterprise
applications, analytics and web and mobile applications.
It's a very flexible environment," Dickens notes.
Learn more: ibm.com/cloud-computing
/learn-more/open-cloud
openstack.org

Leverage the Community
The LinuxONE Community Cloud provides easy and open access
VMs on Z to developers, academia, business partners and clients,
many of whom have expressed a desire to work on the mainframe
without having to purchase one. All that's needed to access
the cloud is an internet ID and cellphone. Within seconds, the
requestor will receive credentials to log on and deploy a VM for
120 days. Users are free to install many of the readily available
open-source software packages that fit their needs and interests.
"In recent months, we've accelerated the developer reach-out
programs, and in conjunction with the IBM Z announcement,
we announced the Unchain The Frame hackathon, where
thousands of users worldwide will be using the LinuxONE
Community Cloud to come up with new applications using
hyperledger and/or Docker developer journeys in the cloud,"
says Karl Duvalsaint, project executive, LinuxONE Cloud.
"As we move forward, we'll be deploying additional developer
journeys on the cloud as a means to let developers write new
applications efficiently and in an agile fashion to accelerate
growth on the platform."

Advanced
Mainframe
Capabilities
IBM microservices involves the
cloud deployment of independent
mainframe services. If, for example,
a user doesn't have a mainframe but
wants to deploy Db2 for z/OS, she
can request that IBM set up an LPAR
on a cloud-based mainframe to
host it. This relieves costs and skills
concerns related to the purchase and
maintenance of a mainframe.
"If you don't want the rest of
the z/OS environment and all you
want is Db2, we could provide
that for clients," Dickens says.
"Typically, what we'd do is move
a client's entire environment onto
a cloud-based mainframe LPAR,
but in this case, it'd be a client that
doesn't have any an existing z/OS
environment and only wants to
interact with Db2 as a service.
"The same would also apply to
IMS* or CICS*. If you have only
a single mainframe application,
you may want a database and
a combination CICS and IMS
as a service-without any other
mainframe elements. This is a
very cost-effective way to take
advantage of advanced mainframe
capabilities."
Learn more: ibm.co/2jFzmhV

Learn more: developer.ibm.com/linuxone

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Different Cloud Types
TechBits: Doggone Data, Tornado Ally, Watching Watson
Partner POV: Two-Platform IT: Mainframe Cloud Strategy
Trends: Safer Storage: A cloud managed service provider can help with data protection
IT Today: Accelerate Digital Transformation: Enterprise DevOps paired with the IBM z14 helps build modern applications
Cover Story: Step up to the Cloud: New IBM z14 capabilities make it easy to get started
Feature: Open and Connected: IBM z offerings help clients take advantage of the cloud
TECH Showcase: Employee Handbook: To attract and retain millennials, organizations must appeal to their unique wants and needs
Developer: Mainframe in the API Economy: Connect z/OS applications and data to the hybrid cloud with APIs
Solutions: OMC-Flash 4.8.0, Tone Software Corporation; CA Data Content Discovery and CA Compliance Event Manager, CA Technologies
Stop Run: A Strategic Activity: How hobby and career intersect for a global chess master
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Editor's Desk: Different Cloud Types
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - TechBits: Doggone Data, Tornado Ally, Watching Watson
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Partner POV: Two-Platform IT: Mainframe Cloud Strategy
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Trends: Safer Storage: A cloud managed service provider can help with data protection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - IT Today: Accelerate Digital Transformation: Enterprise DevOps paired with the IBM z14 helps build modern applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Cover Story: Step up to the Cloud: New IBM z14 capabilities make it easy to get started
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - CT1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - CT2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Feature: Open and Connected: IBM z offerings help clients take advantage of the cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - TECH Showcase: Employee Handbook: To attract and retain millennials, organizations must appeal to their unique wants and needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Developer: Mainframe in the API Economy: Connect z/OS applications and data to the hybrid cloud with APIs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Solutions: OMC-Flash 4.8.0, Tone Software Corporation; CA Data Content Discovery and CA Compliance Event Manager, CA Technologies
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Stop Run: A Strategic Activity: How hobby and career intersect for a global chess master
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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