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DEVELOPER

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administering security access
at the enterprise level. The API
Connect security enforcement
is in addition to z/OS access
security provided by
z/OS Connect EE.
Monitoring of API traffic
with the option of throttling
usage if someone is exceeding the allowed access. API
Connect works with enterprise security gateways to
monitor and control API
traffic at the edge of the
enterprise. It provides the
option to throttle overuse
whether it resides on z/OS or
elsewhere in the enterprise.

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When deciding
which direction
to take, it's
important to
consider what's
going on in your
industry with
APIs and how to
drive innovation
for your company

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More Resources
z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition:
ibm.biz/zosconnectdc
IBM Application Discovery and Delivery
Intelligence:
ibm.co/2wqyf9E
OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS:
ibm.co/2wqdWcD
IBM OMEGAMON for Application
Performance Management:
ibm.co/2iguSzf

This level of protection is
in addition to normal z/OS
control and protections
built into the system to
prevent overcommitment
of z/OS technology-based
resources.
Providing either on-premises
or cloud-based control of the
enterprise APIs. API Connect provides deployment
flexibility in the location of
the master catalogue and
management controls for
enterprise REST APIs. API
Connect provides choice
between deploying on the
IBM Bluemix* cloud or on the
premises of an enterprise.
z/OS Connect EE can provide
the z/OS API information
to either environment and
benefit from the management capabilities described
previously. Hybrid cloud
applications can access the
master catalogue wherever it
resides and can access the
z/OS-based applications and
data with ease.

Connect, the runtime server of
z/OS Connect EE can be monitored
by IBM OMEGAMON* for JVM on
z/OS and IBM OMEGAMON for
Application Performance Management to track the operation
and performance of the z/OS APIs
to provide smooth running and
responsive environment.

Enterprise
Empowerment
z/OS Connect EE focus is the REST
API enablement of z/OS applications and data. It provides ways
to create and deploy APIs without
application changes and share
z/OS-based API specifics using
the OpenAPI Specification. z/OS
Connect EE also expands the role
of z/OS technology-based applications with API Requester opening
the world of APIs to an enterprise's
core business functions on z/OS.
With z/OS Connect EE, z/OS
application and data are equal
participants in the API economy
and can empower an enterprise's
hybrid cloud implementation.
Ian Shore, Avni Gupta and

In addition to the API management capabilities of IBM API

Alan Glickenhouse contributed
to this article.

Figure 3: Easy-to-Use Tooling

IBM API Connect:
ibm.com/software/products/en/
api-connect
IBM offers two options for getting access
to IBM z/OS Connect EE:
1. A cloud-based education and proof of
concept environment at ibm.biz/ibmztrial
2. An open-beta site that provides a
preview of functions under consideration
for z/OS Connect EE. The code can be
downloaded on premises and is allowed for
90 days. You can download future levels
of the open beta as many times as you
want to extend the 90 day time limit for
your education and experimentation. See
ibm.biz/zosconnectdc for more information.

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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
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