IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2017 - 6

Different Cloud Types

W

hen I started college, I was eager to get my science
requirements accomplished, so I took an introduction
to meteorology course. I figured that would provide
lifelong, helpful information. While I learned a lot, I gained a
great deal of knowledge from the discussion on clouds. I had
a baseline understanding that different clouds had different
shapes and characteristics, but it was interesting to explore
more deeply all of the different cloud types and the traits that came with them.
That's something meteorological clouds share with cloud
computing: Different types serve diverse purposes and produce varying outcomes. The IBM z14* platform features hardware and firmware improvements for clients to take advantage
of cloud computing capabilities. Find out how organizations
can integrate cloud in the cover story on page 20. And the
feature on page 26 breaks down the different cloud solutions
and how to determine-based on your workloads and needs-
what's right for you.
Picking the right cloud managed service provider can help
ensure data is optimally protected. Learn how to integrate cloud
into your risk management strategy in the Trends article on
page 12. Also, cloud can bring modern development and tools
to your system. The Developer column on page 34 gives steps to
connect applications and data to a hybrid cloud via APIs.

CONTRIBUTORS

In Tech Showcase on page 30, a member of the IBM Z*
Skills Academic Initiative team and a recent mainframe hire
explore what clients and organizations can do to recruit, hire
and retain top mainframe talent.
As you will read in this issue, the types of clouds available
on IBM Z support a variety of workloads and capabilities that
are as unique as the shapes and as numerous as the clouds in
the sky. To determine the weather, all you must do is look up.
To find cloud solutions for your organization, all you must do
is look in the pages of this issue of the magazine.

Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
vdennis@msptechmedia.com

BEHIND
THE
SCENES

Keelia Moeller

Bill Bernstein R
Breaking Through for the Photo
IBM Systems Magazine assigned me a cover photograph
that dealt with a solution for the cloud. I came up with a
concept involving a ladder and drew a quick sketch to send
to Art Director Mike Novak. Once the sketch was approved,
I went online looking for a good, high resolution stock shot
of clouds that I could purchase. The most important part
was matching the lighting and angle of the subject in the
photo session with the stock shot of the clouds to make
the image feel as real as possible. Later, I used a program
to composite the two images to create the effect of IBMer
Barry Baker on the ladder "breaking through" the clouds.

6 // NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 ibmsystemsmag.com

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL BERNSTEIN

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON

EDITOR'S DESK

Master Wordsmith
Keelia Moeller, author of the Stop
Run on page 40, is an avid reader
of literature and literary theory.
As a Master of Arts candidate in
English, she spends the majority of
her "free time" immersed in books
or scholarly articles. When she's
not reading, she's writing about
everything she's already read. This
summer, she read seven books,
two plays and countless literary
theories, and wrote over 60 pages
in analytical essays.


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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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