IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 4
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTIE ENGEBRETSON ANDERSON
Secure Sharing in the Cloud
n Black Friday, when the mobile phone I'd been
looking at went on sale, I upgraded to a new device.
With this update, I connected my phone to the cloud for
automatic backups. Using the cloud allows me to do so many
things. I'm able to save high-resolution images taken with my
phone and view them from other devices. I can also securely
plan vacation details for access by travel partners and family members. And my
husband and I can manage a shared grocery list, adding to or checking off from
the list in real time while we shop.
While convenience and knowing my storage isn't being
maxed out are great benefits, security is always in the back
of my mind. What if I have the settings wrong, or worse, if
the cloud provider has a data breach? Those are among the
reasons IBM has addressed enterprise client cloud security
concerns with the recent announcement of IBM Cloud Private
and enhanced security capabilities with IBM z14*.
IBM Cloud Private is an all-in-one solution with built-in
IBM middleware, developer tools and services. With IBM Z*,
clients can receive the benefits of cloud and the mainframe
together. Read more in the cover story on page 20. In the feature (page 26), learn how the z14 system provides organizations with the tools to improve cloud security.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into
effect May 25. To help organizations prepare, IBM offers the
IBM Security GDPR Framework to achieve GDPR readiness
from a privacy- and security-based approach. Read about the
regulation and framework in the Tech Showcase
on page 33.
Also inside, learn how ICU IT Services uses Linux* to
expand its market base in the case study on page 16. And read
about how IBM Z is the right choice across various industries
(page 8). This issue's Hot Topics article on page 44 explains
how to access the z/OS* V2.3 migration content, now updated
to a workflow.
As my own workflow and many of these articles illustrate,
cloud and security are now more important and connected
than ever. IBM is offering options to keep information and
processes worthy of the cloud and mainframe secure.
Valerie Dennis // Managing Editor
IBMer and co-author of the IT Today article on page 8,
Skip Garvin is a longtime oenophile. He and his wife Cheryl
imported and distributed wines in North Carolina for many
years. Through their business they sponsored and hosted
multiple fundraising events for a variety of organizations.
Along the way, they made many lifetime friends in the
community and in the vineyards of France and Switzerland.
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The creative studio hitandrun is
named for everything it has ever done.
The illustrators of the cover story,
page 20, are always leaving their mark.
They draw upon a range of skills from
CGI, photography, retouching, digital
illustration or animation, producing
high-quality imagery for a diverse set