IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 15

IBM Watson* technology-based
machine learning software to
mainframes, which already run
the most valuable transactional
workloads for the biggest organizations in the world.
These organizations are eager
to perform data science on that
information, but it's difficult
because of where it's stored.
The answer for many mainframe
shops has been to move the data
to a separate environment. The
problem, however, is that organizations with sensitive information (e.g., banks and healthcare
companies), are increasingly
concerned about cybercrime and
moving around personal customer and patient information
more than they have to.
Therefore, an ideal solution is to
enable advanced analytics to run
directly on the mainframe, and
anything that the Linux OS can
do to support and manage these
high-intensity, performance-driven
workloads is essential.

And now that so many businesses are relying on cloud
services, being able to run
OpenStack on the mainframe is a
big part of the mainframe's strategy. Many vendors are enabling
OpenStack on Linux and IBM Z,
which can be used to provision
and manage z/VM running Linux.

data on mainframes. In addition,
LinuxONE systems include the
automatic encryption of data
in-flight and at rest, as well as
during installation and runtime.
The platform provides a solid
environment to explore the
demand for container technologies in ways that others in the
container security and management market can't.

Encryption
Boosts Security
The latest cryptographic hardware in mainframes addresses
enterprises that need extra
security layers for sensitive data,
touting the need to increase data
protection and thwart possible
hacking attempts.
For any enterprise that integrates cloud, AI or other advanced
technologies, this fulfills the need
for better data security. And with
every new IBM Z hardware and
Linux software update comes
more security on top of pervasive,
end-to-end data encryption.

Cloud Management
Rejuvenates IBM Z

Container
Management on
LinuxONE

The latest mainframe additions
are rejuvenating the market,
and include technologies that
enable cloud deployment and
management for a new wave
of cloud-based services. The
IBM z14* platform entices
users to stay on the mainframe
for enterprise practicality and
increased cloud security-at a
competitive price.
The fact is, if something were to
happen to IBM mainframes around
the world today, it would be an
apocalyptic event-global economies could start failing. Many
financial and insurance organizations rely on large and often
complex mainframe systems, with
many running Linux. An incredible amount of value exists in them
because of the applications they
run and the data they manage.

The LinuxONE systems can
manage up to 2 million Docker
containers, handle Java* workloads and incorporate a host of
new capabilities to appeal to a
broad range of enterprise users.
In addition, Linux vendors are
adding powerful container platforms that deploy and manage
containers on VMs, orchestrated
by Kubernetes, with tighter
security and a full range of
microservices.
To date, only a handful of
efforts have been made to tie
monolithic, transaction-based
mainframe applications to
container-based platforms and
tools, but IT professionals are
more interested in connecting
these environments. Users are
looking for ways to take advantage of containers and all of the

Blockchain
Opens More Doors

E
The LinuxONE
systems can
manage up to

2 million
Docker
containers,
handle Java
workloads and
incorporate a
host of new
capabilities

By extending pervasive encryption to work in concert with
blockchain, mainframes have a
distinct advantage in security
over the competition. The blockchain distributed database helps
corporate IT shops accelerate
their digital transformation.
Information held on a blockchain exists as a shared and
continually reconciled database. Therefore, the blockchain
database isn't stored in any
single location and the records it
keeps are truly public and easily
verifiable.
No centralized version of this
information exists for a hacker
to corrupt. Hosted by millions of
computers simultaneously, its
data is accessible to anyone on
the internet. So, while it's primarily used for financial transactions,
blockchain can record virtually
anything of value. Employing
end-to-end data encryption
with the mainframe bolsters the
security overall for blockchain in
a very big way.

Bright Future for Linux
on the Mainframe
While challenges in perceptions,
cost and skills will continue
to exist, IBM Z and LinuxONE
systems are evolving and developing new value propositions that
position the hardware perfectly to
handle the application workloads
of today and tomorrow.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Good things in small packages
Trends: IBM LinuxONE and Linux on Z offer a differentiated infrastructure and open standards for running a premium microservices cloud
Currents: RACF offers different options to ensure a secure IBM Z system
Partner POV: Linux on IBM Z postitions clients to move forward with modern technologies and workloads
Cover Story: Flexibility Counts: Why clients rely on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE to deliver business value
Feature: Fresh, Flexible and New: IBM z14 Model ZR1 boasts more capacity in a smaller foorprint
Tech Showcase: How DevOps helps organizations keep up with the quickening pace of competition
Tech Corner: Engage IBM Db2 V12 for mobile with z/OS Distributed Data Facility or z/OS Connect
Administrator: Single-frame IBM z14 Model ZR1 brings the benefits of IBM Z to organizations of all sizes
Solutions: CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux V2.9, VitalSigns for FTP V3.1
Stop Run: Growing up around computers and the IBM culture led Matthew Cousens to work with the mianframe
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Editor's Desk: Good things in small packages
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Trends: IBM LinuxONE and Linux on Z offer a differentiated infrastructure and open standards for running a premium microservices cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Currents: RACF offers different options to ensure a secure IBM Z system
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Partner POV: Linux on IBM Z postitions clients to move forward with modern technologies and workloads
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Cover Story: Flexibility Counts: Why clients rely on Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE to deliver business value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Feature: Fresh, Flexible and New: IBM z14 Model ZR1 boasts more capacity in a smaller foorprint
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Tech Showcase: How DevOps helps organizations keep up with the quickening pace of competition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Tech Corner: Engage IBM Db2 V12 for mobile with z/OS Distributed Data Facility or z/OS Connect
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Administrator: Single-frame IBM z14 Model ZR1 brings the benefits of IBM Z to organizations of all sizes
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Solutions: CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux V2.9, VitalSigns for FTP V3.1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Stop Run: Growing up around computers and the IBM culture led Matthew Cousens to work with the mianframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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