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Why IBM Z
for Hybrid Cloud?
So, how does the IBM Z* platform
stack up to these requirements?
With its high qualities of service
(QoS) for security, scalability and
resiliency, the enterprise platform
is ideal for hybrid cloud infrastructure. QoS has been standard for the
mainframe since long before cloud
emerged-but it can now be leveraged in hybrid cloud infrastructures. Recent additions to the IBM Z
cloud solutions portfolio enable
open-source skills and tooling for
developing and managing cloud applications and services. Let's exam ÉÃ!'$ÃÉ1ÃÆÉ É®&%Ã!Ã&ÉÃ"Ä&!$Ã
and how they map to hybrid cloud
requirements:
1. Scalability. Organizations look
to hybrid cloud to become
more agile and grow faster.
The IBM Z platform provides
vertical scale, allowing new
workloads and capacity to
be added, on demand, without the need for new servers.
Mainframe software, from

the virtualization layer up to
the middleware, provides the
elasticity to deal with large
differences in capacity so
growth comes without lag time
or performance risk.
2. Resiliency. As more critical
workloads move to the cloud,
downtime becomes increasingly costly. Not only is the IBM Z
server in a class of its own with
99.999% availability, there is no
single point of failure. The Parallel Sysplex solution creates
a framework for replicating
all major processing elements
of an IBM Z environment,
providing a highly redundant
infrastructure. New workloads
can be added while the system
continues to run and automated recovery procedures ensure
nothing is lost during planned
or unplanned outages.
3. Security. As we have seen,
security is one of the top concerns for continuing to move
workloads and data to the
cloud. The most secure commercial platform available on

the market, the IBM Z platform
features built-in security with
pervasive encryption, which
enables extensive encryption of
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The IBM Cloud Hyper Protect
family also provides built-in
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protection to help developers
easily build applications with
highly sensitive data. Offerings
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and Container services.
4. Open standards. The lack of
skills to deliver modernization
has been felt by all, but perhaps none more than mainframe clients. With recent
enhancements to IBM Z, the
platform now leverages Linux*
and secure container technology to offer a consistent

FIGURE 1: IBM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELEMENTS OF A HYBRID CLOUD STRATEGY

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Open

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enterprises
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private and
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environments

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vendors' clouds,
acknowledging
the reality
that client
environments are
heterogeneous

Build
capabilities that
are open by
design, enabling
client flexibility
and reducing
vendor "lock in"

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reliability and
continuous
security for
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environment

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service level,
support, logging,
management and
delivery across
complete cloud
environment

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
Currents: A robot walks into a bar
Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
Currents: Solutions
Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: A robot walks into a bar
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 42
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 43
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 48
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 49
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 52
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 55
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - SE2
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