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management platform, enabling
the management of containerized workloads and services.
Developers can pick and choose
components, like building blocks,
to create, deploy and manage new
applications. But the operations
team still controls which services are available while managing access and the number of
instances that can be provisioned
through ICP. z/OS Cloud Broker
provides the visibility and management capabilities for those
resources that have been enabled
on the ICP.
In May, IBM previewed IBM
z/OS Container Extensions (zCX),
a new feature on z/OS v2.4, which
will be available in September. The
new feature provides a software
appliance that can run almost any
Linux on IBM Z Docker container
in support of z/OS workloads on
the same z/OS system without
requiring a separately provisioned
and managed Linux server. This
enables access to development
tooling and building blocks, like
NoSQL databases, available in the
Linux on IBM Z ecosystem. Developers can build new, cloud-native
containerized applications using Docker and Linux skills and
patterns, and deploy them on z/OS
without requiring any z/OS skills.
That allows organizations to protect their existing infrastructure
investment.
IBM zCX also helps overcome
cross-platform operational challenges by managing and servicing
the entire software appliance-
including Linux and underlying
Docker components required. Gus

Kassimis, Distinguished Engineer,
IBM Z, notes that "the ability to
easily extend z/OS applications
and workloads without needing
to install and maintain Linux and
$!ÇÉ$QXÃ%ÃÄÃÉ1ÃÆÉ É®&Ã!$ÃÉ0%&ing IBM Z clients.
Although developed on Linux,
applications and services will
directly leverage the z/OS QoS.
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high availability and DR planning
via features like IBM HyperSwap*,
storage replication and IBM GDPS.
The ultimate protection from z/OS
pervasive encryption applies as
well, without any changes to the
Linux software.
Applications within zCX
leverage z/OS workload management capabilities for capacity planning and tuning. "Users
requiring additional scalability
and availability can take multiple IBM zCX instances to form
a Docker swarm cluster with
multiple copies of containers
deployed with load balancing
and high availability," Kassimis
explains. IBM's statement of
direction indicates intent to also
support Kubernetes Orchestration
in IBM zCX in the future in support
of further integration of compatible cloud platforms.

Pricing Flexibility
Predicting demand for IT services
and controlling the cost can be
challenging, especially in the era
of hybrid cloud where workload
patterns are constantly changing.
Previous pricing methods made
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ability. This May, IBM introduced
Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z
(ibm.co/2Z2qwM9), including the
Enterprise Consumption Solution
and Enterprise Capacity Solution
licensing models.
Enterprise Consumption
Solution is a usage-based pricing
model that unlocks the full power
of the platform. Enterprise Capacity
Solution is a full capacity licensing
option, providing maximum cost
"$ÉÈÇ&ÄÆ&1ÃÄ ÈïÉ0Æ&1Ã!Ã
workload mix. TJ Aspden, product
marketing manager, IBM Z, notes
that this solution is best suited "for
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and cheaper as they digitally
transform."
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What's Next for Hybrid
Cloud Adoption on IBM Z?

If, as IBM predicts, the next chapter of hybrid cloud moves critical
data and workloads to the cloud,
the importance of security cannot
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of operational management across
platforms and the need for simple,
open development approaches
that broaden the resources available to build new cloud applications are also vital.
IBM Z and ICP offerings make a
compelling case for IBM Z clients
to leverage their IBM Z investments as a cornerstone to their
cloud strategy. These new offerings make it possible to both bring
IBM Z assets and capabilities to
other platforms while making
native cloud development possible
on the mainframe.


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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
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - SE3
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