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IBM z/OS Container Extensions
Frequently Asked Questions
IBM z/OS* Container Extensions (zCX) is a new z/OS 2.4 feature that enables
clients to deploy Linux* on IBM Z* applications as Docker containers in a
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IDAA v7.1 Enhances Performance, Scalability and More
IBM Db2 Analytics
Accelerator v7.1 has a new
database engine, hardware
and deployment options.
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SLAs Simplify Support

Q: How is zCX different from Linux on Z?
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way to try Linux on Z

Read more FAQs about zCX at
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Gary Puchkoff is a senior technical staff member for IBM Z Strategy
and Architecture.
Kim Betros is an offering manager in IBM Systems. She is currently on the z/OS
team and has previously worked on the IBM Z hardware and Linux on Z teams.
#Ä$! ÉÃ4'$ É$ʑis the z/OS Container Extensions content designer.  

Considerations for creating
and executing SLAs in IT.
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zCX: The Perfect Marriage
of Linux Software and z/OS
z/OS Container Extensions
(zCX) brings a new Linux
capability inside of z/OS.
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Misty Decker on
Communicating the
IBM Z Story
Listen now or read the
transcript.
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IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
Currents: Combatting ocean pollution with blockchain
Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
Currents: On the web
Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
Currents: 'Mainframe Mike" The Game' teaches children about IBM Z
Currents: (Re)Designed to deliver
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 14
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 28
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - SE2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - SE3
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