IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - SD49

PARTNER PERSPECTIVE

SPO NSORED CONT ENT

An Important IBM Z
Anniversary Worth Noting

Enterprise
Performance
Strategies
PETER ENRICO
z/OS PERFORMANCE
EXPERT
Peter leads the
z/OS performance consulting,
education, and Pivotor
design teams for Enterprise
Performance Strategies.
Peter.Enrico@epstrategies.com
941-685-6789

As someone who has been regularly lecturing, teaching and consulting
in the field of z/OS* computer performance for more than 30 years, I am
often asked by those learning z/OS: "What makes the IBM Z* platform so
special?" In fact, this is a common question I'm asked by computer professionals of other platforms.
The answer is that the mainframe platform is still relevant, still evolving
and still the best option for enterprise computing. Oh, and as a performance guy I can also say that the Z platform provides so many measurement insights, that analysis is always a journey of discovery.
As I said, I'm a performance guy who has worked with enterprises all
over the world. In fact, working with Z shops globally has taught me the
importance of us performance people working together on this journey of
discovery. We have been provided the tools, now let's find the answers.
Now, I truly didn't intend this partner perspective to be all about the
greatness of Z. While Z is not the
perfect platform, it's still the best at
enterprise computing.
This year marks the 25th anniversary
of the announcement and availability
of the MVS Workload Manager (WLM),
Parallel Sysplex and Datasharing. The
year also marks the 25th year since IBM
made the leap from bipolar technology
to CMOS technology.
As I write this, I realize that today
Z professionals are fortunate to be
working with a platform special in so
many ways. Pick a discipline. For me, it
is performance. For you, it may be your
interest in security, applications, maintenance, databases, system integrity or
other disciplines of modern enterprise computing. Behind every one of
these disciplines, is many years of intellectual thought, exploration and
development.
The significance of this 25th anniversary should not be minimized. One
could argue that these now established technologies breathed new life
into the mainframe (which at the time was called a dinosaur). While very
true, I also believe that these technologies solidified the definition of the
qualities of service required for enterprise computing. It's easy to talk the
talk, but Z walks the walk.
It's important for the mainframe community to continue this important
path. By reaching out and helping each other, we can walk the walk of Z
computer performance analysis together. ■

The mainframe
platform is
still relevant,
still evolving and
still the best option
for enterprise
computing.

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Editor's Desk: Securing a data-driven world
Currents: Learn how to provide customers with data privacy and security at Think 2020
Currents: On the web
Currents: Closing the COBOL programming skills gap
Currents: Hyundai and Uber announce aerial ride-hailing partnership
Partner POV: 3 requirements for enterprise-level digital transformation
Cover Story: Dynamic Data Protection: IBM Data Privacy Passports gives IBM Z users data privacy control, no matter where it is or where it's going
Feature 1: Sealing up Privacy: Continuous IBM Z innovations offer a roadmap designed to stay ahead of clients' changing security needs
Feature 2: Unlocking Quantum Security: Quantum-safe cryptography is key to protecting data as quantum computing systems evolve
TECH Showcase: Collaboration, communication and cooperation are crucial for developing a successful data management strategy
Techbits: z/OS data migration: Helping clients avoid risk and downtime
Techbits: Ask the expert: What is Fibre Channel over IP?
Beyond the Box: Homer Ahr reflects on working mission control for the NASA Apollo space program
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2020 IBM Z Solutions Directory
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Currents: Learn how to provide customers with data privacy and security at Think 2020
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Currents: Closing the COBOL programming skills gap
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Currents: Hyundai and Uber announce aerial ride-hailing partnership
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Partner POV: 3 requirements for enterprise-level digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Cover Story: Dynamic Data Protection: IBM Data Privacy Passports gives IBM Z users data privacy control, no matter where it is or where it's going
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - March/April 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: What is Fibre Channel over IP?
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