IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 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: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
Currents: Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO, James Whitehurst elected president
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Sustainable battery composition
Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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