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ACHIEVING AN
Linux on z Systems enables the API economy and microservices
while enhancing hybrid cloud solutions
By Shirley S. Savage k Illustration by James Dawe/ycn.org

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usinesses are looking for
technology that helps
them stay relevant, flexible
and secure in the digital economy.
As a result, companies are turning
to Linux* on z Systems* to take
advantage of the platform's
open-source technology that
provides flexibility to meet
today's challenges.
Recent acquisitions and
innovations from IBM support
open source and provide
opportunities to leverage APIs
and microservices as well as
enable enterprises to effectively
use hybrid cloud environments.
With foundational investments
in Linux and Eclipse, IBM
has supported open source and
open standards for nearly two
decades, notes Marcel Mitran,
Distinguished Engineer and
CTO of IBM LinuxONE*. IBM
is also a founding member and
strong supporter of several
key open-source initiatives,
including OpenStack, Cloud
Foundry, Node Foundation and
Apache Spark.
"The Linux on z Systems
platform continues to be a presence

in these and many more open
projects, allowing IBM z* users to
leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying
platform's advantages in security,
resilience, response time and
scale," Mitran says. "There's a
unique elegance to having the
platform address these concerns."
Other platforms require
heroic effort in the application
and operation layers to enable
security, scale and resilience,
sapping energy and organizational
focus from the business's core
competencies and interests. But
with Linux on z Systems, those
advantages are built in, he notes.
Many enterprises use hybrid
clouds to improve ROI. However,
the ROI advantage can be lost if the
hybrid cloud isn't secure. Seventy
percent of enterprises investing
in hybrid clouds are faced with
increased security concerns.
With strong cryptography
performance and an
extended suite of capabilities,
z Systems provides security at
scale for hybrid clouds. IBM has
built a rich ecosystem on z Systems
with products like QRadar*,
which manages and alerts clients

to security threats, and IBM Security zSecure*.
IBM Security Guardium* leverages analytics for
data integrity monitoring. IBM has partnered with
BlackRidge Technology, Forcepoint Trusted Thin
Client and RSM Partners to broaden the z Systems
security portfolio.

Co-Location Benefits

Linux on z Systems hybrid cloud offers other
advantages, such as co-locating with the system
of record, which allows for smoother and faster
performance. Application response times are up to
3x faster when the insights and engagement layers
are co-located with the data.
Transactions bound by fixed service-level
agreements benefit immensely from co-location.
When the systems processing the transaction don't

TAKEAWAY
* Linux on z Systems brings together open-source
technology with an enterprise-grade system.
* IBM has recently made many investments to
Linux on the mainframe, including acquisitions
and initiatives focusing on APIs, microservices
and hybrid cloud.
* Canonical's open-source platform, Ubuntu, is now
available to Linux on IBM z, bringing with it cloud
enablement and application development tools.

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Linux on Ibm Z Adoption Grows
Ibm Perspective: Linux on Z Systems Provides Financial Industry a Foundation for Blockchain
Small and Efficient: The New Ibm Z13s Can Consolidate Linux Workloads at a Lower Cost
Cover Story: Open to Opportunity: Why More Z Systems Clients Are Running Linux
Feature: Achieving and Advantage: Linux on Z Systems Enables the Api Economy and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Feature: A Better Option: Businesses See the Benefits of Using Linux on Z Systems Over Scale-Out Servers
Trends: Plentiful Middleware Options: Co-Locating Analytics on Linux on Z Systems Adds Value
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Editor's Desk: Linux on Ibm Z Adoption Grows
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Ibm Perspective: Linux on Z Systems Provides Financial Industry a Foundation for Blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Small and Efficient: The New Ibm Z13s Can Consolidate Linux Workloads at a Lower Cost
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Cover Story: Open to Opportunity: Why More Z Systems Clients Are Running Linux
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Feature: Achieving and Advantage: Linux on Z Systems Enables the Api Economy and Microservices While Enhancing Hybrid Cloud Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Feature: A Better Option: Businesses See the Benefits of Using Linux on Z Systems Over Scale-Out Servers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - L21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2016 Linux on z Systems E-book - Trends: Plentiful Middleware Options: Co-Locating Analytics on Linux on Z Systems Adds Value
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