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"The Linux on z Systems platform continues ...
allowing IBM z users to leverage open innovation while
benefiting from the underlying platform's advantages in
security, resilience, response time and scale."
-Marcel Mitran, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of LinuxONE, IBM

wait for the data to move between
discrete machines, more time
exists for analytics to capture and
develop insights that can provide
more powerful engagement and
an improved experience for the
end user, Mitran notes.
In terms of security, colocation reduces points of failure
and attack vectors, which can
result in better availability and
security at a lower cost.
The February study by
Solitaire Interglobal-"Cyber crime:
Keeping data safe from security
incursions" (ibm.co/1qkn1iW)-
shows that z Systems requires
70 percent fewer tasks than x86
or UNIX* to implement standard
protection levels, Mitran says.
Therefore, securing assets on
z Systems is 84 percent cheaper
than on x86 or UNIX platforms,
according to the study.
Co-location provides data
center savings, too. Co-location
and the resulting consolidation
within the data center can yield
a reduction in power usage and
shrink the data center's footprint.

How Ubuntu
Adds Value

IBM's partnerships with
open-source providers enable
clients to fully explore the hybrid

cloud and its business advantages.
For instance, customers using
Linux on z Systems for hybrid
cloud applications may benefit
from running Ubuntu-Canonical's
open-source platform.
As a cloud-enabled distributor,
Ubuntu's footprint claims 70
percent of OpenStack-enabled
systems, 70 percent of public
cloud images and 70 percent
of Docker Hub images, Mitran
says. It also has become the
de facto standard distribution
used by computer science and
engineering graduates, he notes.
With capabilities like Juju,
Metal as a Service, Landscape
and LXD, Ubuntu brings a rich
set of innovative and popular
cloud enablement and application
development tools to Linux on
z Systems. "When coupled with
the scale, availability and security
that have made z Systems the
platform of choice for some of
the most demanding missioncritical systems in the world, the
outcome is a very powerful value
proposition," Mitran says.
Further, thanks to a common
set of capabilities for both edge
computing and back-end systems,
Ubuntu's support of the Internet
of Things (IoT) and public
cloud environments provides a
seamless end-to-end experience
for hybrid cloud solutions.

IBM and the
API Economy

As well as partnering with
companies like Canonical,
IBM is acquiring businesses
that offer synergies with
existing IBM products
and expand services for
customers, such as APIs
and microservices.
In September 2015,
IBM acquired StrongLoop*,
the leading provider of
enterprise Node.js, an opensource technology that helps
enterprises create, run, manage
and secure APIs, explains Juan
Carlos Soto, vice president of
Hybrid Cloud Integration and
API Economy, IBM, and former
StrongLoop CEO.
Node.js is the most popular
open-source framework
available today. Its ecosystem
has over 250,000 modules
available for developers to use
to create new, highly scalable
applications, Soto says.
Typically used for applications
that must excel at handling
many external connections
simultaneously, Node.js is
ideally suited for an enterprise's
API tier. Many technology
innovators take advantage of its
unique technical advantages,
rapid development capabilities
and vibrant community.

Node.js runs

2x

better on Linux
on z Systems
than competitive
platforms.
Further, when
Node.js is colocated with data
and transactions
that are native on
z Systems, the
system sees a

60%

reduction in
response times
and a

2.5x

improvement

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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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