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InterConnect 2016 - Cloud and systems briefing center - z Systems

InterConnect 2016 - Cloud and systems briefing center - z Systems

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InterConnect 2016 - Cloud and systems briefing center - z Systems

  1. 1. Cloud and Systems Briefing Center Z Systems: Accelerating Mobile Application Development and Management with APIs Exposing mainframe applications and data to mobile devices makes business sense, but how can you ensure that the critical connection of z Systems to mobile and cloud applications is as straightforward as possible? This can be achieved by exposing existing z assets as APIs for accessing Systems of Record, while leveraging mobile and cloud capabilities with new Systems of Engagement applications. In this session, we will explore enterprise Node.js apps for delivering enhanced customer experience (with mobile and cloud adoption), how to accelerate development and management of SoE APIs with StrongLoop, and how to leverage z assets with IBM API Management. SME: Asit Dan, Kyle Charlet CICS Application Infrastructure and DevOps CICS Transaction Server for z/OS version 5 is the premier enterprise-grade, mixed-language application server. CICS offers new capabilities that optimize operational efficiency, increase service agility, and introduce new cloud and DevOps support to automate CICS deployments. Dive into the details of these capabilities which include support for Java 7 or 8 and a 64-bit JVM, the WebSphere Liberty Profile, CICS support for web services and new security facilities for web services, CICS business and system events, z/OS Connect, the CICS Explorer, and the CICS Tools that optimize your CICS eco-system. Investigate why CICSPlex System Manager (CPSM) is a must have option to manage multiple CICS systems from a single point of control, and examine the CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG), a flexible, high-performing, security- rich, and scalable connector technology for all CICS servers. SME: Steve Fowlkes, Leigh Compton, Steve Zemblowski Cloud, Mobile Security, Application and SaaS Security Solutions Understand z Systems cloud, mobile, application and Saas security solutions. SME: J Alyn Ward, Bob Kennedy Creating Business Value through Mobile, the API Economy and IBM z The fastest and most cost effective way to expose a business’ core capabilities to new channels such as mobile is to leverage existing investments in mainframe applications and data. This session will introduce the value that z Systems brings to the mobile and API enabled enterprise. Get an overview of the mobile and API enabling capabilities available in IBM offerings such as CICS, IMS, MobileFirst Platform, Management and IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition. SME: Daniel Wilson, Al Grega
  2. 2. Creating True Customer Value at the Intersection of Mobile and Analytics The integration of mobile and analytics can help organizations gain business insights and provide a more compelling experience for customers. With information from analytics, companies can cater products and services to individual customers and more easily detect fraudulent activity. They can also steer their businesses toward new growth initiatives. This session will discuss how to use analytical insights that can be seamlessly integrated with real-time, on- platform transactions and data, to determine next best actions or detect fraud quickly. To realize these benefits, enterprise database technologies must provide a hybrid transaction and analytical platform, and z Systems can offer an unparalleled environment for supporting end-to-end analytics. SME: Avijit Chatterjee Developing, deploying, and managing applications for the Enterprise with WebSphere Liberty Profile on System z In 2014 IBM introduced a strategy for continuous delivery of new capabilities in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile. The WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile is a complementary feature of the WebSphere Application Server (Z and non-Z) and CICS Transaction Server. Join this session to walk through the process of creating a WebSphere Liberty application in Eclipse, packaging the configuration, then exporting, installing, and running it on System z. Both z/OS and Linux on z runtime environments will be shown. New features, like the new Remote Server support for Liberty applications using the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile Tools for Eclipse, will be demonstrated. SME: Bill Keller Do you need a comprehensive solution for managing your zVM and Linux on zVM environment? Discuss solutions to automate startup, discovery, monitoring, backup, and restore, enabled by a powerful set of tools, and reduces risk and the total cost of ownership of the z/VM and Linux on System z environment. SME: Tracy Dean Do you need to monitor JVMs on z/OS or get ready to? Java applications running on z Systems are becoming more prevalent and IT needs to understand how JVMs on z/OS are configured and functioning, enabling performance optimization and fast problem resolution. This session will describe a new IBM offering to expand management to any JVM running on z/OS including those in CICS, IMS, DB2, WebSphere, standalone, and others. SME: Pat Hayes Exposing Mainframe Applications and Data for Mobile with z/OS Connect This session will deep dive on the latest mobile and API integration capabilities of IBM z/OS Connect, which extends the value of applications that run on z/OS by allowing clients to easily create efficient and scalable APIs for contemporary mobile and cloud applications. With IBM z/OS Connect, Application developers, with or without z/OS-skills, can intuitively create RESTful APIs from traditional z/OS-based assets. Mobile application developers, whether they are in an enterprise, with partners, or are key innovators in an industry, can easily incorporate z/OS data and transactions into their applications without the need to understand z/OS subsystems. SME: Asit Dan, Al Grega
  3. 3. How OpenStack and KVM change the game for Cloud on z This session will provide an opportunity for a customer to learn about IBM's new direction with KVM and Openstack and how this opens the door for different cloud provisioning choices on z with VMWare's vRealize solution. SME: Setareh Mehrabanzad, Bryan Foley How to accelerate problem isolation & Identification through IT Operations Analytics Costs and performance matter... optimizing operational efficiency of your z Systems is an ongoing challenge. In a world where time and resource are at a premium, stay on top by using Analytics in IT Operations environment to get answers in minutes not hours and get rid of the "blind spots" in your environment and reduce mean time to recovery/repair. SME: Al Chakra, Kim Bailey, Barry Klutz How z Systems Product Offerings make for a Stronger, More Well-Managed Cloud Experience This session will help a customer to understand what IBM's infrastructure management offerings mean to a hybrid or private cloud environment with z and why the combination of all of them results in a much richer cloud experience than can be provided in other ways. SME: Kershaw Mehta, Pat Hayes Identity Governance Learn how to analyze z Systems security entitlements and privileged roles to support segregation of duties SME: Jamie Pease, Steve Talbot Walsh, Nick Oropall Implementing Java Batch under the WebSphere Liberty Profile Organizations are faced with a dual challenge – maintaining 24x7 uptime for on-line processing systems coupled with processing ever increasing data volumes in an ever diminishing “batch window”. IBM can help your organization achieve continuous interleaving of batch and interactive (OLTP) processes, and reuse assets written in Java, COBOL, PL/I, C/C++ etc. rather than re-writing or “re-platforming” these assets. This session will present new options available with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5 that include new capabilities to manage large record volumes and to lower batch processing elapsed time, to deploy Java batch applications for the Liberty profile and integration with external enterprise schedulers. If your workload includes IMS, you will learn how this workload is included in a modernization strategy. SME: Scott Simons
  4. 4. Leveraging your Investment in System Z to Create New Opportunities in the API Economy The emergence of API's has changed how organizations build innovative mobile & web applications, enter new markets, and integrate with cloud and third party applications. System Z customers have made significant investments over time developing valuable assets which support core business functions. System Z customers can leverage these assets by exposing them as APIs for both internal and external application developer consumption. With the help of IBM API Management, these organizations can govern the way that API's are consumed and get detailed analytics on the success of the API's and applications that are consuming them. This session will show you how companies can expose System Z based functions as APIs in order to create new business opportunities, gain efficiencies in rapidly developing applications and extend customer reach and improve customer service. SME: Subhajit Maitra Managing Applications in a hybrid cloud world The choice and flexibility to run application and services across on-premises systems, private and public clouds provides a powerful set of choices for how you can run your business applications. You will need complete visibility across your infrastructure and application environments to quickly identify bottlenecks and quickly get to the root cause of problems as they occur in complex deployments. This discussion session will highlight IBM's existing capabilities to provide the visibility into your applications regardless of where they run with IBM Application Performance Management. SME: Aaron Young Managing Mobile Workloads on IBM z for Optimal Performance and Reliability The availability and ease of user access to mobile devices translates to more frequent but less predictable access patterns. Mobile apps and the systems of record they need to connect to need to work, be available, and perform all of the time. Mobile apps also need to scale so that they are not overwhelmed by their own success and can be available for worldwide use, 24/7/365. In this session you'll learn how IBM Service Management Suite and z Systems, together with other IBM operational and IT analytics products, help z Systems clients and their system programmers and administrators face the challenges of the mobile revolution. Learn how the resiliency requirements of mainframe applications are maintained in support of new workloads such as mobile. SME: Nathan Brice, Uwe Gramm MQ Initiated CICS workload - Parallel Sysplex Implementations Application integration has often centered on using production transactions in new combinations and from new 'feeds'. Increasing use of mobile devices and giving a cloud appearance to existing transactions often means that increased availability is necessary, using both MQ and CICS in a parallel sysplex fulfills the availability requirement - giving the greatest level of information availability of any platform. However this availability can come at some subtle costs. In this session we can discuss issues we have seen, and how to avoid them, along with your Queue 'Plex questions. SME: Lyn Elkins
  5. 5. New Cases for Mainframe Use with Cloud This session will provide a customer who is looking for what benefits they are not realizing because they do not currently use their z System for cloud with a list of ideas about how they might be better utilizing their investment and what some of the latest offerings from IBM mean for alternative ways to use their mainframe. SME: Bryan Foley, Kershaw Mehta, Mark Figley, Jerry Saulman, Pat Hayes New: JMS Support in CICS by using MQ! CICS and MQ have supported a native Java implementation for many years. Did you know that in 2015 this powerful combination of products began supporting JMS (the Java messaging Service standards) as well? This support will allow for more opportunities to host application on the most highly available platform of all. This session is designed to help those who are unfamiliar with JMS, and will include how the set-up and use. SME: Mitch Johnson Proven and Emerging zService Management Suite for z/OS (SMSz) Reference Architectures for today's mainframe including the new SMU WebUI ! Come and hear more about zManagement best practice technology, optimized solution for today’s problem solving mainframe scenarios. Topics include reference deployment architecture used by clients, SMU Web UI and 3270 modernized user interfaces, and foundation building blocks for integrated service management across OMEGAMON monitoring, eventing, reporting, z/OS log analytics and automation. SME: Lorin Ullman, Uwe Graham RACF, Strong Authentication and Crypto z Systems security is built on a foundation of secure hardware, infrastructure, operating system and security solutions that provide encryption, Resource Access Control Facility (RACF), strong authentication and authorization controls, auditing, network security data security and more. SME: John Petreshock, Julie Bergh Rules and Decision Modernization for Systems of Record This session will show you how IBM ODM can be used to maintain a business rule that is used concurrently in a batch program, a CICS application and an IMS application and how a change in the rule can be administered and implemented in all of these execution environments from a single source in real time. SME: Subhajit Maitra
  6. 6. The Hardware That Makes Your Cloud Stand Tall This session will provide a chance to understand the hardware of the z13 system and how it enriches the IBM cloud offering. The session will start with a discussion about the customer's needs and move to a field trip to the z13 for some personal guided tour time reviewing the hardware discussed. SME: Jerry Saulman The modern workload automation team needs IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS The new IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS version allow IT managers and schedulers to anticipate possible issues and make informed decisions with predictive automation. Also, with that version, you can automate everything you want, including, for example, maintenance and upgrade of the scheduling tool itself. Finally, the deployment of automation work flows is accelerated as applications developers are offered with self-service capabilities. SME: Art Eisenhour, Flora Tramontano, Domenico D’Alerio, Pat Hayes Tools for CICS Transaction Server Version 5.3 In today's world of increasing demand for enterprise service access from internet and mobile devices, social networks, and unknown future sources, CICS tools can help you to solve the two most pressing challenges that companies face today; driving operational efficiencies, while increasing service agility. These core foundational CICS tools align with CICS TS V5.3 to deliver these capabilities in a way that positions users of CICS for the next transformational era in technology, moving them towards a service delivery platform for cloud computing. In this session, IBM experts will demonstrate various CICS tooling scenarios so you can see firsthand how the comprehensive portfolio of CICS tools enhance service management initiatives to optimize IT processes, maximize CICS system availability, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), and transform CICS applications to achieve greater business flexibility. SME: Eric W. Higgins Transforming Your Mainframe: Making Old Things New How many times have you heard "the mainframe is old, hard-to-use and we're moving to more modern technology"? You try to convince them otherwise, yet your story may be difficult to tell because your own systems are still predominantly COBOL and batch and 3270. This session will review a number of ways that you and your z Systems shops can transform the existing mainframe environment into a 21st century compute platform. We'll talk about everything from code modernization to building new skills to transforming our beloved 3270 to a new, modern user experience. SME: Al Grega, Bill Seubert Understanding IBM's Hybrid Cloud with z Story How a customer chooses to do hybrid cloud around z ultimately sets in motion architectural points that will secure their SOE and SOR. This session will explain our position for how to think about hybrid cloud with z and give insights into related topics such as API Economy. SME: Mark Figley
  7. 7. Unleash CICS Business Critical Data Locked in VSAM Data Analytics help organizations understand their customers and anticipate their future behavior and needs. This insight helps deliver the high level of personalization and service that consumers expect. Unfortunately many organizations still have mission critical business data housed in VSAM files which creates a number of issues that include: VSAM data is not structured for use by market analytics tools, not be encrypted at the field level, making PCI compliance difficult, and VSAM data has a number of limitations in a highly available (24x7) environment. This session will dive into IBM solutions that enable a low-risk migration strategy from VSAM to DB2 while ensuring optimal application performance. SME: Joseph Gailey What You Need to Know about CICS Consolidation and Threadsafe Applications The CICS community has been discussing the Threadsafe topic for quite some time now, but it is still a very relevant topic due to ongoing enhancements in CICS. Threadsafe applications typically experience performance in terms of reduced CPU utilization and greater throughput. In addition, many customers find that they are able to run their existing CICS workload in fewer CICS regions, which helps reduces administrative overhead along with additional CPU savings. We will customized this session to fit your level of understanding and use of threadsafe in CICS. Our experts will discuss technical aspects of CICS’s Open Transaction Environment (OTE), along with the business benefits of running applications in a multi-threaded CICS region. They will also cover various processes you can implement to make your applications threadsafe. SME: Joseph Gailey, Gary Andrews When Building an Enterprise-Grade Private Cloud is the Right Choice This session will help identify questions to address the basic question of whether a public cloud, hybrid cloud, or enterprise-grade private cloud on z is right for the customer by explaining IBM's definitions of each and discussing in detail what requirements a customer has which may lead to which options. SME: Mark Figley Why Analytics in the Cloud with z Makes More Sense than Analytics Elsewhere Doing analytics in the cloud provides a host of benefits to the customer including: reduced cost by not copying data from their SOR to a distributed system and the analytics offerings on z Systems. This session will provide analytics experts who will talk about how analytics in the cloud with z is being done today at other customers and what product offerings will be most beneficial. SME: Anuja Deedwaniya
  8. 8. Why You Should Be Looking at Bluemix for Your z Systems Data Bluemix offers z customers flexibility with their SOR to develop applications faster and use development technologies that their developers are already well-versed in. This discussion session will cover the basics of what Bluemix means to a z customer and provide opportunity to discuss potential application development projects for suitability for using Bluemix. SME: Frank DeGilio Why You Should Rethink Java on z So much has changed in the past couple of years from infrastructure optimization, new hardware features, programming model changes, new use cases to changing enterprise usage patterns that it's an extraordinary time to revisit the role of Java on System z. This session will review the many recent changes, why they matter to you and how to best leverage this exceptional, yet only recently becoming understood, revolution that is the new System z enterprise platform. SME: Carl Whole z Systems Data Security Learn how to protect your most critical assets on z/OS with DB2, RACF, Guardium, zSecure, encryption, database and file activity monitoring and how they feed your SIEM for actionable items in real-time. SME: Howie Hirsch zSecure Compliance, Threat Detection, and Administration Learn how to automate compliance monitoring, threat analysis, create security alerts, and simplify administration for z Systems security. SME: Jamie Pease, Julie Bergh zSecurity Intelligence Learn how to enhance your security intelligence both on z Systems and across your enterprise with QRadar SIEM and zSecure to detect threats, provide security dashboard, and create security alerts. SME: Jamie Pease, Julie Bergh

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