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Mainframe Customer Education Webcast: Syncsort Gets Zen

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Check out ZEN- the suite of management tools that boosts z/OS® network performance and security. View this webinar on-demand for a review of the features and benefits of ZEN.

Integrate your network management tools in a single, easy-to-use yet powerful browser-based interface.
Prevent service disruptions while optimizing network infrastructure
Increase productivity & ensure regulatory compliance

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Mainframe Customer Education Webcast: Syncsort Gets Zen

  1. 1. Introducing William Data Systems & ZEN April 2015
  2. 2. Speakers Simon Cooper – Director of Business Development (EMEA) Tony Amies – Senior Technical Architect 2 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  3. 3. Agenda Who are William Data Systems (WDS)? Why have Syncsort acquired WDS? What is ZEN? Q&A 3 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  4. 4. Who are William Data Systems UK based software developer Founded in 1993 Trusted by mainframe sites worldwide Focused on z/OS: – Advanced Network Management – Security – Problem Resolution tools Recognized for technical innovation 4 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  5. 5. Network Management Pioneers 5 Dedicated z/OS trace analysis tool Dedicated z/OS FTP security and monitoring product Real-time z/OS IP monitor Dedicated APPN/HPR & Enterprise Extender monitor Product to provide SSL authentication and encryption for EE Dedicated OSA monitor IPv6 transition & testing tool: no additional network/app changes required Direct browser GUI (2-tier - no webserver required) Mainframe product to have a dedicated AJAX-enabled UI Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  6. 6. Why did Syncsort acquire WDS? 6 Bridging the gap between Big Iron and Big Data Networking and security data collected by ZEN is particularly valuable to the fastest-growing Big Data and analytical platforms Splunk Enterprise /Splunk Cloud Ironstream! Deliver key mainframe data to cutting-edge Big Data platforms Simultaneously reducing customer costs Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  7. 7. Why did Syncsort acquire WDS? 7 “William Data Systems will bring us both extraordinary talent and highly differentiated intellectual property that will advance our ambitious technical strategy.” Lonne Jaffe, CEO, Syncsort. Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  8. 8. What does the acquisition mean for WDS customers? 8 Global account management Global technical support organization Extensive network of partners and distributors Community of Syncsort users, including 50% of the world’s mainframes Access to new products and solutions Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  9. 9. What is ZEN? 9 A suite of z/OS network management & security components Web-browser interface / Single Sign On Common look & feel Simple z/OS Installation No third party hardware or software required Includes a set of core network management tools Common code base for components Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  10. 10. ZEN Components Automate network/ops processes with REXX – replace NetView! ZTS: Network problem determination & analysis ZIM: Real-time monitoring & control of z/OS IP stacks ZEM: APPN/HPR, EE and SAW Monitoring & Management ZOM: Performance & Availability monitoring for OSAs ZLM: Performance & Availability monitoring for any Linux system ZES: Secure Enterprise Extender connections ZFC: Secure & audited z/OS FTP ZAG: Facilitate IPv6 testing and implementation 10 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  11. 11. Replace legacy Network Management tools Replace NetView® / NetMaster® Improved functionality Reduce software expenditure Reduce MIPS Network Management for the 21st Century! Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 11
  12. 12. What is ZEN? Alerts Console Reports Tools APPN EE FTP IP OSA USS basefunctionscomponentfunctions ZEN Browser Interface IP MONITOR TRACE & SOLVE AUTOMATION EE SECURITY FTP CONTROL ZEN componentsZEN OSA MONITOR EE MONITORRexx LINUX MONITOR SNA LINUX APPLICATION GATEWAY 12 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  13. 13. Zen Objectives Provide a common user interface for all WDS products Allow simple integration between WDS products Framework for new product development Provide centralized services Supply a library of callable services to aid development Deliver standalone functionality – Tools and utilities – Network and System Automation Rexx programming interface for custom GUI 13 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  14. 14. Zen Infrastructure Integrated HTTP Server, Single Sign-On – Handles all GUI requests from Browser – Serves client side functionality (CSS, Javascript, …) Library of Callable Services (via a DLL) – Used by components to “Connect” to Zen Supplies servers for Alerting, SyslogD, x-LPAR Provides interfaces to Email, SNMP, NetView, EMCS Supports Rexx Programming Interface for GUI Automation (Console Messages, Timer based, Rexx) System Tools and utilities (CSM, USS, …) 14 Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  15. 15. Zen Components 15 LinuxZLM LinuxZLM ZEN ZENDLL ZEM ZENDLL NetView ZENDLL ZENALERT ZENUSS ZUS ZIM ZENDLL ZFC ZENDLL ZOM ZENDLL ZENDLL (ZUS) LinuxZLM TCP/I P ZTS ZENDLL XCF http://lpar1:2000 Single Sign-on from Standard Browser Access data from any component Common user interface Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  16. 16. Typical Zen Request Flow 16 Zen DLL Service Http Server Register Route Return XML/JSON Decode Convert XML To HTML HTTP Send HTTP Recv Callable Services Component Logic Zen Component Data Request Request Handler Zen Initialize Start Main Component Logic Monitoring Management Database Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  17. 17. Zen in a Sysplex 17 Http LPAR 1 ZEN XCF ZIM DLL ZTS DLL ZEM DLL DLL LPAR 2 ZEN XCF ZIM DLL ZTS DLL ZEM DLL DLL LPAR 3 ZEN XCF ZIM DLL ZTS DLL ZEM DLL DLL Single Sign-on from Standard Browser Access data from any component in any LPAR TCP/I P Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  18. 18. 18 Live Demo Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute
  19. 19. Syncsort Confidential and Proprietary - do not copy or distribute 19 To Watch This Webcast On-Demand & View a ZEN Demo, Visit: http://bit.ly/1Jgycj3

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