Preview: IBM WebSphere DataPower and z/OS V1.11 logical integration

IBM United States Software Announcement 209-262
July 28, 2009

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Statement of Intent: IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® and IBM z/OS® V1R11 logical integration

IBM WebSphere DataPower plans to add support in a future firmware release to optionally use z/OS to access encryption keys and digital certificates. The intent of this function will be to allow keys and certificates used by DataPower to be centrally stored and managed by z/OS.

WebSphere DataPower additionally plans to add support for logical integration of load balancing by supporting the z/OS Communications Server Sysplex Distributor to balance workload to DataPower appliances and to an associated second-tier z/OS application. The intent of this logical integration will be to significantly enhance the availability and quality of DataPower load-balancing decisions in z/OS environments.

Both of these planned logical integration functions are based on enhancements to the z/OS V1R11 Communications Server.

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For information about WebSphere DataPower appliances, refer to:

  • Hardware Announcement 108-491, dated July 01, 2008
  • Hardware Announcement 108-841, dated November 18, 2008

For related z/OS V1.11 information, refer to Software Announcement 209-029, dated February 24, 2009.


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