2013 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit

Gain insight that you can take action on with the latest innovations in mainframe technology

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Track 6: Data Center Operations and Systems Management Update

Developed for: Operations managers and system programmers

Agenda
Time Session Title
8:30 a.m. Introduction and welcome
8:40 a.m. The value of zEnterprise for hybrid computing
9:40 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Successful private clouds exploit System z capabilities
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. System z continues to be the ultimate security platform
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. OMEGAMON® V5 improves problem management for increased system availability
2:00 p.m. Break
2:10 p.m. IT optimization with Linux® on System z
3:10 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Maximize performance and productivity with IBM System Automation solutions
4:20 p.m. Close

Abstract

8:40 a.m. - The value of zEnterprise for hybrid computing

The high cost of server sprawl can limit the enterprise and your ability to invest in new initiatives to deliver new services to your customers. The IBM zEnterprise System (zEnterprise) offers a proven hybrid computing design that can help you manage and integrate workloads on multiple architectures with the simplicity of a single system, while reducing infrastructure complexity and cost. It is now possible to run an application that spans multiple operating system and hardware platforms—for example, z/OS or Linux on System z, AIX® on Power Systems™, Linux on System x®, and Microsoft Windows® applications on System x.


9:50 a.m. - Successful private clouds exploit System z capabilities

Moving to a private cloud? Do you have workloads requiring good security, high availability or large amounts of data? System z is the answer. Enterprise-wide visibility, control and automation will be key to achieving the cost savings and improved resource utilization promised by cloud. This session will discuss how System z support for private clouds fits within an enterprise-wide cloud infrastructure. We will focus on the Tivoli and zEnterprise components that will be needed to successfully move workloads to cloud.


11:00 a.m. - System z continues to be the ultimate security platform

The mainframe continues to be the ultimate security platform, with its combination of industry-leading hardware and software technology. The IBM Security zSecure™ suite helps administrators deal with the scope and complexity of mainframe security by automating user provisioning and access control management. This session will provide an overview of mainframe security capabilities and the recent zSecure enhancements that help reduce costs, improve availability, enhance compliance and simplify security administration.


1:00 p.m. - OMEGAMON V5 improves problem management for increased system availability

Are you able to find problems before they become outages? Can you use one tool to monitor all the System z activities? IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON V5.1 family can reduce costs and decrease risk, while providing increased agility by proactively analyzing and managing z/OS, CICS and other enterprise environments. OMEGAMON helps detect bottlenecks and other potential performance problems from multiple vantage points, and quickly isolates and takes action to resolve these issues. As IT complexity has increased, the need for improved visibility into what is going on has gone up as well. This session will discuss capabilities of Tivoli monitoring on System z with key OMEGAMON products, and what’s available today to help you be more productive and successful.


2:10 p.m. - IT optimization with Linux on System z

Linux on System z provides new and existing enterprise customers (in large and medium-sized companies) access to an economical solution to solve many concerns. Customers are trying to optimize their environments to best utilize the resources and funding available to them, and run an efficient data center to meet their needs and customer requirements. The Linux-based infrastructure on the mainframe provides solutions that help to control costs through its impressive scalability, availability, security and service management capabilities. With zEnterprise, the IT optimization capabilities have been further extended, and customers can benefit from the hybrid approach as well.


3:20 p.m. - Maximize performance and productivity with IBM System Automation solutions

How can you ensure that the environment where your mission-critical business applications run has the highest availability possible, while increasing productivity across an increasingly heterogeneous System z environment? With Tivoli System Automation solutions you can automate the availability and management of your business applications end-to-end from a single point of control. Customers using Tivoli Automation solutions also can reduce software licensing and hardware costs, and minimize maintenance and support costs. You’ll learn how to automate heterogeneous workloads enterprise-wide and create policy-driven automation using Tivoli System Automation products.


4:20 p.m. - Close




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