2014 IBM zEnterprise Technology Summit


Build a stronger business with the latest innovations in mainframe technology

A Virtual Event on June 25, 2014 Now Available for Replay. IBM.A Virtual Event on June 25, 2014 Now Available for Replay. IBM.

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Track 1 - The Gold Standard for Enterprise Computing
Developed for: IT Management, IT Architects and Line-of-business Managers in zEnterprise installations

Session 1: Unique innovations that make zEnterprise superior
Session 2: Business analytics on the ultimate data platform
Session 3: Advantages of a private cloud on zEnterprise
Session 4: Is your enterprise ready for the mobile revolution?
Session 5: Mainframe skills: The myths and the reality
Session 6: The enterprise system for the 21st century

Abstract

Session 1: Unique innovations that make zEnterprise superior

IBM made a bold statement when it first introduced the mainframe 50 years ago, and we have been pouring innovations into the platform ever since. In this session, we will survey a selection of specific zEnterprise technology innovations that sustain the mainframe as the leading enterprise platform for mission-critical applications and data, and position it to meet the business challenges of the future.


Session 2: Business analytics on the ultimate data platform

Most of us know that the mainframe securely holds about 70% of the world’s operational data. But did you know that it’s also the world’s best business analytics platform because of its speed, accuracy and low cost? Instead of copying data off the platform, zEnterprise – coupled with the IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator – now gives you the unprecedented capability of running complex end-to-end business analytics in-place. You can also include unstructured and streaming data from external sources, such as social networks and other live data feeds.


Session 3: Advantages of a private cloud on zEnterprise

Cloud computing initially focused on commodity applications, but today it has moved on to providing secure and robust cloud environments for mission-critical business applications. This session includes a discussion of the unique capabilities of zEnterprise with z/VM® and Linux® on System z as a platform for private cloud computing – for the ultimate in security, scalability, elasticity, and more. We’ll look at specific enterprise computing workloads (e.g., analytics) that are ideal for deployment on a zEnterprise private cloud. We’ll also look at the newest IBM SmartCloud® Foundation tools that can dramatically reduce costs by automating the deployment and management of the workloads in a cloud.


Session 4: Is your enterprise ready for the mobile revolution?

Mobility is fundamentally changing the way we do business. Today, people want to access real-time data from their devices anytime, anyplace and anywhere! This new accessibility requires a platform that can scale to handle the avalanche of new workload generated by millions of mobile devices, and also differentiate, prioritize, and manage the different types of mobile transactions in a secure manner. In this module, we’ll look at mobile devices accessing mainframe data, as well as strategies for addressing the accessing and sharing of data as load and demand continue to grow exponentially.


Session 5: Mainframe skills: The myths and the reality

People unfamiliar with zEnterprise often think that different skills are needed to work with the mainframe and that mainframes are all about “green screens.” Nothing could be further from the truth! Today’s mainframes embrace the latest DevOps, GUI and Eclipse-based tools and methodologies for development and operations. If you’re worried about finding mainframe personnel, worry no more!


Session 6: The enterprise system for the 21st century

With 50 years of innovations built into it, zEnterprise today is perfectly poised to host a variety of new, non-traditional workloads. In this session, we’ll look at a selection of interesting contemporary use cases, examining the business challenges faced and the convincing reasons – both economic and technical – for choosing zEnterprise as the solution.


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