Session title: An Audit A Day Keeps the Lawyers at Bay!
Session abstract: Audit and Compliance is one of the big challenges companies are facing these days. With GDPR and a bunch of other laws either in force or “coming soon to an auditor near you” it is time to bite the bullet and start working with the auditor not against. Continue reading “An Audit A Day Keeps the Lawyers at Bay!”
Session title: From Virtually Constrained to Really Overcommitted
Session abstract: With the 31-bit virtual storage relief of DB2 and other z/OS middleware customers no longer need to rely on the old ‘diet plan’. However the answer is not to simply open the gates for more threads/connections to come in. Continue reading “From Virtually Constrained to Really Overcommitted”
Session title: The zGui (r)evolution – First hands on experience and best practices
Session abstract: The evolution of the mainframe had a variety of GUI approaches, some lasted for a while, some never took off at all. However, it was never THE COMMON ecosystem used by all products and all vendors. At the 2018 SHARE, IBM, Rocket Software and CA Technologies announced ZOWE – THE z ecosystem to securely manage, control, script and develop. Of course, an announcement is probably not the final truth, but from what I’ve already seen and used I’m more than enthused. Continue reading “The zGui (r)evolution – First hands on experience and best practices”
Session title: zIIP Experiences – Exploitation, Not Abuse
Session abstract: With the constant focus on controlling MIPs consumption on today’s mainframe, IT staffs are being pressed to get every cycle possible out of their System z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) specialty engines and the now defunct System z Application Assist Processors (zAAP). Continue reading “zIIP Experiences – Exploitation, Not Abuse”