SPOTLIGHT: Legacy Modernization

The Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project has announced the focus areas for its 2017 internship program. The focus areas include OpenStack, Blockchain, Linux Monitoring Tools and Anomaly Detection Engine for Linux Logs. The release said that mainframe has become an important platform for supporting emerging cloud technologies, such as Blockchain and OpenStack, because of its security capabilities and role as the system of record processing some of the most important transactions and data for major institutions…

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Nothing has been more discussed in the IT world over the last few years than "the cloud." And, as you have read many times on this Website, IBM has been a big advocate of the cloud, as have most all major IT vendors. But, for many large enterprises, the idea of moving large chunks of their IT business to the cloud seemed a little scary. Most were were following its progress and have been happy to let other companies try it first so they could gauge its success. Well, one company jumped in with both feet after some arm twisting and help from IBM—that company is Chubb. Chubb is a forward leaning insurance company that is always looking to gain an edge over its competitors. I recently read an interesting article about this very topic on the Enterprise Cloud News Website. It was written by Mitch Wagner and the title is, Mainframe Cloud? That's Nuts! I have taken the liberty of re-posting it here…

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Dino-Software is pleased to announce Version 2 Release 3 of UDM is generally available for distribution. UDM is the only tool needed to manage the challenges and complexities of the forever increasing amount of storage connected to z/OS systems. Before UDM, this growth had resulted in essential tasks, such as Audits, being deferred, and fundamental tasks, such as initializing volumes, being performed with compromised control and thereby an increased risk due to the likelihood of errors…

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Syncsort has announced that its industry-leading Big Data integration solution, DMX-h, is now integrated with Cloudera Director, enabling organizations to easily deploy DMX-h along with Cloudera Enterprise on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud. By deploying DMX-h with CDH, organizations can quickly pull data into new, ready-to-work clusters in the cloud – vastly accelerating how quickly they can take advantage of cloud benefits, including cost savings and Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) delivery…

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DataKinetics, a global leader in data performance and optimization solutions, officially announced today that it is once again expanding its offerings and alignment with the IBM z Systems Marketplace by delivering even greater value to global Fortune 500 IBM z Systems users. The company’s latest endeavor brings about a newly developed partnership agreement with SMT Data, a world leading Danish products and services company…

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Rocket Software has announced that key members of its technical team will be at SHARE March 5-10 in San Jose to discuss innovation and modernization in the mainframe environment. Rocket engineers will lead nine sessions on topics including data virtualization and integration of the Python and R programming language into mainframe environments, and will also be available on the expo floor to demonstrate Rocket’s mainframe tools and solutions…

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