October/November 2012
October/November 2012
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The New IBM zEnterprise EC12: It’s All About Workload Optimization

Approximately every two years, IBM introduces a new generation of its mainframe architecture—the System z—and August 2012 marked two years since IBM introduced its mainframe z196 and zEnterprise hybrid architectures. The new mainframe has been dubbed the zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), and it’s clearly focused on running workloads faster than ever before while extending IBM mainframe strength in reliability, availability, and security.  

From a strategic perspective, it’s clear the zEC12 is being positioned as a highly scalable, enterprise-strength, variable workload processing machine. The mainframe’s strength in the…

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Table of Contents

  • The New IBM zEnterprise EC12: It’s All About Workload Optimization
  • Mainframe Security: Security for Tape Data Sets
  • Linux on System z: Upcoming Installer and Boot Changes for RHEL
  • Smart Mainframe Backup Strategies and Recovery Processes
  • IT Sense: Friction and Lubricity
  • 10 More Ways to Improve RACF Performance
  • z/OSMF Simplifies System Management
  • Technical Insights: Use Backup and Recovery Tools to Support Day-to-Day Operations
  • Performance Troubleshooting Using the RMF Device Activity Report
  • Speeding Up Your Mainframe: Easier Said Than Done
  • Data Perspectives:  What Can You Do to Avoid DB2 Locking Problems?
  • CICS Explorer for z/VSE Eases CICS Transaction Server Monitoring Challenges
  • System z Security Equals Vigilance
  • Vendor Watch:  System z: The Platform That Just Keeps Evolving
  • CICS 101: CICS Resources and Tables
  • Planning Your Upgrade to DB2 10 for z/OS
  • Accessing Big Data in a Multi-Platform Environment
  • Pete Clark on z/VSE: z/VSE Wish List
  • AFP Generation From a Web Interface
  • IT Management:  Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Mainframe Investment?
  • Rational Developer for z/OS: A New Paradigm for Mainframe Development