Volume 4, Number 20 -- May 20, 2008
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NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

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Top Mainframe Stories from Around the Web

(IT Jungle) Midrange computers cohabitating with mainframes is not all that unusual. In some cases, you can barely tell them apart. So when it comes to testing 5250 applications and 3270 applications, it seems to make sense that one company should make testing tools for both systems. READ MORE >


(IT Jungle) An integrated encryption, key management, and logging package designed to secure data in fields, databases, and applications across multiple operating systems, including i OS, z/OS, Unix, Linux, and Windows has just been announced by nuBridges, a software vendor from the AS/400 market. READ MORE >


(NEON) Software costs are one of the brakes that are slowing mainframe growth and those expenses are one of the reasons IBM expects the zIIP processor to gain momentum because it moves workloads from general-purpose processors to zIIP processors increasing computing capacity while reducing the cost of computing. READ MORE >


(EMC) Even though your disaster recovery planning is burdened with complex custom scripting, extended debug and test periods, and expensive, long-term service contracts, you might be thinking that there's no getting around that mountain. Well, EMC has an alternative route using a two-site mainframe environment. It's worth a look. READ MORE >


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Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

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May 18-22 -- Orlando, Florida -- Users of IBM's Tivoli Maximo and Netcool software have their own conference dedicated to integrating the silo environments that are prevalent in many data centers and improving service management. Included in the event will be presentations by more than 100 customers and business partners and one-on-one meetings with IBM executives, industry experts and analysts. LEARN MORE >


May 21 -- Webinar - This session focuses on reducing the cost of IMS database maintenance--as well as other computing costs on the mainframe--by using zIIP processors for IMS work. Tom Harper, lead developer on the IMS Database Utilities Development Team, will discuss how general processor MIPs can be reduced by offloading IMS work to a zIIP processor using NEON's Eclipse Reorganization Utilities for IMS. Information on the trial zIIP processors as part of the IBM Specialty Engine Loaner Program will also be discussed. This one-hour presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. CDT. LEARN MORE >


August 10-15 -- San Jose, California - Service oriented architectures and the "SOA journey" as well as server virtualization and the benefits that big iron provides in terms of efficiency and reducing energy consumption are the key topics that will be discussed at the next SHARE user group meeting and expo, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. LEARN MORE >


August 25-28 -- Chicago, Illinois - The IBM Energy Efficiency Initiative takes center stage at the "See Blue, Think Green Technical Conference that brings together technical experts and business leaders. Sessions will concentrate on best practices in energy efficiency, innovative power and cooling technologies, and eco-friendly asset disposal services. There will also be technical sessions and hands on labs featuring IBM's most recent System announcements (including Power Systems, Mainframe Systems, Storage System, and Modular Systems) to present platform-specific topics. LEARN MORE >


October 13-17 -- Las Vegas, Nevada - The IBM System z Expo will include more than 300 sessions featuring z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on System z. There will be an emphasis on the z10 Enterprise Class server, WebSphere application server, DB2, CICS and IMS support, GDPS and Parallel Sysplex support, service oriented architecture, virtualization, and data center energy efficiency. LEARN MORE >

Editors: Dan Burger, Timothy Prickett Morgan, and Hesh Wiener
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Delroy
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: If you have an inside story relating to mainframes, send
Timothy Prickett Morgan or Hesh Wiener a message through our contacts page.


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