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ISYS 4453/5453 –Introduction to Enterprise Servers Wednesday evenings– 5:30 to 8:20 PM Hunt 220
What is the first thing that comes to you mind for the word mainframe?
Common Challenges System z is too expensive System z is legacy, stabilized and new development should be on other platforms ◦ Then, the z will eventually go away I’m afraid if I use z I will have a “single point of failure” The MF skills are all ready to retire—who will support “anything” MF going forward?
Myths that have to be overcome
Questions In what decade was the first MF? ◦ What was its name? Last year, the world produced more transistors than grains of rice? t/f What MF name was used for the first follow on MF from above? By 2010, there will be more than 30 billion RFID tabs in circulation. t/f What version of MF would used in the 90’s? What is the major database used on MFs? There are more than 1 billion camera phones in use today? t/f What has been the most prevalent programming language on the MF? What are “modern” languages being used on the MF? Link1Link2Link1Link2 Link3Link3
Why take this course? Jobs ◦ Know companies like Baldor, Data-Tronics, Dillards, JB Hunt, Walmart, etc. ◦ http://mainframejobs.zjournal.com/a/jbb/find-jobs http://mainframejobs.zjournal.com/a/jbb/find-jobs Additional computing platform that many students do not have opportunity to learn Broading skillsets as System z becomes more open and accessible Fast growing server—appears to continue as a major computing platform RAS—Reliability, Accessibility, Scalability Did I say Jobs? Or did I say Jobs?
Platform choice – Fit for purpose, workload and situation Many factors influence a platform selection, making it difficult to present a simple selection matrix.
GDPS-The Ultimate Availability Solution
World-Wide Corporate Users
The expanding System z community
Recent Announcements (cont)
Why are datacenters consolidating to System z ?
Freedom vs. Manageability
System z clouds achieve operational efficiency through economies of scale
Fractional Availability Improvements Are Important
Where are IT Budgets being Spent?
The financial benefits of System z are compelling
Linux on Z
Ft. Smith Company
A government organization consolidates applications and data to drive down costs of hardware, software and management by 70%!
Interesting facts about DB2 on z/OS
System z With DB2 Scales Further Than Best HP Superdome Banking Benchmark, with Java
The Data Warehouse and BI Solution on System z
Advantages of Portal on z
New CICS 4.1 Information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yuyz4zPMO8&feature=channel_page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yuyz4zPMO8&feature=channel_page
Application Performance Characteristics – what fits on which platform? Workload performance varies by application and can be best served by different platforms or the right mix of multiple platforms.
Teach the teachers… System z Professor Summer Seminars
Faculty Spotlight in Mainframe Education
Reference Schools worldwide teaching System z
Global – Master the Mainframe Contest
Ocoee High School FL Mainframe Masters
Course Goals Be able to express the benefits of a mainframe including ◦ Z Series architectural concepts ◦ Consolidation and TCO advantages of this environment ◦ Major applications running on the mainframe as well as the type of applications for which it makes sense to put on a mainframe ◦ The role of JCL for scheduling and batch processing ◦ How z/VM exploits virtualization and allows Linux to be run as a virtual guest ◦ Know the value of Linux on the mainframe
Course Goals (cont) System z skills under zOS ◦ Be able to navigate TSO/ISPF and RDz environments ◦ Be able to create partitioned datasets; edit, upload, download files ◦ Be able to used selected utilities including IDCAMS to create VSAM files ◦ Be able to run simple programs that utilize files and JCL on the mainframe
Course Goals (cont) Linux skills using the Integrated Facility for Linux. ◦ Be able to effectively work in the Linux environment including RDz ◦ Be able to do essential system tasks ◦ Be able to work with files including creation, editing, coping, etc. ◦ Be able to write basic Linux scripts ◦ Be able to create Web sites using LAMP (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP)