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Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms

How to Create Robust Cost-Efficient Multiplatform z Environments

Authors: Barrett, Kenneth, Norris, Stephen

  • Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms reveals alternative techniques for creatively adapting and enhancing multi-user zPDT environments so that they are more friendly, stable, and reusable than those envisaged or taught by IBM.

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About this book

"Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms is particularly suitable for a more detailed discussion." Bill Ogden, IBM zPDT Redbook, April 2015

"The authors offer very well-reasoned solutions accompanied by case studies, which will be useful to specialists. The book is made even more useful as the System z mainframe-based solutions offer an advanced systems management environment for significant segments of data within large companies." Eugen Petac, Computing Reviews, Oct. 8, 2014

"Should you choose to implement zPDT, RDz UT, or RD&T in your team's arsenal, you will find Barrett and Norris’s insights, genius, and hard work illuminating as to how to rationally and economically manage the environment."Scott Fagen, Chief Architect—System z Business, CA Technologies

"A must-read for anyone interested in successfully deploying cost-efficient zPDT environments with agility in an enterprise that requires simple or complex configurations. The case-study-based exposition of the content allows for its easy consumption and use. Excellent!" —Mahendra Durai, SVP & Information Technology Officer, CA

Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms reveals alternative techniques not covered by IBM for creatively adapting and enhancing multi-user IBM zPDT environments so that they are more friendly, stable, and reusable than those envisaged by IBM. The enhancement processes and methodologies taught in this book yield multiple layers for system recovery, 24x7 availability, and superior ease of updating and upgrading operating systems and subsystems without having to rebuild environments from scratch.

Most of the techniques and processes covered in this book are not new to either the mainframe or distributed platforms. What is new in this book are the authors’ innovative methods for taking distributed environments running mainframe virtual machine (VM) and multiple virtual storage (MVS) and making them look and feel like other MVS systems.

The authors’ combined expertise involves every aspect of the implementation of IBM zPDT technology to create virtualized mainframe environments by which the mainframe operations on a z series server can be transitioned to distributed platforms. All of the enhancement methods consecutively laid out in this book have been architected and developed by the authors for the CA Technologies distributed platform. Barrett and Norris impart these techniques and processes to CIOs and CTOs across the mainframe and distributed fields, to zPDT and RDz UT implementers, and to IBM’s independent software vendors and customers.

About the authors

Kenneth Barrett is Director of Information Technology and Infrastructure Engineering at CA Technologies, responsible for the development of pristine mainframe work environments on the zEnterprise and distributed platform. He is CA technical and management leader for all new IBM mainframes and the architect of a zPDT lab which provides private mainframe environments on Intel-based servers. Previously he was a systems programmer and manager at CA technologies, responsible for a suite of virtual z/OS guests. He has over 30 years experience as a systems programmer and mainframe manager with particular expertise in DOS, VM, z/OS, datacenter management, mainframe security, and disaster recovery. Barrett has a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from California State College in Pennsylvania.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Understanding the Mainframe Environment, Technologies, and Methodologies

    Barrett/Norris, Kenneth/Stephen

    Pages 1-12

  • Creating a Mainframe Virtualized Environment: Requirements and Choices

    Barrett/Norris, Kenneth/Stephen

    Pages 13-29

  • Building the Hypervisor Host

    Barrett/Norris, Kenneth/Stephen

    Pages 31-51

  • Creating a Base Environment

    Barrett/Norris, Kenneth/Stephen

    Pages 53-68

  • Constructing the z/VM Environment

    Barrett/Norris, Kenneth/Stephen

    Pages 69-93

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6431-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6430-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms
Book Subtitle
How to Create Robust Cost-Efficient Multiplatform z Environments
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Kenneth Barrett and Stephen Norris
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6431-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6431-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6430-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
126 b/w illustrations
Topics