• January 17, 2021

Leveraging Open Source & Hybrid Cloud for z/OS: A Rube Goldberg Evolution to COTS Value

This content was originally presented at the inaugural Open Mainframe Project Summit in September 2020. I’ve been working on the mainframe for over 50 years, lately focusing on the open source capabilities of IBM’s proprietary operating systems. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that businesses have three main goals for their mainframe environment: Get off the […]

Modern, Open, and Smart Data Management for Db2 Leaders

This was originally presented as a keynote session at the IDUG Virtual Db2 Tech Conference in July 2020.  Since my years in grad school, I’ve been interested in DB capabilities. As part of my thesis and graduate assistant work, I evaluated, operated, and used multiple DBs, including several open sources ones. As part of my […]

IBM Z and Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds

It’s impossible to say what the biggest change in computing has been over the last decade, but certainly one of the most significant shifts has been the adoption of the cloud. For the first time, organizations have freedom of choice to deploy applications and data virtually anywhere in the world, giving them unprecedented flexibility in […]

mainframe rich client cloud

Put your mainframe data…into the cloud?

I end up hearing many storage administrators vent about old data. In some cases, it’s old HSM data. In other cases, it’s data that should be deleted but out of an abundance of caution no one actually deletes it. The only option has been to buy more FICON-connected disk or tape, which fills up HSM […]

IBM z13s mainframe

Hybrid cloud with z at the center

IBM InterConnect 2016 is winding down, and it’s been a great week. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to talk to people about what they see happening at the intersection of mainframes and cloud computing, and I’m coming away with one very important insight. The debate is over. No one should be arguing whether z […]