• June 26, 2019
IBM z13s mainframe

Rocket Data Virtualization and IBM® mainframes: a winning combination for modern computing

Today IBM introduced the z13sTM, a new version of the popular z13TM mainframe. If you haven’t heard about it yet, the z13s combines all of the power of the original z13 with an increased level of flexibility and more configuration options—all in a smaller physical footprint. IBM also announced that all new IBM z13 and […]

Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication: protecting your data in the cloud

IBM just announced that its new z13 and z13s systems are optimized for the hybrid cloud. This is a good thing, but every time someone utters the word “cloud,” the same issue gets raised: how can data be secure in the cloud? As a mainframe security professional, I think about this problem a lot. I […]

Mainframe: charting the future

As a senior director for R&D at Rocket Software, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the mainframe. What should we build on it? Who will build it? Who will use it? Will anyone even know it’s on a mainframe when they actually use it? A part of my role is […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Access for Bluemix

Bringing Agility to Mainframe Data Access Using Bluemix

This is part 5 of a five-part series on accessing mainframe data from your Bluemix applications. Part 1: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data Part 2: Installing Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Your Mainframe Part 3: Mapping Your Mainframe Data for Access From Bluemix Part 4: Building an Application in Bluemix That Accesses Mainframe Data Part 5: […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Service for Bluemix

Rocket Mainframe Data Service: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data

This is part 1 of a five-part series on accessing mainframe data from your Bluemix applications. Part 1: Bluemix Meets Mainframe Data (this entry) Part 2: Installing Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Your Mainframe Part 3: Mapping Your Mainframe Data for Access From Bluemix Part 4: Building an Application in Bluemix That Accesses Mainframe Data […]

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Live from SHARE: reflections on the past week

As I get on a plane back home to Texas, I’m still trying to process everything I learned and saw this week at SHARE (www.share.org). I’ve been attending SHARE conferences for many years, and I’m always amazed by the innovations that the mainframe community makes. So what were my major takeaways from SHARE this week? […]

IBM Z13

Welcome to the World of Ported Tools for IBM z/OS

Did you know that someone hid a powerful Unix machine inside all of your z/OS installs? Are you leveraging everything USS can do for you? What is OSS and what does it mean to a mainframer? And could your next major application be written by a summer intern? I’ll be talking about all of these […]

MXI z/OS Capabilities

Rocket Software Expands Capability for z/OS System Monitoring with Rocket MXI Version 6.2

Rocket Software has enhanced and expanded its system monitoring capability for z/OS environments with Version 6.2 of Rocket Mainstar MXI for z/OS. Rocket MXI is a low cost, small footprint monitor that gives system programmers easy access to critical information about their active z/OS system.  It provides a comprehensive view of important information through web […]

Mainframe data

Live from IBM Edge2015: infrastructure matters when it matters

I attended my first IBM Edge conference this week, along with 6000 other attendees who are interested in infrastructure.  Infrastructure includes stuff like monitoring, backups, recovery analysis, data integration, etc.  It’s not a very sexy topic, but like hygiene, it’s important when it’s lacking.  However, this week at Edge2015 , there were some pretty sexy […]

IBM Z13

Why I’m excited about the new IBM z13 mainframe

For decades I (and many other Rocketeers) have been extolling the virtues of mainframe computers, so it’s no secret that I think it is the single best technology for managing massive amounts of data for use in the cloud, mobile–and just about every other platform. That’s why I’m so excited about z13, IBM’s new powerhouse […]