2024 Mainframe Infrastructure Track

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, DNB
By Dan Ruehl, 21st Century Software

Session Evaluation

Monday has been a typical day where application outages occurred. Often, due to the complexity of the enterprise, Tuesday and the rest of the week were just the same!
We will discuss how effective capacity management reporting is used to quickly return the business to service.
-What reporting should be reviewed and communicated in the first moments of an outage?
-What additional performance reporting is critical to resolving an incident?
-What reporting and capacity management processes contribute to improvements to the resiliency of the enterprise?
-What are some of the forecast variances that occur in predicting future capacity? Who is responsible for resolution?
-How should capacity management reporting be effectively used in the post-mortem process?

By Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

IBM Event Automation is a new product that collects and processes streams of events from Apache Kafka to allow you to automate decisions in response to those events. Come to this session to learn about this exciting new product and the benefits it offers, as well as how it can fit in with your existing messaging infrastructure.

By Butch Rambish, 21st Century Software

Session Evaluatio

The new PCI DSS 4.0 regulations require pervasive encryption and ongoing rotation of the keys. Device encryption is no longer sufficient. Getting all of your data sets encrypted without causing disruption to the business is a massive undertaking and fraught with risks. In this session, we explain how IBM's Data Set Key Rotation simplifies this massive organizational undertaking and provides intelligent encryption and key rotations at scale; ensuring that data is protected, and compliance requirements are met.

 

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

Enterprise messaging and IBM MQ is a critical part of any system. This session shows you how MQ is rapidly evolving to meet your needs. Irrespective of your platform or environment, this session introduces many of the recent updates to MQ, whether that's in administration, building fault tolerant and scalable messaging solutions, or securing your systems.

By Gediminas Klegeris, Rocket Software

Session Evaluation

Take a tour of the features of the new IBM RMF for z/OS Grafana App plugin. Topics covered:
- How to deploy
- Provided Capabilities
- Querying RMF metrics
- Designing Dashboards
- Alerting

By Rob Scott, Rocket Software

Session Evaluation

SDSF contains a variety of commands and panels that help the z/OS technician observer and analyze memory usage by individual address spaces or at the system level.
This presentation takes you through the powerful features of SDSF memory displays including recent enhancements in z/OS 3.1

By Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

Do you want to modernise how you administer IBM MQ on z/OS? This session will discuss how you can administer MQ by using the MQ Console, REST, and Ansible. It will also discuss how you can use offerings such as IBM z/OS Cloud Broker, IBM Z Anomaly Analytics, and IBM Z Log and Data Analytics with MQ.

By Anastasiia Didkovska, IBM, DE

Session Evaluation

The business landscape is changing rapidly. The regulators introduce new and more strict requirements to ensure business continuity. This session:
- explains what operational resilience is and how you can advance it using IBM portfolio.
the following topics will be covered:
- DORA
- Flexible Capacity for Cyber Resilience
- System Recovery Boost (SRB)
- other solutions.

By Martin Packer, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

If you do Performance you might well be right. But if you think that way you're missing an important trick or two.
This presentation will show you the many ways in which you can gain architectural insight from SMF data.
You might be the only person in your shop who can actually gain that kind of insight in a systematic manner so you could be very valuable if you learn how to do this.
Examples include at the system and middleware levels.
All the techniques use data you probably have already.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

Do you want to modernise your applications to perform messaging in Java? This session will introduce how you can write applications in Java that use JMS to perform messaging with IBM MQ and show how you can convert your existing applications that use the MQI to use JMS.

By Germanas Samrickis, Rocket Software

Session Evaluation

This session will delve into my personal experiences with utilizing Ansible to streamline the process of configuring multiple application environments for software testing purposes. Key topics to be explored include the utilization of Ansible, the z/OS Core Collection, deployment methodologies, common challenges encountered when initially adopting Ansible, essential considerations, and best practices.