Monthly Archives: April 2018

Reminder: No-Charge Velocity Software Performance Class for z/VM and Linux on Z – June 26th & 27th, 2018

Once again Velocity Software is offering their famous Performance Class for z/VM and Linux on Z on June 26th & 27th, 2018. The class will be held prior to the VM Workshop at the North Carolina A&T State University in … Read More »

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New Redbooks – IBM Z Functional Matrix, IBM z14ZR1 Technical Intro, GDPS Family Intro To Concepts and Capabilities,

– TITLE: IBM Z Functional Matrix – ABSTRACT: This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a list of features and functions that are supported on IBM Z, including the IBM z14<Superscript>(z14) – Machine types 3906 and 3907, IBM z13<Superscript>TM(z13®), IBM z13s™(z13s), IBM zEnterprise® … Read More »

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Skills and Training Improvement Opportunities

Excerpt: “If you have been following my prior Destinationz blog posts, you will know that I’m an advocate for spreading the word to students regarding the growing skills needs surrounding the mainframe. With the introduction of the IBM z14 system and its pervasive … Read More »

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FW: IBM Blockchain online training and resources links

Many of you are getting started on Blockchain and looking for more information. I put together the following IBM technical online courses and resources that are available. Please share this with your technical team. The Essentials course is basic and … Read More »

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Why You Need a Network Documentation Library; Getting Hands on With Db2 for z/OS

Welcome to the newly redesigned Z EXTRA. It’s got the same types of great content you expected from Mainframe EXTRA but with a new streamlined look that is easier to navigate. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving you three Z … Read More »

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When DevOps-guru Comp Sci Grads Discover the Mainframe Is Cool

When DevOps-guru Comp Sci Grads Discover the Mainframe Is Cool by Keith Sisson I was recently in Sacramento attending the SHARE mainframe conference. It’s always a pleasure to see customers, colleagues and other people interested in all things mainframe. It … Read More »

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Draft Redbooks – IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities

– TITLE: Draft Redbooks – IBM GDPS Family: An introduction to Concepts and Capabilities – ABSTRACT: This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) offerings and the roles they play in delivering … Read More »

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NY Metro NaSPA Chapter Meeting: Wednesday, 18 April, 2018

The next NY Metro NaSPA Chapter meeting is on Wednesday, 18 April, 2018, in room 1219 in the IBM Building at 590 Madison Avenue, NYC, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. The four sessions below are on the agenda: “Using Python on Z … Read More »

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MVMUA meeting April 24, 2018

Happy Spring to all of our MVMUA friends!!! Our second meeting of 2018 is being held at Verisk Analytics on Tuesday, 04/24 In our usual location.. The agenda contains four (4) very informative presentations.  So please come to the meeting to get … Read More »

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ATTENTION: You are cordially invited to join us for our next Washington DC Metro Area IBM Z Customer Council – 04/12/2018

You are cordially invited to join us for our next Washington DC area IBM Z Council meeting convening Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Z Council is intended to be a forum for our z Systems customers to get the latest IBM … Read More »

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