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® EC12 (zEC12), and IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12).

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– TITLE: Draft Redbooks – IBM z14 Model ZR1 Technical Introduction
– URL: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/SG248550.html?Open&myns=z000&mynp=OCHW11S&mynp=OCHW187&mync=E&cm_sp=z000-_-OCHW11S-OCHW187-_-E
– ABSTRACT: This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z14 Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely, and provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z14 ZR1 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z14 ZR1 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks: Securing data with pervasive encryption Transforming a transactional platform into a data powerhouse Getting more out of the platform with IT Operational Analytics Providing resilience towards zero downtime Accelerating digital transformation with agile service delivery Revolutionizing business processes Mixing open source and Z technologies This book explains how this system uses new innovations and traditional Z strengths to satisfy growing demand for cloud, analytics, and open source technologies. With the z14 ZR1 as the base, applications can run in a trusted, reliable, and secure environment that improves operations and lessens business risk.

– 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 a business IT resilience solution. The book begins with general concepts of business IT resilience and disaster recovery, along with issues related to high application availability, data integrity, and performance. These topics are considered within the framework of government regulation, increasing application and infrastructure complexity, and the competitive and rapidly changing modern business environment. Next, it describes the GDPS family of offerings with specific reference to how they can help you achieve your defined goals for disaster recovery and high availability. Also covered are the features that simplify and enhance data replication activities, the prerequisites for implementing each offering, and tips for planning for the future and immediate business requirements. Tables provide easy-to-use summaries and comparisons of the offerings, and the additional planning and implementation services available from IBM are explained. Then, several practical client scenarios and requirements are described, along with the most suitable GDPS solution for each case. The introductory chapters of this publication are intended for a broad technical audience, including IT System Architects, Availability Managers, Technical IT Managers, Operations Managers, System Programmers, and Disaster Recovery Planners. The subsequent chapters provide more

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Regards, Len

Leonard J. Santalucia

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