MVMUA Meeting 91 - IBM VM DayDate: May 13, 1996
Location: Merrill Lynch, NYC
Welcome to Metropolitan VM Users Association VM Day
Greetings, and welcome to another exciting event where we have allocated the entire day to the VM Development lab to discuss the most recent (as well as some not so recent) events which make VM/ESA a viable S/390 platform for your business. We will start out with Len Santalucia, S/390 Program Manager for Large Systems Marketing in our marketing area, providing a systems perspective on how you can reap the most benefit out of your S/390 enterprise. Since our last meeting, Sterling Software, Inc. has announced VM:Webserver(TM), a commercially available VM/CMS Web server so we have invited Sterling Software to discuss their new product and we have re-invited Beyond Software Inc. to come back and talk about their new product, EnterpriseWeb/VM. This will provide you with the opportunity to hear about both new Web Internet/intranet products all in one day. Since you can't wait to prepare for the Year 2000(TM), the VM Lab will provide information on what VM is doing to support the Year 2000. They will provide the necessary information you need to get started changing your applications now and keep your business running effectively. The rest of the presentations will be done by various lab speakers as listed on the agenda and abstracts below. The sessions are intended to provide valuable information for the decision makers and/or the executives at your accounts in understanding how VM/ESA and S/390 can enable your business to prosper in the 90's and into the year 2000.
Hope to see you there! Jeff Savit, president MVMUA
Unlike normal MVMUA meetings, "VM Day" will be open to non-members. VM customers from all over the NY/NJ/PA/CT metropolitan area have been invited. Therefore, we expect the turnout to be much larger than a normal MVMUA meeting. Hence, for this meeting only, we request that you pre-register so we can estimate the number of attendees. Pre-register by calling 1-800-289-0579 with confirmation code, 235771 or 235718.
Speaker: Len Santalucia, IBM
Today, more than ever, it is important to fully understand the capabilities of the different computing platforms from which you can choose to install and develop your applications. This presentation will discuss the emerging application environments and the type of computing platform they require, ie, I/O, Compute Intensive, or System Interconnective. Once this is understood, then the performance characteristics of the variety of computing platforms available today from IBM and other vendors will be shown so as to help you understand where to install your applications for best return on investment. This will definitely help you understand rightsizing, which is placing the right application, on the right platform, for the right reason from a technical, financial, and business perspective.
Speaker: Chuck Morse, IBM
This is a new presentation created to explain how technology has changed and how S/390 and VM/ESA exploit this changing technology. The intended audience is for IT executives and/or decision makers and attempts to show what has happened over the last 3-5 years and how S/390 and VM/ESA can be leveraged within your enterprise to make your business be more successful.
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Coffee Break
Speaker: Steve Revell, Sterling Software, Inc
Having an intranet connection on every desktop is an idea whose time has come. Using a graphical browser, your employees simply click-and-point their way to the vital company information that they need. VM and the new VM:Webserver product from Sterling Software combine to provide you the ideal solution for establishing your World Wide Web site. This session provides you with details of Sterling Software's new VM:Webserver product. You will see how you leverage VM:Webserver to build your site and then interface to your existing applications. A demonstration of the product includes a look at the new and modern interface to OfficeVision -- like you've never seen it before.
LUNCH 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Speaker: Brian K. Reaves, President, Beyond Software Inc.
The Internet is growing rapidly, and WWW browser software is already on millions of computer desktops. Many companies are licensing web browsers for the entire corporation. Web capability in the current generation of operating systems make HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) servers and HyperText Markup Language (HTML) browsers a de-facto standard for client-server computing.
Until now, the VM community has been on the periphery of this Internet revolution. Although many VM machines have TCP/IP, and many of these have implemented shareware products, commercial solutions for VM Web browsers or servers have been unavailable.
Beyond Software Incorporated has developed EnterpriseWeb/VM, a powerful enterprise webserver solution that liberates mainframes to act as a super data pump to provide large numbers of users access using simple, relatively inexpensive web browsers. It is the first of a comprehensive set of products founded on proven shareware technology, which Beyond re-engineered and acquired the rights. The advantages of an Internet approach to mainframe application access will be discussed and related Internet issues such as access control and security will be addressed.
Speaker: Tom Mayer, IBM
The VM product has evolved over the past 30 years into a world-class operating system, helping customers achieve business advantages in the use of their S/390 and multi-system IT investments. This presentation covers the recent deliverables and announcements for the VM/ESA system with a view of VM/ESA's future direction.
Also discussed are additional activities that the VM/ESA development team are engaging in to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
COFFEE BREAK: 3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: John Franciscovich, IBM
Have you started thinking about how you'll need to change your VM/ESA applications so they will continue to support your business in the year 2000 and beyond? Effects of the 2-digit year problem are already being felt throughout the business world and will continue to appear as the year 2000 approaches. What is going to happen to your 2-digit year computations when the calendar changes from year '99' to year '00'? Don't wait until 1999; the time to start is now!
This session will describe changes being made to the VM/ESA operating system to correctly handle dates in the Year 2000 and beyond. Use of VM/ESA to help migrate and test your systems and applications will also be discussed.
In addition, an overview of the 2-digit year problem, including examples of how it already has, and will continue to, affect various business applications will be provided.
Speaker: Chris Malack
Manual or automated storage management, which would you prefer? When it comes to backing up data in today's distributed environments with mixes of NetWare*, Windows*, OS/2, Macintosh*, and Unix systems, together with databases like Oracle, Sybase and Lotus Notes, providing comprehensive protection from data loss is a chief concern. Come learn about ADSM (ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager), IBM's solution for managing storage and protecting data across the network ... no matter where your data resides.
Biographical Information on VM Day Speakers:
Len worked for Digital Equipment Corp for 2 years as work-study marketing assistant selling to end users on campus. Successfully sold two large DEC systems. For 8 years, he worked for the Burroughs Corp (Unisys) as a marketing representative and sold to all industry types in both large and small enterprises. For the past 16 years in IBM, Len has supported IBM field support personnel and customer system programmers on the VSE, VM, and MVS operating systems until 1986.
In 1986, he joined the Data System Division in the Endicott Lab Staff planning/marketing support. Through 1989, he supported field marketing in selling the S/370-S/390 hardware and the associated software world wide and was a liaison between the lab and the field for the purpose of gathering customer requirements. Presented across the entire USA, Canada, Latin America, and South America. Conducted and administered numerous marketing education sessions across the world and developed brochures and presentations used by IBM marketing worldwide. In 1989 through mid-1992, he worked in US Marketing Headquarters as an Advisory Program Manager and was assigned the Northeastern Region for all ES/9000 product marketing. Since mid 1992, he has been the US Northeastern Area Senior Program Manager on S/390 Marketing Staff. Responsibilities include marketing support and Open network computing team leader.
Chuck is a Consulting Technical Support Representative at the IBM Washington Systems Center. He has been providing technical support for VM for 24 years, the last 18 of which have been at the Washington Systems Center. He has helped conduct several early introduction programs for VM/SP HPO, VM/XA SP, VM/ESA, and other VM related products. He has published four Washington Systems Center Technical Bulletins, and has presented at SHARE, regional VM user groups, and other VM technical conferences. He is also an IBM representative to the SHARE CMS Project and the SHARE VM Technical Steering Committee. His current job responsibilities include providing direct customer telephone support via Supportline, a member of the S/390 Family of Services.
Brian K. Reaves
Brian, the President of Beyond, has over 13 years experience in software development for Fortune 500 companies. His knowledge and experience span a broad range of system areas including Human Resource Information Systems, Power Utility Systems, Financial Systems, and Legal Systems. Brian gained corporate and industry recognition for the development of Xerox's Manpower Planning System, and most recently has led a team of specialists in the development of Electric Power Research Institute's EPRINET, a VM on-line system which facilitates technology transfer among electric power professionals worldwide.
Brian is a former Senior Software Engineer at Xerox Corporation and Senior Consultant/Account Manager at Must Software International. He has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA (Executive Program) from Harvard.
Steve joined Sterling Software's VM Software Division in 1993 as Product Manager. He has over 15 years of both technical and marketing experience. His responsibilities include business planning, partnerships, product directions, and new product introductions.
Prior to joining Sterling Software as Product Manager, Steve was a principal at Golden Buffalo, a company that offered technical expertise and consultancy to IBM mainframe users. During his tenure, he managed many tasks ranging from the implementation of multiple IBM 3090's, running VM and TPF, for the Galileo travel reservation system (a partnership of Worldwide airlines including United Airlines and British Airways), to developing bespoke systems software for clients. He was also responsible for supporting Golden Buffalo's internal VM and NetWare LAN infrastructure and developing applications.
In addition, Steve has held senior positions in engineering and management at several major International organizations such as IBM (UK) Ltd. and Nissan (UK) Ltd. He studied Technology as well as Business and Finance at Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education in England.
Tom Mayer works in the VM/ESA Platform Management department at the Glendale Programming Lab in Endicott, NY.
Tom's 11 years with IBM have all been involved with ensuring that customer's requirements are met by the VM system. His first years were involved with assuring the quality of new releases of VM and some related products, in areas ranging from the Shared File System to Service and Packaging. As a manager he oversaw the system testing of VM's support for security to meet the DoD's C2 guidelines and the testing of several small products.
For the past 4 years, Tom has been involved in setting strategic and tactical directions for VM, first with respect to Security and Packaging on VM, but more recently for the overall system including products not produced in by IBM in Endicott. As an Advisory Planner, Tom is a member of the VM Marketing Programs team and spends some of his time presenting VM topics to customers and the IBM marketing teams, explaining how VM can help customers solve their business problems. Tom is also a frequent speaker at meetings of the GUIDE user group. Tom is also the host of the monthly VM teleconferences.
Prior to joining VM, John worked on VM-based Software Engineering Tools for internal IBM use in Kingston, NY. John has been with IBM for 15 years and he works in VM/ESA Development in Endicott, NY.
John joined VM in 1986 as a System Tester for the VM/Inter-Systems Facility (VM/ISF) product and its VM/XA and VM/ESA follow-on function, Cross System Extensions (CSE). He joined the Development team in 1989, where his primary responsibility was development and service of VM's SPOOL functions. John has worked on several new VM functions, including a new SPOOL backup facility, SPXTAPE.
Since June of 1995, John has been the technical leader for development of VM/ESA enhancements to support dates in the Year 2000 and beyond.
John is also a VM product representative to the SHARE user group. He has given several technical presentations at SHARE and other user groups and customer conferences.
Chris works as a Storage Systems Specialist, IBM Storage Systems Division. Chris has worked in the S/390, Client Server and Distributed computing environments with customers and account teams over the past 6 years. Before joining SSD, she worked in Endicott with the client server technical marketing support team specializing in LAN to Mainframe integration products (namely LANRES and LAN File Services). Her focus today will be on the ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager.