Information Builders Corporate Headquarters
27th Floor - 2 Penn Plaza
7th Ave, and 32nd St.
New York City, New York
(Right above Penn Station)
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 AM||Meeting Opening - Bill Munson - OIT the State of New Jersey|
|9:15 AM||Rory Canellis - IBM - Comparison of System z vs RISC
In recent years, many vendors and many platforms have compared their high end systems to the mainframe,
and claimed to have features and functions comparable to the IBM mainframe,
frequently using the same vocabulary to describe levels of support that can be vastly different from that provided by the mainframe.
This session will return "back to basics" to explain the architectural and functional
differences that make the IBM System z unique among computing platforms,
both in its unique hardware design, and in its advanced, highly integrated software stack.
In addition, this session will discuss factors to consider when deciding what platform is the
best fit for a given application, and how the unique design of the System z can make it the most
cost effective platform for many business critical applications.
|10:15 AM||Coffee Break|
Chuck Morse - IBM - the z/VM Early Support Program|
Keri Borrego - IBM - z/VM 5.3 Early Support Program
Arty Eckock - CUNY - z/VM 5.3.0 Users Experience
Chuck Morse, and Keri Borrego of IBM will provide an overview of the Early Support Program for z/VM 5.3.
They will include a summary of the experiences of the customers who participated in this program and
an update on the service available for z/VM 5.3.
|11:30 AM||LUNCH Break
Lunch will be provided by MVMUA
|1:00 PM||Brian Jagos - CA - Managing Linux with VM Operator
For some sites, moving to Linux on the zSeries means adding VM to
your enterprise. For others, it just means a new use for an
existing platform. Through the use of your existing CA VM
management tools, this session will discuss how you can leverage
your existing VM:Operator product to assist you in administering
and managing your Linux environment.
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||Les Geer 3rd - IBM - RSCS 530 feature of z/VM 5.3.0
This session will cover what's new with RSCS FL 530, delivered
with z/VM 5.3.0. In addition the new pricing model for RSCS will
be covered and how this will translate into reduced I/S expense
for installations over time. An overview summary for the RSCS
product will also be covered with an emphasis on TCP/IP printing
|3:15 PM||Coffee Break|
|3:30 PM||Chris Casey - IBM - IBM Director
z/VM Linux Guest System Deployment and Management with IBM
Director: IBM Director 5.20 provides basic systems management for
Linux on IBM System z and z/VM. For Linux on System z, the base
Director functions such as monitoring, event action plans, task
scheduling, etc. are available like on any other IBM platform.
For z/VM, a Director extension called 'z/VM Center' enables you to
provision, configure, and manage Linux guests from a Director
console. Learn more about these capabilities at this session!
|4:30 PM||Questions and Answers and the IBM give away's.|
|5:00 PM||thank you very much.|