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|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast - Breakfast provided by Vicom Infinity, Inc.|
|9:00 AM||Bill Munson - Brown Brothers Harriman & CO. - Meeting Opening|
|9:30 AM||Tracy Dean - IBM - What's New and How to Use Operations Manager for z/VM V1.4
As the Linux on System z environment continues to grow, the need for software and solutions to manage this environment also grows. IBM continues to enhance a set of software solutions to assist customers with automated operations, system management, and storage management. This session will focus on automated operations and what's new in Operations Manager for z/VM V1.4, announced and available in September 2010. Live demos will be included.
|11:00 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:15 AM||Tracy Dean - IBM - What's New in Tape Manager for z/VM V1.3
As the Linux on System z environment continues to grow, the need for software and solutions to manage this environment also grows. IBM continues to enhance a set of software solutions to assist customers with automated operations, system management, and storage management. This session will focus on tape management and what's new in Tape Manager for z/VM V1.3,announced and available in September 2010.
|12:00 AM||LUNCH Break - Lunch provided by Vicom Infinity, Inc.|
|1:00 PM||Andrew Schmidt - IBM - ISV update
Andrew D. Schmidt, Linux for System z Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program Manager, will provide information relating to availability of ISV applications on Linux for System z, and where to find information on what applications are available. Additionally, Andrew will overview the various IBM enabling/porting programs that ISVs can use. Knowledge of these programs allow you, the end user, to be able to understand how IBM can help ISVs support your needed applications on the System z platform.
|1:30 PM||Coffee Break|
|1:45 PM||Mike Benson - IBM - Fit for Purpose
One-size-fits-all doesn't make sense in IT, where certain platforms are better suited to specific types of workloads. This aspect of enterprise computing makes workload decisions of primary importance. In addition, the platform decisions you make today will be relevant to new workloads for many years to come. This session will share what we have learned from our experiences with clients and our own IT operations about the relationship between workloads and platforms. We will cover how selecting a deployment infrastructure using a right fit for purpose approach can yield significant advantages to your organization in terms of operational efficiencies and long-term reduction in cost of operations - for both new and existing workloads. We will apply this approach to a simple workload to demonstrate the value of the process and the value of zEnterprise.
|2:30 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:45 PM||Rich Smrcina - Velocity Software - zVPS and zPRO the Next Generation
This session will provide those attending with an overview of the latest release of zVPS (formerly ESALPS). It will include information about Velocitys new installer and how it simplifies the process of installing or updating Velocitys product suite. Other topics include our new Linux metrics, processor support, the zPRO portal, and our implementation plans for software keys.
|4:00 PM||Questions or Comments|
|4:30 PM||Meeting adjourned and thanks to IBI and Vicom Infinity, Inc.|