3399 North Road
Kondysar Presentation Room, HC 2023
Poughkeepsie, New York
|8:30 AM||Continental Breakfast - Breakfast provided by Marist College|
|9:00 AM||Bill Munson - Brown Brothers Harriman & CO. - Meeting Opening|
|9:15 AM||Howard Baker - IBM - Marist/IBM Joint Study Program
9:15 to 9:30 - Intro and Joint Study Overview
|10:45 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:00 AM||Thang Pham - IBM - xCAT for z/VM
Cloud computing is a hot topic in today's IT industry, with several cloud computing solutions currently offered by the commercial and open source community. However, most of these solutions revolve around x86_64 and VMware/KVM/Hyper-V. xCAT (Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit) is the first open-source cloud solution that supports System z and z/VM. Moreover, it is the only open-source solution supporting IBM System x, p, and z - leveraging years of systems management best practices and experience to make it as usable as it is powerful.
|12:00 PM||LUNCH Break - Provided by Marist College|
|1:00 PM||Mike MacIssac - IBM - Mz a new open source systems management package
"Mz" (Managing z) is an experimental, lightweight set of Linux bash scripts that provide both a command line and Web interface for systems management of z/VM and Linux. These scripts work well between LPARs and CECs. The package was recently "open-sourced" and is available for free download. This presentation will describe the solution in detail, and, network-permitting, show a live demonstration.
|2:00 PM||Coffee Break|
|2:15 PM||Steve Conger - ADP - "Big Things are Happening at ADP"
Steve will take you through ADP's journey over the past few years to leverage the System Z Enterprise Servers for a large scale virtualization project. Covering topics related to TCO/TCA, Change (people's concepts of a mainframe) Management, Open Source and Cloud concepts, Virtualization vs. Consolidation, overall Benefits and Challenges as we continue to push system and software limitations.
|3:15 PM||Coffee Break|
Len Santalucia - Vicom Infinity, INC. - Effective IT Optimization with IBM System z Consolidation, Cloud, Analytics
In 1999 Linux on System z was just getting started and was also struggling to be accepted in the marketplace. Linux on System z/VM supported only SAMBA, DNS, Apache, and limited ISV and IBM software. Today, Linux on System z/VM has advanced remarkably and is growing in the marketplace at an exponential rate. The System z Linux Advisory Council has grown to over 160 members from its meager start of only 4 clients. There are many customer references as well as many IBM and ISV software solutions. This presentation will provide insights and many scenarios on how Linux on System z/VM earned its present status from a business, technical, and financial perspective and why it has such a bright future.
|4:30 PM||Closing / Questions / Comments and anything else we think of ?!.|
|5:00 PM||Meeting adjourned and thanks to Marist College for everything.|