HybridCloud

IBMz and the Hybrid Cloud
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   4 years ago
#HybridCloudIBMz: Make Hybrid Cloud YoursJoin #IBMz & Compare the Cloud for our TweetChat on IBM zSystems, Hybrid Cloud & Making it your own.
Neil Cattermull
So, whats the future of Cloud looking like with a z? is it positioned as an on-prem powerhouse that bursts out to hybrid services? a Cloud in a box for large enterprises with scalability or a local App Store for firms that house it for a public on prem
Steven Dickens
100% agree, the focus for z Systems is delivering on our promise of security, availability, performance and scale for public, private and hybrid cloud
Bill Mew
@StevenDickens3 security, availability, performance and scale are all key requirements, but of them all security is the one we see coming up all the time and #IBMz is in a class of its own here
Steven Dickens
connecting public to system of record is vital and API's will be that bridge
Neil Cattermull
so would you say the Z brand is fully API aware for hybrid steve?
Bill Mew
@StevenDickens3 this is where @IBMBlueMix comes into play as well as zOS connect - enabling easier API management
jsaulman
Have you seen this video from DreamForce https://www.salesfor...
Steven Dickens
of course connectivity through our Open API framework z/OS connect and API management is the bridge here
Jeff Bisti
Between Bluemix, API Management, z/OS Connect, and a host of other tools, doing a hybrid cloud approach seems to be the best path for Enterprise IT.
Neil Cattermull
yes i like it. tell me more about the bluemix on prem stuff Steve
Neil Cattermull
oh btw - i just heard that you can manage other environments (VM) and mainframe ones in one place now too a sort of multi mainframe management application?
Bill Mew
Obviously with security and performance top of mind for clients this surely plays toward the IBM z as a cloud platform - what do people see the advantages of going with IBM z?
Neil Cattermull
Well, given the possibilities of the ultra scalability and an on premise hardware (mainframe tech) as Ive mentioned before you can tr
Neil Cattermull
you can have a true on premise public cloud setup with the security that yu simply do not get with other public cloud environments.
Steven Dickens
availability, performance, security and handling scale are all vital elements
Bill Mew
What about usability for the devops community? few have zOS skills?
Neil Cattermull
on premise cpublic cloud environment that has the security and scalability way past a PaaS offering
Jeff Bisti
We've seen a number of situations where the demand is for increased accessibility and flexibility, though the actual business/IT demands almost exactly match what the Z platform has being doing for ages. It's a best-of-both-worlds solution.
Neil Cattermull
Ahh, you haven't seen the work on the master the mainframe project bill!
Steven Dickens
connectivity to the system of record via simplified API frameworks is key to a hybrid strategy for systems of record connecting to cloud
Bill Mew
Obviously BlueMix is part of the answer here in terms of rapid development - see @IBM wants to put @IBMBluemix everywhere - Fortune http://for.tn/1OvMEG...
Robert Sawyer
big generational question - but new open stack capabilities giving developers ability to access mainframe data through tools they're familiar with
Compare the Cloud
serious grunt for serious workloads not available on horizontally scaled x86 kit
Bill Mew
@rsawyer42 Robert surely zOS connect provides a platform for API management that will help facilitate Hybrid integration
Robert Sawyer
very true - something like rocket software's mainframe data service tile in bluemix
Steven Dickens
lots of clients seeing advantages of public/private/hyrbid cloud on z Systems as models evolve
Bill Mew
See here - Hybrid Cloud Demo 2 Innovation and API Integration - #IBMz https://youtu.be/k6Y...
Neil Cattermull
Take a look what IBM are doing for skills on the mainframe! http://www-03.ibm.co...
jsaulman
the built-in encryption http://goo.gl/abLUd6 makes it ideal for mobile apps to prevent data hijacking
Robert Sawyer
yes - IBM Liberty z/OS Connect provides the ability to expose various z subsystems (CICS, IMS, batch, DB2 etc.) with REST APIs.
Robert Sawyer
@rsawyer42 on bluemix tiles - there's an informationweek webinar coming up on 10/22 IBM Liberty z/OS Connect provides the ability to expose various z subsystems (CICS, IMS, batch, DB2 etc.) with REST APIs.
Robert Sawyer
sorry about that - webinar is here: https://webinar.info...
Andrew McLean
The CTC team in full swing for the #IBMz #HybridCloud tweetchat. Still time to ask your questions on all things zSystems, API and Hybrid! http://www.via-cc.at...

Steven Dickens
no thumbs up??? why so...
Neil Cattermull
you could of tidied up a bit before this photo chaps...
Andrew McLean
Um.... it's your desk dude!
Bill Mew
Can you guys share instances where you have seen the IBM z really used as a platform for Hybrid cloud?
Bill Mew
I saw one example here - New applications leverage existing assets on z, creating new business value - #IBMz http://bit.ly/1Qr29N...
Steven Dickens
Walmart is a great example with the Encryption-aaS offering they have, its transparent to the use that they are using a z back end
Bill Mew
@StevenDickens3 Tell us more about Walmart - where can people find more
Steven Dickens
don't take my word for it, check out Walmart's take on it https://www.youtube....
Bill Mew
Obviously there are clients using BlueMIx for this - @IBM’s next big @IBMBluemix move: #API management http://bit.ly/1ZCuir...
Bill Mew
And IBM's recent acquisition is helping too - see @IBM #StrongLoop puts #IoT #API bling in @IBMBluemix http://bit.ly/1GcOtW...
Steven Dickens
another Walmart example for people to look at https://www.youtube....
Robert Sawyer
MSP radixx on hybrid & integration with softlayer https://www.youtube....
Neil Cattermull
Does anyone think that the future of Hybrid Cloud is inevitably going to be an on prem infra that has public cloud possibilities? a on pre PaaS play?
Compare the Cloud
both people want simplicity whilst those with customisation needs will always hack away at code
Neil Cattermull
Maybe that question was too difficult ?
Bill Mew
It is n'y either / or - there will be elements of both!
Steven Dickens
its a combination of them all IaaS, SaaS, PaaS on-prem, off prem that will win out
Neil Cattermull
well you get that with a z? and i challenge anyone to tell me that when we look back at cloud in 24 months that I was wrong! yes, my ego has landed
Jeff Bisti
If I were a betting man, that's where I'd wager most enterprise shops will be positioning themselves. You really need both to benefit from all aspects.
Steven Dickens
agree it will be a combination of private and public that wins out for enterprises...