Linux on the Mainframe

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9780131014152: Linux on the Mainframe

Linux on the Mainframe explains why Linux can be a perfect fit for a mainframe and how companies can leverage Linux for business advantage. Learn how to reduce IT costs, consolidate servers, and reduce the complexity of your IT infrastructure. Understand Linux on the mainframe basics, whether you are a decision maker or involved in the technical implementation of this solution. Includes an in-depth introduction to the latest developments, trends and technologies around Linux on the mainframe. Two sample companies illustrate how the mainframe supports virtualization, server consolidation and how Linux benefits from mainframe strength like hardware availability or software capabilities for dynamic resource allocation. Examples of middleware and tools that can be used with Linux on the mainframe also are detailed. Linux creator Linus Torvalds said in a keynote address (Feb 2, 2000, LinuxWorld) that he was surprised by the appearance of Linux on an S/390 mainframe and wound up using Linux on a mainframe as an example of the wide and growing commercial acceptance of Linux. "This is not something I envisioned back when I started. I did not envision that a year ago," he said.Notes - see page 3 for an expanded Author Expertise section. LOTM referenced below stands for Linux on the mainframe.

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  • Leverage Linux on the mainframe for a true business advantage
  • Covers zSeries and S/390 mainframes
  • Contains over 100 pages of reference material
  • Includes detailed examples and maximization techniques

The complete mainframe guide to leveraging the power of Linux

Linux on the Mainframe is the comprehensive guide to the fastest growing trend in IT. IBM's Linux experts present peerless instruction in the art of planning for and making the most of a Linux mainframe. This book's in-depth coverage includes virtualization, deployment, data management, debugging, security, systems management, application porting, and much more.

  • Sample companies that demonstrate the strengths and potential shortcomings of Linux on the mainframe
  • Complete business analysis, including Total Cost of Ownership, server consolidation techniques, and IT infrastructure simplification
  • Examples of deploying middleware and other tools
  • In-depth introductions to the latest trends, developments, and technologies related to Linux on the mainframe
  • Background information on mainframes and Linux for the lay reader
  • Key techniques for deploying Linux servers and building integrated server environments

For anyone involved in the planning, deploying, management, or administration of a mainframe, Linux on the Mainframe is a vital resource.

About the Author:

JOHN EILERT led the team responsible for the Integrated Facility for Linux and retired from the IBM lab in Poughkeepsie, NY, after 30 years of experience with mainframes.

MARIA EISENHAENDLER,a technical writer at the IBM lab in Boeblingen, Germany, has been producing documentation for Linux on the mainframe since its inception.

DOROTHEA MATTHAEUS plans technical documentation at the IBM lab in Boeblingen, Germany, where she focuses on mainframe and Linux.

INGOLF SALMfocuses on IBM middleware design for Linux on the mainframe and Linux distributions at the IBM lab in Boeblingen, Germany. He has over 20 years of experience in IBM OS architecture and design.

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Eilert, John, Eisenhaendler, Maria, Matt
Published by Prentice Hall PTR (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131014153 ISBN 13: 9780131014152
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