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October 17th, 2013 Meeting

Come help us celebrate CAVMEN's 30th Birthday!!!

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM z/VM 6.3 Platform Update
No time to read official IBM announcement letters and statements of direction? You have the time, but you have questions on what the marketing material means? This fast moving session will survey all the latest news on z/VM. The focus will be on z/VM 6.3, the newest release of z/VM that became available on July 26,2013. z/VM 6.3 brings improvements in scalability, efficiency, and systems management. We will also take a brief look back at z/VM 6.2 in case you missed news on it as well.
The speaker will be Brian Hugenbruch, CISSP, z/VM Security Architect of the IBM Corporation.
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10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM z/VM Security News and How-To's
Security risks and threats are always adapting. Fortunately, so is z/VM. This presentation covers the latest information in z/VM security features, including technical functions new to z/VM 6.3, as well as in-depth explorations of popular z/VM security topics such as CryptoExpress4S virtualization, the z/VM SSL Server, and the use of RACF in a z/VM Single System Image cluster.
The speaker will be Brian Hugenbruch, CISSP, z/VM Security Architect of the IBM Corporation.
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11:45 PM Lunch Break
12:30PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
12:45 PM Linux on Z Update
The session will present a brief update of recent developments in the Linux under z/VM area.
The speaker will be Paul Augustyniak, Linux on System z New Workload Leader, North America IOT, of the IBM Corporation.
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1:15 PM Introducing the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) This presentation reduced to approximately 15 minutes.
The newest member of the IBM. zEnterprise. System family is the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12). Designed as an entry point for enterprise computing it embodies the same innovation and value, flexible growth options, industry-leading virtualization, trusted resiliency, secure cloud, enterprise mobility and operational analytics capabilities as the massively scalable IBM zEnterprise EC12. The zBC12 delivers a lower and more granular cost structure with significant improvements in packaging, performance and total system scalability over prior generations. This presentation will cover the zBC12 announcement highlights and discuss how it delivers significant improvements in availability, security, performance and total system scale to support clients growth in both traditional and new workloads including consolidation, cloud mobile and analytics.
The speaker will be Leonard Santalucia, CTO of Vicom Infinity, Inc.
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ITP-PANORAMA Inc will demonstrate and present the unique power of ITP-PANORAMA to help you address many critical issues related to managing , maintaining, modernizing and optimizing your current Legacy  COBOL, PL1, ASM, etc (as well as modern) source code. The technology helps developers increase their efficiency and quality with the effect that analysis time is cut by 90% and cost of maintenance shrinks by 30%. You will be surprised that maintaining, modernizing and optimizing of your current Legacy (as well as modern) source code can be done much faster and with much higher quality. Searches that took hours now done in minutes. The more complex and heterogeneous your IT system is, the more value ITP Panorama is going to show you. This is proved by stunning reference stories of many IT shops of companies with up to 200M lines of Legacy code.
The speakers will be Alan Perkins of Meta IQ, Inc and David Korkosz of ITP-PANORAMA, Inc.
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2:45 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing CAVMEN 30th Birthday Party!!!
3:15 PM What System z Can Do that Intel Based Systems Cant
Intel servers are cheap to acquire and that drives some companies down a path that becomes increasingly expensive. Others believe that todays Intel-based x86 computers can do the same tasks as a mainframe. They cant. Well show you the reasons why the complete System z stack of hardware, operating systems and software still runs rings around Intel-based servers for both traditional and many modern workloads. Youll learn about the operational efficiencies of the new zEnterprise that make it highly cost-effective, and offers the ultimate in modern security.
The speaker will be Jonathan R. Nolting, zChampion and zEvangelist of the IBM Competitive Project Office.
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4:30 PM Free-for-All
Members will attempt to answer any reasonable VM or hardware related questions. If you are having a problem and want to find out if others are experiencing it, or you are installing new hardware or software and want to find out what types of problems others have experienced, here is the place to find out.
Members are encouraged to bring ideas for future presentations and speakers to this meeting.

Meeting Location:

This quarter's meeting will be held at a different Aon Hewitt location. It will be held at the 4 Overlook Point location on the west side of Lincolnshire.

For details on that site, Click here for additional information on directions, maps, lodging and dining.


We are fortunate to have refreshments and lunch sponsored by Vicom Infinity, Inc. once again this quarter. We would like to request a count of expected attendees by the Monday before the meeting to assist in planning appropriately. If you are planning to attend, PLEASE send an E-Mail by that date to dmoyer@lakecountyil.gov with a subject line of "Meeting Attendance". (Note - The SEND TO email address is not an actual link. Please cut and paste the address. Thanks, Dave.)

This request is meant to be a planning aid and should not be interpreted as either a registration or attendance requirement. Attendance is always encouraged and appreciated regardless. Also, it is only necessary to respond once regarding meeting attendance.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.