In response to: Growing up z - 2nd InstallmentOutside-in-Design teams gotta love you: "Until we learn to manage the applications in the same way they are used, that is from the customer's perspective, we will continue to struggle with the reputation of IT as being a stumbling block to business instead of a driver of business." So, how about Cloud computing? This is top of mind lately as I've been working on the launch of the new Cloud computing community https://www.ibm.com/communities/service/html/communityview?communityUuid=fa3a3fd5-6d7b-48b9-b13b-ba25f3325dda What role does something as historically old school as System z have to play in this big, bright new world?
Cloud & Service Management blog
After watching the trailer to the new Muppets movie (greatest trailer, ever), I've got Muppets on the brain.
Which is why when Rohit told me about the new NetView for z/OS v6.1 announcing today, I went into full on Kermit mode with the introduction.
See Announcement Letter 211-186. The planned availabilty is this Friday (May 27, 2011).
This new version has a number of features that extend NetView's extensive IP management and automation capabilities. With NetView for z/OS, customers are able to efficiently diagnose and correct network issues to minimize application downtime.
One of the key new features to this version is enhnaced Packet Tracing and Analysis. Per the Announcement Letter:
Other new features include a new consolidated message log (Canzlog) for NetView, z/OS system, and job logs, as well as support for the GDPS Active/Active continuous availability solution.
Cue Gonzo with the trumpet.