Hello! Welcome to the Technical Advice for Tivoli z Innovation blog! I am Tony Liu, and I have worked for IBM in the IT industry for three decades. It has been a rewarding experience working on mainframe solutions. Outside of work, I am involved with numerous community service projects where I apply my technology and professional skills learned at IBM. The common thread between my job and Community Service is how technology made our world better. Fortunately, many people have helped me with their time and talents to develop innovative technology solutions.
Mainframe technology has evolved over the decades yet maintained its place as a dependable platform in the data center, both from a hardware and software perspective. The data center has gone from a centralized model to a decentralized client/server model, then back to centralized again. The centralized model is cost effective, environmentally friendly, and well suited for the mainframe. In fact, the mainframe has survived as an evermore cost-effective server. System z applications have evolved to fit into an on-demand world. Today, System z hosts solutions for a new generation of user interface devices.
The System z provides capabilities to meet consumer needs including application access on their desired platform (Linux or z/OS) as well as quick time to value, reliable response time, economic efficiency, and environmental efficiency. These expectations demand access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The System z is well suited to these expectations and is a cornerstone in the data center. Today’s zSeries server has unparalleled reliability, availability, and flexibility. Let’s be innovative and build on this platform!
The world is entering an era of new and innovative ways to use Information Technology with the System z as a server. The challenge to you is to build upon the zSeries to address key challenges that effects our lives, our communities, and our world. The hope of this blog is to inspire you to contribute towards this goal -- to share ideas and inspire innovative solutions.
Welcome to you all and let me know what you think.