z/OS Statement of Direction - Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQ are tied to the announcment made on April 11, 2012 reqarding the next release of z/OS. There will not be a new z/OS release in 2012. The next z/OS release will be a new version (z/OS Version 2) with a planned availability 2H2013.
IBM has announced SMC-R in z/OS v2.1 and RoCE feature support in zEnterprise EC12 and later. SMC-R and RoCE provide high throughput with low overhead communications. This paper is developed to answer very frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Tom Shephered has been very active in presenting z/OS V2R1 to many customers. Many questions were asked while presenting and this FAQ is a collection of all the questions raised during the presentations and have been answered by subject matter experts.