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|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #28 August 2014
Featured topics: Smarter Computing with z/OS V2R1: cloud, analytics, mobile, social, and security.
|Previous z/OS Hot Topics|
|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #27 August 2013
Featured topics: z/OS V2R1, IBM zEnterprise, Flash Express, zAware, z/OSMF.
|z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #26 August 2012
Featured topic: The fine art of z/OS.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #25 August 2011
Featured topic: z/OS: a smarter operating system for a Smarter Planet.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #24 January 2011
Featured topic: zEnterprise gets you where you are going.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #23 August 2010
Featured topic: Face to Face with business resiliency and problem determination.
| z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #22 March 2010
Featured topic: Nothing gets past z/OS! Security and auditing.
|Hot Spotlight articles|
|Hot Spotlight||Our Hot Spotlight section features Web articles (not included in the latest issue of the z/OS Hot Topics newsletter) that provide great information on a host of System z topics.
|Driving home the mainframe memories: Forty-four years of disk-drive development (PDF 103KB) John Eells continues his mainframe retrospective with our third installment about the history of IBM disk drives.
|Ask Mr. Catalog: Answers to common ICF catalog questions (PDF 99KB)
Another in a set of questions and answers about catalogs from Stephen Branch, Mr. Catalog himself.
Previous z/OS Hot Topics and Hot Spotlight articles
- z/OS Hot Topics Issues 4-21
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #21
Featured topic: Simplification
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #20
Featured topic: 10th Anniversary Special - Memories of a mainframe
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #19
Featured topic: On to V1R10 - And a greener data center
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #18
Featured topic: RAS to the Rescue - Stand-alone dump best practices
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #17
Featured topic: Meet zIIP and zAAP IBM's specialty processors
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #16
Featured topic: All things data
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #15
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #14
Featured topic: z/OS: Simply secure
History of the mainframe poster
February 2006 bonus PDF
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #13
Featured topic: An apple a day . . . keeps the PMRs away! An overview of IBM Health Checker for z/OS
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #12
Featured topic: Hidden treasures: Making the most of your 64-bit SVC dumps
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #11
Featured topic: Infrastructure simplification
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #10
Featured topic: z/OS download for dummies
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #9
Featured topic: Tools
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #8
Featured topic: Migrating to z/OS
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #7
Featured topic: Security
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #6
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #5
z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter #4
- Previous Hot Spotlight Articles
Mirror, mirror (on the site): Deployment scenarios for TPC-R on z/OS
Learn how to deploy TotalStorage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) in your z/OS enterprise by Nick Clayton.
Life begins at 40... Happy birthday, CICS
Celebrate 40 years of CICS with a birthday salute from David Reynolds and Nick Garrod.
Latch onto better contention resolution
Learn about how to handle latch contention in z/OS V1R11 with global resource serialization (GRS) from Chris Brooker, Nick Matsakis, and Steven Partlow.
Enhance your I/O performance with IBM System z
Read about the latest enhancements to I/O performance including FICON I/O operations and the IBM System Storage DS8000 solid state drive (SSD) technology by Harry Yudenfriend.
z-the Difference: Sysplex availability
Read about how the System z sysplex makes all the difference when it comes to availability.
Please DO touch that dial: zFS performance tuning
Find out how the zSeries File System provides the best in performance tuning of zFS.