z/VSE V6.2 is coming soon

IBM z/VSE V6.2 - Preview

The focus of z/VSE V6.2 will be online transaction processing, security, and connectivity. z/VSE V6.2 protects your investments in the z/VSE platform, may help to place new workload on z/VSE, and even better integrate z/VSE in a heterogeneous environment.

The planned availability date is fourth quarter, 2017.

Some highlights of the new z/VSE V6.2 release will be:

Exploitation of IBM z Systems and IBM System Storage Technology such as:

CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.2 with:

Security and Connector enhancements:

For more information, please see the announcement letter.

IBM z/VSE Network Appliance is available

The z/VSE Network Appliance (VNA) is an integrated solution, that provides TCP/IP stack functionality for z/VSE systems running in LPAR mode. It builds on the Fast Path to Linux on z Systems function and allows TCP/IP socket applications to access the network without requiring a TCP/IP stack on z/VSE. The z/VSE Network Appliance runs in an IBM Secure Service Container, which was introduced on IBM z13 and IBM z13s servers. VNA can be deployed with the appliance installer in a Secure Service Container LPAR.

Compared to a TCP/IP stack in z/VSE, the z/VSE Network Appliance may support higher TCP/IP traffic throughput and reduce the processing resources in z/VSE. The z/VSE Network Appliance has been available since June 30, 2016 and can be used with z/VSE V5.1, and higher.

For more information and how to obtain the z/VSE Network Appliance package, please see here.

IBM z/VSE V6.1 is available

In continuation of these 50 years of innovation and evolution, IBM is pleased to deliver a new z/VSE version, z/VSE V6.1.

Whereas the past z/VSE versions often addressed scalability and constraint relief, z/VSE V6.1 now focuses on online transaction processing, security, and networking:

z/VSE clients may want to leverage the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation to develop mobile applications that interact with z/VSE. Using z/VSE connectors, mobile applications can integrate z/VSE data and applications.

IBM z/VSE V6.1 has been available since November 27, 2015.

For more information, please see the announcement letter.

IBM z13s and IBM System Storage DS8880

The IBM z13s expands the breadth of the IBM z Systems family by delivering a strong range of new smaller-capacity, attractively priced models. With the z13s, z/VSE clients can benefit from newest z Systems technology. This includes:

For more information, please see the announcement letter.

IBM System Storage DS8880 is the newest member of the DS8000 family. The IBM DS8880 family includes two high-performance models DS8884 and DS8886. The DS8884 model delivers a lower cost system and smaller scale solution.

z/VSE supports the z13, z13s and DS8880 with z/VSE V5.1 and later.

Live Virtual Classes

News on z/VSE Security, Crypto Support and OpenSSL for z/VSE

This session will show how to exploit z/VSE Security and Crypto features like the new OpenSSL support and Encryption Facility for z/VSE. We will discuss recent technology news such as Diffie-Hellman key exchange and Elliptic Curve cryptography and how it can be used with z/VSE. In addition, IBM mainframe cryptographic technology, including Crypto Express and CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (CPACF) are discussed.

Speaker: Joerg Schmidbauer, IBM & Ingo Franzki, IBM
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: US & Europe: 3:00 PM GMT / 11:00 AM EDT / 11:00 AM New York / 8:00 AM PDT / 05:00 PM Boeblingen
Duration: 60 Minutes

Note: Please select your time zone on the top right corner on the registration web page.

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Replay: This session will be recorded and a replay will be available shortly after the session.

If you've never used Adobe Connect, get a quick overview.


Future Live Virtual Classes:

The following are candidates for future z/VSE Live Virtual Classes:

Note: All topics are subject to change.

Schedule dates and registration links will be made available about 2 weeks before the individual event.

Additional future topics will be added over time and can also by suggested via Contact z/VSE.

For replays of completed Live Virtual Classes, please see the Education web page.

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