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In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.
 
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Alongside the dizzying array of processors, I/O adapters, power management and networking hardware, nestled up in a far corner of the z15 sits a pair of servers with perhaps the most important job in the world; starting everything up. The Support Element (SE) and Hardware Management Console (HMC) give you all the controls needed to manage your Z re…
 
Rich and Randy are avid advocates of Z, but also know that the real magic happens when people can benefit from it without needing to know a whole lot about the tech underneath. That's the case with the most recent pivot towards serverless computing, and what this episode is all about. This episode is a good peek into what it takes to blend cutting …
 
For many, Python is just _the way things get done_, and having it available on z/OS alongside so many other great languages, subsystems and features helps make the platform more accessible than ever. Hear straight from Chad McIntyre, IBM Open Enterprise Python for z/OS Dev Lead, on just how important this effort is, why now, and how you can be best…
 
Before software goes into production, it needs to be tested, and "It looks good to me" just isn't good enough. To ensure maximum coverage is attained, testing tools and frameworks are the way to go, and in this episode, we hear from Will Yates and Michael Baylis about how the Galasa Project helps them ensure solutions pass all the right tests. http…
 
If you were able to open up a data set without knowing the volume it's on by heart, thank Catalog. This often-overlooked but absolutely necessary component of z/OS deserves a deeper look, and Stephen Branch is here to spell out all of the interesting bits, as well as explaining some data set basics for the new learners. Definitely an educational an…
 
It's been a while since we last got a deep dive into IBM z/OS Container Extensions, and there's much to discuss. Terminal Talk Top Tier Listener Anthony Giorgio is on the scene with an action-packed look at the what, how, and why of this wonderful new addition to IBM Z's bag of virtualization tricks. Anthony's got both hands on the pulse of these l…
 
The strengths of IBM Z have always been apparent in critical business applications, and as more and more businesses look to use cloud technology as part of their day-to-day operations, there is a great opportunity for Z to demonstrate its value once again. In this episode, we talk with Tom McPherson, Vice President of Platform Services, IBM Cloud I…
 
Maybe it's because nobody wanted to get on another web conference, or maybe we just like the sounds of our own voices... or maybe this year's Master the Mainframe is so much different and exciting that it's worth talking about for nearly 45 minutes. No matter the reason, in this episode, we talk about the changes and challenges that went into the t…
 
Getting comfortable in z/OS takes a considerable amount of discovery. There are constructs and commands unlike anywhere else, which makes the learning curve somewhat daunting. Mike Fulton, IBM Distinguished Engineer for IBM Z Application Foundation is working to change that with IBM Z Open Automation Utilities. Now, leveraging some new capabilities…
 
Behind the scenes, but bathed in light, FICON connects powerful mainframe systems to massive storage devices. Encoded within that light lives some of the world's most important data which needs to get to their destination quickly. How do you get security without sacrificing speed? Give a listen to this week's episode with Chris Colonna: FICON Chann…
 
It was a dark quiet night, just like this one, when a series of Linux guests running under z/VM suddenly gave up the ghost. Those in charge knew it was time to bring in the big guns. With Chief Sleuth Emily Hugenbruch hot on the case, and a deep bench of talent providing backup, this was one defect that got de-commissioned. Big thanks to Jim Ground…
 
You never know what's going to bring COBOL to the forefront of people's thoughts, but here we are. Jessielaine Punongbayan,Senior Mainframe R&D Engineer at Broadcom Inc., has made a name for herself over the years as a Systems Programmer and COBOL coder, but has recently been making waves with a series of posts on Medium.com highlighting ways that …
 
When it comes to keeping data safe, there's no such thing as too many options. In this episode, Eli Dow gives us a peek into how it all works, how it will help us from a personal and business standpoint, and how you can get started today. Learn more here:https://fhe-website.mybluemix.net Get the toolkit here:https://github.com/IBM/fhe-toolkit-macos…
 
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