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AGENDA*

Sunday, July 31
SHARE Atlanta
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception | Welcome to Atlanta: The Sweet Spot
Marquis Ballroom B
Monday, August 1
SHARE Atlanta
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Monday Keynote | Those Who Tell Stories Rule the World
Imperial Ballroom
New to z Systems: Welcome
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Program Opening (Introductions, Overview)
z Focus: Hardware
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Introduction to Hardware

Parts of the Central Processing Complex

  • Batteries and Power Supplies
  • Support Elements
  • Cooling
  • Processors
  • Memory
  • I/O
Disk Subsystems
Host Management Console
IOCP and LPARs
Intro to Virtualization
Plexiglas Mainframe Field Trip
SHARE Technology Exchange Expo
Atrium Ballroom
SHARE Atlanta
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. "Go for the Gold" Opening Night Party
SHARE Technology Exchange Expo
Atrium Ballroom
Tuesday, August 2
SHARE Atlanta
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Keynote | z/OS and DevOps: Communication, Culture and Cloud
Imperial Ballroom
z Focus: Operating Systems
9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Not All Computers Are Created Equal

  • Pfister's Diagram: Overview on Differences Between Systems
  • Focus on the z Mentality: Reliability / Availability / Security
  • Every Byte is Sacred
  • The World According to Cards

z/OS: $%&* Starting to Get Real!

  • Address Spaces
  • Tasks
  • Storage Keys
  • Data Models: ISAM / QSAM / VSAM / PDS
  • A Bit About JES + JCL
  • Workload Management
  • Securely Sharing Memory
  • Parallel Sysplex
  • GDPS
  • Introduction to Transaction Management and CICS / IMS / DB2

Modern Uses: This Will Blow You Away!

  • Cloud Implementation on z/VM
  • Cloud Services and z/OS
z Focus: Networking
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Network Communications — The Big Picture

  • SNA Protocol  What is it?
    • Subarea, APPN, HPR and EE SNA Protocol
  • TCP/IP Protocol Overview
    • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Application Programming Interfaces
  • Network Connectivity – How do we connect to the network?
    • OSA-Express and QDIO
    • HiperSockets and Shared Memory Communications (SMC-R and SMC-D)
    • SNA (EE, MPC+)
  • z/OS Communications Server Configuration & Operation
    • Basics of Configuration and Operations
    • Demo: Network Configuration with z/OSMF Configuration Assistant [Recorded]
  • High Availability Features
    • Dynamic VIPA, Sysplex Distributor
    • VTAM Generic Resources
  • Network Security – How do we protect communications?
    • TLS, IPSec, IDS
  • Network Applications
    • FTP, TN3270 and others (HTTP Servers, Mail, SNMP)
  • Linux on z Networking Considerations
  • z/VM Networking Overview
SHARE Atlanta
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Reception – Par for the Course
SHARE Technology Exchange Expo
Atrium Ballroom
Wednesday, August 3
z Focus: Middleware
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What is Middleware?
CAMSS on z Systems

Tansaction Systems

  • WebSphere Application Server
  • CICS Transaction Server
  • IMS Transaction Manager

Database Systems

  • DB2
  • IMS
  • Others (MongoDB, Hadoop, etc.)

Operational Analytics

  • ODM
    • Business Rules
    • Event Processing
  • DB2 Analytics Accelerator
  • Cognos

Messaging

  • MQ
  • IBM Integration Server
Security
SHARE Atlanta
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. "Taste of SHARE" Technical Session
Locations Vary
New to z Systems: Farewell
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program Closing

 *Agenda subject to change. All events to take place in Room L505 of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis unless otherwise noted.