Broadcom Distinguished Engineer Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, winner of the Best Strategic Partner Session award at SHARE Fort Worth, says, “Based on those stats it is very clear that the need to bring open source to the mainframe to welcome the next generation to the platform is greater than ever.”
As the next generation of mainframe leaders come into their own and pass their knowledge on to others in zNextGen, we spoke with the community’s current project leader and some of its members about where the group has been and where it’s headed, as well as the future of SHARE.
In my last message from SHARE, we announced a new strategic partner. It’s been nearly a year since then, and I write to you now from beyond my presidency as the reigns have been recently relinquished to Jim Erdahl, of US Bank.
With IBM’s pervasive encryption technology on their z14 and z15 mainframes, you can transparently encrypt data sets and Coupling Facility (CF) structures at low cost on z/OS. While this is an attractive feature, exploiting pervasive encryption is not as simple as flipping a switch.