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Hybrid Cloud with IBM Z

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 05 January 2023

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IBM Form #: SG24-8532-00

Authors: Lydia Parziale, Yinka Adesanya, Elton de Souza, Peter Haumer, Sandor Irmes, Amey Patil, Lauren K Li, Liyong Li, Filipe Miranda and Sidney Varoni Jr.

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    Today's enterprises continue to digitally transform their business to modernize their core IBM® z/OS® applications on a hybrid cloud. This means they require simple yet highly secure access to their IBM Z® applications and data through application programming interfaces (APIs) in a timely fashion.

    To meet this need for modernization which includes agility, maximized value of their investments and faster innovation, they are choosing a hybrid cloud strategy that offers a single integrated operating model.

    IBM Z integrated into a hybrid cloud platform based on Red Hat OpenShift provides resiliency, security, scale and data gravity provides a greater infrastructure effiieny and lower compliance costs. You can accelerate application modernization today by using architectural patterns that are building blocks and process lifecycle enablers to learn how to implement and deploy them in an IBM Z environment and determine which circumstances are best for your enterprise's applicaiton modernization.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication discusses and demonstrates approaches to modernization when adopting a hybrid cloud on the IBM Z platform. We discuss and demonstrate application centric, data integration/access centric, and event driven modernization patterns. Additionally, we provide a chapter on modernizing an enterprise's DevOps with patterns and a chapter on managing your applications.

    Finally, we conclude with a demonstration of deployments of production applicatons.

    This IBM Redbooks publication provides information for IT Architects, IT Specialists and system administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Modernized application architectures

    Chapter 3. Modernized data access architectures

    Chapter 4. Event-driven architecture with z/OS

    Chapter 5. Modernize enterprise DevOps

    Chapter 6. Managing your applications

    Chapter 7. Deployments of production applications

    Appendix A. Voting App changes needed to support IBM Db2 database

    Appendix B. Additional material


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