Are you attending BrainShare SLC 2010? Don´t miss the opportunity to follow some really unique session about System z. Enroll these sessions today via the session scheduler at https://www.novellbrainshare.com/slc2010/scheduler/search.do and learn from customers and experts what is so special about SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z!
Tuesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 9am-1pm, Room 255B
ELS206: SPECIAL Hands-on Workshop – Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on IBM System z (Classroom set-up – You don´t need to bring/use your own Laptop!)
Trainer: Richard Lewis, IBM
Happy Birthday SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z! 10 Years on the Mainframe – and counting! Come take advantage of this unique opportunity at BrainShare. Richard Lewis, a master expert and pioneer for Linux on the mainframe, will teach you how to install and configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z in a z/VM virtual machine. After this intensive hands-on experience, you will be equipped with the skills and the confidence required to install Linux for System z by yourself. You should have minimum basic Linux knowledge. LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE!
Monday 11:30am-12:45pm, Room 150 D/E
ELS208: German Pension Fund Goes Linux: Legacy Application Migration to z/Linux with Minimal Risk
Speakers: Falk-Oliver Bischoff , Head of IT Department, Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German Pension Fund), Florian Delonge, Business Development Director EMEA, Clerity Solutions, Inc. , Olaf Senger, IBM
THIS CUSTOMER SUCCESS WILL ALSO BE FEATURED DURING THE KEYNOTE!
In this session, you will gain detailed insight into why and how German Pension Fund (Deutsche Rentenversicherung) migrated a monolithic mainframe application consisting of 3.5 million lines of code and 2,500 CICS COBOL programs and the required transaction environment to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. In addition to reducing software costs through the use of open source software, German Pension Fund can now rely on a consolidated system based on a modern, flexible and reliable operating system, which will also be used as the host system for content management and archiving systems. One of the main reasons for the move to Linux was that it can be used on multiple or different hardware platforms with minimal adaptations. And the biggest advantage of the IBM System z10 environment for German Pension Fund—besides its legendary reliability and intelligent resource usage—clearly is that all application components run on a single machine, which means that administration effort and access times between z/OS and Linux are minimal.
Wednesday 4pm-5:15pm, Room 251 F
ELS310 – What's New with Linux on System z
Speakers: Richard Lewis (IBM, I/T Executive), Ihno Krumreich (Novell, Project Manager System z)
This session will give a detailed report on the functionalities found in newer kernel versions as they relate to Linux on System z. Areas included are advanced virtualization, storage support, RAS, security, as well as usability and serviceability. This session will also give some insight into the IBM Linux on System z development process itself. Last, but not least, attendees get an overview of features, functionalities and tools specific to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z.