IBM System z9 and zSeries Technical Conference, 20-24 March, Düsseldorf - Germnay

Venue: Hilton

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2006
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> Overview

The IBM mainframe has experienced a strong resurgence in the marketplace over recent years, largely as a result of its continued innovation and leadership in key technologies such as multi-dimensional virtualization, security, resiliency, workload management and integration. Being an On Demand Business requires a new way to think about IT. This conference provides expert insight about the IBM System z9 and how it provides the foundation for helping to integrate and manage your mixed IT environment with a simplified, holistic approach. Learn how z/OS, z/VM, and Linux on IBM System z9 along with the core competencies like virtualization, business continuity, intelligent workload management, autonomic functionality and the ability to process secure transactions-while capable of running at up to 100 percent utilization-put the System z9 in a class of its own.

Choose from over 100 in-depth elective sessions exploring IBM System z9 and zSeries and Systems Storage, divided into these focus areas: General Interest and Management, z/OS, z/VM, and Linux.

This conference will also focus on the current state of Storage. Hardware, connectivity, access and management will all be addressed. It has been a wild ride for 20 years.Come see where it has gotten us.

> What is new this year

On zSeries

- IBM System z9 109
- Server Time Protocol
- z/OS Release 1.7
- WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V6
- WebSphere XD and WebSphere ESB
- WebSphere Portal for z/OS
- ITCAM for WebSphere Version 6
- CICS Transaction Server Version 3
- DB2 Version 8
- IPv6 and z/OS
- Enterprise Workload Manager (EWLM) Version 2
- Virtualization Engine Version 2
- z/VM V5.2
- Performance Toolkit for VM
- Linux kernel 2.6 for System z9 and zSeries
- New System and Storage management tools from IBM
- Tivoli and OMEGAMON product news

On Storage

Since the conference in 2005, there have been major new announcements in storage hardware, storage management software and virtualization. Sessions will cover:

- What’s New with the DS Family
- What’s New with Tape
- New Business Continuity Solutions
- New features in DFSMS

> Who should attend?

1. Mainframe (z/OS, VSE, z/VM) programmers, system administrators, technical support managers
2. Linux professionals who want to add mainframe skills
3. Performance analysts, managers, data center managers
4. Hardware or capacity planners who want to learn how to master, manage and exploit information
5. Anyone who plans to implement, manage, or operate z/OS, z/VM, and Linux on the IBM System z9 and zSeries


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Additional Information

Date: 20-24 March 2006 Location: Düsseldorf, Germany Duration: 5 days Conference fee: EUR 2190 excl. German VAT