Follow Pat Hayes and Eric Thacker as we transform the Tivoli System z Development environment into a cloud-based architecture for delivering systems and services for product development, testing, and product service. Key to this transformation are the IBM SmartCloud offerings which provide provisioning, monitoring, management, and automation functions for the cloud environment.
Pat Hayes is a Senior Software Engineer with 35 years with most of his career in Network and z Systems Management. Pat serves as the WW Tivoli z brand leader for demos and technical assets that are used by technical sellers and SME's. Pat is currently leading efforts for customer experiences on System z that include beta access, live demos, proof of technology labs and Cloud on zVM. 'Cloud Ready' is a current project that Pat leads that is a solution for 'Platform as a Service' for zVM. Prior to his current Tivoli z development role he had technical marketing for the Tivoli Brand System z products and was the first to Integrate Service Management Center for System z running the strategic set of Tivoli System Management products on z/VM.
Eric Thacker is the team leader for the Host System Services team, a group of 5 people who have the responsibility for maintaining the Tivoli System z environment. Eric has over 25 years experience as a systems programmer on the Systems z platform supporting the development of systems and network management products.
The Tivoli System z environment consists of over 65 LPARs and 1,000 guest systems running the gamut of System z operating systems and program products to provide a testbed for the Tivoli products. These systems are used around the clock from around the world.
Implementing the CloudReady solution for automated provisioning of Linux on System z guest systems
Installing the Tivoli Enterprise Monitor on z/OS
Installing the Tivoli Enterprise Portal on Linux on System z
ROI from the Cloud
'Out of the box' dashboards
Creating custom dashboards