The Winter 2014 SHARE Conference was a great educational event and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the mainframe! Six speakers from the z/OS Communications Server organization presented 12 sessions on various topics, with a significant focus on the z/OS V2R1 release. The V2R1 focus included an overview of z/OS V2R1 Communications Server, a detailed review of the new Shared Memory Communications for RDMA (SMC-R) capability, a V2R1 performance update, and a look at the newly-rewritten IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS CS. Other topics discussed included Enterprise Extender, sysplex technologies, network security, and the IBM Multi-site Workload Lifeline. Attendance at our sessions (and across the board at SHARE in Anaheim) was very good, and we would like to thank all of you who attended our sessions for the great feedback and dialogue.
SHARE loves user experience sessions, and we were fortunate to have two z/OS CS-centric user experience sessions at this conference. Thomas Fitzpatrick of TGS Systems discussed his experience with running multiple TCP/IP stacks in a z/OS LPAR, and Jim Darby of Nordstrom and Tom Cosenza of IBM Lab Services presented their experience with implementing IPSec on z/OS. Thanks to all three of these gentlemen for their presentations!
For those that couldn't be at the conference last week, I will remind you that you can download most of the charts for the topics we presented by going to the following link:
Please plan to join us for the Summer 2014 SHARE Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 3-8, 2014.