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Abstract

WebSphere Application Server is a cross-platform family. It runs on small laptops all the way up to the largest mainframe computer. And across that entire spectrum the open standard support is fully aligned. That is, "WebSphere is WebSphere" at that specification line and above.But does that mean WebSphere Application Server is unaware of the platform it runs on? Not at all. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS in fact exploits the System z and z/OS platform to a considerable degree.So to the question "Why WebSphere Application Server on z/OS," the answer really does boil down to "Because of System z and z/OS." The value attributes of the platform and the way WAS z/OS exploits them is what make WebSphere Application Server for z/OS unique and powerful.

Content

 Executive Flyer 

The following is a two-page color flyer that spells out the business value that accrues from the technical exploitation of the z/OS platform performed by the WAS z/OS product.

ATTJGVJ9.pdf
ATTJGVJ9.pdf

WP101532 - Executive Flyer Why WAS zOS.pdf

 Summary of Enhancements Over Time 

The following short PDF provides a summary of the product enhancements made since the early days of the product, with a focus on enhancements exclusive to z/OS. Hiperlinks in the PDF point to documents that go

into further detail on many of the enhancements cited.

ATTWNPIK.pdf
ATTWNPIK.pdf

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - Summary of Enhancements.pdf

 Why WAS z/OS Technical Presentation (updated 2013 edition) 

The following presentation offers a systematic review of the points of value of System z, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex and running WebSphere Application Server z/OS on the platform. Two PDF files are offered: one in landscape mode of the presentation charts (suitable for use for presentation using a projector); the other the same presentation charts but in portrait mode with speaker notes.

 Presentation in CHART format: 

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - CHARTS.pdf
WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - CHARTS.pdf

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - CHARTS.pdf

 Presentation in NOTES format: 

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - NOTES.pdf
WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - NOTES.pdf

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - NOTES.pdf

 Presentation in VIDEO format: 

The presentation is provided in four videos with voice-over narration for each slide.

Charts 1 - 6:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RaPlIbn3ww 

Charts 7 - 23:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb9PQtsfWpc 

Charts 24 - 43:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peacOT4Wzlc 

Charts 44 - 66:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTODPFRJMk 

The following PDF provides the same hiperlinks along with time offsets in each where coverage of each chart begins.

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS Video Index.pdf
WP101532 - Why WAS zOS Video Index.pdf

WP101532 - Why WAS zOS Video Index.pdf

 WAS z/OS Demonstration Videos 

The following videos offer short duration (10 to 15 minute) demonstrations of key WAS z/OS technology at work.

 Demo Video 1 - Overview and Multiple Servants 

Time: 10:45

Abstract: Provides an overview of an actual WAS z/OS environment with a server defined with two servant regions.

URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTdWqsBSwBM 

WP101532 - Video 1 Time Index of Topics.pdf
WP101532 - Video 1 Time Index of Topics.pdf

Related Techdocs:

  PRS4848 

  WP101740 

 Demo Video 2 - More on Multiple Servants 

Time: 10:41

Abstract: Demonstration of WAS z/OS capability to automatically restart failed servants, provide session replication between servants, dynamically expand the number of servants and allow MODIFY to change the runtime value for servants.

URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gOiL-33jU 

WP101532 - Video 2 Time Index of Topics.pdf
WP101532 - Video 2 Time Index of Topics.pdf

Related Techdocs:

  PRS4848 

  WP101740 

 Demo Video 3 - WLM Classification and Granular RAS 

Time: 13:46

Abstract: Demonstration of XML classification file used to assign different WLM reporting classes for applications in server. Also demonstrates how XML classification may be used to provide runtime operational settings down to the application level.

URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMMgx7WdZs 

WP101532 - Video 3 Time Index of Topics.pdf
WP101532 - Video 3 Time Index of Topics.pdf

Related Techdocs:

  WP101740 

  WP102023 

 Demo Video 4 - Accessing Data and Alternate JNDI Failover 

Time: 16:50

Abstract: Review of how cross-memory local connectors are configured and a demonstration of failover from a configured primary JNDI data source to an alternate, as well as the use of MODIFY to manually failover and failback.

URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoGiNjDi63U 

WP101532 - Video 4 Time Index of Topics.pdf
WP101532 - Video 4 Time Index of Topics.pdf

Related Techdocs:

  PRS4848 

 Demo Video 5 - Optimized Local Adapters 

Time: 14:26

Abstract: Demonstration of WOLA between WAS z/OS and CICS, both outbound and inbound; and inbound to WAS from a COBOL batch program.

URL:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ThPXjGQ3M 

WP101532 - Video 5 Time Index of Topics.pdf
WP101532 - Video 5 Time Index of Topics.pdf

Related Techdocs:

  WP101490 

 Archive - Previous Presentation 

The previous edition of "Why WAS z/OS" is maintained below.

WP101532 - Why WebSphere Application Server for zOS - Charts.pdf
WP101532 - Why WebSphere Application Server for zOS - Charts.pdf

WP101532 - Why WebSphere Application Server for zOS - Notes.pdf
WP101532 - Why WebSphere Application Server for zOS - Notes.pdf

Original Publication Date

04 April 2013

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Document Information

Modified date:
04 April 2013

UID

WP101532