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This Meetup has been established to benefit IBM Z mainframe customers, business partners or anyone looking to expand their IBM Z and LinuxONE skills. Members will learn about new technologies that leverage the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms, and connect with top IBM technical experts. The Meetup events are hosted by the IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services (SLS) consultant organization. Although IBM Systems Lab Services covers all worldwide accounts, this Meetup group is targeted for those who reside in the North American time zones. For members unable to be onsite, each Meetup event will include WebEx access for all presented sessions as well as Q&A.

These Meetup events are scheduled to occur twice per year (spring and fall). Live events generally happen in Poughkeepsie, NY or at an IBM facility at 590 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, NY.

Format of the Meetup events:

At each event, the North American IBM Z and LinuxONE Lab Services teams will present several technical sessions on current hot topics. In addition, each event will have Q&A sessions that will give you access to many of IBM's top IBM Z and LinuxONE expert consultants. Lab Services consultants are experts in IBM Z security and compliance, z/OS, z/VM, Linux on z Systems operating systems, networking, Db2, IMS, CICS, WebSphere, z14 and LinuxONE hardware brands, machine learning on z/OS, and Blockchain on IBM Z.

Who are the IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services teams?

The IBM Systems Lab Services (SLS) teams within the US and abroad are considered the top technical consultants in their field. Over the past 10+ years, the IBM Z and LinuxONE Lab Services consultants have worked onsite servicing hundreds of customers including the majority of IBM's largest IBM Z accounts. The teams are comprised of the top technical experts each a subject matter expert in their chosen IBM Z and LinuxONE focus area. Many of these consultants have 25+ years of experience and have logged more than 10,000 hours of client-facing work.

What areas does IBM Systems Lab Services cover?

The IBM Z and LinuxONE Systems Lab Services groups offer on-site short- to medium-term consulting contract work performing: health check and compliance assessments, systems enablement/implementation services, performance tuning, and both high availability and educational workshops. We cover IBM Z hardware and software upgrade services as well as currency and migration related work. Engagements typically range from as little as 40 hours up to several thousand.

Once you join this Meetup group, you'll receive notifications for all future events scheduled as well as any related updates, including the WebEx link once it's available.

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IBM Z & LinuxONE Systems Lab Services User Group FALL, 2020 Meeting

Our FALL, 2020 IBM Z Lab Services all virtual user group meeting focus area is dedicated to the IBM Z & LinuxONE Systems Lab Services reward services program. Did you purchase an IBM z15 or LinuxONE III in 2020 or are planning to do so in 2021? Along with your hardware purchase, IBM Lab Service rewards are also included with the transaction. These service reward funds can be leveraged to help you accelerate and implement several key IBM solutions. Solution areas include the following: Security ----------- - Pervasive Encryption - Encryption Key Management - Cyber Vault for IBM Z - Data Privacy Passports Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE -------------------------------------- - RedHat OpenShift on IBM Z & LinuxONE - Linux Migration Services - Hyper Protect Virtual Servers - zCX Linux container extensions running on IBM Z Agenda: ------------ Session Title: IBM z15 Systems Lab Services z Forward Acceleration program overview Description: Did you purchase an IBM z15 or LinuxONE III in 2020 or are planning to do so in 2021? Along with your hardware purchase, IBM Lab Services for IBM Z & LinuxONE service rewards were also included in the transaction. These services reward funds can be leveraged to help you implement several key solutions. Roger will review the program and discuss the benefits leveraging it. Presenter: Roger Bales, Business Unit Executive - Lab Services IBM Z & LinuxONE Practice Session Title: Security advancements on IBM z15 & LinuxONE Description: Security is one of the critical key pillars on IBM Z & LinuxONE that differentiates the Z platform to run mission critical workloads. With the introductions of IBM z15 and LinuxONE III IBM have raised the bar for security and data protection. Whether you’re running z/OS, Linux on Z or LinuxONE come learn about real use cases and examples of Pervasive Encryption, Encryption Key Management and Data Privacy Passports into practice. Presenter: Michael Jordan, Distinguished Engineer - IBM Z Security IBM Systems Session Title: Open Hybrid Cloud w/ IBM Z and LinuxONE Description: Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming foundational to many enterprise cloud strategies. A successful outcome here must be inclusive of IBM Z and LinuxONE as mission critical workloads will be central to a successful hybrid cloud implementation. In this presentation we will discuss how IBM Z and LinuxONE fit into IBM's open hybrid cloud strategy via technologies like OpenShift, CloudPaks, Hyper Protect Cloud Services and the zOS Cloud Broker. Presenter: Marcel Mitran Distinguished Engineer - CTO LinuxONE & Red Hat Synergy IBM Z Session Title: IBM Systems Lab Services Reward Programs Overview Description: IBM Lab Services subject matter experts review the offerings that qualify for the lab services reward programs. This includes the following: Security - Pervasive Encryption - Encryption Key Management - Cyber Vault for IBM Z - Data Privacy Passports Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE - RedHat OpenShift on IBM Z & LinuxONE - Linux Migration Services - Hyper Protect Virtual Servers - zCX Linux container extensions running on IBM Z Presenters: IBM Systems Lab Services subject matter experts - IBM Z & LinuxONE Systems Lab Services

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