Sine Nomine Associates is proud that our in-house team, led by Michael Meffie, has contributed to the new OpenAFS Major release OpenAFS 1.8.0 Alpha. You can find information on the release and the distribution at http://openafs.org/.
Consultant James Porell has written a four-part blog series on the opportunities and challenges he encountered migrating a Java application from x86 Docker containers to System z Docker. Sine Nomine Associates’ own Neale Ferguson, creator of the CentOS Linux distribution for System z, is cited in Part Two.
The 2018 VM Workshop committee is looking for presentation submissions for the upcoming June event at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. Presentations must be on topics related to z/VM, z/VSE, and Linux on IBM Z.
The mainframe is a dinosaur, right? Not so says Cameron Seay, Assistant Professor at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. In a lecture, posted on YouTube, Seay gives reasons why a career programming for mainframes is a smart decision.
VMWorkshop 2018 has been scheduled for June 28-30 in Greensboro, NC. According to the website, "The VM Workshop is a grassroots non-profit organization made up of customers, ISVs, and business partners with an interest in the use and growth of the z/VM platform and Linux on IBM Z."
Presentations from the 2017 VMWorkshop, including SNA engineer Neale Ferguson's Introduction to Docker & OpenShift, are now available to download. The conference took place June 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio.
The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the second prerelease candidate of OpenAFS 1.8.0.
In "You really should know what the Andrew File System is," a recent article for Network World, News Editor Bob Brown concludes that "AFS is indeed worth knowing about as a foundational technology that paved the way for widely used cloud computing techniques and applications."