At last week's Open Source Summit, hosted by The Linux Foundation, "Rocket Software joined the Open Mainframe Project as a Platinum Member, standing among members IBM and CA Technologies as key contributors to the Zowe framework," according to an article by Shrey Fadia at TechZone 360.
Linux and related applications running on IBM S/390 and zSeries mainframe hardware
Sine Nomine Associates provides OpenShift Origin implementation and defect support for Z Systems mainframes. We can help with installation and configuration, provide updates to the code, and take problem reports to develop fixes.
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.
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.
- ClefOS – A CentOS clone for z Systems
- High Availability Option – A clustering solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or ClefOS
- Docker & OpenShift – Container technologies for DevOps and microservices
- OSS – A large catalog of Open Source Software packages that are available for support
Sine Nomine Associates engineer Neale Ferguson will be presenting several sessions at SHARE 2017 in San Jose, CA. The mainframe-focused conference takes place March 5-10, 2017.
Much of the public believes that the mainframe is a dinosaur stuck in the "Mad Men" days, but programs such as MongoDB, which supports Linux on the mainframe, proves them wrong. A recent article, published on Linux.com, discusses the latest developments in mainframe databases.
Sine Nomine Associates has announced "per drawer" pricing for ClefOS, expanding the ability to substantially grow the Linux workload without having to revisit with the CFO for acquiring additional capacity. This change means a much lower price per Linux instance.
Neale Ferguson, of Sine Nomine Associates, reports that, as part of an ongoing research project, he has released a Spark container for Linux on System z. IBM announced new support for Spark March 29, 2016 at the Strata + Hadoop World summit.