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Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms: How to Create Robust Cost-Efficient Multiplatform z Environments by Stephen Norris, Kenneth Barrett

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CHAPTER 1

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Understanding the Mainframe Environment, Technologies, and Methodologies

This chapter provides a cursory review of the aspects of mainframe technology that are commonly practiced and implemented on the zPDT environment. It serves to orient readers toward the in-depth information on mainframe and distributed technologies we present in the subsequent chapters. Although we assume that most of our readers have prior knowledge of mainframe technologies, we couch our descriptions of it so that non-mainframers and even novices can follow along.

The IBM Mainframe Virtualization Technology

zPDT is an IBM technology whose full name is the

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