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Episode 9 - Dave Surman - Parallel Sysplex - 8/14/2017

08-14-2017

Episode 9 - Dave Surman - Parallel Sysplex - 8/14/2017

Dave Surman gives us the lowdown on what makes Parallel Sysplex so important to enterprise workloads. TONS of information in here, you'll definitely want to set aside some time and take it all in.

0:00 - Intro

2:17 - Interview with Dave Surman

2:30 - What does it do, and why is it so important?

4:45 - And what about Coupling Facilities?

7:00 - Let the application do what it does

9:45 - Serialization of Data

11:00 - Eventual Consistency vs Real Consistency

14:30 - What’s a Structure?

16:25 - How does a programmer go about using these?

20:00 - The Timer Timer Popped

24:25 - How all of this stuff actually makes things easier

27:49 - How GDPS adds more than just failover

32:33 - Automation is a great thing, isn’t it?

33:37 - Parallel Sysplex Time Travelers

35:10 - CF Duplexing… kind of a big deal

36:20 - Pervasive Encryption!!

38:19 - If you had unlimited everything, what would you do?

40:30 - Do we have time for a little… NO DUMB QUESTIONS???

 

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