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Episode 30 - Steven Cook - GDPS - 1.9.2018


Episode 30 - Steven Cook - GDPS - 1.9.2018

When things go bump in the night, companies generally like to know that it won't dramatically impact their workloads. In this episode, Steven Cook tells us all about GDPS, the little slice of magic that lets mainframers spread their Parallel Sysplex out across multiple physical locations.



1:48 Who are you, and what is GDPS?

3:13 Scripting

5:18 Emergency vs Planned migrations

7:06 Distance and Missing Ones and Zeroes

9:43 Does Linux get to play?

10:41 ... this guy named Linus Torvalds...

13:35 IO's and Boy Bands

14:45 Talk PPRC to me

19:04 The best of a potentially bad situation

21:18 Mainframe vs Distributed IO

23:01 ... another dead body

23:33 Massive Abstraction... possibly the name of my next band

26:56 Closing out the week...



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