19.4 Consolidating a 3-
19.5 Enriching your mainframe environment with new applications
Adding a new application as a middle-
On the mainframe, it is easy to create an additional image for a new application. The mainframe's virtualization technology provides isolation that
Deploying a new application on Linux on the mainframe does not
As seen frequently in our discussion of StoreCompany, it uses this opportunity of easily adding additional images to great advantage for its online sales application and later for its business intelligence application.
The mainframe provides virtual
Connectors allow applications on Linux images to exploit resources on the traditional mainframe operating systems or vice versa. This means that it is possible to set up a heterogeneous server environment with a middle-
Conversely, you can set up environments where applications on the traditional mainframe operating systems use Linux back-end servers.
You can implement a logical 3-tier application environment (non-zSeries
Linux on the mainframe can provide a fast deployment platform for new applications. While z/VM and LPAR provide isolation, connectors ease functional integration with an existing traditional mainframe environment.