COMMON Virtual Conference

Join us for two days of education from the convenience of your desk. Attending the Virtual Conference is a great way to keep your knowledge up to date.

Free registration for Members and Nonmembers.

June 13 and 14, 2017

Day One – Programming Topics

Overview of Open Source on IBM i

Jesse Gorzinski

Are you interested in running Open Source on IBM i? This could mean compiling your own utilities, trying a new open-source language, or using some of the other tools that were shipped in the 5733OPS offering. If so, come to this session and hear the latest updates on the IBM deliveries. Also, learn about the IBM i open source community and how you can participate in this exciting frontier!

Three Approaches to Web with RPG

Scott Klement

The trend in providing an interactive web-based application has changed. Years ago, we would write programs that output HTML, and that HTML would be displayed in a browser. Today, the best practice is to use a JavaScript framework. Frameworks save developers a lot of work, and provide a nicer experience.

Beauty and the Beast:  XMLSERVICE

Pete Helgren

TBD

Let’s Explore 5733OPS Option 7

Jesse Gorzinski

5733OPS option 7 delivers a number of useful utilities. Come to this session for a rundown of these utilities and a quick glance at how you’d use each one. You just might discover new ways to access your system, synchronize files, or get other important work done.

Unleash the Power of Your Data

John Gay and Becky Hjellming – Vision Solutions

Are you ready to unleash the power of your data by making it available wherever it’s needed in real time? Whether you need to eliminate data silos, offload data from production databases for reporting and analytics, consolidate data into data warehouses, or replatform databases for increased efficiency, this session is for you. Join us to learn how real-time database replication from Vision Solutions adds power to your business.

Day Two – Systems Administration

How to Access and Manage Your IBM i Today and in the Future

Tim Rowe

This session will first review how devices today are changing how we access and manage our IBM i. We will then look at IBM’s strategic direction for both access and system management. Solutions like Access Client Solutions, IBM i Navigator for i and iAccess Mobile will be discussed as well as how each fits into this strategic direction. This is especially true today, with the iAccess for Windows product not supported on Windows 10, we will look at the key solutions you need and help you understand what is available today. This session will not only look at the strategic views, but will also include some live demos and help you understand what additional sessions you should look for to dive deeper in to these key topics.

The Hardware Components of Virtualization in the Cloud

Larry Bolhuis

IBM i and Power System have a long history of virtualization stretching back to Version 3, before they even had those names! We will consider many of the primary components used in virtualization. We’ll discuss a bit of their history and why they can do what they do today. We’ll discuss how they fit together to give us vast reliable and flexible capability either in our own data centers or in the Cloud.

Minimizing Downtime: HA & DR with External Storage

Brian Nordland

IBM i and Power System have a long history of virtualization stretching back to Version 3, before they even had those names! We will consider many of the primary components used in virtualization. We’ll discuss a bit of their history and why they can do what they do today. We’ll discuss how they fit together to give us vast reliable and flexible capability either in our own data centers or in the Cloud.

IBM i Mobile Access – Features, Usage and Administration

Wayne Bowers

IBM i Mobile Access is a solution provided as part of the IBM i Access Family of products that allows users to monitor, access and manage IBM i OS from a Mobile browser interface! Key benefits of this environment are ease of deployment, simple and robust configuration and administration tooling, along with a wide range of IBM i OS capabilities. During this session we will cover how to obtain and deploy the solution, overview the IBM i OS functions you will be able to interact with and demonstrate the ease of configuration and administration.

Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Steven Finnes and David Romo

Cloud Storage Solutions for i is the first step in providing you the capability to interact with a public cloud provider, initially Softlayer, to conduct back up operations and file sharing configurations. BRMS turn-key has been created to enable simple deployment and automatic backup/recovery operations. We will include a live demo to show you how easy this is to setup and use as well we are going to talk the about road map looking forward. This is the future and you will want to understand this new capability because it will likely be in your future too.

DRaaS 101: Tips for Evaluating Cloud for Disaster Recovery as a Service

John Dunn – Vision Solutions

Understanding how to leverage the scalability, flexibility and affordability of the cloud as part of your disaster recovery strategy can be confusing. This session covers tips for choosing a cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that meets recovery point and recovery time objectives, provides complete protection for your data center, and flexibly supports physical, virtual and cloud servers.