Luminex Sessions at SHARE Providence, August 2017

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Luminex Sessions at SHARE

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Session #21488

Monday, August 7
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: Washington

Rethinking the Role of "Data" in the Modern Data Center

We seldom think about data's potential beyond it's original creation. Yet, growing demands for access to that data requires more consideration and stewardship by forward-thinking mainframe professionals. Important questions such as where do you want your data? When do you want it there? What do you want to do with it? And, most importantly, why?

This session discusses the broader role that mainframe tape is filling for data in modern data centers. Topics include data synchronicity and distribution, the many use cases for cloud services, as well as data sharing and integration across the enterprise.

Speaker: Dave Tolsma, Luminex Software

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, August 8
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 114


Off-Host Processing: Continue to Use Your Key Applications While Reducing MIPS and Licensing Costs

What if there is a way to off-host expensive processing without moving entire workloads off the mainframe? Luminex’s Mainframe Data Integration (MDI) SAS Language Processor seamlessly integrates with mainframe workloads while reducing MIPS use and software licensing costs. Attend this Lunch & Learn session to hear Industry Experts in SAS Language and MXG share what is possible.


  • Collen Gordon, Luminex Software

Session #TBD

Tuesday, August 8
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Room 212A


Mainframe Data Integration Enables The Connected Mainframe

Learn how to securely and cost-effectively integrate the mainframe and distributed platforms to process and access data where it makes the most sense. Mainframe integration initiatives can lead to new business innovations in addition to improving operational efficiency and lowering costs. Learn how to better leverage mainframe-native FICON channels that are inherently designed to provide the fastest, most secure, and cost-effective I/O between mainframes and the rest of the enterprise.

Speaker: Art Tolsma, CEO, Luminex Software

Session #21442

Tuesday, August 8
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: Narragansett Ballroom A


Better Alternatives to Mainframe File Transfer Protocol

FTP and SFTP are typical mechanisms used in mainframe environments to transfer mainframe data both internally to open systems platforms and externally to business partners and clients. If you are new to file transfer or have been using unsecured FTP, moving to SFTP can be an experience in trial and error. The speakers share their experiences moving from FTP to SFTP, what they learned along the way, and the discovery of several faster, easier to use and more secure alternatives. This session includes the speakers experiences with Managed File Transfer solutions including: Connect:Direct, WMQFTE and SecureTransfer.


  • Colleen Gordon, Luminex Software
  • Joe Polizzi, Managed File Transfer Expert