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IBM Z Integration Guide for Hybrid Cloud

An IBM Redbooks residency (ZS-DM02-R01)


In this IBM Redbooks residency, you will be tasked with evaluating the content covered in the existing Redpaper - IBM Z Integration Guide for Hybrid Cloud (REDP-5319), and other existing publications to identify any relavant content to be repurposed or described in greater detail in the new publication. This new IBM Redbooks publication will focus on increasing adoption of the deployment patterns for integrating z/OS applications in a hybrid cloud environment, when and why you should use them, and the solutions and reference architecture for implementation. New content to be added/updated to the publication includes but is not limited to: changes to IBM z/OS Connect, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployment patterns for IBM z/OS Connect, IBM zSystems & Cloud Modernization Stack - enabling integration and modernization in the hybrid cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployment patterns for IBM z/OS Connect, Kafka connectivity patterns for IBM z/OS resident applications, update z/OS Connect content to include all recent changes to the product.

Benefits, objectives, prerequisites and more ...


How Residencies work

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Starts 18 Sep 2023, ends 30 Oct 2023 (6 weeks) and requires 4 residents

Residency Leader: Makenzie Manna

  1. Begin Nomination

Must be received by 11 September 2023
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    Benefits to Resident

    This is an opportunity to participate in the IBM Redbooks Residency Program, using available resources to collaborate and co-create an IBM Redbooks Redpaper focusing on the most current capabilities, in the context of hybrid cloud, provided by IBM z/OS Connect, the new IBM zSystems cloud and moderization stack, newly available integration patterns, and additional investments in Kafka connectivity for z/OS resident applications. In particular, the residency will focus on integration of the components to build out the infrastructure, at a high-level.

    IBM Redbooks want technical practitioners to be recognized for their newly gained knowledge, experience, and accomplishments. Therefore, upon successful delivery of the publication produced by this IBM Redbooks residency, you will become eligible to earn an IBM Redbooks Digital Badge issued through Credly.

    Additional Note: Dialogue with your management team to gain approval before applying for this residency.


    Resident Prerequistes

    A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.


    Requested level 
    English spoken3
    Positive, self-motivated, professional5
    Teamwork and leadership5
    zSystems architectural knowledge4
    Deployment patterns for z/OS Connect4
    IBM z/OS Connect4
    Kafka connectivity for z/OS resident applications4
    Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments for z/OS Connect4
    AWS deployments for z/OS Connect EE4
    IBM zSystems and Cloud modernization stack (integration and modernization in the hybrid cloud)4
    Hybrid cloud integration with IBM zSystems4
    Experience working with CICS4
    Hybrid cloud architectural knowledge4

    Documentation Skills

    Requested level 
    Technical writing experience4
    PC-based Graphics Tools (PowerPoint, Visio, Illustrator)4
    English written4
    Microsoft Word4

    Social Media Skills

    Requested level