Malcolm Beattie works in IBM UK's Systems Lab Services business as a Linux and IBM Z (mainframe) Technical Consultant. He has 27+ years experience with Linux and 20+ years experience with mainframes. He provides technical services (consultancy, design and hands-on implementation) and technical sales support for UK clients in the area of Z (and LinuxONE) hardware and software, particularly z/VM virtualisation technology and Linux on IBM Z. In support of IBM's Z Academic Initiative, he teaches the undergraduate mainframe module at Surrey University and also manages and runs "Zeus", the mainframe hub that provides free online IBM Z access for education use to universities across Europe. Malcolm began his mainframe career at IBM in 1985 and has also spent 9 years as Systems Programmer for Oxford University Computing Services where he worked on a number of open source projects. He holds a BA, MA and DPhil in Mathematics from Oxford University. He is a Senior Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Surrey University and was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Sheffield University for a number of years where he is now a member of the Industrial Advisory Board.