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3 Unknown Chinks in Your
Resiliency Armor

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REBECCA LEVESQUE - CEO
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21csw.com
Rebecca Levesque has 20-plus years'
experience working with clients on

Constant cost pressures and growing needs for agility and automation can inhibit
our vision of the mainframe future and discourage innovative thinking. We all know
that nearly every day a new threat emerges and another company's name grabs
unwanted attention in the news. Instead of being victim to changing business needs,
it's time to be a part of the conversation and be seen as an innovator.
Everyone knows hardware is resilient and reliable, but only a small percentage
of outages are true disasters. What about operational recovery? What about
applications? Resiliency and recovery have made tremendous strides in the past
25 years. Yet with some applications, especially batch jobs, practitioners still follow
25-year-old backup and recovery methods. Who has the tribal knowledge to
understand this now?
In our digital world, we expect everything to operate like a utility. If I flip the
light switch, I expect light to come on immediately. Yet business resumption and
resiliency plans do not operate at that speed. Recovery will take time your business
can't afford.
Why is any of this important? Time to data. Time is the most expensive,
nonrenewable resource, and consumers in 2018 expect immediate service.
Here are three chinks in your resiliency armor:

resiliency and recovery strategies.
1. Remote recovery is not enough. Storage remote replication (e.g., Metro/Global
Mirror, SRDF, HUR, etc.) only provides a single, point-in-time copy of your data
for recovery. After investing in a remotely replicated environment for disaster
recovery, management and application owners often think they're recoverable
from a corruption event that affects batch. Remote replication by itself does not
provide protection. A corruption in a batch file will get replicated to the remote
site in a few seconds or less.
2. Tribal knowledge automation. Time to recovery depends on understanding the
intricate data interdependencies known by the original application owner. We
must take advantage of automation tools to speed and simplify recovery for our
critical batch applications to meet business service-level agreement expectations.
3. IT compliance and regulations. Understanding regulations that apply to your
company is paramount to avoiding financial penalties for noncompliance. I often
see two common mistakes: Sharing production and non-production data puts
you at risk for Payment Card Industry noncompliance, and not having a complete
inventory of backups puts you at risk for Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act noncompliance.
My goal is bringing awareness and the ability to manage ever-increasing storage,
close the gap in batch processing and make the mainframe practitioners' job easier.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR Backup
Linux on z Systems
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development
Market Changes Increase Demand for Nimble Developers
Business Continuity Depends on Backup and Recovery Plans
IBM z14 Features Accelerate Performance
Pervasive Encryption Keeps all Data Secure
z/OS Tools Spot Systems Management Issues
CM First Group: Application Development
Compuware Corporation: Application Development
21st Century Software: HA/DR Backup
Key Resources Inc.: Security
Product Index
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover1
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover2
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE3
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE4
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE6
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE7
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE8
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CT1
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CT2
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE9
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Market Changes Increase Demand for Nimble Developers
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Compuware Corporation: Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE14
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE15
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Database
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Education
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Business Continuity Depends on Backup and Recovery Plans
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - 21st Century Software: HA/DR Backup
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - HA/DR Backup
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE22
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Performance
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - IBM z14 Features Accelerate Performance
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE25
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE26
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Pervasive Encryption Keeps all Data Secure
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Key Resources Inc.: Security
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Security
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE30
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE31
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE32
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE33
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE34
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE35
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - z/OS Tools Spot Systems Management Issues
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Systems Management
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE39
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE40
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE41
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Web Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Product Index
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE45
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE46
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