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Once the decision was made to go with the IBM solution in October 2007, Transzap took possession of the System z in November 2007. All of the acquisition and delivery took place directly through an IBM representative, with no business partners involved. The only other company Transzap dealt with was VM Resources, also recommended by the IBM representative, to help the company understand how to configure the mainframe in terms of partitions and building golden images for its Linux virtual machines. That most of the hardware, including the System z9 and an IBM System Storage* DS6000*, and much of the software, including WebSphere*, came directly from IBM was also a deal sealer. With IBM also committed to providing the first line of support for the other major software components, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Oracle Enterprise Edition, this would help the company avoid the “don’t-blame-me” finger pointing that had happened in the past. In fact, when there were performance issues with the System z9 BC after it went live in June 2008, IBM pulled a critical-situation team together and had it active within 24 hours. As Marts remembers, “We didn’t know what the issue was. It could have been how we configured the System z, how we had installed z/VM, how we were allocating memor y and CPU resources, or how Oracle had been deployed. So IBM pulled a team together to support us, and they pulled in resources from systems, storage, Linux, VM. They even brought in Oracle resources. We had their full attention for an extended period of time, and they stayed with us on a regular basis throughout that issue.” On another occasion, the System z “phoned home,” as Marts puts it, and notified IBM of a hard-drive failure. An IBM engineer immediately called Transzap’s IT manager and told him he could be there in 15 minutes to rectify the situation, asking if he should come in that night or wait until the morning. “Our experience has been excellent as far as the system self-maintaining itself and having a lot of redundancies built into it. That represents world-class reliability,” Marts says. As a result of this type of attention to detail and situation rectification, Oildex’s uptime has been steadily increasing, and the company expects to be delivering 99.9 percent availability by the end of 2009, well beyond its official 99.5-percent SLA agreement. This is true even as Transzap grows, adding new clients and systems. Using a golden image of the Linux virtual machines, the company can simply deploy an additional database SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009 ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe 25

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: IBM Makes it Easy to be Green
Focus on Storage: System z, DS8000 and Tivoli Provide a Complete Encryption Package
Trends: CICS Transaction Server 4.1 Helps Organizations, Compete, Comply and Control
Case Study: Transzap Consolidates its Oracle Databases in a Virtualized Linux on Mainframe Environment
Cover Story: IBM Poughkeepsie Green Data Center Showcases a Dynamic Infrastructure
Feature: IBM Study Reveals the System z10 Provides a Cheaper, Easier-to-Manage Cloud Solution
Feature: Women in IT Team Up to Succeed
Developer: Process XML Documents Within COBOL and DB2
SSDs Are Integral to Enterprise Storage Infrastructures
Product News
Advertiser Index
Stop Run: Gordon Bruce Talks His Way Into a High-Profile IT Gig
Reference Point
2010 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
COMPANY SHOWCASES: Learn more about some of the companies that develop and sell products for the mainframe
PRODUCT + SERVICE LAUNCHES: Get in-depth descriptions of some products in the guide
SUCCESS STORIES: These real-world examples show how mainframe business partners bring real value to companies
USING THE PRODUCT + SERVICE DIRECTORY: How to navigate the listings
Product + Service Directory: Hardware Listings
Product + Service Directory: Software Listings
Product + Service Directory: Services Listings
Product + Service Directory: Education Listings
INDEXES
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Editor's Desk: IBM Makes it Easy to be Green
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Focus on Storage: System z, DS8000 and Tivoli Provide a Complete Encryption Package
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Trends: CICS Transaction Server 4.1 Helps Organizations, Compete, Comply and Control
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Case Study: Transzap Consolidates its Oracle Databases in a Virtualized Linux on Mainframe Environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover Story: IBM Poughkeepsie Green Data Center Showcases a Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Feature: IBM Study Reveals the System z10 Provides a Cheaper, Easier-to-Manage Cloud Solution
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Feature: Women in IT Team Up to Succeed
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BRC1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BRC2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Developer: Process XML Documents Within COBOL and DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - SSDs Are Integral to Enterprise Storage Infrastructures
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product News
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Advertiser Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Stop Run: Gordon Bruce Talks His Way Into a High-Profile IT Gig
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - 2010 Mainframe Buyer's Guide
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BGCover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - COMPANY SHOWCASES: Learn more about some of the companies that develop and sell products for the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - PRODUCT + SERVICE LAUNCHES: Get in-depth descriptions of some products in the guide
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - SUCCESS STORIES: These real-world examples show how mainframe business partners bring real value to companies
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - USING THE PRODUCT + SERVICE DIRECTORY: How to navigate the listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Hardware Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Software Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BG37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Services Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - Product + Service Directory: Education Listings
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - INDEXES
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BGCover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe digital edition - September/October 2009 - BGCover4
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