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Think Smarter can be consolidated, and employee productivity typically rises. Solutions Support Virtualization Virtual servers are perhaps the bestknown example of virtual solutions. However, virtualization as a key element of a dynamic infrastructure should reach many other elements including storage, clients, application infrastructure and networks. IBM has a comprehensive portfolio of offerings that empower an infrastructurewide virtualization strategy, including: resources, such as SCSI and Ethernet, across AIX* and Linux* partitions. storage and expanding amounts of data. To move past this, organizations must look differently at how they can deliver services to help drive innovation. Cloud computing can enable the dynamic availability of IT applications and infrastructure, regardless of physical-asset location. Organizations can quickly and cost-effectively explore IT-enabled business enhancements that can scale elastically. h Physical storage h Virtual server management IBM Systems Director is designed to help or g a n i z at ion s m a n ag e c omple x , v ir tualized infrast r uctures. Th is tool delivers centralized control and management of everyday functions pertinent to virtual servers whether they’re hosted by Power Systems*, System x* or System z* mainframe servers, BladeCenter* solutions, or even some third-party x86 systems. Virtual storage management IBM TotalStorage* Product iv it y Center similarly delivers a unified, simplified, automated point of control for virtual storage assets. Additionally, the IBM SA N Volume Cont roller prov ides heterogeneous storage virtualization that can help raise utilization and enable a tiered storage scheme aligning data value with cost. h h Virtual clients IBM can help develop a customized, virtual-client solution to prov ide a single log ical access point to applicat ions from almost any device. h Virtual application infrastructure By v i r t ual iz i ng t he u nderly i ng ap pl ic at io n i n f r a s t r uc t u r e, I BM WebSphere* Virtual Enterprise can dynamically shift workloads across clusters in accordance with fluctuating conditions and requirements. Thus, applications are always suppor ted by sufficient processing power and memory. WebSphere Virtual Enterprise can also be used during application upg r ades ; upg r ades can occ u r w ithout downtime for the cur rent versions. IBM System Storage* offerings deliver storage in a highavailability, high-performance package ideally suited to support storage-area network and network-attached storage environments. And, most importantly, IBM systems are optimized for virtualization. The IBM mainframe is where virtualization was first created. The tight integration of the z/VM* operating system and System z hardware means they remain the gold standard for virtualizing even the most demanding workloads. The mainframe has been so successful, its virtues (such as scale, workload management, security and more) have been repurposed in other systems, including the Power Systems server line. Mainframes suppor t ext reme virtualization initiatives such as the consolidation of hundreds of Linux servers onto one ultra-reliable, high-performance host bolstered by industr y-leading scalability, advanced security and complete hardware redundancy. IBM Power Systems servers deliver dynamic resource allocation with advanced mobility for AIX, Linux and IBM i; they’re well suited for high-availability scenarios for the most mission-critical applications. IBM also offers a suite of services to help organizations capitalize on the promise of virtualization in the most tailored and effective way within their unique business contexts. In the pursuit of an optimized virtualization strategy, IBM can be the trusted partner organizations require. In every case, creating a dynamic infrastructure will mean striving to achieve a tailored fit, implemented in a way that minimizes business impact and maximizes ROI. Mainframes support extreme virtualization For many organizations, up to 70 percent of overall IT budget is dedicated merely to maintaining the operational status quo, leaving only 30 percent for development. By implementing an IBM cloud-computing solution, organizations can move resources —people and money—to more directly address new opportunities. Using cloud computing in the new opportunity, if appropriate, may also lead to less time spent on the technical details of how those services are created, managed and optimized to drive faster developments. Virtualize With IBM IBM offers the industry’s broadest set of virtualization capabilities, from specific infrastructure and management offerings to complete virtualization solutions for single servers and multisystem environments. IBM can support even the most advanced, next-generation strategies and architectures, such as cloud computing, to deliver on the full promise of virtualization through scalability, flexibility, responsiveness and cost efficiency. Cloud as a Virtual Architecture One deliver y model with growing appeal—due to its extraordinary agility and flexibility—is cloud computing. It empowers organizations to create and deliver services faster, more consistently and more transparently than ever before. Effective cloud-computing deployments leverage advanced virtualization in support of delivering the service. Challenges facing the current datacenter model include growing labor costs, sky-high energy consumption, increasing user demand, siloed data Natalie Boike is the managing editor of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition. h Virtual networks IBM virtual I/O server lets users share physical I/O 16 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Change is a-Comin'
Dashboard: Honoring Blue Gene
Think Smarter: Virtualization is Key to a Dynamic Infrastructure
Data Display: Top Technologies for 2010
Insider: The Business Case for Implementing a Deduplication Solution on System z
Trends: IBM Smart Analytics Cloud Overcomes Key BI Obstacles
Cover Story: The System z Server Continues to Evolve to Meet Emerging IT Needs
Feature: Security Considerations to Protect Your Organization
Technical Corner: IBM has Business-Value-Driven Solutions to Improve Application and Employee Productivity
Solutions: What’s New in the Marketplace
Resources: Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: Scott Hayes' Best DB2 Teaching Tool is Humor
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 4
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Editor's Desk: Change is a-Comin'
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Dashboard: Honoring Blue Gene
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Think Smarter: Virtualization is Key to a Dynamic Infrastructure
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Data Display: Top Technologies for 2010
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Insider: The Business Case for Implementing a Deduplication Solution on System z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Trends: IBM Smart Analytics Cloud Overcomes Key BI Obstacles
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover Story: The System z Server Continues to Evolve to Meet Emerging IT Needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Feature: Security Considerations to Protect Your Organization
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Technical Corner: IBM has Business-Value-Driven Solutions to Improve Application and Employee Productivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Solutions: What’s New in the Marketplace
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Resources: Advertisers' Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Stop Run: Scott Hayes' Best DB2 Teaching Tool is Humor
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2010 - Cover4
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