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Trends With the Smart Analytics Cloud, IBM is providing a fundamental shift to a smarter information agenda for the large enterprise customer. the need and capability to deliver enterprise-quality workloads. On Nov. 16, IBM announced the Blue Insight project: the world’s largest BI and analytics private cloud, supporting IBM’s 200,000 global knowledge workers at a cost 75 percent less than earlier solutions. Blue Insight served as the template for the Smart Analytics Cloud solution offering, which features: s )"- SERVICES ENABLE THE CLIENT TO transform the corporate BI strategy and achieve rapid ROI with planning and strategy sessions, installation and implementation of the Smart Analytic Cloud solution, as well as optimization of the cloud for the enterprise. s )"- #OG NOS  ") PROV IDES ") capability for the cloud, offering a broad range of BI services including repor ts, analysis, and dashboards and scorecards to monitor business per for mance, analyze trends and measure results. s )"- 3YSTEM Z SERVERS DELIVER THE FOUNDATION FOR THE CLOUD WITH Z6- industry-leading virtualization running ,INUX ON HIGHLY EFFICIENT SPECIALTY engines known as IFLs for massive scale with resilient, secure, multi-tenant operations. The IBM Smart Analytics Cloud helps to overcome the common problems most large enter pr ises face for BI deployments. Some key features of the solution that overcome issues are centralization, a self-service approach, security and efficiency. Cent ralizat ion promotes reuse, standardization and simpler policy enforcement. As pointed out earlier, de-centralized BI can feed a wide assortment of problems. Centralization on System z solutions enables the massive virtualization capability of z/VM to house Linux guests that supports thousands of users in a single virtualized instance. With a centralized BI deployment, you avoid the clustering of BI to data sources and instead encourage a single version of the truth across a broad array of data stores. Standardizing and enforcing standards and regulations is a much simpler process, because there is a single, centralized deployment. The use of skills is also much more efficient because highly skilled BI teams can now support a single BI deployment. A self-service approach to BI invites easy access to the growing array of knowledge workers in the enterprise. Using self-service portals allows BI users from across the enterprise to request access to the services they require. Those BI services can be provisioned and made available in minutes to users who are authenticated, and in a day to those who aren’t authenticated. The process of authentication takes a little longer because not all data sources are available to all employees of the enterprise. Security is a critical component of a self-service approach. Security is also Andrea Greggo, is the mainframe cloud initiative leader. the main driver that makes the Smart Analytics Cloud a private-cloud offering, rather than a public-cloud offering. Many large enterprises don’t trust the public-cloud venue as a place for their corporate data. Efficiency is an underpinning for the Smart Analytics Cloud. In this case, resource-savings efficiency is a broad lens that takes into account many traditional factors such as energy and costs (acquisition and operating expenses), but also extends to include productivity gains and from providing self-service enablement. Optimize Your BI Large enterpr ises are increasingly dependant upon BI and analytics to maintain a competitive advantage. IBM’s Blue Insight enabled the creation of t he Smar t A naly t ics Cloud — a solution offering targeted to large enterprises for optimized delivery of BI services focusing on lowering costs while increasing the reach of BI into the enterprise. To learn more about the Smart Analytics Cloud, contact your local IBM sales representative, your IBM business partner or send an e-mail to zcongnos@us.ibm.com. To learn about other IBM cloud offerings read “Lifting the Burden” (www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/enewsletterexclusive/30889p1.aspx). 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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