IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010 - (Page 22)

Trends Industry signals to keep you in the know Imitation is Flattery Other systems claim mainframe-like qualities BY CHRIS CRONE AND TERRIE JACOPI System z* solutions still lead the way with new capabilities to handle rapidly changing, diverse and unpredictable workloads while maximizing resource utilization and investment. Businesses of all sizes continue to put their trust in DB2 and System z solutions, seeing daily proof of the unique efficiency and flexibility for supporting self-adapting solutions. Best of all, DB2 on Systems z maintains the true continuous availability, security and scalability that business-critical applications demand. calling it a solution. For mission-critical applications, a system is only as strong as the weakest component. One of the unique characteristics of DB2 for z/OS and System z solutions is each system component is architected and designed together with continuous availability as a key driving factor. This is how customers achieve systemwide continuous availability. It starts with the base hardware level. System z servers are designed with availability in mind. Built-in redundancy, hot swappable parts and Capacity on Demand all are features that I t seems everywhere you turn someone has a marketing bundle that’s “just like the mainframe.” While these solutions have some basic capabilities, DB2* for z/OS* and Systemwide Continuous Availability Building a system that suppor ts continuous availability takes more than stacking different pieces together and 22 J U LY/ AU G U S T 2 010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: A Storied History, a Bright Future
Dashboard: Serious Gaming
Data Display: The World is Poised for a Mobile Explosion
Insider: Tips to Overcome 4 Key Performance-Management Challenges
Trends: Other Systems Claim Mainframe-Like Qualities
Case Study: Pension-Management Organization Deutsche Rentenversicherung Migrates to Linux on System z
Educated for Success: Marist College Students Benefit from School's Partnership with IBM
Marist and the Mainframe: As Technology Evolves, So Does The Partnership Between IBM and Marist College
Speeding Ahead: IBM Approach Ensures New Mainframe Staffers Excel
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Administrator: Deployment Options and Best Practices for Cognos 8 BI for Linux on System z
Resources: Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: Travel Photography Gives Robert LaBayne a New Way to Tell Stories
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - July/August 2010