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At its inception, DataPower used native compilation technologies to optimize processing of XML data into HTML, wireless markup language (WML) and other markup languages. The offering was a hardware-based appliance optimized for handling XML processing, schema processing and transformation. IBM paired it with WebSphere Application Server to essentially provide a security gateway, offload XML processing and have a highly configurable, higher-performance enterprise service bus (ESB). Singh says these capabilities are still in high demand. “Customers obviously want to do more with less. The architecture and feature needs are still there and the fact that we do it in the client’s form factor gives us manageability, performance and consolidation.”

task. DataPower enables customers to process those requirements quickly and easily. A typical proof of concept can be completed in two to five days and implementations are very quick. He adds, “From a management perspective, the new DataPower XI50z is a selfcontained box that can be managed like a network device.” This secure, scalable, easy-todeploy ESB allows customers to:

hÁGrow infrastructure without increasing complexity hÁProtect applications and data structures hÁSecurely and quickly Web-enable a System z environment hÁUtilize previously unconnected applications, information and people hÁManage policies for missioncritical applications
Businesses can use DataPower to engage in emerging spaces like social networking, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) to reach new markets and expand reuse of legacy resources and data.

Implementing DataPower At the highest level, the greatest business benefit of the DataPower Integration Appliance is the time to market and time to value, Singh explains. For example, a bank may have customer data stored on System z* servers that should be exposed to the Web services for online banking, or to distributed systems for internal applications such as customer relationship management (CRM). Singh says numerous project requirements are necessary to accomplish either

The Significance of System z For many customers, the System z server is the system of record for data and systems because of the built-in features like performance, scalability, security and more, Singh says. With the introduction of the multiplatform

zEnterprise System, many other needs and different types of applications in the distributed world can also benefit from integrating with the System z serverhoused information and applications. “The zEnterprise System takes it to the next generation,” he says. “DataPower already adds great value by integrating logically with software running on System z. The zEnteprise System enables the integration of special-purpose optimizers. Now I’m able to manage my DataPower and other appliances just like they’re part of System z and get all of the great benefits of being able to connect that to the distributed world.” The DataPower XI50z is designed to meet SOA security and integration needs; it’s about having an ESB that’s secure and provides integration, with a low total cost of ownership and high performance and throughput. “What this offering really allows you to do is truly expand capabilities of System z solutions out into the distributed world. It enables you to do more with less—fewer physical resources and with less management—and do so more quickly.”

Natalie Boike is managing
editor for IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition.

is one of several high-performance specialty processors for specific workloads available for the zEnterprise System. For additional information, visit www.ibm.com/systems/z/hardware/zenterprise/index.html.

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Predicting a Good Read
Dashboard: Charging Ahead
Data Display: Smarter Cities Large and Small
Think Smarter: Capture Insight From Real-Time Operational Data With Smart Analytics Systems
Insider: Agnostic Development Tools Support Mainframe-Centric Businesses
Trends: DataPower Support for zEnterprise Extends its Multiplatform Capabilities
Case Study: Citigroup tames its backup environment with dedicated mainframes.
Driving Outcomes: Successful companies fuel business with predictive analytics.
Hurdling Barriers to Success: IBM demonstrates Cognos BI on Systems z is less expensive than x86 deployments.
Tips and Techniques: Overcome Eight Key Service-Delivery Challenges and Reduce Costs
Solutions
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
Reference Point
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Editor's Desk: Predicting a Good Read
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Dashboard: Charging Ahead
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Data Display: Smarter Cities Large and Small
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Think Smarter: Capture Insight From Real-Time Operational Data With Smart Analytics Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Insider: Agnostic Development Tools Support Mainframe-Centric Businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Trends: DataPower Support for zEnterprise Extends its Multiplatform Capabilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Case Study: Citigroup tames its backup environment with dedicated mainframes.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Driving Outcomes: Successful companies fuel business with predictive analytics.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Hurdling Barriers to Success: IBM demonstrates Cognos BI on Systems z is less expensive than x86 deployments.
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Tips and Techniques: Overcome Eight Key Service-Delivery Challenges and Reduce Costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Advertisers’ Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Stop Run: Bijan Davari Changed the Computer Chip®
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2011 - Reference Point
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