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by 80 percent, CPU cores by 62 percent, storage by 30 percent and overall computing costs by as much as $8 million (U.S.) over the next five years. Based on these projections, coupled with the added flexibility and benefits of the technologies being recommended, MCB Bank chose IBM Power* 780 servers, IBM BladeCenter* system with HS22 blades and IBM XIV* storage as the infrastructure building blocks for its IT optimization. Throughout the assessment, the IBM Optimization Consulting team acted as a trusted advisor to Zaki and MCB’s executive board, helping identify and quantify significant cost savings.

and manual provisioning. Far from flexible and responsive, this type of infrastructure can be difficult, costly and timeconsuming to operate—while often limiting innovation and market responsiveness. The IT challenges are clear—simplify and optimize the infrastructure so you can efficiently respond in a costeffective way. IBM Systems Lab Services and Training brings the technology, business and industry knowledge and Systems Agenda expertise to simplify the IT environment and map a long-term strategy for real business value. IBM systems, in conjunction with an extensive portfolio of services, provide a foundation that helps you get the most from IT. Through IBM’s IT optimization services you can leverage complementary approaches for: tÁ*NQSPWJOHÁ*5ÁBTTFUÁVUJMJ[BUJPO

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Because complex infrastructures can be rigid, it can take longer to respond to business needs. Addressing layers of complexity can make you more responsive. But where do you start? Simplifying the physical infrastructure is the first step. You can employ fewer, more capable IBM systems to run applications and store data, leading to more cost-effective operations and infrastructure management. In a smarter computing world, a rigid infrastructure hinders companies on the road to obtaining a true dynamic infrastructure. The next step beyond physical server consolidation is logical consolidation, which makes it fast and easy to allocate or add resources to meet dynamic business requirements. Once a virtualization foundation has been set, where do you go from there? Our consulting practice can show you the technical and financial benefits of performing system consolidation and considering virtualization, cloud and infrastructure technologies in fully supported business cases. You may reap these potential benefits: tÁ.BYJNJ[FEÁVUJMJ[BUJPO tÁ*ODSFBTFEÁQSPEVDUJWJUZ tÁ*NQSPWFEÁ30* tÁ-PXFSÁPQFSBUJOHÁDPTUT tÁ*ODSFBTFEÁHSPXUIÁPQQPSUVOJUZ tÁ*NQSPWFEÁTFSWJDFÁMFWFMT

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MCB Bank Optimizes for ROI
MCB Bank is a great example of how clients can leverage IBM Systems Lab Services and Training to achieve ROI. In the spring of 2010, MCB Bank’s Senior Vice President of IT Enterprise Services Adnan Zaki approached the IBM Systems Lab Services and Training IT Optimization Consulting practice (Scorpion team) to help his company with its existing UNIX* and x86 server and storage infrastructures. Zaki’s team was supporting 200 distributed servers and 35 TB of storage within two major data centers in Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan. After a thorough review of the current environment, the IBM team worked with MCB to develop a set of optimized consolidation solutions based on IBM server and storage technologies. The resulting recommendations were projected to reduce the number of required physical servers

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Before Smartphone Applications
Data Display: Who Are You?
Insider: Minimize the Impact of Failures With Restartable Batch Applications
Focus on Storage: ProtecTIER Deduplication Saves More Data on Less Disk
Case Study: P&V Assurances Reduces Technology Costs Via VPN-Free Access
Build a Solid Foundation: The zEnterprise Delivers Value as the Cornerstone for Business Applications
Leveling the Playing Field: IBM Rational Software Advances Mainframe Development
Developer: EGL is the Ultimate for Multiplatform Programming
Solutions
Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Meet the 2010 Mainframe Contest Winners
Reference Point
Special Supplement: Innovate 2011
Special Supplement: Services Blueprint: IBM Systems Lab Services and Training
Special Supplement: Mainframe Special Report
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - CA1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - CA2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Editor's Desk: Before Smartphone Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Data Display: Who Are You?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Insider: Minimize the Impact of Failures With Restartable Batch Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Focus on Storage: ProtecTIER Deduplication Saves More Data on Less Disk
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Case Study: P&V Assurances Reduces Technology Costs Via VPN-Free Access
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Build a Solid Foundation: The zEnterprise Delivers Value as the Cornerstone for Business Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Leveling the Playing Field: IBM Rational Software Advances Mainframe Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Developer: EGL is the Ultimate for Multiplatform Programming
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Advertisers’ Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Stop Run: Meet the 2010 Mainframe Contest Winners
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Innovate 2011
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - I8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Services Blueprint: IBM Systems Lab Services and Training
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SB16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - SBCover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - Special Supplement: Mainframe Special Report
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2011 - MFSR8
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