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MAINFRAME BENEFITS
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He goes on to note that smaller companies, not typically associated with mainframe adoption, are also hopping on the bandwagon. This is in large part because they can run hundreds of workloads on a single system and have fewer resources to manage than in x86/VMware-based environments. This shouldn’t be a surprise, given the complexities involved in managing multiserver environments, as well as the skyrocketing costs (e.g., personnel and energy) associated with supporting them. “We’ve done studies where users can consolidate the equivalent of 300 x86 boxes on a single z114—and that’s not even the highend system,” Barel notes. “This is helping reduce your data-center space, your energy consumption and many of the issues surrounding systems management. “Compare that to having to roll out hundreds of x86 servers onto the floor. Forget about maintaining them. You have to worry about keeping them up to date, about data downtime and all of the other challenges that come with those servers. That can create a drag on how well personnel can perform their duties and detract IT from giving the business an edge in today’s competitive marketplace.”

the mainframe, JPN estimates employee productivity has increased by 50 percent. “Compared to the previous infrastructure, since July 2010, response times have improved

facing similar challenges that larger banks have, such as compliance issues,” Barel says. “At the same time, they’re trying to compete with both like-sized and

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Improved Productivity One organization that has learned that lesson is the National Registration Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Malaysia, or JPN), which is responsible for registering births, adoptions, deaths, marriages and divorces in Malaysia. Since moving much of its formerly distributed Linux workload and homegrown application, SAL, to

dramatically—both for our existing mainframe systems and for the new workload on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server,” says Naziha Hifziani Binti Sapari, IT officer with JPN. Moving from one-off servers to a single-server model has additional advantages, including allowing IT personnel to push new products out in a more timely manner. Given today’s economic state, this isn’t a trivial issue. Companies must innovate to survive. Smaller organizations face higher hurdles to do so, however, than their larger brethren. They don’t necessarily have the war chests and personnel on hand to help them deliver new products in a timely manner, especially if they’re focused too much on server maintenance. By consolidating to a single, hybridized server with centralized management tools running multiple operating systems, they can concentrate their efforts on making sure they’re offering the same or similar solutions others are. “We’re seeing smaller customers, like regional banks,

larger institutions. This is happening everywhere.” He adds that mainframe adoption is increasing in every market, including North and South America, Europe and Asia. Take Turkey’s Garanti Bank, for example. Compared to many multinational banks, it’s relatively small. Although it’s seen dramatic growth in recent years, it’s facing increased pressure from competitors to attract and retain customers. To that end, it has to meet the demands of a sophisticated customer base that expects Web- and mobile-based banking. Garanti Bank’s service provider, Garanti Technology, has embraced that challenge. “For Internet banking, you need to offer great service if you want to keep your customers, because competitors are just a click away,” says Tufan Alatan, executive vice president, Garanti Technology. “We are always looking to improve customer loyalty through continuous improvements in service. The performance, availability and scalability of the mainframe enable us to do that.”

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011
Contents
On the Web
Editor’s Desk: Cool Again
Insider: With the Right Strategy and Tools, Businesses Can Capitalize on Big Data
IT Today: New IMS 12 Offers Flexibility and Support for Business Growth
Focus on Storage: IBM Health Checker Adds Features to Maintain Best Practices
Trends: Emerging Enterprises Know System z Can Help Them Compete Globally
Cover Story:The Mainframe is Entering New Markets and Encouraging New Uses
Feature: System z Delivers a Solid Platform for Mission-Critical Business Applications
Feature: Speed and Scalability Give the z196 the Extra Kick to Excel at Any Workload
Developer: While Critical to Success, Project Scoping Is Often Overlooked
Tech Corner: Systems Director SDK Leverages Language-Independent REST
Solutions
Resources: Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Miguel Gallego’s Love of Building Things Led Him to a Career as an IMS Enterprise Architect
Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - On the Web
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Editor’s Desk: Cool Again
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Insider: With the Right Strategy and Tools, Businesses Can Capitalize on Big Data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - IT Today: New IMS 12 Offers Flexibility and Support for Business Growth
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Focus on Storage: IBM Health Checker Adds Features to Maintain Best Practices
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Trends: Emerging Enterprises Know System z Can Help Them Compete Globally
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Cover Story:The Mainframe is Entering New Markets and Encouraging New Uses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Feature: System z Delivers a Solid Platform for Mission-Critical Business Applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Feature: Speed and Scalability Give the z196 the Extra Kick to Excel at Any Workload
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Developer: While Critical to Success, Project Scoping Is Often Overlooked
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Tech Corner: Systems Director SDK Leverages Language-Independent REST
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Resources: Advertisers’ Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Stop Run: Miguel Gallego’s Love of Building Things Led Him to a Career as an IMS Enterprise Architect
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - Reference Point
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - BG1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2011 - BG2
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