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By Jose Castano and Jeff Frey

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e live in a digital world, one that generates 15 petabytes (PB) of data every day, growing at a compound growth rate of 50 percent a year. Today’s social-media culture demands access to applications anytime, from everywhere.
disregard for longer-term cost-ofownership implications. Needed is a platform that provides the efficiency, responsiveness and resiliency the business requires. System z* provides a solid foundation by supporting the mission-critical data that drives revenue and hosting business applications that consume that data.

More than 30 billion radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags were used in 2010. Utilities plan 300 million smart meters by 2015. Internet-connected devices are increasing 35 percent every year, and uncounted digital cameras collect data to be stored and processed. This data explosion presents both opportunity and challenge. Enterprises mine data to gain competitive advantage and insights into markets and customer behaviors, but positioning to exploit these opportunities requires an adaptive and agile infrastructure to process this mountain of data. In the face of this growth, IT budgets remain flat while other trends apply more pressures. Government and industry regulations now drive rigorous privacy and auditing requirements. Natural disasters and terrorist activity drove more data protection and recovery regulation, yet economic trends continue to tighten budgetary reins. These combined pressures force CIOs to think about IT strategies and organizational transformation needed to be responsive to ever-changing business requirements. This can result in maniacal a focus on total costs of acquisition with some

Extended Possibilities The latest System z server, zEnterprise* System, extends its industry-leading data-serving capabilities by improving performance, security, availability, business continuity and virtualization. The four cornerstones of System z strategy start with data serving that ensures service-level objectives (SLOs) continue to be met and surpassed. This premier data-serving platform is not only about performance and

capacity, but also about data protection, security and auditability. These form fundamental parts of the System z architecture and design. Second is a focus on analytics, ensuring the operational data is available for real-time analyses. IT trends blur the distinctions among operational data stores, traditional data warehouses and data marts. More business transactions mix online transaction processing (OLTP) with analytics to protect against fraud and provide additional customer insight and business opportunities. Applications consuming data hosted on System z form the third segment. Here, the zEnterprise System provides choice, comprising a system of systems that provides heterogeneous system architectures to support business application components where most appropriate, with awareness of workload context and business priorities. Applications can each be hosted on the most suitable architecture within the hybrid. The fourth area of focus is virtualization and manageability of workloads that span zEnterprise architectures. Virtualization has been

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EDITOR’S NOTE: IBM and IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition are working together to produce a series of articles by IBM Fellows and Distinguished Engineers covering the latest System z mainframe developments and trends. We kick off with this article about overall strategy. On page 38, an article by Gary King explores one of the areas in more detail. In later issues, look for additional detailed articles that drill down into different areas.

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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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