IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012 - (Page 16)

Q&A Direct from the source Mainframe Vs. Distributed Accurate TCO analysis demonstrates the true value of System z By Mike Westholder technology, the allure of cheap commodity servers can seem attractive, but it’s shortsighted to focus on sticker price alone without looking at the total Mainframe evangelist David Rhoderick, shown near his home office on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., helps give customers a better picture of the true cost of System z. W hen organizations consider investing in cost of ownership (TCO). However, even when calculating TCO, many organizations fail to find a true apples-to-apples comparison of distributed servers versus the System z* mainframe. Inaccurate equivalence comparisons, imperfect IT accounting practices, overlooked expenses and other factors can skew the results. To get an accurate accounting, many analysts recommend focusing on the 16 J U LY/AU G U S T 2 0 12 PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACY POWELL

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012

Editor's Desk: The Taste of Success
Dashboard: Pay by Phone - Current Conditions - Work Without Boundaries - Digital Personalities
IBM Perspective: The Performance of Many, the Efficiency of One
Trends: Why zBX Outperforms DIY When Deploying a Hybrid Infrastructure
Q&A: Accurate TCO Analysis Demonstrates the True Value of System z
IT Today: IBM's Integrated Solution for System z Streamlines Software Delivery
Case Study: Taking Shelter From the Storm: Shelter Insurance employs a measured approach in adopting Linux on zEnterprise 114
Cover Story: Internal Transformation: System z is at the center of initiative, which has saved the company $100 million so far
Feature: Large Memory Tames Big Data: The System z stack evolves to deliver business value from more memory
Tech Corner: A More Effective Comparison Starts With Relative Capacity
Administrator: JES2 Helps Expedite the Relocation of Data Volumes
Solutions: Double-Take Share 5.0 - Vanguard Security and Compliance Solutions - MegaCryption DB - ASG-TMON for DB2 - Reflection Suite for X - Orchestrated IT
Advertiser's Index
Stop Run: Wreck Diving Brings IBMer Face to Face With Lost History
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IB Tape Storage

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2012