IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012 - (Page 8)

Focus on Storage Benefits of System Storage technology Redefining Storage Smarter solutions are designed to meet increasing demands for information By Caroline Vitse rganizations require constant access to information, which leads to accelerating storage complexity and cost. Increasingly, storage budgets are exceeding server budgets, a trend that puts storage in the spotlight. To meet the rising demand for information, IBM introduced Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing in June. The amount of information that must be stored—and the rate at which it is growing—is greater than ever. Companies are harnessing more information and revamping business models to embrace trends like social media, analytics and cloud computing to serve customers and gain a competitive edge. involving big data—data too huge and complex to be easily managed with traditional storage options—are expected to accelerate information growth, doubling or tripling the amount of information stored. Storage infrastructures are struggling to keep up with this increasing volume. IT staffs are stressed to the limit because of inflexible architectures and increasing complexity. Outdated processes and technologies are difficult or impossible to adapt. Islands of information are formed as new applications are quickly deployed. Users O By the Numbers An estimated 2.7 zettabytes of digital information will exist in 2012, up 48 percent from 2011, according to the 2011 Web conference “IDC Predictions 2012, Competing for 2020.” Projects 8 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Keep Your Eye on the Ball
IBM Perspective: Transforming Data Into Value
Focus on Storage: Smarter Solutions are Designed to Meet Increasing Demands for Information
Case Study: Bringing Order to Disorder: Commerce Bank employs an enterprisewide solution to track application changes
Cover Story: The Next Evolution in Hybrid Computing: IBM launches the second generation of zEnterprise-zEC12
Feature: Conquering Chaos: System z technology helps manage data mart complexities for business analytics
Feature: Split-Second Decisions: SPSS Modeler 15 offers real-time scoring for faster, more effective insights
Tech Corner: The What and Why of zEnterprise Millicode
Administrator: New DFSMS Features Increase the Availability of Data on System z
Solutions: CICS JS/Server V1.1 - DR/VFI- JCL-QA
Advertiser's Index
Stop Run: A 1440 Data Processing System Finds New Life After 50 Years
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Women in Technology
Services Blueprint: A New Category of Computing - IBM PureSystems family
NEW 2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2012