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Editor’s Desk Inside this month’s issue CONTRIBUTORS Karen J. Bannan Exercise buff Karen J. Bannan, author of this issue’s cover story on page 28, is a veteran business writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Forbes, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. A self-described exercise buff, she previously taught yoga and recently completed her first 10K race. How Do You Sleep at Night? rom an organization’s security administrator to its CEO, everyone wants to rest assured their corporate data and systems are safe from external and internal threats. And with daily reports of new regulations and successful hackers, guarding against data breaches are front of mind across industries. Allaying security fears for decades, the IBM mainframe is second-to-none in protecting organizations’ most valuable data resources. From the hardware to the software stack, IBM System z* technology has unparalleled security features that keep mainframe shops resting easy. The latest addition, the zEnterprise* EC12 (zEC12), builds on that foundation and extends it in new ways to meet 21st century IT security needs. This issue explores some of its new features— including those enabling cloud and analytics implementations—in our cover story on page 28. Likewise, we explore how the latest System z software takes advantage of recent technology to provide a secure data analytics hub (page 34). Cloud and analytics are covered further in this issue’s IT Today on page 13 and Tech Corner on page 40, respectively. In his article, Kershaw Mehta explores virtualization’s roots and how they relate to modern hybrid cloud deployments on zEnterprise. Delving into analytics, Carl Parris explains how the zEC12 design focuses on computePHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON F Howard Korn Happy camper Baltimore-based photographer Howard Korn, who took the case study photos on page 22, travels the world capturing images for a wide range of commercial clients. He also pursues work in fine art and has numerous pieces placed in private and permanent collections, including The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. When not on assignment, he can be found camping with his wife, two young daughters and his dog in the American West. intensive performance that facilitates integration of analytics. Speaking of zEnterprise technology, this issue’s case study examines how Marriott International improved efficiency and customer service by moving applications, such as its room-reservation application, onto z196 platforms (page 22). In doing so, the organization dramatically reduced data center floor space and energy costs. Misha Kravchenko, vice president of information resources, has found that one of Marriott’s z196s consumes about as much electricity as four large bagel toasters. And who doesn’t like a bagel for breakfast—particularly after a restful night? So take another look at zEnterprise security. For security-conscious IT professionals, it may be more effective than counting sheep. Mike Westholder, Managing Editor Contact Mike at 6 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2 013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: How Do You Sleep at Night?
IBM Perspective: The Foundation of the Modern Data Center
Insider: Look Beyond Cumbersome Processes to Move Technology Forward
IT Today: Where Do System z and a Legendary Rock Band Intersect?
Focus on Storage: Easy Tier and DS8000 Are Two of Many Storage Innovations Driven by IBM's Vincent Hsu
Case Study: Rooms and a View: Marriott stays ahead of the competition by maintaining an agile IT environment
Cover Story: More Than Secure: The zEnterprise EC12 raises enterprise security while boosting analytics and cloud performance
Feature: Safe and Sound Insights: The System z ecosystem protects vital enterprise information assets
Tech Corner: Enabling the Predictive Business With Analytics on System z
Solutions: Legacy Mobile; zLinux-in-a-Box; Zen Application Gateway; MQSonar; Serena IT Dashboard; TinyTERM ITX 3270; Storage Director 4.0
Advertisers Index
Stop Run: In Woodworking-- and Mainframe Security-- Spera Focuses on the Possibilities and the Details
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2013