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necessary pieces of an SAP system,
including the very time-consuming
post-processing procedures. That’s the
major advantage of LVM.”
LVM masks the underlying
infrastructure complexity, enabling
clients to manage virtualized
database and application instances
without performing manual software
customization every time.

BANKING ON THE RIGHT SOLUTION

W

ith 96 of the top 100 banks

practices and takes into account major

worldwide relying on IBM

requirements such as high availability

System z* servers and many financial
institutions choosing SAP applications

and data recovery.
“The IBM Entry Cloud Configuration

to process millions of transactions, the

solution is a powerful tool to enable

solutions must work without failure or

more flexible and faster deployment of

error. To that end, IBM and SAP design

IBM DB2* databases on z/OS* for SAP

integrated solutions that offer scalable,

applications,” says Holger Scheller of

highly available, reliable and easily

the IBM development team for DB2

on System z. “Using this solution
managed IT infrastructures specifically
IBM and SAP
internally for more than eight years, we
for running SAP.
The integrated IBM Entry Cloud
To provide a reliable implementation have processed approximately 30,000
Configuration for SAP Solutions on
automated requests, created several
blueprint, IBM and SAP developed
zEnterprise brings together the best
thousands of IBM DB2 installations and
a reference architecture for SAP for
of IBM and SAP. SAP knows best
executed more than 2,000 database
Banking solutions on IBM zEnterprise*.
how to manage its components and
cloning tasks successfully.”
This reference architecture is built on
applications, so it has optimized SAP
—T.D.
customer experience, implements best
NetWeaver LVM solutions to handle
complex SAP-specific workflows. IBM,
on the other hand, knows best how
to manage the infrastructure of IBM
servers, storage, OSs and virtualization
technology. DPS, the DB2 Cloning
Tool and other IBM technologies
are optimized to support the specific
requirements of the SAP environment.
“SAP and IBM—that’s partnership
clients’ requirements and expectations better than a brand-new,
at its best,” Kohler says. “We are working together on a variety
never-used, from-scratch developed tool would.”
of different areas and levels sitting together at the same desks,
working in the same type of process. There’s virtually no
A Shift in Approach
difference. Since SAP and IBM are complementary in what they
The System z platform has done virtualization for decades. New
offer to clients, it’s a perfect partnership.”
with the Entry Cloud Configuration is the tight integration of
existing virtualization technologies and the standardization and
automation of specific procedures to provide more efficiency for
Proven Stability
the entire process. It also comes with a shift in approach.
The components of the new offering aren’t really new. Rather,
“These time-consuming and tedious processes have
they’re derived from internal development of proven technology.
consumed many resources that have largely been driven by
Combining them to benefit clients just made sense.
the IT department and administrators themselves,” Scheller
“This offering delivers high-quality and stable technology
says. “The new offering approaches the challenges from a
proven by internal use over many years,” Scheller states.
different perspective—the perspective of the line of business.
“Because of that, we are confident the new capabilities meet our

VIDEO EXTRA
See Bernd Kohler, Holger Scheller and other IBM and SAP colleagues
explain how the IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions on
zEnterprise makes operations easier, less expensive and more flexible.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Virtual Argument Over Cloud
IBM Perspective: The Perfect IT Combination
Data Display: IBM Mainframe: A Leader in Energy Efficiency
Trends: Batch Modernization Redefines Application Development
IT Today: Running Highly Stacked Workloads on System z Can Greatly Reduce Cost Per Unit of Work
Cover Story: Breaking Through Complexity: IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions bring simplicity and efficiency
Feature: Reach Cloud's Potential: Build your IT environment with IBM zEnterprise and SmartCloud
Tech Corner: System z Virtualization Environment Provides Far Lower TCA Than Its Intel Alternative
Solutions: CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS, and CA Mainframe Chorus; Attachmate Reflection 2011 R3; PerfTechPro for z/OS; Compuware APM for Mainframe
Advertisers Index
Stop Run
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Special Report: Mobile Mainframe
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Editor's Desk: Virtual Argument Over Cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - IBM Perspective: The Perfect IT Combination
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Data Display: IBM Mainframe: A Leader in Energy Efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Trends: Batch Modernization Redefines Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - IT Today: Running Highly Stacked Workloads on System z Can Greatly Reduce Cost Per Unit of Work
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover Story: Breaking Through Complexity: IBM Entry Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions bring simplicity and efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Feature: Reach Cloud's Potential: Build your IT environment with IBM zEnterprise and SmartCloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - BB1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - BB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Tech Corner: System z Virtualization Environment Provides Far Lower TCA Than Its Intel Alternative
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Solutions: CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS, and CA Mainframe Chorus; Attachmate Reflection 2011 R3; PerfTechPro for z/OS; Compuware APM for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Advertisers Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Stop Run
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - Special Report: Mobile Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - MS8
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - BG2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - BG3
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