IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - March/April 2013 - 6

Inside this
month’s issue

Virtual
Argument
Over Cloud

CONTRIBUTORS

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Gary Puchkoff
The plane facts
In his spare time, Gary
Puchkoff, co-author of this
issue’s Trends article on page
12, likes to fly planes of various
sizes. He earned his pilot’s
license at age 17, and although
he hasn’t flown in recent years,
he plans to resume soon.
On a much smaller scale, his
hobbies include building and
piloting remote-controlled
aircraft and boats.

Mike Baskey
A tutor with his own horn
Mike Baskey, author of the
feature on page 26, spends
much of his free time tutoring
students in grades six to 12.
For nearly a decade, he’s
helped students with math as
a volunteer in the Wappingers
Central School District in New
York. He’s also an
avid cyclist and
plays volleyball,
basketball and
the trumpet.
Two years
ago, he took up

he cloud is ubiquitous these days.
It’s grown beyond an IT trend
du jour into a household term. I
even found myself in a cloud computing
showdown with a stranger at a class
reunion last summer.
My new acquaintance, who
works in software marketing, quickly
shifted the discussion to the merits
of certain virtualization software
options. As someone who focuses
largely on hardware, I explained that
software is undoubtedly important
but virtualization starts with the
platform. And, ultimately, it started
with the mainframe—the godfather of
virtualization decades ago. Unaware of
IBM’s history and continued leadership
in this area, she wasn’t convinced.
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed.
Still, the chance to debate the merits of
mainframe was a highlight of my evening.
Not surprising, cloud and virtualization are highlights in this issue of IBM
Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition. We
examine some of IBM’s software/hardware innovations to enable cloud solutions
on the zEnterprise* System.
Our cover story on page 20 examines
the recent introduction of the IBM Entry
Cloud Configuration for SAP Solutions
on zEnterprise. This offering combines
technology and services to automate,
standardize and speed day-to-day SAP
operations for greater efficiency and

PHOTOGRAPH BY TRAVIS ANDERSON

Editor’s
Desk

reduced complexity. Building upon
that theme, “Reach Cloud’s Potential”
on page 26 explores the capability
of IBM SmartCloud* Foundation to
exploit the zEnterprise platform and
deliver efficient and cost-effective cloud
implementations.
Delving deeper, Tech Corner on
page 32 examines workload management
within a System z* virtualization
environment. IBM research outlined in
the article found the mainframe’s total
cost of acquisition (TCA) was much lower
than a competitor’s for handling various
high-priority workloads. In one scenario,
the System z virtualization platform’s
three-year TCA was less than half.
Those are compelling numbers—
the kind you might want to keep
handy if you ever find yourself arguing
virtualization at a class reunion.

Mike Westholder,
Managing Editor

kayaking.
Contact Mike at mwestholder@msptechmedia.com
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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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