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HARDWARE:

Two IBM zEnterprise 114s; several IBM Power Systems,
IBM System x servers and an IBM Flex System; two
IBM System Storage DS8800 storage systems, an IBM
Storwize V7000 virtualized storage system and an IBM
TotalStorage 3494 Tape Library

SOFTWARE:

SAP ERP, SAP Human Capital Management, SAP Customer
Relationship Management, SAP Supply Chain Management,
SAP Product Lifecycle Management, SAP Strategic Enterprise
Management, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, SAP
BusinessObjects, SAP NetWeaver Process Integration and
SAP Solution Manager; IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Connections.
IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM DB2 for z/OS, IBM
Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS and OMEGAMON
XE for DB2 Performance Monitor on z/OS

open-systems solution. Although
the upfront costs to such a
deployment might be lower, costs
over the long run can be much
higher, as in the case of licensing
fees. By deploying SAP in a
virtualized environment on the
mainframe, ARBURG could keep
those fees in line.
Not only that, but SAP and
IBM have had a long-standing
relationship. This helped mollify
any concerns about making the
transition. After all, ARBURG was
already on the mainframe and
didn’t see any pressing need to
move off of it. Also, the company
didn’t want to take a big-bang
approach to the transition, which
meant maintaining its existing
systems as it deployed SAP and
using DB2* for z/OS* for both.
ARBURG is currently running
both systems—with user access to
both—but Dümmler predicts that
a wholesale move to a strictly SAP
environment will happen in 2014.
As part of ARBURG’s goal
of making information readily
available, it deployed disks in the
form of the DS8800s. Because
everything’s not going to tape—with

“The idea, in
my opinion,
is to have a
method that
connects
us to the
necessary
information
regardless
of device,
time and
place.”
— Andreas
Dümmler

the lag time involved in accessing
the data stored there—the firm is
offering up yet another way to keep
users up to date, with data available
when and where needed.
As Dümmler puts it, “You can’t
tell your customers, ‘Sorry, we have
to go to tape before we can give you
your information.’ That won’t work
at all. It has to be transactional and
near instantaneous. That’s what
people expect, and that’s what
we’re offering them.”

The Power of
Information
Looking at the entirety of the
ARBURG solution, including the
mainframe and SAP, Dümmler
notes that it’s in keeping with
the company’s faster, smarter,
cheaper and secure philosophy.
But as far as he’s concerned,
it’s about much more than the
software or hardware. To him, it’s
all about the information and the
business intelligence (BI) that can
be gleaned from it.
As he notes, that BI no longer
resides solely on desktop
workstations, but anywhere users
might need it, no matter the device

they’re using. This is where his
thoughts about smarter computing
come into play. It’s not about
data bottled up in a database,
but allowing that data to spread
as efficiently as possible—in a
semi-closed or hybrid cloud in
ARBURG’s case. In other words,
it’s not hocus-pocus.
“To me, the cloud—or cloud
readiness—is a key aspect of
smarter computing,” Dümmler
says. “It’s certainly not all
of it, because it also means
automation, it also means to
scale, to share and to make sure
information is accessible in a
manageable way. The idea, in
my opinion, is to have a method
that connects us to the necessary
information regardless of device,
time and place, to fit the idea of
the power of information. And
ultimately, the management
of information, processes and
knowledge is about people,
partnerships and integration, all
of which support success.”
Jim Utsler is senior writer for IBM
Systems Magazine and has been
covering technology for more than
20 years.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
Techbits: A microscopic short film
Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover1
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Table of Contents
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IBM Perspective: Strengthening the experience
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Techbits: A microscopic short film
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Partner PoV: End-to-end transaction management helps uncover and address CPU challenges
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Case Study: Right Time, Right Place: ARBURG uses mainframe technology and SAP software to create an information-centric environment
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover Story: Introducing zBC12 and IBM zEnterprise Innovations: New platform extends enterprise-class technologies to clients of all sizes, System z GM Pat Toole says
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Feature: Stand Out From the Crowd: Latest zEnterprise extends innovation, performance and security to help businesses differentiate their customer service
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Administrator: SMC-R protocol strengthens data sharing performance while reducing CPU costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Solutions: ZEN TRACE & SOLVE; MegaCryption; Universal SSH Key Manager; TestBase
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Stop Run: DB2 pioneer dances his way across the country
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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