IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 6

EDITOR’S DESK
zBC12 Doesn’t Skip a Beat
ou’re starting to sound like a broken record.” I recently
had to explain that colloquialism to my 7-year-old who
responded to it with a puzzled look. I might as well
have told him to “get on the trolley.”

Y

Of course, a “broken
record” refers to outdated
music-playing technology
that would skip if the vinyl
record were scratched—often repeating the same few notes or
words. Since the early 1980s, the record has been replaced by
the cassette tape, followed by CDs and, currently, the iPod and
similar devices.
Whether it’s music or mainframes, in terms of technology,
standing still is not an option.
But unlike the vinyl record, IBM System z* technology
continues to advance and innovate, as evidenced by the
zEnterprise* BC12 (zBC12) announcement in July. Not only
did IBM expand the capabilities of the zEnterprise EC12
to a broader audience, but it also unveiled several new
enhancements and features, the latest versions of the z/OS*
and z/VM* operating systems, and industry-specific solutions.
This issue explores several of these advances, starting with
an interview featuring Pat Toole, the new System z GM, who
discusses the business impact of the zBC12 on page 28. The
feature on page 34 examines the announcement further,
while Tech Corner (page 40) and Administrator (page 43)
offer deeper dives into the data compression acceleration
capabilities of zEDC and the high-speed communications
fabric of SMC-R, respectively.

Ultimately, Toole notes, it’s about enabling IBM clients
to enhance their customers’ experiences. One company
experiencing that firsthand is ARBURG, a German
manufacturer of injection-molding machines and robotic
systems. Its IT solution, outlined in our case study on page 24,
is built on zEnterprise and SAP technologies.
With this issue of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe
edition, we’re debuting the magazine’s iPad app. It
complements the magazine with additional, interactive
content for mobile readers. You can download this and future
issues at the iTunes Store.
IBM business partners have always been important to
clients. That’s why you’ll find the 2014 Mainframe Solutions
edition accompanying this issue as well.
After all this discussion of IBM innovations and mainframe’s
tradition of advancing technology, I’m the one sounding like a
broken record.

Mike Westholder // Managing Editor
mwestholder@msptechmedia.com

University of
Notre Dame

CONTRIBUTORS

R Gary Parker

R Pat Toole

Photographic legacy
With 25 years of award-winning experience
in advertising, corporate and journalistic
photography, Gary Parker photographed
IBM DB2* innovator Don Haderle for the
Q&A on page 16. Parker does pro bono work for the
Little People of America and is the creator of the largest
library of Dwarfism images in the world.

Lessons in service
IBM System z* General Manager Pat Toole, featured in
this issue’s cover story on page 28, serves on advisory
panels for three educational institutions: the University of
Notre Dame graduate studies and research advisory council; the St. Joseph
High School advisory board; and the board of directors of the Caroline
House, a not-for-profit education center that teaches English-language and
life skills to economically disadvantaged women and their children.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013

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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Cover2
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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 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Editor's Desk: zBC12 doesn't skip a beat
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 7
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 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Q&A: 'Father of DB2' Don Haderle looks back-- and to the future
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - IT Today: Linux support for applications offers a compelling advantage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 21
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 23
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 27
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 35
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - Tech Corner: New zEDC Express adapter compresses data faster while using less CPU
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 41
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
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe edition - September/October 2013 - 47
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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