IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2014 - (Page 27)

By scaling up on the mainframe instead of out on another platform, SinfoniaRx CIO Kevin Barber says the company is now well-positioned to meet increasing demand. ood G MEDICINE SinfoniaRx improves patient services by moving to a zEnterprise 114 Enterprise Linux Server By Jim Utsler k Photography by Chris Hinkle o IT managers, company growth also means scaling. The question is whether to scale out (horizontally) or scale up (vertically). Each has its merits depending on the existing system architecture, but it appears that recently, scaling up has become more popular. T This is in large part due to virtualization technology, which allows organizations to put more into less. This may sound contrary to common sense, but applying more resources to a single node or box can produce enormous benefits. For example, licensing fees, which are often priced on a per-core basis, can be greatly lessened if virtualized instances of databases can be virtualized to a single core. Similarly, running one machine to host many virtualized applications and operating systems results in decreased energy consumption. When scaling out, adding more MAY/JUNE 2014 // 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2014

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Looking to the cloud for support
Techbits: Calling Ugandan Government
Partner PoV: With the right approach mainframers can improve the application environment to better position themselves for the future
Trends: Partnerships with MSPs allows more companies to be on the platform than ever before
Currents: Figuring out the questions to be answered simplified the search for information within unstructured data
R&D: Science and serendipity meet at the IBM Accelerated Discovery Lab
Case Study: Good Medicine: SinfoniaRx improves patient services by moving to a zEnterprise 114 Enterprise Linux Server
Cover Story: A Cloud In A Box: Enterprise Cloud System is IBM's first converged mainframe offering
Feature: Reliability Amid Change: Develop cloud applications and meet consumer expectations with the IBM CICS V5.2 application server
Tech Showcase: Why enterprises are considering cloud
Administrator: In addition to increasing raw speed and feed, software can provide information directly to the System z microprocessor
Tech Corner: Flash Express provides increased system availability and resiliency during peak demand
Solutions: Accelerator for .NET 4.3; Ivory Data Hub v5.2.0; Savvytest 2.0 for z/OS; zHISR 2.0; Ivory Service Architect; SpaceFinder
Stop Run: Community orchestra inspires IBM data scientist Scott Spangler in work and life
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Special Report: Big Data's Competitive Advantage
Special Report: IBM Global Training
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2014