IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - SE8

"I think that clients are seeing that managing a large number
of x86 servers is cost prohibitive," says Ghearing. The System z

options by running a benchmark tailored to specific applications
and IT operating environments.

platform allows clients to consolidate the mixed workloads
of hundreds or even thousands of x86 servers onto a single

A Look Ahead

platform, providing an enormous performance boost in a

Working with ISVs gives IBM a clear idea of how their customer

highly efficient, scalable solution. Instead of trying to protect

base is using the System z platform and provides insight into

a high number of vulnerable servers, organizations need

the kind of upgrades needed in future releases. For example,

to secure just one mainframe,

since the release of the Linux

a technology so robust that

OS on System z, more than

it holds EAL5+ certification,

3,100 Linux-based solutions

the highest security rating for

have been developed, driven

commercial servers.

by customer demand. "The

From an end-user standpoint,

types of solutions we see being

it's appealing, but they still

brought on to the platform are

want access to their tr ied

really in line with what the

and tr ue x86 applications.

clients are demanding-things

IBM's technical enablement
programs focus on ensuring
that ISVs can also convert
t heir top x86 applicat ions
for use on the mainframe.
IBM's Chiphopper program,
for example, expedites the
migration of Linux technologybased solutions for the x86
platform to Linux on System z.
The Linux Test Drive gives ISVs
an opportunity to see how easy
it is to run Linux applications
on the mainframe. The goal is
to ensure that they can access

ISV Enablement Programs 101
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like mobile solutions and big
dat a," Ghear i ng ex pla i ns.
"Most recently, we've had a
couple of Hadoop solutions
for big data analysis. We see
many security solutions being
added to t he plat for m as
clients respond to government
requirements, especially in the
banking industry." He also cites
high growth in government
and f inancial solut ions in

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developing markets like China,
cent ral Europe and Lat i n
America.
And the ecosystem continues

all of the familiar tools on the

to expand. In 2013, 90 new ISVs

new platforms.
Given the current speed of business and the tight economy,

began working with System z and the ecosystem as a whole

neither clients nor software developers have time or resources to

released more than 1,000 new or updated ISV solutions

work with platforms that don't get the job done. IBM's technical

for the platform for a total of 7,600. When the objective is

advocate program involves pairing ISVs or end users with technical

simple, success follows, and here, the objective is quite clear,

experts from IBM's development labs to work on new products

adds Ghearing. "Our goal is to work with our ISV ecosystem

and services. The technical advocate serves as an inroad to the

to ensure that leading-edge solutions are available on the

development community. The program helps solve the initial

mainframe to address the business challenges being faced

problem but also provides input to IBM's engineering teams as they

by our clients."

begin development of next-generation hardware and software.
In fact, at IBM client centers around the world, clients and
ISVs who want to investigate a new solution can evaluate their

Kristin Lewotsky is a freelance technology writer based in
Amherst, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Moving in the mobile world
IBM Perspective: Mobile money thanks to the mainframe
Partner PoV: A clean IT audit does not guarantee network or computer security
Focus on Storage: How Elastic Storage helps remove bottlenecks and lower costs
Currents: IBM Smarter Storage puts businesses in control of their data
Trends: Choosing the best proprietary or open-source applications
Case Study: Cooperative Consolidation: The Credit Union System of Brazil saves millions of dollars by virtualizing on the mainframe
Cover Story: The Mobile Mainframe: System z is a perfect fit for the growing trend
Feature: Connecting Applications and Data: WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect makes business assets accessible to mobile devices
Tech Showcase: How Linux on System z has become a go-to solution for businesses
Administrator: IBM tests show finding the optimal number of n-way processors helps maximize performance
Tech Corner: The new z/OSMF Workflows feature optimizes programming tasks
Solutions: OMC-FLASH 4.7.0; z86VM; Storage Director 4.2
Stop Run: IBMer's passion for engineering puts his house to work
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Editor's Desk: Moving in the mobile world
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - IBM Perspective: Mobile money thanks to the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Partner PoV: A clean IT audit does not guarantee network or computer security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Focus on Storage: How Elastic Storage helps remove bottlenecks and lower costs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Currents: IBM Smarter Storage puts businesses in control of their data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Trends: Choosing the best proprietary or open-source applications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Case Study: Cooperative Consolidation: The Credit Union System of Brazil saves millions of dollars by virtualizing on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover Story: The Mobile Mainframe: System z is a perfect fit for the growing trend
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 31
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Feature: Connecting Applications and Data: WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect makes business assets accessible to mobile devices
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Tech Showcase: How Linux on System z has become a go-to solution for businesses
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 40
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 42
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Administrator: IBM tests show finding the optimal number of n-way processors helps maximize performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Tech Corner: The new z/OSMF Workflows feature optimizes programming tasks
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Solutions: OMC-FLASH 4.7.0; z86VM; Storage Director 4.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Stop Run: IBMer's passion for engineering puts his house to work
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September 2014 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition
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