IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - (Page 19)

ILLUSTRATION: CHARLES WILLIAMS / MADEUP.ORG CURRENTS Dressed to the NINES IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds I BM zEnterprise* Systems deliver the highest levels of uptime and reliability of any server hardware platform industrywide. An overwhelming 97 percent of zEnterprise users achieved at least four nines-99.99 percent-availability that businesses require to support the continuous operation of mission-critical applications in virtualized, cloud and mobile environments. Laura DiDio is principal analyst at ITIC, a Boston-based research and consulting firm. Those are the results of the independent Information Technology Intelligence Consulting (ITIC) 2014-2015 System zEnterprise Reliability Survey, which polled C-level executives and IT managers at 400 organizations worldwide from September through December. To ensure objectivity, ITIC accepted no vendor sponsorship. In 21st century "always on" networks, reliability is among the most crucial metrics. If the servers and the applications they service become unavailable, business and productivity cease. Among the survey findings: ĀÃÃ1HDUO\ÃRQHTXDUWHUÃRUÃŪūÃ percent, of z Systems* corporate users achieved six nines- 99.9999 percent-uptime/ DYDLODELOLW\Ã7KLVÃHTXDWHVÃWRÃ 52 seconds of unplanned per system downtime for the year or ŬūūūÃVHFRQGVÃSHUÃPRQWK ĀÃÃ$QRWKHUÃŮŬÃSHUFHQWÃRIÃ]Ã6\VWHPVÃ users reported 99.999 percent UHOLDELOLW\Ã7KLVÃLVÃHTXLYDOHQWÃWRÃ 5.25 minutes of unplanned per server/per annum downtime, or 44 seconds each month. MARCH/APRIL 2015 // 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Transforming today
IBM Perspective: Move at the speed of z
SHARE Outlook: Celebrating 60 years of people and enterprise computing
TechBits: A mixed bag for cyber security
Partner PoV: Take advantage of data virtualization to boost business intelligence
Trends: Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success
Currents: IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds
R&D: Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud
IT Today: Is your infrastructure prepared for cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social?
Cover Story: Transforming IBM Systems: Senior VP Tom Rosamilia leads a technology sea change at IBM
Feature: Finding Insightful Information: IBM offers cost-effective solutions to keep mobile analytics on the mainframe
Feature: Propel Your Cloud Infrastructure: Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate brings software-defined high-function storage
Tech Showcase: Today's flexible training options fit time and budget constraints
Administrator: How IBM zHyperWrite improves performance
Solutions: Alignia; Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise; MegaCryption 6.4.1; JES2RSS; zOSEM 6.2; SecureData z/Protect 4.3.0; DR/DFI 4.5
Stop Run: An IBM Distinguished Engineer bonds with his family while visiting US historical sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015