IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 38

Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate
brings software-deļ¬ned high-function storage
By Nick Harris and Clodoaldo Barrera 2 Illustration by Mark Allen Miller

W

ho doesn't like the
value proposition of
the cloud? You can
process, compute and store all
of the data you want, and hide
the complexity of the physical
infrastructure behind a magical
curtain. Users control when and
how data is shared with others
and get access to supported
capabilities with a click of a
mouse. Cloud is transformational.
Software-defined environments (SDEs) are quickly
emerging as the enabling technology for cloud environments
of all kinds. Overlay networks
(aka software-defined networks)
and virtual servers (aka software-defined compute) appear

in public and private clouds
and provide scale, operational
flexibility and lower cost.
The companion storage technology to SDE is software-defined
storage (SDS). As the leading SDS
vendor in 2014, IBM is raising the
technology bar again with new
IBM Spectrum Storage* solutions.
This is not simply a product
announcement; it's a definition
of how to control and access data
in any storage infrastructure (see
Figure 1, page 40).
SDS solutions have a high hurdle to clear to actually be practical,
much less transformational. Not
only do they need to deliver the
expected features, but they must
also meet the full requirements of

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015

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 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Editor's Desk: Transforming today
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - IBM Perspective: Move at the speed of z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - SHARE Outlook: Celebrating 60 years of people and enterprise computing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - TechBits: A mixed bag for cyber security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Partner PoV: Take advantage of data virtualization to boost business intelligence
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Trends: Workload-specific open-source solutions offer flexibility for success
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Currents: IBM zEnterprise Systems leads in uptime and reliability, ITIC survey finds
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - R&D: Bluemix makes it easy to build applications securely and quickly in the cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - IT Today: Is your infrastructure prepared for cloud, analytics, mobile, security and social?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover Story: Transforming IBM Systems: Senior VP Tom Rosamilia leads a technology sea change at IBM
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Feature: Finding Insightful Information: IBM offers cost-effective solutions to keep mobile analytics on the mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Feature: Propel Your Cloud Infrastructure: Transformational IBM Spectrum Accelerate brings software-defined high-function storage
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Tech Showcase: Today's flexible training options fit time and budget constraints
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Administrator: How IBM zHyperWrite improves performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Solutions: Alignia; Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise; MegaCryption 6.4.1; JES2RSS; zOSEM 6.2; SecureData z/Protect 4.3.0; DR/DFI 4.5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Stop Run: An IBM Distinguished Engineer bonds with his family while visiting US historical sites
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2015 - SE3
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