IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 8

IBM PERSPECTIVE
Transforming Travel End to End

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Travelers today are booking
reservations through their mobile
phones or tablets. They're using
electronic boarding codes, not
just paper tickets. And instead of
looking at the big boards in the
terminals, they're getting updates
ahead of time sent through text
messages or emails.
IBM z Systems* mainframes
have long been at the center of the
rapidly evolving travel industry,
and with the launch this year of
the new IBM z13* mainframe, we
will continue to play a major role
in transforming the consumer
experience. Capable of handling
2.5 billion transactions a day, the
z13 platform is ideal for meeting
the growing demand by consumers to use mobile devices for travel
reservations. The z13 system's
capability to process transactions
and perform analytics at the same
time also enables companies
to tailor offerings and options,
improving customer service
and satisfaction.
A quick look at a typical
travel plan shows how crucial
the z Systems platform is to the
industry. Let's say you want to
take a trip from New York to
Miami. Chances are your flight
will be handled through z Systems
servers. The mainframe is used
by 23 of the 25 largest global
airlines. We also are used by
Travelport, which handles 120

million flight reservations a year
for other providers.
If you booked a hotel room,
we probably had a hand in that
transaction too. The mainframe
underpins the IT system for Marriott International. If you paid
for your travel with a credit card,
z Systems processed the payment. Our mainframes
handle $6 trillion in
credit card transactions
annually.
And even when you're
on the ground in Miami,
the z Systems platform
is still with you. It is the
core computing system
for major governments,
including Miami-Dade
County, where our systems help officials manage everything from mass
transit to public safety.
The new capabilities of
the z13 mainframe and
changing dynamics in the
travel industry make it
poised to play an even bigger role. Radixx is a prime

ROSS MAURI,
General Manager,
IBM z Systems

8 // JULY/AUGUST 2015 ibmsystemsmag.com

example of how the z Systems
platform is expanding into new
territory. A software as a service
provider, Radixx runs the reservation systems for airlines based in
developing markets.
Until now, Radixx used server
farms to run its reservation
systems, but the growing trend in
mobile transactions prompted it
to look at the mainframe. The
IBM z Systems platform allows
Radixx to meet this boom in
transactions and seamlessly
scale capabilities when traffic
spikes for its airline clients.
Radixx also expects to have a 40
percent lower total cost of ownership over the next three years for
its mainframe versus the servers
it replaces.
So as you book your summer
travel to Miami or beyond,
rest assured that the z Systems
platform is with you each step
of the way. We're also ensuring
the travel industry can continue
innovating to give consumers the
power and convenience to manage their travel through whatever
channel best meets their needs.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL BERNSTEIN

ew businesses are being transformed as quickly and dramatically by the
mobile economy as the travel industry. Think back a few years when we
booked flights over the phone, printed tickets at airline counters and relied
on display boards in terminals as the primary source of information.


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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
HotTECH Products
Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Editor's Desk: An important note
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IBM Perspective: Transforming travel end to end
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Partner PoV: Maximize the platform's business value by addressing challenges now
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - IT Today: Infrastructure matters: Myth or truth?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Case Study: Turning Complexity Into Simplicity: Vissensa Ltd. deploys an IBM Enterprise Cloud System to relieve the IT burdens of its clients
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 16
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover Story: Industry Importance: Applying disruptive technologies in a nondisrputive way helps mainframe clients achieve business efficiency
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Security Notification: Mainframe companies must be proactive and educated in testing and protection, expert says
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Feature: Industry Improvements: Clients from five key industries highlight what's possible with IBM mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Tech Showcase: Businesses must look at the big picture to take advantage of analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - HotTECH Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Administrator: New technologies with the IBM z13 and DS8870 systems aim to reduce costs and improve resilience, scale and performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Solutions: ARCAD- Anonymizer; FDRPASVM, MVT Vault, STEPLIB-Rx 3.1; Topaz, ISPW V4.4, Savvytest 2.1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Stop Run: 'Things just clicked' for IBMer looking for his path
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2015 - SE3
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