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R of Business
New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash
digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
n today's world, business
competition is fiercer than
ever: Disrupt or be disrupted.
Yesterday's brick-and-mortar
industry giants relied on
physical presence for competitive
advantage, but today's power
comes from being nimble
and agile in an increasingly
digital world. Virtual presence
has leveled the playing field.
Competitors can seemingly come
out of nowhere to reshape entire
industries. This phenomenon is
being described by many as the
"Uber Syndrome."
To compete, companies are
reinventing their businesses
and the world in code. They're
leveraging cloud for new products
and services, cognitive analytics
to transform front-line decisionmaking, and mobile apps for
speed and personalization to
drive deep client engagement.
To do this, companies must
reimagine the core infrastructure
of the business.
To help clients capitalize on
these trends, IBM introduced
the z13s*, the newest member
of the IBM z Systems* family,
with capabilities to serve as the

I

integration highway for hybrid
cloud, providing discoverable
services, modern APIs, and a
whole new set of open tools
and runtimes to fuel new
products and revenue streams.
By leveraging the rich customer
data, services and APIs on their
mainframes' transactional and
database systems, clients can
accelerate time to value with a
level of security unmatched in
the industry.
The z13s offers the same
capabilities, innovation and value
of the larger IBM z13* mainframe,
in a single-frame system,
bringing advanced mainframe
technology to smaller businesses
and emerging markets around
the world. The new system also
enables lower cloud costs, faster
decision-making with in-line
analytics, faster data sharing
between systems and faster
fraud detection with fortified
cybersecurity. With significant
improvements in packaging,
performance and total system
scalability, the z13s boasts a 34
percent single thread capacity
improvement, up to 43 percent
more total capacity and 8x more

memory over its predecessor,
the zBC12.
The mainframe goes micro in its
ability to componentize application
value to the level of VMs and
microservices, with the high-end
z13 platform capable of scaling
up to 8,000 VMs and spinning
up to a million Docker containers
on one server. That level of
granularity is provided with faster
speed and simplified operational
management along with new
levels of performance, security and
automatic rebalancing of compute,
memory and I/O.
Every new z13s (and z13)
system comes with entitlement
to a non-production license of
Rocket Data Virtualization from
Rocket Software, providing
unrestricted development and
test capabilities for developers
to access and unlock mainframe
data via modern APIs, with no
z Systems skills required. "We're
helping our clients bring the
mainframe from the back office to
the front lines of innovation and
cyberdefense with a system built
for the hybrid cloud," says Mike
Perera, vice president of z Systems
software, IBM.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Editor's Desk: A secure connection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Techbits: Sphere of influence
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE4
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