IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016 - (Page 15)

ILLUSTRATION BY MARK ALLEN MILLER FOCUS ON STORAGE BEYOND Traditional Storage IBM Spectrum Storage Suite offers a new way of licensing storage software A ccording to IDC, by 2018, storage-rich servers are expected to account for half of new capacity purchased1. After 18 months of working in the softwaredefined infrastructure (SDI) landscape, early adopters have developed a strong preference for single-vendor solutions. With the breadth of the IBM Spectrum Storage* portfolio, a logical next step for IBM was to enhance its SDI portfolio with the creation of IBM Spectrum Storage Suite. Its design is based on IBM's Virtual Storage Center (VSC) offering, which combines IBM Spectrum Control* and IBM Spectrum Virtualize* solutions running on the SAN Volume Controller appliance. Nick Harris is the storage team lead in the IBM Competitive Project Office. IBM Spectrum Storage Suite is not just a simplification of contracts, policies and procurement that comes with a bundle. It's a far more disruptive series of use cases that includes appliance software, data reduction technology, software management and transition vehicles that can be applied to the traditional storage landscape 1 or storage for new workloads, where the actual physical storage location can be in private, public or hybrid clouds. Storage-rich server estimated growth source: Natalya Yezhkova, "Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast, 2015-2019," Doc # 256302, IDC, May 2015. MAY/JUNE 2016 // 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Flexible and agile environment
IBM Perspective: Elevating open source for the enterprise
Partner PoV: New information about threats in the z/OS system improves performance
The new IBM z13 can consolidate Linux workloads at a lower cost
Focus on Storage: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite offers a new way of licensing storage software
Cover Story: Achieving An Advantage: Linux on z Systems enables the API economy and microservices while enhancing hybrid cloud solutions
Feature: A Better Option: Businesses see an advantage to using Linux on z Systems over scale-out servers
Tech Showcase: CISOs can mitigate mobile security fears and prevent issues in the workplace
Tech Corner: IBM DB2 on z/OS V2.2 features space and storage ehancements
Administrator: IBM Multi-Factor Authentication fo z/OS helps maintain a secure infrastructure
Solutions: Universal Data Manager; OpenLegacy V3.0
Stop Run: 19-year-old mainframe enthusiast installs a z890 in his parents' basement
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2016