IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2017 - 43
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AD V E R T I SI NG
CONT E NT
Brocade Gen 6
IBM z Systems
IBM Power Systems
Are You Ready for the Cognitive Era?
Brocade Gen 6 SAN, IBM Storage, IBM z Systems* and IBM Power* are designed, developed,
tested and qualified together to enable the infrastructure required for the cognitive era.
Prepare for the digital transformation: As businesses evolve to adapt and
thrive in this cognitive era, what better
platform to use than the IBM z13* mainframe and Gen 6 infrastructure? Mobile
and Internet of Things are exploding
transaction growth; analytics must move
in real time to capture new opportunities;
and cloud services must deliver with
agility, security and efficiency.
Modernize your Infrastructure:
IBM b-type Gen 6 Storage Networking
solutions help drive always-on business
operations, accelerate data access
and quickly adapt to evolving business
Integrated by Design: IBM z Systems,
Brocade SAN and DS8880* technologies
are jointly developed to provide the
lowest latency, greatest availability and
integrated monitoring. No other I/O
architecture delivers 24-7 availability and
optimizes performance for your business
critical applications. Some of the unique
1 CUP Diagnostics integrated into IBM
Health Checker for IBM z/OS* provides
z Systems servers with visibility into fabric
events that the z/OS OS has historically
not been aware of.
1 Inspection of every port in the fabric
to find latency issues impacting
1 Read Diagnostic Parameters (RDP)
that differentiates between errors
caused by dirty links and those
errors caused by failing optical
components-saving time and effort
to locate and fix problems.
1 FICON* Dynamic Routing provides the
most effective load balancing distribution
over available ISLs and enables
consolidation of fabric resources.
1 Integrated Metro and Global Business
Resiliency technologies that include linerate encryption and WAN-optimization
for up to 50X throughput improvement.
1 Gen 6 ports that are future proofed
with 32 Gbps port capability and
128 Gbps Inter-Chassis Links (ICL)
and technology that is ready for the
increased transactional demands of the
next-gen digital applications.
Accept no alternatives: Do not accept
just "compatible" or pieced together
solutions. Build your digital business on
infrastructure that provides integrated
features and functions designed to
simplify your day-to-day operations and
meet your service-level requirements.
At SHARE San Jose , attend session 20462
by Dr. Steve Guendert, "FICON Dynamic
Routing (FIDR): Technology and Performance Implications" to learn how FIDR helps
ensure optimum application performance.
Monday, March 6, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Room 112 (San Jose Convention Center)
Register for the IBM and Brocade Integrated
by Design Roadshow at a city near you.
For more information:
Contact your local IBM, IBM Business
Partner or Brocade representative, or visit
Register for the IBM and Brocade
Integrated by Design roadshow
near you: brocade.regsvc.com/t1256
1 IBM Corporation
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504-1722
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