IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - SE3

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TOP PRIORITIES FOR 2018:

Mainframe Optimization
and Big Data Analytics
Our annual survey of IT professionals indicates
that the z/OS mainframe remains an important
focus in organizations, with it acting as the main
hub for business-critical applications by providing
high-volume transaction and database processing.
In fact, in the past year, organizations increased
spending for mainframe capacity, new mainframe
applications and mainframe data analytics. IT
infrastructure optimization, cost reduction and
spending control remains forefront with many
organizations looking at consolidation of duplicative
systems and functions to reduce the IT footprint.

Leverage of zIIP for Mainframe
CPU Optimization
Many organizations are looking to leverage IBM z
Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) engines
to offload General Processor cycles to maximize
resources and delay or prevent hardware upgrades.
They are also looking at mainframe optimization
to fund other strategic projects such as enhanced
mainframe data analytics to support better business
decisions.
The Syncsort ZPSaver Suite is a set of enhanced
technologies for Syncsort's MFX mainframe sort to
offload Copy, SMS Compression and Sort processing
to zIIPs, effectively reducing the workload on the
main CPU. ZPSaver delivers faster processing,
reduces general CPU usage, frees up cycles for other
workloads and helps to delay capacity upgrades.

sources from other platforms to support better
business analytics and decisions. The primary focus for
analytics centers on meeting security and compliance
regulations, achieving IT operational efficiency, and
ensuring service level agreements are met.
Syncsort Ironstream® collects log data from SMF,
RMF, Syslog and other z/OS sources and forwards
that data in real time to the analytics platforms
where it can be correlated and analyzed with
information from other systems. Ironstream provides
total visibility into z/OS systems and applications
without the need for z/OS monitoring systems or
for specialized mainframe expertise.

Capacity Planning for Better IT
Infrastructure Optimization
Many organizations have duplicate systems and
functions which are not well-managed or optimized
to capacity, causing unneeded upgrades or underutilized systems. The ability to collect data across
mainframe and other platforms to optimize capacity
planning and management is increasing
in importance.
Syncsort's athene® ES/1 Advisor provides daily
system analysis of IBM Z Systems environments by
collecting all necessary metrics for each system.
Athene ES/1 Advisor comprehensive analysis helps to
eliminate collection by multiple third-party products.

Big Iron Data Analytics to Support
Better Business Decisions
Organizations are looking to exploit the abundance
of information collected on z/OS using analytics
tools to provide enhanced visibility beyond what
can be gained from the traditional on-platform tools.
Integration of mainframe data provides enhanced
visualization and enables correlation with data

To learn more about Syncsort's mainframe
optimization, big iron data analytics and capacity
planning solutions visit: www.syncsort.com
or contact your local Syncsort representative.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Encryption Importance
Partner POV: Protect Your Assets: An application view of data is important for a point-in-time recovery
Currents: A Human-Centric Approach: IBM Design Thinking leads to an elevated user experience
Feature: Battle-Tested Tools: USAA integrates applications and data across platforms using RESTful APIs
Cover Story: Enterprise Peace of Mind: IBM z14 pervasive encryption protects all data
Feature: Worldwide Preparation: How IBM Z addresses GDPR compliance with pervasive encryption
Special Report: Rising to the Challenge: Survey shows opportunities for Linux on POWER
TECH Showcase: A Plan in Place: Determine which of the 7 levels of business continuity is right for you
Administrator: Improved Protection: Pervasive encryption features include integrated cryto hardware, key management, encryption of data at rest and data in flight, and Secure Service Container support
StopRun: Enthusiastic Education: Instructor brings the mainframe to eager students
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solution Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Intro
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Editor's Desk: Encryption Importance
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Partner POV: Protect Your Assets: An application view of data is important for a point-in-time recovery
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Currents: A Human-Centric Approach: IBM Design Thinking leads to an elevated user experience
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Feature: Battle-Tested Tools: USAA integrates applications and data across platforms using RESTful APIs
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Cover Story: Enterprise Peace of Mind: IBM z14 pervasive encryption protects all data
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Feature: Worldwide Preparation: How IBM Z addresses GDPR compliance with pervasive encryption
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Special Report: Rising to the Challenge: Survey shows opportunities for Linux on POWER
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - TECH Showcase: A Plan in Place: Determine which of the 7 levels of business continuity is right for you
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Administrator: Improved Protection: Pervasive encryption features include integrated cryto hardware, key management, encryption of data at rest and data in flight, and Secure Service Container support
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - StopRun: Enthusiastic Education: Instructor brings the mainframe to eager students
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
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