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are building private clouds to run
sensitive and/or transactional
workloads. Keeping the cloud
close to the data reduces latency.
IBM Cloud Private is the only
full Platform as a Service that
gives clients a true cross-platform
experience. It gives application
developers a superior platform
to build applications and to take
advantage of IBM Z qualities of
service. IBM Cloud Private makes
all platforms within it equally
accessible. "That's a powerful
solution for enterprises that rely
on multiple platforms to supply
the needs of their customers and
lines of business," Mitran says.
It also gives clients the agility
to react to changes in their
organization rather than spending
time creating cloud automation
from scratch. Clients can focus
on creating the solutions that
sit on top of the cloud platform,
enabling them to better compete
in the current business climate.
Rather than being disrupted by
cloud, enterprises using IBM
Cloud Private gain an advantage
over the competition.
Clients receive other benefits
such as interoperability with
IBM's public cloud. Eight out
of 10 IBM clients favor using
a hybrid cloud to leverage the
fast-paced innovation of the
public cloud. Those clients, at the
same time, manage workloads
in a private cloud to meet data
compliance, privacy and security
requirements, notes Mitran.

Building on Strengths
IBM Cloud Private integrates
IBM's strong expertise in software

and middleware. That's a key
differentiator for IBM compared
to other private cloud offerings.
Clients can use the analytics
tools developed by IBM as well
as cognitive software solutions to
glean business value and insights
from data. The possibilities are
endless when it comes to the
ways clients can use these tools
in a private cloud. "There's no
one-size-fits-all solution," says
Patel. "Each of our clients is
different in terms of what needs to
be done for their business."
Further, IBM Cloud Private
helps clients that need to keep
data on premises modernize
their data centers. A private
cloud has many advantages
over using legacy on-premises
infrastructure, such as ease of
scaling and moving workloads.
Because of IBM Cloud Private's
structure, it can be used by clients
to smoothly transition to the
cloud. They don't need to rip and
replace what they have. Clients
can install IBM Cloud Private onto
their existing infrastructure and
begin to modernize their legacy
applications and develop new
cloud-native ones. Over time,
clients can move more of their
operations to the cloud. While
they may want to transfer some
operations to a public cloud
versus keeping them on-premises,
IBM Cloud Private enables clients
to modernize their ecosystem in a
controlled and manageable way.
In addition, the cloud provides
better disaster recovery. "If a
single failure occurs, you don't
necessarily lose everything that's
on it," he adds.

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The IBM Z Advantage

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With IBM
Cloud Private
and IBM Z,
enterprises can
easily scale up
the environment
as business
needs arise

The combination of IBM Cloud
Private and IBM Z melds the
infinite possibilities of cloud with
an enterprise system. The IBM Z
platform manages most of the
world's critical data today. The
"Z" stands for "zero downtime."
For clients who want to deploy
a private cloud, reliability is
particularly important. IBM's
newest machine, the IBM z14*,
has the most capacity of all IBM Z
boxes, making it ideal for hosting
cloud workloads.
IBM Cloud Private is designed
using open standards, enabling
clients to react quickly as
standards change. Clients
running z/OS*, Linux* on IBM Z
or LinuxONE get industry-leading
performance. That's important
when clients consider running
modern workloads like Node.js
and Java*. Those workloads and
others have strong requirements
for low latency access to the data.
IBM gives clients the best
possible performance for those
workloads by co-locating the
applications with the data that
sits on z/OS or Linux on Z as the
system of record, notes Mitran.
For clients with existing IBM Z
investments, IBM Cloud Private
gives them the ability to build
a cloud experience and provide
a customized outcome for their
customers. Clients don't need to

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Secure Sharing in the Cloud
Partner POV: Winds of Change: Now is the time for digital transformation on IBM Z
IT Today: Solutions and Support: 5 reasons IBM Z makes technical and financial sense for clients
Focus on Storage: New Revolution: Storage technology shifts to accommodate cloud and cognitive demands
Case Study: A Proof of Concept: ICU IT Services expands its market base by embracing Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE
Cover Story: Building on the Future: IBM Cloud Private with IBM Z helps clients reap the benefits of cloud
Feature: Securing the Cloud: New and established IBM offerings to meet enterprise data protection needs
TECH Showcase: The Clock's Ticking: IBM framework helps clients prepare for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation
Hot Topics: Go With the Flow: z/OS v2.3 Migration book is transformed to a z/OSMF workflow
Administrator: Problem Pointer: Runtime Diagnostics with z/OS V2.3 offers new ways to discover issues
Solutions: DMX Change Data Capture, Syncsort; Enterprise 3.0, Micro Focus
Stop Run: Reg Harbeck
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Editor's Desk: Secure Sharing in the Cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Partner POV: Winds of Change: Now is the time for digital transformation on IBM Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - IT Today: Solutions and Support: 5 reasons IBM Z makes technical and financial sense for clients
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Focus on Storage: New Revolution: Storage technology shifts to accommodate cloud and cognitive demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Case Study: A Proof of Concept: ICU IT Services expands its market base by embracing Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover Story: Building on the Future: IBM Cloud Private with IBM Z helps clients reap the benefits of cloud
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Feature: Securing the Cloud: New and established IBM offerings to meet enterprise data protection needs
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - TECH Showcase: The Clock's Ticking: IBM framework helps clients prepare for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Hot Topics: Go With the Flow: z/OS v2.3 Migration book is transformed to a z/OSMF workflow
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Administrator: Problem Pointer: Runtime Diagnostics with z/OS V2.3 offers new ways to discover issues
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 54
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Solutions: DMX Change Data Capture, Syncsort; Enterprise 3.0, Micro Focus
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Stop Run: Reg Harbeck
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2018 - SE2
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