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Another important area for
COBOL innovation has been taking
advantage of the platform advances on IBM Z. As IBM has introduced new architectural features
on the mainframe, IBM COBOL has
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them, producing spectacular CPU
savings. "We put a feature into
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"Our intent is to
continue to improve
the performance of the
COBOL workload with
new hardware features,
advanced optimization
technology and new
language support
(such as 64-bit and
UTF 8) to enable clients
to future-proof their
business-critical
applications."
-Roland Koo, IBM offering manager
for compilers on IBM Z
ed 22 instructions to exploit that
facility," Koo says. "What we found
was that if you purely do packed
decimal calculations, the application is 94% faster, just because
we got rid of all of the latency and
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Koo highlighted, "We have a strong
roadmap for COBOL. Our intent
is to continue to improve the
performance of the COBOL workload with new hardware features,
advanced optimization technology
and new language support (such as
64-bit and UTF 8) to enable clients
to future-proof their businesscritical applications."

Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z
Unlocks the Full Power of the Platform

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T leaders face unique challenges in their hybrid and
multicloud environments. They
must respond to dynamic business
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an ecosystem across vendors and
infrastructures.
Not only do they have to respond
quickly to these demands, but they
must also optimize operations on
increasingly complicated multiplatform, multicloud environments-all while simultaneously
managing resources and budgets.
IBM recently announced new
pricing and capabilities for IBM Z*,
further positioning it as a center
point of a secured hybrid cloud
strategy. The change empowers
IBM clients, giving them more con®ÈÉ ÇÉQïÉ0Æ&1ÃÄ ÈÃÄ&1Ã)É Ã
it comes to building and running
their environments.

Cloud-Like Pricing
In the era of hybrid and multicloud, everything is connected and
workload patterns are constantly
changing. Managing demand for
IT services can be a major challenge. When it comes to pricing,
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essential. As more clients shift to
an enterprise IT model that incorporates on-premises, private cloud
and public cloud, IBM developed a
simple cloud pricing model to drive
the transformation.
In May, IBM introduced
Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z, a
revolutionary pricing model for
today's enterprise IT environment.
It's designed to deliver the
simplicity, transparency and
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pricing, with economies of scale
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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
Currents: Combatting ocean pollution with blockchain
Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
Currents: On the web
Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
Currents: 'Mainframe Mike" The Game' teaches children about IBM Z
Currents: (Re)Designed to deliver
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Editor's Desk: The times, they are a-changin'
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Japan's Fukui Bank transforms business and migrates to IBM Cloud
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: z/OS Container Extensions frequently asked questions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Currents: Blockchain could improve vaccine supply chains and medical record tracking
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 14
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Partner POV: Cultivate the right IT skillset to increase customer centricity
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover Story: Innovation in Financial Services: IBM Z and LinuxONE underpin fintech efforts
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 1: An Agile Approach to Your Multicloud Strategy: 5 insights to consider for a successful cloud-native development experience
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 28
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Feature 2: Opening the World: Open-source models enhance security, heighten control, lower costs and enable collaboration
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - TECH Showcase: New workloads demand extraordinary storage performance, reliability and manageability
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: COBOL celebrates 60 years
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z unlocks the full power of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Support
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Beyond the Box: IBMer Peter Relson photographs wildlife in its natural habitat
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - SE2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2019 - SE3
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