SPOTLIGHT: Legacy Modernization

Software Diversified Services (SDS), a global leader in mainframe software, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SMA_RT software product from Type80 Security Software, Inc. SMA_RT is a real-time mainframe intrusion detection, SIEM agent, and log event processing product for z/OS. The acquisition was completed on May 15, 2017. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed…

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According to a new study by BMC Software, 73 percent of IT decision makers believe businesses that do not embrace IT automation to achieve the larger digital business strategy within the next five years will cease to exist in 10 years. Ninety-two percent of respondents agree that the demands for new sources of revenue, unique competitive advantage, and operational excellence have created enormous pressure to compete digitally in order to earn the trust of customers, trading partners, and employees…

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VMAX 950F is the newest member of Dell EMC’s VMAX All Flash family, the flagship high-end storage offering that has set the industry benchmark for enterprise storage arrays for decades. With performance that is 68% faster and offering 30% better response times (6.7M IOPS for RRH, 350 microseconds response times for OLTP) than the previous generation, VMAX 950F resets the bar for All-Flash storage performance. In fact, the VMAX 950F is up to 4x faster than its nearest competitor in testing of real-world workloads…

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One of the challenges of working in the modern world is adjusting to a faster and faster speed of computing. Globalization and mobile technology mean instant communications and near-instantaneous reactions are the minimum benchmark a firm must meet to keep up. Luckily, the business world has the mainframe, the fastest and arguably one of the most powerful computer platforms available. Mainframes are more than capable of processing all the instantaneous interactions our digital-age business world requires, from communication across systems, to logging transactions, to performing analytics in real time…

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H&W Computer Systems, Inc. (H&W) announced that it has released its leading SYSB-II software in the 6.7 version, which is focused on making recovery faster and easier. Among the new features is a way to automate the setup and execution of journaling and recovery. “Automation shortens the time customers need to set up journaling and then makes subsequent recovery faster by backing out changes to designated VSAM files after an abend,” said Matt Link, president and CEO of H&W…

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Syncsort, a global leader in data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, today announced new integration between its Big Iron to Big Data powerhouse Ironstream®, and Compuware Corporation’s Application Audit software that delivers real-time machine data to Splunk® Enterprise Security (ES) for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). The new integration dramatically improves an organization’s ability to detect threats against critical mainframe data, correlate them with related information and events and satisfy compliance requirements…

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