SPOTLIGHT: Legacy Modernization

By now you have certainly heard of IBM’s latest mainframe, the long-awaited z14, which the company refers to as Z. An announcement of a new mainframe usually doesn’t attract much notice, but maybe this announcement should. Even if you are not a mainframe fan this machine offers a solution that helps everybody—pervasive encryption of all data with no impact on operations or performance and with no need to take much action on your part, except to plug the machine in…

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Compuware Corporation is pleased to announce Day One support of IBM’s new z14 mainframe. The z14’s new features, particularly greater security enabled through pervasive encryption, will help Compuware customers optimize “digital trust”—heightening user confidence that their sensitive data is being kept safe and secure. Additional hardware capacity and performance optimizations will also help customers more fully leverage their mainframes as a competitive asset…

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IBM has announced solutions that connect mainframes to IBM’s DS8880 family of primary all-flash storage systems, provide data encryption to ensure transactional, business intelligence and machine learning workloads used for businesses running IBM Z environments are protected if data is lost or compromised. IBM’s DS8880 all flash helps clients deliver hybrid cloud environments by adding additional clouds supported…

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IBM today unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of the world’s most powerful transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces a breakthrough encryption engine that, for the first time, makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time…

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H&W Computer Systems (H&W) announced that its SYSB-II® software is covered for Day One support with CICS 5.4, which IBM is releasing today. “With Day One support, H&W is ensuring that its SYSB-II software will work as expected with the new 5.4 release of CICS, even if customers upgrade right away,” said Matt Link, CEO and president of H&W. “This support gives customers peace of mind that they can trust SYSB-II to be there when they need it.” Companies worldwide – including some of the largest in America – rely on the SYSB-II software to allow CICS to remain online and updating VSAM files while batch also updates the VSAM files. Due to the importance of this functionality to users, H&W works to stay apprised of new versions of CICS and z/OS on the horizon so it can ensure SYSB-II will integrate with them seamlessly. …

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GT Software and Information Balance, Inc., two market leading enterprise software solutions companies, today announced a strategic global partnership that will provide an enhanced capability to help organizations integrate existing legacy systems and data with powerful new technologies to improve operational efficiency and customer experience…

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Centerbridge Partners, L.P. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated and Vision Solutions, Inc. from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Upon completion of the $1.26 billion transaction, Syncsort and Vision will be combined, creating a leading “Big Iron to Big Data” platform investment controlled by Centerbridge. Clearlake, which acquired Syncsort in 2015 and Vision in 2016, is retaining a minority ownership stake…

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