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Mar 17

Syncsort has announced new capabilities in its unique-in-market product Ironstream, that for the first time enables organizations to analyze IBM z Systems log data from WebSphere® and from user applications in real-time using Splunk® Enterprise.

By opening up valuable, real time operational data from the mainframe and providing it to Splunk Enterprise, Splunk users can be more proactive and effective in monitoring and resolving application, security and network problems on the mainframe.

“Recent use cases reflect the mainframe’s evolving role as the critical linchpin for leading analytics platforms like…

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Mar 17

Brocade has announced the results of a FEDERAL IT SURVEY revealing the top three pain points when business-critical workloads are accessed through a shared rather than a dedicated IP STORAGE NETWORK. Survey respondents cited maintaining a secure environment (48 percent), data loss (34 percent) and poor application response time (30 percent) as primary concerns.

Commissioned by Brocade and conducted by Market Connections, the IP storage survey polled 200 IT decision-makers across 57 federal agencies. Other key findings include:

Forty-five percent of an agency's total storage capacity is IP-storage based with 78 percent of respondents expecting this capacity…

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Mar 17

Standardware has been working with the IBM IMS Labs for many years to bring awareness to the IMS community regarding COPE Family of products and support for all IBM IMS new versions. According to Dave Evans, President of Standardware, IMS has many new features in Version 14 and COPE fully supports this new release and features.   Standardware is currently working with IBM on future releases to provide customers with the latest support for the IBM product and is working with IMS development in this ongoing effort. Evans, went on to say he always looks forward to working with the…

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Mar 17

EMC Corporation and VMware have released a joint State of IT Transformation report, an analysis of more than 660 EMC and VMware customers worldwide that are in the midst of IT transformation initiatives to help advance the digital business agendas of their organizations. More accurate than a survey of polled research subjects, itpresents a qualified analysis of companies who participated in EMC IT Transformation and VMware Accelerate workshops and self-identified gaps, progress and target goals in their short- and long-term IT transformation initiatives.

TRANSFORMING OPERATIONS

Regardless of geography or industry,…

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Mar 14

BMC has announced that Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has again awarded BMC's Control-M solution the highest cumulative score in its Radar for Workload Automation. BMC was named a Value Leader and was given a special award for having the most comprehensive Big Data support.

"BMC's new energy and focus on digital transformation is driving direction across all of its solutions and most especially to its Control-M Workload Automation offering," said Dan Twing, president and COO at EMA. "BMC continues to be the innovation leader and shines from a features perspective,…

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Mar 14

Maybe it was SHARE 2016 in San Antonio recently that attracted both EMC and Oracle to introduce updated products that specifically target mainframe storage. Given that IBM has been struggling in the storage area, who would have guessed the newfound interest in mainframe storage. Or maybe these vendors sense a vulnerability.

EMC Corporation, for instance, announced new capabilities for its EMC VMAX and EMC Disk Library for mainframe storage products. With VMAX support for mainframe, in both the VMAX3 and the new VMAX All Flash products, mainframe shops can modernize,…

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Mar 10

Syncsort has announced its industry leading data integration software, DMX-h, is certified with MapR Streams for the MapR Converged Data Platform, announced by MapR today. DMX-h integration with MapR allows joint customers to move enterprise-wide Big Data into Hadoop and leverage MapR Streams integration with Hadoop and Spark for real-time streaming to accelerate analysis across diverse data sources and locations.

Syncsort DMX-h achieved Day One Certification for MapR Streams, based on a detailed evaluation and performance benchmark testing, ensuring that customer data pipelines have enterprise capabilities to monitor and manage new data sources. In the MapR…

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Mar 10

In case you hadn’t noticed, 2016 has started with big momentum for mainframes—including IBM introducing the new z13s. It is always gratifying when something you believe in, against herd mentality, comes to pass. It is far too soon to say that skepticism about mainframes has passed, but the media and analysts are certainly telling a different story than they did a year ago. A major reason is a development I have been excited about for some time: the hybrid cloud.

It is no coincidence that positive press for the mainframe and the hybrid…

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Mar 7

Oracle has announced the all new StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) 7 System, a secure and scalable data protection solution for mainframe and heterogeneous systems with the additional capability to provide fully automated tiering directly to the public cloud. Furthermore, Oracle’s StorageTek VSM 7 System has been architected to seamlessly integrate with Oracle Storage Cloud Service—Object Storage and Oracle Storage Cloud Service—Archive Service and provides storage administrators with a built-in cloud strategy. With Oracle, cloud storage is now as accessible as on-premise storage.

“In the past, data protection solutions were designed to…

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Mar 4

SUSE today announced the general availability of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds with less stress on IT staff and resources. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades for future releases, along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to make it easier to move business-critical applications and data to the cloud. In addition, SUSE is offering new OpenStack training and certification for deployment and operation of OpenStack private clouds.

"The market has started to realize that do-it-yourself approaches to deploying…

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Mar 3

Syncsort has announced new groundbreaking capabilities in its industry leading data integration software, DMX-h, that for the first time, allow organizations to work with mainframe data in Hadoop or Spark in its native format  ̶essential for maintaining data lineage and compliance. With its latest release, Syncsort also introduced the new high-speed DMX Data Funnel, which customers use to quickly ingest hundreds of database tables from sources like DB2 at the push of a button, dramatically reducing the time and effort to populate their Enterprise Data Hubs.

“The largest organizations want to leverage…

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Mar 1

EMC Corporation today announced new capabilities for its EMC® VMAX® and EMC® Disk Library for mainframe storage products. With VMAX support for mainframe, in both the VMAX3™ and the new VMAX® All Flash products, customers can modernize, automate and consolidate disparate data center technologies within a simplified, high-performance and trusted data services platform. The additional capabilities of VMAX3 extend its industry-leading automated performance tiering functionality to the mainframe. The VMAX family now offers twice the processing power in a third of the footprinti for mainframe customers. Modernizing data protection for the mainframe, EMC is…

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Feb 29

Coinciding with the EMC announcement of their new EMC® VMAX3™ and VMAX® All Flash storage systems for IBM z Systems mainframes, INNOVATION Data Processing today is announcing day-one availability of the full range of its Non-Disruptive Data Protection, Business Continuance and Data Migration Solutions with support for these new EMC VMAX storage systems.

“Mainframe purchase decisions tend to be a long-term commitment not to be taken lightly. Customers are always hoping for a quantum leap forward in their next buying cycle, so we’re excited about being able to participate in showing…

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Feb 29

EMC Corporation has announced EMC ® DSSD™ D5™, a quantum leap in flash storage. Available in March, DSSD D5 is the first of a new category of flash storage – Rack-Scale Flash. DSSD D5 is a completely new architecture designed for the most data-intensive applications, both traditional and next-generation, which require extreme levels of performance and the lowest possible latency. DSSD D5 reaches new performance heights, with real-world results that speed applications such as genetic sequencing calculations, fraud detection, credit card authorization, and advanced analytics by as much as 10X.

Enterprises at the…

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Feb 26

BMC is showcasing its investment in mainframe as a Silver sponsor of Share 2016, February 28 - March 4, in San Antonio, Texas. The digital IT leader will highlight how it is transforming mainframes for the digital world with innovative software solutions that are simple, intelligent, and powerful. Through eight technical sessions, BMC will share with attendees the latest on how to manage mainframe environments, automatically and proactively fix issues, and reduce MLC costs.

WHO: BMC, the leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise. WHAT: BMC continues to invest in mainframe on the z Systems as key…

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Feb 24

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of Atlas™ 3.0, its latest business requirements and delivery platform. The adoption of Agile software development for applications is widely used among organizations today, which is demanding a change in quality assurance and testing. With Atlas 3.0, the visibility into quality metrics provides organizations greater confidence that the business needs are aligned with Agile delivery.

The ability to rapidly develop, efficiently test and deliver applications provides businesses a critical competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced world. With Atlas 3.0, business analysts can more effectively manage Agile communication, ensuring the development…

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Feb 24

BM has announced BMC Discovery, a comprehensive solution for IT discovery and dependency mapping, which is essential for meeting automation requirements, compliance regulations, and improving the ability to respond to security threats. BMC Discovery builds on the significant market success of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependence Mapping (ADDM) by delivering the new unique capability to map an application from any related piece of information, giving IT organizations critical visibility to understand how their responsibilities impact the business. With BMC Discovery, IT can link business applications, infrastructure and software in minutes to create an optimized and more agile data center.<…

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Feb 24

EMC has announced the new EMC Provider Cloud System (PCS), a software-defined Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) reference architecture designed to enable communications service providers’ (CSPs’) to deliver distributed, multi-service, carrier-grade cloud solutions quickly and economically.

In today’s communications service provider market, advanced software and Internet and mobile connectivity are combining to lower barriers-to-entry, enabling new entrants to offer traditional telecom services without having to make the large capital investments that have historically been required. At the same time, many providers are finding ways to bundle telecom services with newer services like…

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Feb 24

IBM has announced new object-based cloud storage services to help clients better manage their growing volumes of unstructured data. The new IBM Cloud Object Storage will combine technology from the recently acquired leading object storage company, Cleversafe, with the IBM Cloud to provide enterprises with fast, flexible, hybrid cloud storage-as-a-service solutions.

With the new services, IBM will provide enterprises a choice of multiple APIs and the option to store massive amounts of data efficiently on-premise, on the IBM Cloud, or across the two in a hybrid environment, with the same level of reliability…

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Feb 22

EMC Corporation and VMware, Inc. have announced the new VCE® VxRail™ Appliance family, the only integrated and jointly engineered hyper-converged infrastructure appliances (HCIA) for VMware environments. The VxRail Appliance family brings together the best of EMC and VMware including EMC rich data services and leading systems management capabilities with VMware's leading hyper-converged software that includes VMware vSphere®, vCenter Server® and VMware Virtual SAN™, the simple, powerful, efficient software defined storage natively integrated with vSphere – all in a single product family with one point of support.…

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