ISV testimonials for IBM z/OS

Review testimonials from System z ISVs to find out why they are excited by IBM z/OS. Find out how the features and enhancements help support their application requirements as well as their customers' business needs!


ALEBRAAlebra  (link resides outside
Alebra's Parallel Data Mover (PDM) product when combined with the zEDC compression feature on zEnterprise BC12 platforms will deliver superior performance for our customers. Benefits for clients include reduced CPU overhead and increased performance as well as improved network transmission performance. We expect that the combination of PDM with zBC12 platforms and z/OS have the potential to double throughput for customers Alebra intends to use zEDC compression in lieu of current software-based compression to provide these excellent qualities of service.

Bill Yeager, CTO

ASG Software SolutionASG(link resides outside
ASG is happy to continue its long-standing support of the System z Platform and welcomes the new innovative features of the IBM zBC12 hardware and new version of z/OS 2.1 which provides an increasingly compelling value proposition to our customers. With the significant boost in performance, ASG is excited to continue enhancing the performance of our Infrastructure and Operational solutions resulting in better service delivery.

Gary Henderson, Director of Product Management

ASTCOAdvanced Software Technologies Co. Ltd. (link resides outside
The ability of IBM z/OS V2.1 to take advantage of the hardware scalability of the new IBM zEC12 will provide incredible increases in processing power and associated throughput, to meet customers’ high scalability needs. This coupled with increased system stability thanks to improved security and health check facilities can help us deliver more reliable and resilient solutions for our customers.

A S Tepper, Director


BMC SoftwareBMC Software (link resides outside
Around the globe, our customers continue to rely on the mainframe as the foundation for running their IT workloads, and the new IBM z/OS V2.1 and IBM zEC12 clearly demonstrate IBM's commitment to addressing the ever-evolving IT challenges enterprise customers face. BMC Software applauds and shares that commitment. Rooted in more than 25 years of mainframe expertise, our innovative solutions continue to ensure customers are able to fully and cost-efficiently harness the security, scalability and performance superiority of the IBM mainframe.

Bill Miller, President, Mainframe Service Management


CA TecnologiesCA Technologies (link resides outside
At CA Technologies we see zEnterprise as being the cornerstone for a multitude of IT scenarios to drive business growth for our clients. The new z/OS and z/VM operating systems, enhanced by CA solutions, provide a foundation to enable unique business innovation based on a highly scalable platform with unparalleled economics.

Mike Madden, General Manager, Mainframe

CA Tecnologies Compuware(link resides outside
The addition of the IBM zBC12 and z/OS 2.1 to the zEnterprise System will undoubtedly help small and medium-sized enterprises build and test new applications to increase service and drive business growth. The zBC12 works seamlessly with all of Compuware’s Mainframe Solutions, including File-AID, Abend-AID, Xpediter, Hiperstation and Strobe. In addition, the Compuware APM for Mainframe solution is a perfect fit for the zBC12 with its true 24/7 end-to-end transaction visibility. Customers can discover and diagnose elusive multi-tier workload problems to reduce costs and accelerate mean time to resolution. It’s a win-win for our customers.

Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager Mainframe Solutions

'CSI CSI International (link resides outside
IBM zBC12 and the latest z/OS, z/VM and z/VSE operating environments demonstrates IBM’s ongoing commitment to extending the capabilities of the modern mainframe platform to an increasingly broader set of enterprises looking to drive greater IT efficiency, industry leading security, and an extremely flexible IT service delivery model. CSI International and IBM will continue to work together to deliver innovative industry solutions that deliver unmatched business value for clients around the world.

John Rankin, Founder and Chairman

Can Do SystemsCan Do Systems, Inc. (link resides outside
Working with IBM enabled us to test and employ the latest innovative technologies made available by IBM z/OS V2.1, in the ongoing development of our date simulator product, TICTOC.

Romy Leibler, Corporate Director

ColeSoftCole-Soft Marketing, Inc. (link resides outside
ColeSoft Marketing Inc's debugging tools (z/XDC and c/XDC) and profiling tools (z/XPF and z/XPF-PC) depend on IBM's excellent z/OS operating system. IBM z/OS's inherent security, scalability and its ability to handle massive throughput keeps this operating system well beyond the reach of any other such offering.
Modern civilization runs on, and depends upon IBM z/OS. Keep up the good work, IBM.

Robert W. Shimizu, Partner


EMC²EMC (link resides outside
The two biggest and most disruptive trends in IT today are Big Data and Cloud. We are excited about the new capabilities IBM’s z/OS Version 2.1 will bring to our mainframe customers – specifically the innovative new capabilities to support Big Data and data analytics as well as the resiliency, availability, and scalability organizations need from System z and z/OS to support new models of computing, like Hybrid Cloud. The combination of EMC’s powerful, trusted and smart portfolio of mainframe solutions with IBM’s z/OS Version 2.1 will deliver the performance and efficiency needed to transform IT. This is yet another example of EMC’s long standing—and continued commitment—to innovate and invest in mainframe environments.

Bruce Klenk, Mainframe Product Manager, Enterprise Storage Division


GTSoftwareGT Software, Inc. (link resides outside
Commitment to our customers is the driving force behind what we do at GT Software. The foundation for IBM’s z/OS V2.1 provides for continued modernization will allow clients, IBM and GT Software to offer even more innovative solutions faster based on the many enhancements of the IBM System z platform. In addition, z/OS modernization helps us improve the quality and speed of software development helping us get new solutions to our customers.

Steve Able, VP, Strategic Software Innovation


I/S Management Strategies, Ltd. I/S Management Strategies Ltd. (link resides outside
With the announcement of the zBC12 and IBM z/OS V2.1 the LPAR Capacity and Software Usage Analysis (LCS) Software has been updated to assist clients in analyzing effects on IBM software charges. z/OS V2.1 brings significant value in availability, data management and security above and beyond z/OS 1.13. Customers can understand the value of their software investments using LCS Software. Many of the evolutionary steps in the zEnterprise System hardware and software help customers maximize their investment by optimizing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Al Sherkow, President

Finacle from Infosys. YOUR INNOVATION PARTNER.Infosys – Finacle (link resides outside
Over the past years we have seen an ever increasing demand by banks for non-stop transformation with complex data queries. Our product Finacle helps banks run efficiently and securely on the System z platform. With the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise BC12 and new z/OS security enhancements we will be able to provide our clients additional security and increased performance with an efficient infrastructure.

Deepak Hoshing, Head of Architecture

Innovation Data ProcessingInnovation Data Processing (link resides outside
Users of our, FDR z/OS and UPSTREAM Distributed Systems, Data Protection and Business Continuance Solutions will find IBM z/OS V2.1, with its new features and additional functionality, allows them to more efficiently scale; handling larger volumes of backup data with fewer system resources, ensuring them the highest level of business resiliency at the lowest possible cost.

Thomas J. Meehan, Vice President


PKWAREPKWARE(link resides outside
PKWARE is excited to leverage the latest innovation in the IBM zEnterprise System: hardware accelerated data compression using the zEDC. Customers with the latest zEnterprise System mainframes can reduce operating costs and achieve significant performance improvements with PKZIP and SecureZIP for z/OS.

Joe Sturonas, Chief Technology Officer


Software agSoftware AG(link resides outside
Software AG is excited about the new zBC12 hardware and software technology because we can exploit this to provide greater customer value. We are highly supportive of the new IBM BC12 systems and also the technology enhancements particularly in the area of TCP/IP dealing with large data and the new compression co-processor, given that data volumes continue to grow for System z customers. The results of a recent Adabas performance benchmark that was completed on an IBM System zEC12 which processed more than 1 million commands per seconds along with the exploitation of IBM 2GB large page support and IBM Flash Express. Also witnessed was marked improvement with I/O performance by using Adabas exploiting zHPF technology within z/OS and the storage subsystem. Further details can be shown at We believe you would see similar results with the newly announced BC12.

Bruce Beaman, Sr Director Product Marketing

Syncsort Syncsort (link resides outside
"IBM's compression technology promises to conserve resources and increase throughput, saving time and reducing CPU and application costs on z/OS, said Harvey Tessler, founder, Syncsort."
We will continue to work closely with IBM to exploit this new compression hardware and integrate it with our sorting technology and algorithms to maximize the benefits to our mutual customers."

Harvey Tessler, Founder of Syncsort

SASSAS Institute (link resides outside
IBM's new z/OS V2.1 memory and file system performance performance enhancements look very promising for our data intensive customers running SAS® Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions on the mainframe. Partners for more than 35 years, SAS and IBM remain dedicated to deliver SAS solutions on IBM industry leading infrastructure for the benefit of our customers.

Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director, SAS Research and Development

SerenaSerena (link resides outside
Our largest and most strategic customers continue to rely heavily on IBM z/OS. It is core and mission critical to their business. Serena aligns with our customers and with IBM to leverage the rigor, scalability and data integrity that only comes with z/OS and System z.

Al Slovacek, Senior Director, Mainframe Products

SyspertecSyspertec (link resides outside
The IBM z/OS V2.1 enhancements certainly will be valuable. We look forward to z/OS V2.1 availability and performance enhancements to the Coupling Facility and VSAM, and to improved integration capabilities like the new z/OS font collection and pre-initialized Language Environment enhancements.

Jean-Michel Saby, Director of Research and Development


UNICOM Systems Unicom Global (link resides outside
IBM’s venerable mainframe will turn 50 in 2014. The IBM mainframe continues to define new computing trends, such as Cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile computing. All of these new trends combined with the power of the new zBC12 demonstrate a continued IBM commitment to the modern mainframe platform, and to mainframe software offering such as: z/OS, and CICS TS. Unicom Global and IBM will continue to work together to deliver Innovative Enterprise class solutions and services for our clients around the world.

The new IBM zBC12 is the perfect partner for Columbus Document Warehouse application! This is especially true for clients who are considering the mainframe for the first time, due to increases in data warehouses.

Larry Lawler, CTO

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