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!
Advanced Software Technologies Co. Ltd. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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 Software (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
Can Do Systems, Inc. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
CA Technologies (link resides outside ibm.com.)
Our customers are able to take immediate advantage of the strong scalability and performance improvements offered by IBM z/OS V2.1, with our commitment to Day One support. CA Technologies will continue to work closely with IBM to help maximize the ROI of our shared customers’ investment in the z/OS software and zEnterprise hardware, while fostering innovation for the platform.
Mark Combs, Distinguished Senior Vice President, CA Mainframe Customer Solutions Unit
Cole-Soft Marketing, Inc. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
EMC (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
GT Software, Inc. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
Innovation Data Processing (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
I/S Management Strategies, Ltd. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
With the announcement of 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 above and beyond z/OS V1.13 and customers can understand the value of their software investments using LCS Software. Many of the evolutionary steps in the Enterprise System hardware and software help customers understand and optimize TCO.
Al Sherkow, President
PKWARE, Inc. (link resides outside ibm.com.)
Using zEnterprise for high speed compression and encryption support, we offer SecureZIP's multiple data-centric security solutions to drive value for our customers. We find the new IBM z/OS V2.1 to offer key enhancements in security and data processing capabilities provide a secured foundation to help with our PKWARE portfolio.
Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering
SAS Institute (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
Serena (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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
Software AG (link resides outside ibm.com.)
We at Software AG are very excited about the enhancements to Large Page Support and zHPF that will be released with IBM z/OS V2.1 in 2013 as they helped improve overall performance which is an advantage for our customers. Software AG has tested and is also keen on the new Flash Express functionality on the EC12 for z/OS which is a performance enhancement to z/OS page management. As with Large Page Support and zHPF, Software AG feels that Flash Express will benefit our joint customers.
Bruce Beaman, Senior Director, Product Marketing
Syspertec (link resides outside ibm.com.)
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