A new dimension in computing
Businesses are turning to the IBM zEnterprise™ System class of servers
to expand upon their traditional mainframe workloads, by consolidating,
managing, and securing the tier of servers that, in turn, rely on IBM
System z®. The zEnterprise System brings a new dimension to computing
by integrating IBM technologies to improve productivity of today's
multi-architecture data centers and enables you to focus more on your
business and workloads and less on complex infrastructure underpinnings.
z/OS® is at the heart of zEnterprise workloads. Just as the zEnterprise
servers challenge traditional views of technology and management, so
too is z/OS Version 1 Release 13 altering the views of what an
operating system should do.
Smarter systems improve availability
z/OS, already a highly available system, brings a new dimension to
system availability by giving you the ability to predict and act to
prevent potential system issues. z/OS V1.13 has designs for autonomics
and smart operations which can help you proactively avoid errors and
reduce risk from outages. For example, the real-time predictive
capabilities of z/OS Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) are enhanced
with more monitoring of system metrics, and in some instances are
designed to automatically invoke z/OS Runtime Diagnostics to help
identify the specific workload at risk and to give your operators the
information they need to act quickly and accurately to isolate your
workloads from hidden errors.
Smarter systems improve productivity
z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF, 5655-S28) is the new face of z/OS and
forms the platform for revolutionizing the management of z/OS
environments. z/OSMF V1.13 add new management tasks and enhance those
introduced in prior releases to simplify software deployment through
the cloning of z/OS images, simplify disk storage volume management,
simplify z/OS Version 1 Release 13. A smarter system TCP/IP network and
security configuration, and improve overall ease of use with the
ability for cross-application linking and launching.
Smarter systems provide value
You can use z/OS to extend the value of your existing applications.
This latest release delivers the foundation for batch modernization,
enabling you to break down the traditional wall between batch and
online workloads and allowing you to access and transform business data
as never before. New enhancements are designed to help shorten your
batch window, simplify batch programming, and give you more flexibility
in deploying batch applications. z/OS V1.13 also delivers improved
performance for Web-based applications with better overall I/O response
times for z/OS UNIX® System Services workloads in a Parallel Sysplex®.
The world we live and work in is more complex and more demanding than
ever. The performance of your business today hinges on your ability to
meet the demands of your customers, partners, and employees. Let the
smarter system innovation in the zEnterprise and z/OS help you to
optimize your workloads, be responsive to business needs, and deliver
performance at lower costs.
For more information
To learn more about z/OS Version 1 Release 13, please contact your IBM
marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the
following Web site: ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos .
*NOTE : All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
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