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We get excited around here when new things happen in the mainframe world and this week is one of those times. IBM today announced the release of their newest zEnterprise system - the EC12. This new hardware gives businesses the opportunity to drive increased performance and address the market challenges presented by increasing customer experience expectations. BMC is delivering on its long-standing commitment to help our customers get the most out of their mainframe investment. Our solutions have been tested and are ready to run on the EC12.

 

Let’s hear from Bill Miller, President of Mainframe Service Management at BMC Software on his view of the IBM release: 

 

“With the zEnterprise EC12 System release, IBM has further strengthened the mainframe, ensuring that this platform will continue to play an essential role in the IT strategy of customers who need the highest levels of security, scalability and IT performance.  BMC enthusiastically supports the on-going evolution and growth of the IBM mainframe.  The BMC management solutions for mainframe infrastructure, data bases, middleware and workload automation support the EC12 today and enable customers to maximize their investment in this leading enterprise platform.”

 

As Bill says, we are enthusiastic about IBM’s continued investment in the evolution of the mainframe. That’s because we continue to invest as well to deliver innovative solutions that ensure our customers’ zEnterprise environments are more cost-effective while delivering the business availability, reduced risk and support for cross-enterprise systems and applications that are crucial to customer business success.  

 

We continue to make key investments in our performance solutions and several of those will be released to the market very soon. Stay tuned for our upcoming release of advanced analytics capabilities that will enable our customers to apply analytical self-learning to mainframe systems management and reap the rewards of increased availability and reduced risk that intelligent, automated analytics delivers.

 

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the IBM zEnterprise EC12 release and to continue working with you to drive constant operational improvement and cost optimization.