Presentation on theme: "10 Reasons to fall in love with The Mainframe again… Marcel den Hartog October 2007."— Presentation transcript:
10 Reasons to fall in love with The Mainframe again… Marcel den Hartog October 2007
Agenda Long Live the Mainframe CA Today Nice… but how do we tell others? New Technology How to make the most of it Old things dont go away….
Long live the mainframe IBMs MF revenue UP last 3 qtr IBM spends > $ 100 mln to make Mainframe easier to use Enhancements include security, systems and data management, and virtualization Since 2000 > 23,000 students from 300 colleges in North America have been trained on MF PHP 5.1.2 now available for z/OS And much, much more…..
TCO… Illuminata Dec 2006 Title: IBM System z TCO: Man Bites Dog Some highlights It does not make sense to measure TCO strictly on a one- application-per-server basis Measure with 10-50 applications on 1 Mainframe versus 10-20 blades or a grid of 50 distributed systems MF TCO is 30-60% better than 30 Sun servers or 300 Linux Servers
TCO… 2 Some of the cost factors: Air conditioning and electricity People costs are a fraction of those required for distributed systems Hardware costs have shrunk (from 65 to 20% of TCO) Software license costs now competitive with other platforms; especially zIIP, IFL and zAAP offer even lower HW/SW pricing A new lease on life for the System/z
Long live the Hype SOA will save us all SOX & other regulations Green is better… Security is hot (again…)
Something to think about… Sonys Playstation 3 CELL microprocessor will be available in IBM Mainframes. Companies will use mainframes to run Virtual Worlds like Second Life Press: Mainframes are big computers commonly used for transaction processing and other centralized tasks We can finally walk around in our own mainframe in the future… But its more serious than that…
Maybe Spiderman can protect us from evil programmers and we can speed up DB2 by using Sonic the Hedgehog??
Nice, but how do we tell others? Internal Marketing
This is all nice but…. New applications are often NOT developed on Mainframe Mainframe people are not replaced when they retire We do more with less, and less and less So: We must promote our box AND ourselves more and better We must emphasize the good things and make sure the bad things are seen in context (expensive is not always expensive…) We have to think like them….
New Technology The mainframe is getting more complex Java, Linux, Websphere, SOA etc… Old technology requires new thinking Open up legacy for SOA Networking now integrated across all platforms Databases have relations across networks Applications cross borders Complexity? What complexity?
Complexity Internet / Network Internet / Network Mainframe CICS Java DB2/IMS TCP/IP Unix/? Transaction- Database- Application Servers (Oracle, Tuxedo, HTTP) Windows/Linux Transaction- Database- Application Servers (MS/SQL, LAMP HTTP, Transaction) User Network things Network things Network things Storage things
The 10 reasons… I Security No external attacks, no malware Access Control & Audit part of eco-system Investment Protection 20 year old apps run unmodified on latest hardware The co-exist with Linux & Java on same box Can me turned into SOA apps quite easy
The 10 reasons… II High Availability Do we need to explain??? Workload & Performance 90% of worlds largest databases Utilization close to 100% zIIP & zAAP for even better spread Efficient interoperability Co-host multiple systems and workloads Hypersockets between LPARs for sub second performance
The 10 reasons… III Lower overall Operating Costs Less systems, lower cost Energy Physical space Emergency Management Do I need to explain? Think about the complexity…
The 10 reasons… IV Scalability Anywhere from 26 MIPS for an entry-level machine to 17,800 MIPS for a 54-way multiprocessor system Parallel Sysplex can go to 500,000 MIPS Scalable Linux?? Virtualization Its part of the architecture, not an afterthought Centralized Management Hmm, ever tried that? It seems to work…..
Linux on Mainframe Slowly winning ground 30% year-on-year growth 390 Business Partners now delivering > 1000 applications on Linux (100% growth) 20% of IBM revenue & 30% of MIPS now from Linux Red Hat & IBM agreed to join forces (May 10, 2007) Greener than blades Cost Set-up & Operational costs lower Initial costs higher Mainly for Development
Usage Trends Development Systems Integrated Build/Test/QA/Production Easy and quick to set-up Specialized Applications Security & Scalability are most important factors Why Choose Linux on the Mainframe," by Brad Day from Forrester potential cost savings, productivity gains and improved utilization rates through capabilities such as virtualization and security and systems management"
Application Development Legacy Renewal Import existing Cobol & Natural Full documentation including In-depth analysis of code Migrate to Java &.Net Keep existing investments in Business Logic
EITM: Transforming IT Management USERS Is IT doing the right things? Is IT doing things right? IT SERVICES BUSINESS EXECS Strategy Alignment Access Quality
Long live CA… CA trained > 60 people in Prague Announcement for zIIP support for 8 existing products New releases of over 16 products More in Beta as we speak New Mainframe Business Unit New Mainframe Affiliate Program
Valued Today. Essential Tomorrow. Our five year strategic commitment, we will: Build best in class mainframe solution support, maintenance and optimization capabilities Drive a systematic means of customer engagement and portfolio management Develop innovative and business compelling mainframe software solutions Increase CAs leadership position as the #1 independent software provider in the mainframe software market
CA & the Future of the MF EITM Unify & Simplify Govern, Manage & Secure The Unified Service Model More integration, more ease of use A state-of-the-art SOA framework A World Wide Mainframe BU with very strong people in the top
Its time to fall in love with the Mainframe Again…. Marcel den Hartog