Though SMS was definitely not an end-to-end storage management architecture, SMS represented the most comprehensive achievement in storage management software to date and it became a mainframe
standard for storage management after nearly 10 years of evolution.
The Virtual/BLUE 3990 control unit effectively eliminates the proprietary boundaries and vendor lock-in that separate the mainframe
and open systems storage worlds, enabling mainframe
enterprises to take advantage of the ever-increasing features and ROI benefits being delivered by the disk storage industry.
Corigin's secure, non-invasive high-speed mainframe
data access solution enables organizations to dramatically reduce mainframe
(MIPS) consumption charges, quickly access business-critical mainframe
data, and rapidly demonstrate return on investment.
Even as the computing landscape continues to evolve," says Doug Catalano, president of Waltham, MA-based CSC Consulting, "organizations will continue to need the mainframe
for its tremendous storage capability and its ability to quickly process and search for data.
Moving forward, Osman Aykut and AQM Solutions envision four key trends in the mainframe
industry for 2007:
IBM's new ESS Model 750 is designed to help customers in the midrange leverage many of the reliability and advanced functions of the Enterprise Storage Server while meeting the smaller capacity and price needs of new mainframe
and other system servers.
Hunt's computing environment is the IBM ES/9000-962 mainframe
computer, which performs the bulk of the company's administrative and operational processing functions.
Luminex develops and markets mainframe
channel gateway, connectivity and data storage products.
Over the years, most mainframe
customers have made substantial investments that support key business processes.
As a result, the mainframe
environment is extremely stable and reliable, as very few vendors control how everything works end-to-end.
The new 4-port ESCON HBA will also be integrated into the complete Luminex Channel Gateway product family during the second quarter of 2007, further extending Luminex's technology leadership in modern mainframe
Serena ChangeMan ZDD is the latest addition to the Serena ChangeMan Product Family Suite, which provides a single point of control for automating cross-platform application changes across the enterprise -- from the mainframe
to the Web.