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The new solutions build upon BMC's continued commitment to provide organizations that depend on mainframes with innovative software solutions by providing improved MTTR, reducing resource consumption and costs, and delivering improved reporting capabilities. Today's announcement complements BMC's recent announcement to provide solutions that support the ultra-secure IBM z14 mainframe.

"More than half of the respondents in BMC's 12th annual mainframe survey indicated that they maintain at least 50% of their data on the mainframe, and two-thirds of respondents are working to reduce maintenance windows," said Bill Miller, president of ZSolutions at BMC. "Ensuring the integrity, security, and recoverability of data is clearly of critical importance. With the new capabilities in BMC's data and systems management solutions, customers have solutions that are available, tested, and production-ready to support their business-critical applications."

The new capabilities enable customers to reduce costs, and increase performance and availability through dramatically enhanced performance management, database administration, transaction management, and backup and recovery capabilities. The solutions' new capabilities enable clients to:

  • Resolve IMS issues faster when exceptions occur, through integration of the MainView solution with the Log Analyzer for IMS capability.
  • Increase application availability by reducing online reorg post processing outage. An early customer result shows a reduced outage time of up to 66%.
  • Automatically restart applications using VSAM Record Level Sharing.
  • Reduce resource consumption and costs with the ability to identify and take action on looping transactions.
  • Improve IMS transaction throughput and performance through tuning recommendations, including preloaded transactions.

With these new capabilities, the solutions also offer day one support for the IBM IMS 15 transactional database. IMS 15 delivers the availability, scalability, and performance required for enterprise and integrated on-premises and cloud environments. With BMC's latest releases supporting IMS 15, BMC clients can be assured that their businesses will continue uninterrupted and experience smooth migrations to the new IMS system.

To learn more about BMC's mainframe data management and the MainView systems management solutions, visit https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/database-management-ims.html and https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/mainview-ims-management.html.

To read about BMC's recently announced 2017 BMC Mainframe Research Report, visit http://www.bmc.com/mainframesurvey

To read BMC blog posts about the mainframe industry, visit http://www.bmc.com/blogs/categories/mainframe/

About BMC

BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management solutions are designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. BMC digital IT transforms 82 percent of the Fortune 500 and serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

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IBM, z14, DB2, and IMS are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

 

 

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM's hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM's legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service.

For more information, visit: www.ibm.com.

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