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Advanced Software Technologies Co.

“The new IBM z14 ZR1 with its vastly increased main memory capacity, coupled with continued emphasis on industry-leading pervasive encryption, provides the ideal platform for centralized storage and processing of enterprise data with all the accordant advanced security features.” – Andi Tepper, Director

Applied Performance Technologies, Inc.

“PerfTechPro zAnalytics® - assists managing R4HA, software costs, supports new enhancements for HyperDispatch, SMT and management of the Cloud. This CPM solution, zAnalytics, offers cost effective solutions which allow customers to take full advantage of IBM’s z14 ZR1.” – Bill Hart, Vice President

ASG Technologies

“ASG Technologies is excited about IBM’s innovative initiatives for modern computing with the introduction of the z14 ZR1. ASG and IBM will continue to work together to deliver unmatched business value for our clients’ modern mainframe performance, workload and application management needs.” – David R. Parker, Vice President, Product Management

CA Technologies

“CA Technologies is excited to support z14 ZR1, which will help to drive the flexibility that customers need for hybrid cloud environments that enable cloud business models and cloud approaches for DevSecOps.” – Greg Lotko, GM Mainframe

Compuware

“The IBM z14 ZR1 together with Topaz, ISPW and Compuware’s other developer productivity solutions will help enterprises adopt a modern DevOps toolchain for greater agility while significantly reducing the cost of mainframe ownership.” – Sam Knutson, Vice President, Product Management

Dell/EMC

"Like Dell EMC’s mainframe solutions portfolio, the z14 ZR1 is a great choice for a wide range of environments. IBM customers can count on our 25+ year partnership for mutual compatibility, support and commitment to ongoing storage innovation." - Robert Decrescenzo, SVP Product Development Engineering

INNOVATION Data Processing

“Customers looking forward to enhancing the security of their CICS, Batch and Cloud data will find INNOVATION data protection solutions are ready to help them leverage the unique pervasive encryption capability and enhanced processor performance of the new IBM z14 ZR1.” – Thomas J Meehan, Vice President INNOVATION Data Processing

Micro Focus

“Micro Focus is very excited with the announcement of IBM z14 ZR1 – an important extension of the IBM Z family. The combination of the new IBM mainframe and the Micro Focus Enterprise solution deliver a powerful platform for agile software delivery and an efficient environment for organizations to transform IT through mainframe modernization.” – Chris Livesey, SVP & GM, Application Modernization and Connectivity Product Group

Phoenix Software International

“Pervasive encryption is taking the world by storm and IBM Z is the undisputed leader in this space. Everyone can benefit from this technology and we are pleased to see it being offered to small and medium-sized mainframe customers.” – Edward Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer

PKWARE, Inc.

“We are excited to leverage advanced technologies of IBM Z with Smartcrypt data-centric security solutions - including a rich set of facilities for data translation, compression, encapsulation, encryption, and integrity.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering

SAS Institute

“The leading edge z14 ZR1 mainframe brings the power of the latest advances in security, performance, and memory capacity (up to 8 Terabytes!) to our customers. IBM is also moving to a ubiquitous 19-inch standard rack to more easily accommodate this computing powerhouse in datacenters. SAS remains dedicated to partnering with IBM to deliver SAS analytics on the mainframe platform.” – Ken Gahagan, Director, SAS Research and Development

Tone Software

“Tone Software applauds the innovative IBM z14 entry model that opens doors for all businesses to leverage a highly scalable mainframe platform, as well as powerful productivity solutions such as Tone's z/OS-based technologies.” – Shirley Balarezo, President

Action SW International

“The IBM z14 represents the next chapter in secure, scalable, high performance mainframe computing. Action Software International looks forward to enhancing manageability and auditability of these systems with its leading edge systems management products eventACTION and ussACTION.” – Peter Sharma, Vice President Marketing

Applied Performance Technologies, Inc.

“zAnalytics® - assists managing R4HA, software costs, supports new enhancements for HyperDispatch, SMT and Subsystem Transaction Level Reporting. The CPM solution PerfTechPro zAnalytics offers cost effective solutions which allow customers to take full advantage of z14.” – Bill Hart, Vice President

ASG technologies

“ASG Technologies is excited about IBM’s innovative initiatives for modern computing with the introduction of the z14. ASG and IBM will continue to work together to deliver unmatched business value for our clients’ modern mainframe performance, workload and application management needs.” – David Parker, VP Product Management

BMC

“The mainframe is the backbone of digital business. The combination of BMC solutions and IBM z14 will help customers fast track their transformation to digital business with improved speed, analytics and simplified operations.” – Bill Miller –President, zSolutions Optimization BMC Software

CA Technologies

“With the IBM z14, customers can now leverage mainframe investments to support new applications for AI & Machine learning, blockchain, and mission critical cloud services. CA’s partnership with IBM, including Day 1 support for IBM z14 and Pervasive Encryption, allows our customers to develop and advance solutions that enable digital trust, intelligence, speed and usability at scale and with control.” – Greg Lotko, GM Mainframe

Compuware

“Compuware Application Audit’s ability to detect inappropriate behavior and fulfill security and compliance requirements perfectly complements z14’s increased capacity throughput and new encryption features for data protection.” – Sam Knutson, Vice President of Product Management

Dell EMC

“Like Dell EMC’s mainframe solutions portfolio, z14 performance, scalability and security demonstrate commitment to innovation. Customers can count on our 25+ year partnership for excellent storage, computing and mutual support.” – Bob DeCrescenzo, Vice President, VMAX Engineering

HostBridge

“HostBridge Technology provides high-performance, high-precision integration software for IBM® z Systems™ and CICS®. Many of the z14 and ZOS 2.3 enhancements will allow us to correspondingly enhance our products in significant ways. z14 enhancements such hardware encryption and faster CPUs, and simplified firmware will will be of immediate value to HostBridge and our customers.” – Russ Teubner, CEO

INNOVATION Data Processing

“We expect customers expanding the scope of their Cloud Applications on z Systems will be pleased, to find INNOVATION solutions ready to help them leverage the step up in capacity and performance the new z14 brings to the table.” – Thomas J Meehan, Vice President

Intercope GMBH

“Intercope provides messaging software for financial customers who need to exchange information with business partners, handle payments and process deals. Reliability and availability are of the essence, z Systems have proved themselves to deliver the throughput, performance and security needed for mission critical applications. z Systems is the first choice for our customers because of its highly reliable and available infrastructure. z14 addresses the industry need of high security through Pervasive Encryption and high transaction workloads through the enhancements in the processor speed, high memory support, and reduced latency with enhanced interconnect technologies like Hyperlink." – Reinhart Laumer, Founder and CEO

Micro Focus

“As established technology partners, Micro Focus and IBM recognize the importance of new products and services in supporting the innovation that underpins digital business transformation. IBM z is the engine of the enterprise. It provides the enabling environment for organizations to realize their digital strategies. Secure and tuned for the enterprise, it’s ready to deliver IT service delivery at scale, and manage complex business application workloads. Micro Focus is delighted to reaffirm our commitment to mainframe innovation by supporting the next generation of IBM mainframe technology –the z14.” – Ed Airey
Director, Solutions Marketing

Pegasystems Inc.

“z Systems is an important platform for Pega and our clients. We are excited to be able to offer the Pega Platform and our entire suite of customer engagement and operations applications on the z14 platform to leverage its advances in scalability, security, performance, and availability. This will help us deliver a truly differentiated solution to meet our clients’ growing transaction workloads in a highly secure infrastructure.” – Mike Pyle, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Pegasystems Inc.

Phoenix Software International

“With z/OS 2.3 and the z14, IBM z Systems firmly establishes itself as the undisputed leader in the Trust Economy.” – Edward Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer

PKWARE, Inc.

“PKWARE, Inc. remains committed to supporting the advanced technologies of IBM z Systems. We are excited to continue offering the Smartcrypt data-centric security solution using the latest hardware facilities such as Pervasive encryption on z14. The PKWare solution provides customers a choice of best options for protecting data exchanged across all platforms from mobile to mainframe - including a rich set of options for data translation, compression, file encapsulation, and security.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering.

Protegrity, Inc.

“Protegrity’s Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) platform has a long history of deep technology integration with IBM systems. This integration will support the unique features of IBM's z14 platform, such as pervasive encryption, to address ever increasing demands for data privacy, security and regulatory compliance. In addition, Protegrity’s Data Security Gateway solution can help protect back office, Systems of Record (SOR) data residing on IBM z System mainframes as it is shared with web and mobile-based end-user Systems of Engagement (SOE) applications.” – Dominic Sartorio, Senior Vice President, Products and Development, Protegrity.

RSD

“As a software vendor supporting z Systems from many years, RSD is delighted with the announcement of this new z/OS 2.3 machine that shows the continuity of this platform. EOS Enterprise coupled with this new machine will provide better performance to our customers for the treatment of their critical information.” – Serge Quiniou, Product Management Management Manager

SAP

“SAP recognizes the continued investment that IBM makes in extending the capabilities of IBM Z to meet the complex needs of our joint customer base. The expansion of memory size (up to 32TB), enhanced FICON adapters and zHyperLink with reduced latency and improved I/O rates will help to further enhance the performance of transactional and analytic workloads running in SAP software, which we anticipate will lead to measurable enhancements in the responsiveness of SAP banking solutions. In addition, the introduction of the pervasive encryption and zEDC data compression will help further the overall characteristics for modern SAP industry applications. This, combined with the traditional strengths in continuous availability and workload management, will lead to an excellent platform upon which clients can build cutting-edge, high-performance and highly secure mission-critical SAP applications.” – Dr. Bernd Kohler, Development Manager, SAP on IBM Z & Db2 for z/OS, SAP SE

SAS Institute

“SAS remains dedicated to partnering with IBM to deliver superior Business Analytic solutions for enterprise customers. The IBM z14 architectural enhancements, especially large memory and pervasive encryption, will enhance SAS® Fraud Management as well as enable more concurrent SAS sessions.” – Cheryl Doninger - Senior Director, SAS Research and Development

Software AG

“IBM z14 demonstrates IBM’s ongoing commitment to extending the capabilities of the modern mainframe platform. With enhancements to support large memory, high bandwidth and data encryption IBM is addressing the enterprise demands for greater IT efficiency, industry leading security, and an extremely flexible IT service delivery model. Software AG and IBM will continue to work together to deliver innovative solutions that deliver unmatched business value for our mutual customers around the world.” – Bruce Beaman, Senior Director, Adabas and Natural Product Marketing

Syncsort, Inc.

“Many of the world’s largest and most successful organizations require increased resource and cost efficiencies as they continue to rely on the mainframe as a back-end transactional platform for critical workloads, and to provide key information to Big Data platforms for advanced analytics. We are excited to see the larger amount of memory available in the new IBM z14 that delivers reduced elapsed time and TCB CPU time and have engineered our Syncsort MFX solutions to take advantage of them.” – David Hodgson,
CPO, Syncsort.

SysperTec

“SysperTec continues to exploit the features of IBM’s mainframe operating systems and today we look forward to the new features and dramatic performance improvements that z14 will deliver. Virtel’s modernized access to z14 data and workloads will allow entire new markets and a range of smaller customers without mainframe skills or capabilities to benefit from the highest levels of security, performance and agility provided by this platform.” – Sebastian Dewar,
Chief Technology Officer

zCost Management

“The z14 and AutoSoftCapping from zCost Management runs with the highest levels of operational efficiency while remaining agile, secure, and ready for growth. We are definitely on the same page with IBM: doing more with less.” – Jacky Hofbauer, President & CSO, zCost Management

Wipro

“We are delighted to support IBM in the General Availability announcement and launch of IBM z14, the newest IBM mainframe platform. Wipro has been a major user and Infrastructure Services partner of the IBM mainframe – during the past six months as one of the select Systems Integrator’s working jointly with IBM and select Wipro clients to preview the innovations of this new z platform to be early adopters. We think that z14 addresses key needs of our joint Enterprise clients.” – Raj Bagga, Vice President of Data Center and Cloud Services, Wipro

Allen Systems Group

“ASG welcomes the new features of the IBM z13s hardware. ASG and IBM will continue to work together to deliver unmatched business value for our clients’ modern mainframe performance, workload and application management needs.” – Steve Leverett, VP, Systems Line of Business

BMC Software

“The global move to digital enterprise management is driving an increased interest in the mainframe. BMC has partnered with IBM to ensure that the newest IBM z13s offering helps our joint mid-market customers to leverage this very reliable platform. BMC’s solutions, such as MainView, DB2 NGT utilities, and MLC Cost Management solutions, are helping mid-range mainframe customers transform their businesses and help them achieve the highest availability with the most cost-effective transaction management experience possible.” – Bill Miller, President, zSolutions Optimization

CA Technologies

“The IBM z13s brings advanced capabilities introduced with the z13 to a broader customer set, enabling our clients to unlock the value in their core business applications at an improved ROI. As the number one independent z Systems software vendor, we will continue to partner with IBM to provide products that further improve the value of our customers’ investment in z Systems. Unleashing the power of these new technologies is top of mind for our customers as they deal with the increasing complexity of the application economy. CA Technologies is committed to continuing our tradition of providing Day 1 support for new IBM hardware and software releases.” – Ashok Reddy, GM, Mainframe

Colesoft Marketing Inc.

“With IBM z13s, IBM continues to show their commitment to increasing the scope of modern mainframe platform capabilities with ever greater IT efficiency and security. ColeSoft Marketing, Inc. is proud to work together with IBM to improve and innovate in this essential IT arena, and provide the highest value to clients around the world.” – Calin Cole, Vice President

Compuware

“Elegantly simple in design and usability, the Compuware Topaz Suite provides modern tools for next-gen mainframe professionals, making it the perfect partner for the new IBM z13s.” – Sam Knutson, Director, Product Management

CorreLog

“Congratulations to IBM on the 50th birthday of the mainframe. The most recent mainframe installment, the IBM z13s, solidifies IBM’s status as provider of the most strategic IT asset in a data center, regardless of platform. The z Systems platform plays host to our Government’s (and industry’s) most valuable Intellectual Property and CorreLog will continue to invest in IBM to maintain our certified-integration status in the years to come.” – George Faucher, President & CEO

Innovation Data Processing

“INNOVATION Data Processing has been working closely with IBM to ensure our suite of data protection, business continuance and business resiliency solutions will be there, with first day support, as perfect complements for customers acquiring a new IBM “zNext MR. We expect mid-size and even Enterprise Customers with Business Class z Systems, who are planning to have the new “zNext MR” host their Private and Public Cloud Applications, will find that the new features of the “zNext MR” will make it the perfect platform for them as they expand the scope of their Cloud Applications on z Systems. I believe the “zNext MR” will have more of just about everything they'll need, more memory (up to 4TB), more IO capacity (up to 256 channels), faster zHPF enabled FICON Express 16S channels, highly efficient zEDC hardware data compression, Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) enabled IFLs and zIIPs, as well as support for up to 40 LPARs.” – Thomas J. Meehan, Vice President

I/S Management Strategies Ltd.

“With the announcement of the IBM z13s the LPAR Capacity and Software Usage Analysis (LCS) Software has been updated to assist clients in analyzing effects of this new hardware on IBM software charges. Customers can understand the value of their software investments using LCS Software. Many of the evolutionary steps in the z Systems hardware and software help customers maximize their investment by optimizing their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).” – Al Sherkow, President

AppBuilder by Magic Software Enterprise

"The new IBM z13s system platform will reside at the core of many of our Clients business applications. AppBuilder is the product which provides those Enterprise Customers with the ability to deploy scalable business applications across multiple IBM platforms, languages and interfaces from a single source, futureproofing the availability of these business applications inline with IBM’s z13s and continued advances in technology. From installations of 1 to 1 billion users the AppBuilder product set is capable of delivering consistent business applications in a scalable, cost effective, controlled and secure IBM z13s development and production framework unparalleled by any other. We look forward to working with IBM and our clients to a faster and secure future.” – Steve Garry, Executive Account Director

Micro Focus

“Micro Focus delivers a full suite of application analysis, development and testing solutions for the IBM Mainframe. Designed for the new digital age, the IBM z13s Mainframe enables organizations to leverage this opportunity through industry leading scalability, processing throughput and deployment flexibility. Micro Focus, as a long standing IBM z Systems partner, is very pleased to support this next generation of IBM mainframe technology.” – Ed Airey, Product Marketing Director

MVS Solutions Inc.

“ThruPut Manager automation on the new IBM z13s provides an unrivalled opportunity for customers to grow their workloads and continue to reduce software costs without sacrificing performance or service to users.” – Murray Martin, VP, Sales and Marketing

Nastel

“Nastel AutoPilot provides rich support for monitoring application performance on the IBM mainframe. AutoPilot automatically discovers, monitors and analyzes the performance of z/OS applications utilizing: Linux on z Systems, z Systems, IBM MQ, (interactive and batch), CICS Transaction Server, IMS and DB2. Nastel AutoPilot monitoring for z provides: transaction visibility, a measurement of actual performance against expected and detection of SLA violations. For more information.” – Charles Rich , Vice President

PerfTechPro

“PerfTechPro zAnalytics® on z/OS helps our joint customers combine the scale and performance of z/OS with the ability to plan growth effectively and easily. PerfTechPro zAnalytics offers exceptional, cost effective Capacity Planning and Performance Measurement software that helps customers easily plan for capacity growth, allowing them to take full advantage of the new enhancements which the IBM z13s provides.” – Bill Hart, Vice President

Phoenix Software International

“We can't wait to start leveraging SIMD and other “game changing” features, available on the IBM z13s, in our software products. We know that doing so will be good for our software, good for our customers, and good for the z Systems ecosystem as a whole.” – Ed Jaffe, CTO

PKWARE

“PKWARE, Inc. remains committed to supporting the advanced technologies of IBM z Systems. We are excited to continue offering the SecureZIP data-centric security solution using the latest hardware facilities for high speed compression and encryption under z/OS, Linux on z Systems, and AIX. The PKWARE solution provides customers a choice of best options for protecting data exchanged across all platforms from mobile to mainframe - including a rich set of options for data translation, compression, file encapsulation, and security.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering

QMSI

“QMSI principals have spent decades using IBM mainframes - since the 360! We are proud to support, teach and encourage each new generation in the use of "our" platform - showing them the benefits of the mainframe, especially the new features of the IBM z13s. While everyone seems to be racing to the cloud, there are some tasks that take better advantage of the hardware right here on earth. Processing on a zIIP and using Data Spaces - with or without SSD - makes daily production and online CICS or IMS processing blazing fast! Continued enhancing of performance and z13s throughput makes QMSI ... and our customers ... winners! Another major milestone in advanced hardware tech, which contributes greatly to lower TCO and faster ROI: Go z13s!” – Tim Gregerson, Vice President

Rocket Software

“Mainframes have never been a one-size-fits-all platform, and IBM has consistently led the way in creating options that make sense to organizations of all sizes. IBM z13s is the perfect solution because of its high memory capacity, meaning that new types of applications and approaches – like cognitive computing – can be implemented quickly and efficiently.” – Bryan F. Smith, VP of R&D and Chief Technology Officer

RSD

“As a software vendor supporting z Systems from many years, RSD is delighted with the announcement of this new IBM z13s machine that shows the continuity of this platform. EOS Enterprise coupled with this new machine will provide better performance to our customers for the treatment of their critical information.” – Serge Quiniou, Director, Product Management

SAS

“We are pleased to see the IBM z13s architectural enhancements being extended into the business class machines -- especially vector instructions and the increases in real memory that are so important to business analytics. SAS remains dedicated to partnering with IBM to deliver SAS analytics on the mainframe platforms.” – Cheryl Doninger, SAS Sr. Director, Platform Research and Development

Software AG

“IBM z13s demonstrates IBM’s ongoing commitment to extending the capabilities of the modern mainframe platform to an increasingly broader set of enterprises looking to drive greater IT efficiency, industry leading security, and an extremely flexible IT service delivery model. Software AG and IBM will continue to work together to deliver innovative solutions that deliver unmatched business value for our mutual customers around the world.” – Bruce Beaman, Senior Director, Adabas and Natural Product Marketing

Software Diversified Services

“At Software Diversified Services we believe that combining the strengths of SDS VitalSigns with the capabilities of the new IBM z13s is an ideal solution to meet the needs of our mainframe clients now and into the future.” – Jim Lampi, Vice President

Syncsort

“IBM continues to raise the bar with capacity and throughput improvements for large workloads, and by enabling analytics processing on Linux on z and z/OS ̶ extending the already impressive capabilities of the IBM z13 to handle large volumes of computational intensive transactions. We will continue to partner with IBM to deliver technologies that build on these strengths to support powerful, cost-effective mainframe processing for business-critical applications and the mainframe’s growing role as a hub for Big Data strategies.” – Harvey Tessler, Founder, Syncsort

Unicom Systems

“UNICOM Global has a very strong partnership with IBM mainframe that spans more that 40 years IBM's z Systems continue to underpin our mainframe solutions as we help our customers to optimize business performance, maintain high application availability and streamline the development lifecycle. With significant advances in flexibility, performance and scale in a cost-reduced package, the new IBM z13s provides a great option for customers seeking to drive growth and increase business value.” – Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer

Advanced Software Technologies Co.

“The IBM z13 with its increased parallel-processing capabilities and new vector operations will enable even higher throughput capabilities, making the z13 an ideal cloud server that excels at efficiently processing the large numbers of transactions initiated by today’s ever increasing numbers of mobile devices.” – Andi Tepper, Director

Alebra Technologies

“Alebra Technologies is pleased to announce our intent to fully support IBM’s latest IBM z13. Specifically, Alebra Technologies Parallel Data Mover (PDM) and z/OpenGate FICON-to-Fibre Channel Gateway will be enhanced to support the latest FICON channels running at 16 Gigabit speeds. Alebra believes this IBM announcement will enhance the leadership position of the z13 to store, protect and access extremely large mission-critical data stores. When coupled with Alebra’s PDM and z/OpenGate products, these same data stores can be accessed from, or distributed to, a variety of other computing platforms as needed in an extremely fast and efficient manner. Details of Alebra’s support will be announced shortly after general availability of the new systems.” – Bill Yeager, Chief Technology Officer

Allen Systems Group

“ASG is happy to continue its long-standing support of the z Systems Platform and welcomes the new modernization features of the IBM z13. The new IBM z13 provides an increasingly compelling value proposition for our customers. With the new SMT processing on zIIPs, ASG will be able to continue enhancing the throughput and performance of our Infrastructure and Operational solutions, resulting in improved costs performance for our products and the customers that use zIIPS.” – Steve Leverett, Vice President, Systems Line of Business

2ndQuadrant

“2ndQuadrant, in partnership with our infrastructure partner Vissensa, are excited by the potential of combining the world’s most advanced open source database, PostgreSQL, with the world’s most efficient, trusted and secure IBM cloud server. 2ndQuadrant is also testing on the new IBM z13 . We expect the results will far exceed our goal.” – Howard Rolph, Worldwide Marketing Manager

BMC Software

“IBM z13 continues to make z Systems the most cost-effective software platform available, and BMC is enthusiastically investing and innovating to offer solutions that support it. BMC is excited to partner with IBM to ensure that our common customers can exploit a reliable and optimized platform on which to grow their business.” – Bill Miller, President, ZSolutions and Select Technologies

CA Technologies

“At CA Technologies we see the IBM z13 as a strategic enabler in the new application economy because those who build the apps will own the future and those apps will rely on the mainframe. We will continue to work together with IBM to further optimize the value and ease of using z Systems to provide the critical foundation for scale in the aggressively growing mobile to mainframe world.” – Michael Madden, Mainframe General Manager

Candescent Softbase, LLC.

“We are excited to join IBM in their announcement of the IBM z13 platform. Candescent Softbase is a long time IBM partner and plan to support this new platform in both our Batch Healthcare and Testbase product suites. Our commitment to z Systems, z/OS and DB2 remains strong.” – John Clark, Vice President, Engineering

Colesoft Marketing Inc.

“ColeSoft Marketing, Inc. provides z/XDC, a comprehensive debugging tool for IBM’s z/OS. We have been in continuous operation for nearly thirty years, and throughout that time we have been a staunch supporter of IBM’s hardware and software solutions. We would literally not be able to continue doing business without the close relationship we have enjoyed over the decades with IBM.” – Calin Cole, Vice President

Compuware

“Our solution provides leading edge usability to the world’s premier data and transaction engine, the IBM z13 to release the capabilities to the mobile generation.” – Stuart Feravich, Director of Product Management

CSI International

“CSI International looks forward to supporting the new IBM z13. We are excited that IBM continues to develop more advanced technologies in the z Systems space, allowing our customers to reach new levels of success.” – Jennifer Gatzke, Marketing Communications Manager

EMC

“The combination of EMC’s powerful, trusted, and secure Mainframe solutions with the IBM z13 enable customers to support traditional and next-generation enterprise applications and most efficiently store, protect, and manage customer information. This is a further example of EMC’s long-standing—and continued commitment—to innovate and invest in EMC solutions that support Mainframe environments.” – Bruce Klenk, Consultant Product Manager, Core Technology Division

Information Builders

“As a long time partner of IBM, Information Builders is excited to support and run our analytics, integration, and data quality software on the IBM z13. The speed, reliability and scalability of the hardware is essential to deliver the kinds of large scale, secure applications that Information Builders WebFOCUS is known for.” – Gerald Cohen, CEO

Innovation Data Processing

“Innovation is ready with data protection and business continuance solutions that are the perfect complement, for customers who will find the new IBM z13 with more memory, up to 10TB of memory, more and faster zHPF Ficon Express 16S channels, supporting more devices and zEDC hardware for highly efficient data compression, to mention just a few of its new features, is the perfect platform to host their Private and Public Clouds. INNOVATION Data Processing works closely with IBM to ensure our business resiliency solutions scale efficiently and use fewer resources to support the larger numbers of larger volumes, containing larger numbers of larger files that customers need to support cloud on z Systems.” – Thomas J. Meehan, Vice President

Micro Focus

“As a long term IBM partner, Micro Focus have provided innovative enterprise development and test software for the IBM mainframe environment over many years. IBM z13 is the industry leading business execution environment for enterprise application workload where scalability, performance and extensibility are core requirements for successful IT service delivery. Micro Focus is delighted to support the latest generation of IBM mainframe technology innovation, the z13.” – Chris Livesey, Chief Marketing Officer

MVS Solutions Inc.

“We are proud that ThruPut Manager running on z/OS V2.2 and the IBM z13 platform provides our mutual customers with greater batch performance and cost savings than ever before.” – Bob Binns, CEO

Pegasystems Inc.

Mike Pyle, SVP of Engineering at Pegasystems Inc. commented “z Systems is an important platform for us and for our customers. We are excited at the prospect of offering our Pega 7 product range on the z13 platform to leverage its advances in scalability, security, performance, and availability.” – Mike Pyle, Senior Vice President Engineering

Phoenix Software International

“The world expects industry-leading technologies from z Systems mainframes. The IBM z13 delivers.” – Ed Jaffe, CTO, Phoenix Software International

PKWARE

“PKWARE, Inc. remains committed to supporting the advanced technologies of the IBM z Systems operating environment. We are excited to continue offering the SecureZIP data-centric security solution using the latest z Systems hardware facilities for high speed compression and encryption under z/OS, Linux for z Systems, and AIX. The PKWARE solution provides customers a choice of best options for protecting data exchanged across all platforms from mobile to mainframe - including a rich set of options for data translation, compression, file encapsulation, and security.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering

Red Hat

“IBM z13 delivers a system capable of both transaction processing and analytics, creating new opportunities to gain insight in real time and melds well with the open hybrid cloud capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. IBM z13 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux bring the power of a next-generation mainframe system to the open hybrid cloud and allow enterprises to fully leverage their data assets, regardless of changing business demand.” – Jim Totton, Vice President and General Manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat

Rocket Software

“At Rocket Software, we are committed to mainframe innovation, customer success, and the global z Systems community. The IBM z13, along with z/OS 2.2, provides a number of advancements in on-platform analytics, next-generation storage architectures, rock-solid secure computing, and capacity to meet customer demands. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this family for the last 25 years – and we look forward to many more years of supporting and advancing mainframe investments all around the world.” – Bryan F. Smith , VP of R&D and Chief Technology Officer

RSD

“With new innovations to the IBM z13 and z/OS platforms, IBM technology allows RSD to extend our reach to organizations of all sizes. This means that RSD’s EOS (Enterprise Output Solution) and RSD GLASS® continue to evolve along with IBM. Together we remain focused on providing innovative information governance (IG) solutions that provide unmatched business value to our clients around the world.” – Ed Hallock, Director Product Marketing and Strategy

SAP

“SAP recognizes the continued investment that IBM makes in extending the capabilities of z Systems to meet the complex needs of our joint customer base. The larger memory size of z13 and its new FICON adapters will further enhance the performance of transactional and analytic SAP workloads, leading to measurable enhancements in the responsiveness of the SAP Banking Solutions. In addition, the introduction of the simultaneous multithreading technology (SMT) will help further the overall characteristics for modern applications such as SAP Banking Solutions, and other SAP applications. This, combined with the traditional strengths in continuous availability and workload management, leads to an excellent platform upon which clients can build cutting-edge SAP applications.” – Dr. Bernd Kohler, Development Manager, SAP on IBM z System & DB2 for z/OS

SAS

“The IBM z13 machine provides important enhancements in memory and vector instructions that make this a natural platform for business analytics on Big Data. SAS remains dedicated to partnering with IBM to deliver SAS analytics on the mainframe platforms.”

Software AG

“We have chosen to run our solutions on IBM z13, the world’s premier data and transaction engine (most efficient, secure, reliable, scalable and intelligent) and are excited that the system is now enabled for the mobile generation.” – Bruce Beaman, Senior Director, Adabas and Natural Product Marketing

SQ Data

“The IBM z13 is proof that the mainframe is moving in the right direction. For SQData, a leading provider of enterprise-class data replication solutions, the integration of traditional mainframe and distributed server technology provides the ideal infrastructure required to address extreme data volumes, complex data integration setups, Big Data repositories, continuous availability, etc. IBM continues to amaze with the evolution of their hybrid computing platform.” – Scott Quillicy, Founder and CEO, SQData Corporation

SUSE

“IBM z Systems strikes an important balance between mature, proven mainframe technologies and new innovative approaches to enterprise computing. z Systems has a long history of introducing new innovations that later become leading server technologies for datacenter environments. The IBM z13 marks another milestone in this evolution. At SUSE, we are proud to continue our role in this success story, building on the more than fifteen years of our deep Linux for z Systems expertise.” – Michael Miller, Vice President of Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

Syncsort

“We’re excited to see the new opportunities our customers will gain using the IBM z13,” said Harvey Tessler, Founder, Syncsort. “ We engineered our Syncsort MFX solutions to take advantage of the larger amount of memory available in the new system to deliver reduced elapsed time and TCB CPU time.” – Harvey Tessler, Founder, Syncsort

Unicom Global

“Macro 4 and UNICOM Global have a proud heritage in supporting the IBM mainframe for almost 50 years. Our z Systems solutions continue to be a cornerstone of our business and help to transform and optimize customer systems and processes. We also maintain a strong commitment to exploiting the power of mobile and web technologies, facilitated by the IBM z13. We are impressed by the faster application processing capabilities offered through the zIIP functionality and are confident that this high performance, high availability platform will deliver increased customer value on the digital frontline.” – Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer - C.T.O

USMobile

“USMobile’s “Software Defined” mobile network is designed to protect classified cellphone communication up to the “Top Secret” level. IBM’s z Systems platform provides us with an infrastructure that has the superior scale-up capabilities we need to seamlessly grow our network of cellphone users. Also critically important are the hardware security certifications for the platform. The z Systems platform's industry leading record for up time played an important role in our decision to deploy our solution on the IBM z13 platform.” – Jon K. Hanour, Co-Founder and President

Voltage Security Inc.

“As evinced by a continual tide of data breaches, the need for persistent data protection throughout the enterprise is only growing. The IBM z13 continues the evolution of the mainframe as the premier platform for critical computing, and Voltage Security, Inc. is pleased to support it at General Availability, exploiting its advanced cryptographic capabilities through Voltage SecureData z/Protect to provide the easiest, most secure data-centric protection available, including full interoperability with distributed platforms.” – Phil Smith III, Senior Architect and Product Manager, Mainframe and Enterprise

Advanced Software Technologies Co., Ltd.

“The ongoing enhancement of Pervasive Encryption continues with z/OS 2.4, giving users the powerful ability to encrypt their data both at rest and on the fly without any changes to their applications. This, combined with improved management of security access via RACF, provides significantly improved data protection, benefit and value to all clients.” – Andi Tepper, Director

ASG Technologies

“The IBM release of z/OS V2R4 and ASG Technologies supports the DevOps approach to lean and agile software delivery. This release promotes closer collaboration between lines of business, development and IT operations. The enhanced support for containers will be particularly useful to our mutual customers.” – Jeff Cherrington, VP – Product Management, Systems

Beta Systems DCI Software AG

“We at Beta Systems are excited about the z/OS 2.4 with its new support for container technologies and easier integration into cloud environments. With the enhancements in security and encryption technologies we are sure that the extended support for DevOps will help z/OS to remain the leading platform for our clients to support their business critical processes.” – Boris Kemp, Director Product Strategy

BMC

“IBM continues to increase the value of the z Systems platform as demonstrated by the innovative capabilities introduced in z/OS 2.4. BMC is excited to fully support z/OS 2.4 across our portfolio, including our newest BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) solutions. BMC AMI uses embedded domain expertise with AI to make mainframe environments more secure, more available, and more efficient while enabling increased productivity from a changing mainframe workforce. BMC is pleased to join with IBM to help our common customers run and reinvent their business and increase the value of mainframe.” – Bill Miller, President, BMC ZSolutions

Broadcom Inc.

“Broadcom is excited about the new developments in IBM z/OS V2R4. Continuing to improve support for hybrid and multi-cloud environments as well as the z/OS Container Extensions for running Linux Docker containers in z/OS, are perfectly aligned with Broadcom’s strategy to make the mainframe a more integrated and agile platform for clients undergoing digital transformation initiatives. This, combined with Broadcom’s investments in opening up the mainframe, including Zowe, will allow our clients to even more effectively support their business objectives.” – Hayden Lindsey, VP, WW Mainframe Architecture & Engineering, Broadcom Mainframe Division

Can Do Systems, Inc.

“Working with IBM enabled us to test and employ the latest innovative technologies made available by IBM z/OS 2.4, in the ongoing development of our date simulator product, TICTOC.” – Romy Leibler, Corporate Director

Compuware

“Compuware is excited to support the additional capabilities of pervasive encryption in z/OS V2.4, further strengthening the world’s most securable compute platform. We remain committed to simplifying mainframe software installation and look forward to leveraging these ecosystem-driven enhancements.” – Sam Knutson, VP, Product Management

Dovetailed Technologies

“IBM Z builds upon a legacy of security and data protection. Pervasive encryption extensions combined with significant enhancements to z/OS OpenSSH V2R4 will benefit our clients as they continue to build out secure, connected enterprises.” – Kirk Wolf, Partner

DTS Software, LLC

“Customers looking to take advantage of the enhanced security, functionality, and performance of z/OS version 2.4 will find DTS Software’s solutions for storage and systems management fully ready to provide the unique capabilities they need to insure the readiness of their critical mainframe environments.” – Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

GFS Software

“Driven by the revolution of Digital Economy, performance, compliance, and security are critical on our days. Once again, IBM z/OS 2.4 will provide all of that, together with pervasive encryption with no application changes.” – Pedro Figueiroa, Director of International Contracts

INNOVATION Data Processing

“Continuing its tradition of assisting IBM Z customers achieve the highest levels of business resiliency at the lowest possible cost; users can count on INNOVATION solutions to assist them, as they look to scale their applications to reach for the cloud, with first day support for z/OS 2.4.” – Thomas J. Meehan, Vice President INNOVATION Data

MacKinney Systems

“The z/OS v2.4 improvements to z/OSMF provide the next generation of mainframers the browser-based interface to modernize and enhance their productivity. MacKinney Systems is committed to provide business value products for the z/OS platform.” – Don Mais, Chief Technology Officer

Micro Focus

“In continued partnership with IBM and driven by customer-centered innovation, Micro Focus mainframe solutions delivers the critical technology needed for today’s digital economy. Our customers depend on the proven rigor, scalability, and security of IBM System z and the z/OS operating system to support mission critical business applications.” – Al Slovacek, Vice President, ADLM | Application Modernization and Connectivity

Model9

“Model9 provides a zIIP-based data management solution that delivers any mainframe data directly to analytics services in the cloud. IBM z/OS Container Extensions enables our customers to run and manage our UI component on IBM Z Docker container in z/OS instead of on a separated Linux server!” – Adi Shtatfeld, VP Product Management

NewEra Software

“NewEra Software eagerly awaits the availability of z/OS V2R4. NewEra will provide same-day support for z/OS V2R4as it has for every new release of z/OS. The enhancements IBM will deliver makes z/OS the right choice for organizations dependent on unparalleled uptime, reliability and securability, just as NewEra Software’s Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) helps its customers create and maintain a highly available, safer and more secure environment for their business applications. NewEra’s New Release Analysis tool will make the upgrade to z/OS V2R4faster and less costly by aiding in the research, planning and testing of z/OS V2R4.” – Jerry Seefeldt, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Phoenix Software International

“Suppose your z/OS-resident application wants to access a microservice that runs on Linux. Do you want the request to go off platform, across interfaces you don't necessarily trust, into systems whose performance characteristics you don't necessarily understand, and whose maintenance schedules and downtime philosophies might not align with yours? Or would you prefer bullet-proof, secure, z/OS performance and infrastructure behind that microservice so you know it will be there when you need it – guaranteed? I know what my answer is...” – Ed Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer

PKWARE, Inc.

“We are excited to provide our customers with Smartcrypt data-centric security solutions leveraging the most advanced pervasive encryption technologies of z/OS 2.4 and IBM Z including a rich set of facilities for data translation, compression, encapsulation, encryption, and integrity.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Platform Engineering

Sas Institute

“IBM’s embrace of open-source container technology is very exciting. Putting z/Linux and all that comes with it within z/OS is going to let these two strong technologies interoperate at a level never seen before. Partners for more than 41 years, SAS and IBM remain dedicated to deliver SAS solutions on IBM industry leading infrastructure for the benefit of our customers.” – Ken Gahagan, Director, Sas Research and Development

Tone Software Corporation

“The winning combination of the IBM z/OS V2R4 release and Tone Software's z/OS productivity technologies for JES2, JES3, STEPLIBs and host output management delivers unprecedented opportunities for global businesses to increase efficiency and the overall value proposition from their System Z investment.” – Shirley Balarezo, President

UNICOM Global

“As a developer of mainframe modernization solutions, UNICOM is excited about the new features IBM has introduced in z/OS V2R4 to support digital transformation. This new version also strengthens security and data protection, cementing the mainframe’s leading position in the fight against cybercrime.” – Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer

Advanced Software Technologies Co.

“z/OS 2.3, with its pervasive ability to encrypt customer data on the fly without the need to modify applications, further increases the extensive and unparalleled security for which the z Systems platform is well-known.” – Andi Tepper, Director

Applied Performance Technologies, Inc.

Applied Performance Technologies, Inc (link resides outside of ibm.com) zAnalytics® - assists managing R4HA, software costs, supports new enhancements for HyperDispatch, SMT and Subsystem Transaction Level Reporting. The CPM solution PerfTechPro zAnalytics offers cost effective software that allows customers to take full advantage of z/OS 2.3.” – Bill Hart, PerfTechPro zAnalytics®

ASG technologies

“ASG is excited about the new features of z/OS 2.3 which provide an increasingly compelling value proposition to our customers. ASG and IBM are committed to work together to deliver unmatched business value for our clients’ performance, workload and application management needs.” – David Parker, VP Product Management

Beta Systems Software AG

“Beta Systems welcomes the new z/OS 2.3 with its new and enhanced z/OS features. New and improved functions like new logging possibilities and encryption enhancements will be used in future Beta Systems products. Our aim is to help our customers to ensure and improve security and compliance of their z/OS environments. IBM's open APIs allow us to explore new topics and will support our strategy to enhance our products into areas of Cloud and Big Data solutions. Beta Systems is committed to support IBMs continuing efforts to strengthen the z Systems platform and the z/OS operating system.” – Boris Kemp, Director Product Strategy

CAN DO SYSTEMS, INC.

“Working with IBM enabled us to test and employ the latest innovative technologies made available by IBM z/OS 2.3, in the ongoing development of our date simulator product, TICTOC.” – Romy Leibler, Corporate Director
CAN DO SYSTEMS, INC.

COMPUWARE

“Compuware ThruPut Manager, COPE, Topaz Workbench and our COBOL and PL/I productivity tools work with z/OS 2.3 to help customers manage higher transactional volumes while delivering applications faster and with greater quality. ” – Sam Knutson, Vice President of Product Management

INNOVATION Data Processing

“INNOVATION Data Processing non-disruptive data protection, business continuance, business resiliency and data migration software solutions are ready with first day support for the new z/OS 2.3 operating system. Continuing its tradition of providing solutions that help IBM Z customers achieve the highest level of business resiliency at the lowest possible cost, users can count on INNOVATION solutions to assist them build the most reliable foundation imaginable, as they look to scale their applications to reach for the cloud with z/OS 2.3.” – Thomas J Meehan, Vice President

Micro Focus

“Things are always moving. Applications are distributed, mobile and cloud-based, and these disparate environments now interact more often, and in many different ways. But some constants remain. Demand through deployment still grows, and many of our Fortune 100 customers still rely on the rigor, unrivaled security and unparalleled transactional capabilities of IBM Z and z/OS to support these applications. That is why Micro Focus is happy to embrace and endorse the latest innovations in z/OS 2.3.” – Al Slovacek, Vice President, Mainframe Products

NewEra Software

“NewEra Software eagerly awaits the availability of z/OS 2.3. NewEra will provide same-day support for z/OS 2.3 as it has for every new release of z/OS. The enhancements IBM will deliver makes z/OS the right choice for organizations dependent on unparalleled uptime, reliability and securability, just as NewEra Software’s Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) helps its customers create and maintain a highly available, safer and more secure environment for their business applications. NewEra’s New Release Analysis tool will make the upgrade to z/OS 2.3 faster and less costly by aiding in the research, planning and testing of z/OS 2.3.”

Phoenix Software International

“With z/OS 2.3 and the z14, IBM Z firmly establishes itself as the undisputed leader in the Trust Economy.” – Edward Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer

PKWARE, Inc.

“PKWARE, Inc. remains committed to supporting the advanced technologies of IBM Z. We are excited to continue offering the Smartcrypt data-centric security solution using the latest hardware facilities for high speed compression and encryption under z/OS, Linux on z Systems, and AIX. The PKWARE solution provides customers a choice of best options for protecting data exchanged across all platforms from mobile to mainframe - including a rich set of options for data translation, compression, file encapsulation, and security.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Systems Engineering

Rocket Software

“Top organizations in every industry need instant, secure access to their data to drive their strategic growth and digital transformation. Rocket Software is dedicated to supporting the Modern Mainframe –a powerful combination of hardware, software, tools, languages, and apps that deliver unprecedented accuracy and speed and support next-generation analytics. For more than 25 years we have helped IBM drive z/OS innovations that empower users to drive business value on their mainframes, and are proud to support this latest release.” – Bryan F. Smith, Vice President Research & Development and Chief Technology Officer Rocket Software

RSD

“RSD builds long term relationship with its customers with the desire to deliver innovative solutions to serve their daily challenges. The z/OS 2.3 announcement and IBM ongoing commitment to extend capabilities of its mainframe platform and deliver innovative operating system features, provides an opportunity for RSD to continue our investment in our EOS offering, to help our customers to make a change in the way they use and manage their hybrid environment.” – Martin Floret, CTO

SAS

“IBM's new z/OS 2.3 introduces new security constructs including dataset encryption, spool encryption and other "at rest" encryption support. IBM will provide leading edge support for SAS on z/OS, securing the data on which SAS customers depend. For more than 37 years, SAS and IBM have partnered to deliver world class SAS solutions on IBM industry leading infrastructure for the benefit of our mutual customers.” – Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director Research and Development, SAS

Syzygy, Inc.

“Syzygy, Inc. supports all IBM z/Series platforms. We ensure our z/OS system automation products use and fully exploit the z/OS 2.3 enhancements. Our customers expect to maximize the benefits of the latest IBM technology. Syzygy, Inc. continuously works to innovate for those customers.” – Brian Westerman, Director of R&D

Unicom Global

“UNICOM Global have a proud heritage in supporting the IBM mainframe for almost 50 years. The requirements of enterprise mainframe users continue to grow as they take on new workloads and accumulate business data. The enhancements within z/OS 2.3 will facilitate that growth. Our zEnterprise solutions continue to be a cornerstone of our business and help to transform, modernize and optimize customer systems and processes. We also maintain a strong commitment to exploiting the new features of the latest z/OS 2.3 release. UNICOM Global and IBM will continue to work together to deliver innovative enterprise class solutions and services for our clients around the world.” – Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer

zCost Management

“z/OS 2.3 brings a lot of enhancements for BCPii. We are proud to support the z/OS Advanced Technology Team to make our clients benefit from the latest innovations.” – Bruno Koch, CEO


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