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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

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

Logic Online Inc.

“Legacy systems powered the past but they can power the future. We can show you how.” – Dan Boucher, Founder/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

PerfTech

“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.

“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 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 Systems 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 Systems 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 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 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

Advanced Software Technologies Co.

“The added functionality and powerful architectural enhancements of z/OS 2.2, with further increased power, memory capability, and parallelism, will result in significantly-increased throughput and scalability over the entire range of z13 processors, enabling comfortable support of the ever-increasing quantity of on-demand mobile transactions.” – Andi Tepper, Director

ASG

“ASG welcomes the new features of the IBM z13 hardware and the new version of z/OS V2.2 which provide an increasingly compelling value proposition to our customers. 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 Line of Business

BMC Software

“BMC Software is passionately committed to innovation in support of the mainframe platform, the most reliable, cost-efficient, high performing, and secure infrastructure platform on the planet. We applaud IBM’s continued investment in the z Systems capabilities and are proud to be an early adopter of the z/OS v2.2 release, the latest evidence of IBM’s strong commitment to the platform. BMC’s innovations in Mainframe Cost Optimization, Data Management for DB2 and IMS, and MainView monitoring solutions, are ensuring that IBM customers will achieve maximum value from the platform as they transform to digital enterprises. All BMC mainframe solutions are fully tested and ready on Day 1 of this release.” – Bill Miller, President, ZSolutions Optimization (ZSO)

B.O.S. Software Service

“We have been supporting IBM hardware and operating systems since the early days of B.O.S. Software. Our commitment to our worldwide customer base ensures our support of IBM's state-of-the-art operating systems. z/OS V2.2 and the latest z13 servers are typical representations of IBM's innovative product line. Functions and features of z/OS V2.2 are supported by the solutions provided by B.O.S. Software. We continue helping our customers across the globe to leverage their investment in mainframe data for the demanding importance of Cloud Computing, Big Data, SOA, Hadoop, Business Intelligence and real-time Analytics.” – Peter Horbach, Manager Business Development

CA Technologies

“The new IBM z13 continues to run the apps that drive the global economy with speed, scale and efficiency unmatched in the industry. The new features in z/OS 2.2 enable customers to keep up with the growth in web utilization and the unpredictable loads driven by new mobile applications without disruptions. This new operating system, enhanced with CA solutions, provides organizations with an opportunity to take advantage of a highly scalable platform and compete in the Application Economy. We look forward to our continued partnership with IBM on this important business platform.” – David Hodgson, General Manager, Mainframe

Can Do Systems

“Working with IBM enabled us to test and employ the latest innovative technologies made available by IBM z/OS V2.2, in the ongoing development of our date simulator product, TICTOC.” – Romy Leibler, Corporate Director

Colesoft Marketing Inc.

“ColeSoft Marketing Inc. is excited to offer day one support within our z/XDC product for IBM's new SIMD instruction set, available with z System's new z13 processor. z/XDC is the development and debugging tool of choice for Assembler programmers, and we have a long history of immediate support for z System architectural changes so that our customers can more quickly create their own product enhancements. IBM’s commitment to extending the reach and value of the z System platform is integral to the success of our entire industry, and ColeSoft is here to support our customers as they exploit the power of new architectures!” – Calin Cole, Vice President

Compuware

“The IBM z13 and z/OS V2.2 will provide the essential foundation for the mainframe to be the platform for innovation. With state-of-the-art optimization and performance using the latest vector and multi-threading technologies, customers can advance their COBOL and DB2 applications to compete in the digital economy. And, with Compuware’s traditional products along with our newest innovative solution, Topaz, mainframe developers of all skill levels can understand and work with complex programs and enterprise data using intuitive interfaces.” – Chris O’Malley, CEO

GFS

“As a long-time partner of IBM, our company has always worked towards the evolution of the performance and capabilities of its systems. IBM’s new z/OS V2.2 will help us to maintain and expand our lifelong relationship with our customers, as they highlight the values we are committed to delivering: data integrity, high-level security and superior performance.” – Pedro Figueiroa, Executive Director

HostBridge Technology

“HostBridge Technology provides high-performance, high-precision integration software for IBM® z Systems™ and CICS®. Many of the z/OS v2r2 enhancements will allow us to correspondingly enhance our products in significant ways. Specifically, the UNIX System Services, XL C/C++ and real storage enhancements will be of immediate value to HostBridge and our customers.” – Russ Teubner, CEO

HP Security Voltage

“The release of z/OS 2.2 demonstrates IBM’s continued commitment to its flagship mainframe operating system, and HP Security Voltage looks forward to continuing to help z/OS shops protect their enterprise data using the easiest, lowest-impact, most secure standards-based encryption and tokenization methods available, through HP Security Voltage z/Protect.” – Mark Bower, Global Director, Product Management

Innovation Data Processing

The new IBM z/OS V 2.2 operating system, enhanced by INNOVATION data protection and business continuance solutions, help z Systems customers achieve the highest level of business resiliency at the lowest possible cost, providing customers with the most reliable foundation imaginable, as they scale their business applications to reach for the cloud. INNOVATION Data Processing customers will find, as usual, we are there with first day support for the new z/OS 2.2, operating system.

Interchip AG

“Interchip AG is proud to extend its support for IBM mainframe users to z/OS 2.2 systems. Our RealTime Defrag (RTD) family of storage space optimization software for z/OS and DB2 provides increasingly added value as systems face dramatic growth both in computing and storage requirements. Storage related enhancements in z/OS 2.2 contribute to our goal of delivering more information faster to our mutual clients.” – Alexander Buschmann, CTO

Intercope

“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, and z/OS and the mainframe 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. z Systems and z/OS offers the best of both worlds: allowing us to leverage the value of mainframe virtualization and support new programming models and technologies at lower cost.” – Reinhart Laumer, Founder and CEO

Information Technology Company, LLC

“z Systems still rule the world as the best platform for enterprise computing, and ITC fully supports the new z13 hardware platform and z/OS 2.2 across all product lines for application development. Encompassing the IBM Rational RD&T z/OS development environment for commercial customers as well as the ISV development community, our System ReDD™ and Ultimate Personal Development Tool (uPDT™) have been tested with the latest IBM z/OS software and fully certified for operation. Low cost of acquisition coupled with state-of-the-art IBM technology combines to provide a compelling ROI strategy for mainframe data centers.” – Stan H King, Chief Technology Officer

Logic On Line Inc.

“If you’re doing legacy modernization RIPPLE-TRAC is the tool to use. Considered the best of breed by the top financial and health companies in North America. z/OS Version 2.2 provides even more information to RIPPLE-TRAC than ever possible in previous versions of z/OS. This speed up projects and provides a wealth of additional information. LogicOnline is excited to see our customers install this new version of z/OS V2.2.” – Dan Boucher Sr, Founder/CEO

MVS Solutions Inc.

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

New Era

“NewEra Software eagerly awaits the availability of z/OS V2R2. NewEra will provide same-day support for V2R2 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 Image Control 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 V2R2 faster and less costly by aiding in the research, planning and testing of z/OS V2R2.” – Jerry Seefeldt, Director of Strategic Partnerships

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 that z/OS V2.2 provides.” – Bill Hart, Vice President

Phoenix Software International

“From what I've seen so far, z/OS V2.2 will exceed customer expectations. Great work IBM!” – Ed Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer

PKWARE

“PKWARE is excited to leverage the latest innovations in IBM zEDC hardware accelerated data compression and cryptographic services along with z/OS support. Customers with IBM z Systems mainframes and z/OS can reduce operating costs and achieve significant performance improvements with PKZIP and SecureZIP for z/OS.” – Michael Stebner, Director, Large Platform Engineering

QMSI

“QMSI has been a long term supporter of IBM Mainframe technology and the advent of z13 hardware and the new z/OS V2.2 Operating System provides us with an even better opportunity to create products that further help our mutual clients do Online or Batch Postal Processing and/or Mailing, which exploit the benefits of both. Performance is what drives our development processes... and we are confident our customers will welcome and embrace the incredible gains they will realize by taking advantage of these new platform advances and the new enhancements QMSI can create, which run on the mainframe exclusively!” – Tim Gregerson, Vice President

Rocket Software

“At Rocket Software, we are committed to mainframe innovation, customer success, and the global z Systems community. The 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

“RSD builds long term relationship with its customers with the desire to deliver innovative solutions to serve their daily challenges. The z/OS V2.2 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 and to bring more value for our customers around the world.” – Francois Chazalon, VP Global Marketing

SAS

“With IBM's new z/OS V2.2 release, SAS now directly supports zHPF for significantly faster access to SAS data libraries. Additional hardware improvements available with the z13 provides CPU, memory and file system performance enhancements that look very promising for our customers running data intensive SAS® Analytics and Business Intelligence solutions on the mainframe. Partners for more than 35 years, SAS and IBM remain dedicated to deliver SAS solutions on IBM industry leading infrastructure for the benefit of our customers. – Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director, SAS Research and Development” – Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director, SAS Research and Development

Serena

“With over 2,500 enterprise customers, Serena is the largest independent application lifecycle management (ALM) vendor. Serena’s products can be found in the majority of the Fortune 100 companies. These large enterprises rely heavily on the rigor, scalability, and unrivaled security of IBM z Systems and the z/OS operating system as well as Serena’s ChangeMan ZMF, SSM, Comparex and StarTool products. Serena works in collaboration with IBM and our mutual customers in support of z/OS 2.2 and embraces these latest innovations from IBM as these capabilities extend to the mobile generation with notable uplifts in transactional and analytic capabilities while maintaining its ever-present focus on unparalleled security. – Al Slovacek, Vice President, Mainframe Products” – Al Slovacek, Vice President, Mainframe Products

ServicePilot

“IBM’s z/OS is at the heart of many of our clients’ businesses. Coupled with ServicePilot’s z/OS monitoring solution, we believe that the improved features and functions of the new z/OS 2.2 will allow enterprises to achieve levels of application and network performance that will in turn bring significant improvements for their users.” – Bertrand Mahé, President

Software AG

“Software AG has performed compatibility testing on IBM’s z/OS V2.2 operating system against the latest releases of the Adabas and Natural family of products. The features of z/OS V2.2 such as large memory support delivers the scalability and data capabilities that we can use to drive more value into our solutions. Software AG is pleased to announce our support of the z/OS V2.2 system.” – Bruce Beaman, Senior Director, Adabas and Natural Product Marketing

Syspertec

“Syspertec continues to exploit the features of IBM’s mainframe operating system and today we look forward to the new features that z/OS 2.2 will deliver. Of particular interest will be the improved autonomics, providing better HA for critical applications, and the SSL enhancements to better support mobile technologies. Coupled with the z13 announcement, z/OS 2.2 will deliver an IT platform that will provide our customers with performance, integrity and scalability in today’s global marketplace.” – Ed Holt, Developer

Unicom Global

“UNICOM Global have a proud heritage in supporting the IBM mainframe for almost 50 years. Our zEnterprise 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 IBM’s z13 hardware and the latest z/OS 2.2 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

“zCost Management actively supports the IBM z Systems ecosystem. As a result of a close collaboration with IBM, we ensure our products use and exploit the z/OS2.2 enhancements. Our customers expect to maximize the benefits of the latest technology. zCost Management is therefore continuously working to innovate by investing in the z Systems platform.” – Jacky Hofbauer, Founder

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