Vendor DirectoryVendors, consultants, and service providers working
in the z/OS environment
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A Smart OptionABISAction SoftwareAdvanced Software Products Group, Inc. (ASPG) Alebra TechnologiesApplied Software Arcis ServicesASG Software SolutionsATERASAtos Information TechnologyAttachmateAttunityAxios ProductsB & M Europe LtdBaer ConsultingBarra SystemsBeta Systems SoftwareBig Iron AssociatesBlenheim SoftwareBlenheim Software International LtdBlue Sea TechnologyBluePhoenix SolutionsBMC SoftwareBOB Tech SolutionsBsecure – The Mainframe & Security CompanyCA TechnologiesCanam SoftwareCASI SoftwareCDB SoftwareCobbs Mill ConsultingCole Software Compu Management
Compute (Bridgend)Computer Management SciencesComputer Measurement Group Compuware CorporationConexus Technologies ConicITConnectivity Systems CONNX Solutions, IncCopperEyeCPT Global Ltd Critical Path Software CSCCSL InternationalData Kinetics DDV technologies DignusDINO SoftwareDataVantage – Direct Computer ResourcesDPI SoftwareDTS SoftwareEccox TechnologiesEdge Information GroupEnterprise Systems Associates, Inc. (“ESAi”)Epoka Group EPV TechnologiesEuropean Mainframe Academy Exspans SystemsEZ SourceFitz Software & Co Flynet Fujitsu Gary Bergman AssociatesGT Software
Activity: Education.Specialist areas: Data management; programming/testing; Web integration and legacy reengineering tools.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: Linux, Windows
Company profile ABIS Training & Consulting provides high-level technological ICT services for large and medium-sized enterprises. The activities are based on specialized ICT knowledge, which is offered as training and consulting. ABIS was founded in 1984 in Belgium but it is also very active in the Netherlands (with a separate subsidiary in Woerden near Utrecht). Also active in other countries around the world.
Product/service informationIABIS has invested heavily in mainframe related expertise: z/OS, DB2, CICS, WebSphere and application development.
Courses and consulting services can be grouped into three main categories:• z/OS Host Based Technology, with particular
emphasis on z/OS Enterprise Server as an application development platform. The main focus is on z/OS and DB2, as well as the application development process on this platform. More specific courses and services are offered on z/OS, TSO, DB2, CICS, traditional application development (COBOL and PL/I) and RDz.
• Database consolidation: training in the use and integration of different databases. ABIS provides training and expertise on DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for LUW, Oracle, MySQL, and Big Data.
• Re-use and integration. The focus here is traditional functional analysis and design on the one hand, and Agile & Scrum on the other hand. Key to our approach is the development of reusable components for applications and web servers. Courses are offered on WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server, XML, Scrum, DevOps, Java, Eclipse, Rational, TWS, ...
A Smart Option
Address:Loads of Mischief, South Street, Blewbury, Oxon OX11 9PX, UK.Phone: +44 7802 900513Email: [email protected]
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other.
Company profile We are a consultancy company who advice clients how to maximise their spend on third parties to maximise value.
Product/service informationall vendors Tier 1 , 2 AND 3.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profile We are an established software company based in Cham, Switzerland, specialising in mainframe z/OS solutions in the areas of security, availability, auditability, risk management, continuity of business, system governance and change management. These unique offerings are designed for both MVS and USS (Unix System Services).
Our company supports the whole of Europe and our personnel speak both fluent English and German.Our business objectives are to help customers improve
their system’s availability, to optimize their control of system changes and to provide accurate auditing.
Reference Tracker and Command Manager) • ussACTION (Change Tracker, Change Manager and
These have been implemented and used effectively for many years by organizations such as the major banks, insurance, and manufacturing companies. eventACTION is the ideal solution for those corporations where security, controls, auditing, and availability are the top priority. eventACTION and ussACTION are essential for organizations wishing to enforce Sarbanes Oxley and COBIT requirements on z/OS systems.
Let us help you manage your systems more efficiently
eventACTION and ussACTION
are event tracking products for z/OS that reduce system problems, speed up resolution of remaining problems, prevent unauthorised and undocumented changes, provide flexible real-time non-bypassable Change Management, reduce risks, enforce asset management, improve security, provide an accurate and complete audit trail, plus a host of additional functions and improvements. For Europe Action Software GmbHAlte Steinhauserstr. 1, CH-6330 Cham, SwitzerlandTel: +41 41 748 6266E-mail: Marketing(at)actionsoftware.ch
For North America Action Software Intl.Valleywood Drive, Suite 107, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L3R 6G1Tel: +1 905 470 7113E-mail: Marketing(at)actionsoftware.com
z/OS - Don't reinvent the wheel, just realign it. Anthony J. D'Angelo
Company profileHeadquartered in Naples, Florida since 1986, Advanced Software Products Group, Inc. has provided the IT community with cutting edge software solutions, support and services. With a worldwide network of support, including active roles as an IBM Partner In Development and Microsoft Certified Partner, ASPG remains a leader in the optimization of data center performance. ASPG offers innovative software solutions for Data Security, Storage Administration, Capacity Planning, System Productivity and CICS Productivity. Data centers worldwide have made ASPG software solutions their products of choice to increase productivity, protect data, and solve critical issues in their IT environments.
Address:550 Main Street, Suite 250, New Brighton, MN 55112 USAPhone: +1 651 366 6140 Email: [email protected]: http://www.alebra.com.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; storage
management; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OSNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix. Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge
Company profile Alebra Technologies develops and markets proprietary enterprise integration software to businesses worldwide. Alebra’s software portfolio includes data sharing and communications solutions that integrate mainframe and open system environments. Alebra’s solutions are marketed to mid-market and enterprise customers worldwide through direct, partner, and OEM arrangements. Alebra has over 200 Global 2000 accounts for its products and services. Its products are installed worldwide.
Product/service informationAlebra offers enterprise software that provides host connectivity and cross-platform data moving. Alebra’s products are classified into the following families:• Parallel Data Mover (PDM) is a cross platform
application that allows users to reliably transfer large volumes of data using parallel data movement. Connectivity options include a new world-first FICON-FCP Gateway appliance as well as GbE.
• The Brixton PU2.1 SNA Server is the networking software equivalent to the SunLink SNA 3270 Gateway, enabling communications between your TCP/IP networked clients and IBM mainframe and mid-range systems using SNA and other protocols.
• EXPRESS is the industry’s foremost host connectivity software on an open platform. It brings together all advanced SNA capabilities into one highly integrated software package, unparalleled in the industry.
Company profileProviding solutions for data transfer and data security inthe z/OS environment is our mission. The integrity and security of the data is critical whether data is stored on the network, during the file transfer process, or off-site. We provide solutions which include user-friendly tools for file transfer and data encryption using AES 128 encryption, DES, Triple DES and DESX.
Product/service informationSSR Client/Server: superset replacement for IBM’s IND$FILE. Unlike IND$FILE, SSR is fully supported, improves file transfer performance up to 50% or more, and is available for TSO and VTAM, CICS MVS Services, and CICS.
Data Encryption Facility: Applied Software’s mainframe encryption application that supports AES 128 encryption, DES, Triple DES (3DES) and DESX encryption and provides for management of encryption keys. DEF supports IBM and plug-compatible CPUs with the z/OS operating systems. CICS currently supported.
VTAM Multi-User Platform (VTAM MUP) supports SSR and FSE+. VTAM MUP provides program services for multiple users per address space and multiple address spaces in a native MVS VTAM environment. Automatic SAF calls provide security processing at the same level as TSO. Provides TSO-like environment without TSO’s high overhead.
FSE+ a high performance editor, data set manager, and job output previewer. Supports sequential files, PDS, and PDS/E members with LRECLs up to 32760 all while using up to 50% less overhead than ISPF/PDF. Operates under TSO and VTAM MUP.
TSO Superset Utilities: group of nine TSO commands providing functions unavailable in the standard TSO environment. Commands include COMPARE, COPY, FORMAT, FSHELP, LIST, LISTJES, MERGE, PRINTDS and TSOSORT. Commands written in re-entrant Assembler Language.
optimizing 85 percent of the world’s most complex IT organizations for over 25 years. We create and deploy unique software solutions that reduce cost, mitigate risk and improve service delivery throughout the IT lifecycle. ASG’s comprehensive solutions help you solve today’s challenges, such as Cloud Computing and Big Data, while driving your business forward by providing insight and control across Cloud, Distributed and Mainframe environments.
For the z/OS Mainframe environment ASG offers a comprehensive suite of well established and respected z/OS products used in Mainframe sites across the globe. ASG offers to help z/OS customers by delivering excellent z/OS products and services and also by offering to replace competitive vendors and delivering a cost saving to help lower the cost of z/OS based computing.
Product/ service informationASG offerings for the z/OS platform include:
ASG TMON Suite for z/OS Systems Monitoring
TMON CICS for Management of CICS Transaction Server PerformanceTMON DB2 for Complete Performance Management of DB2TMON IMS for Complete IMS TM/DB Management TMON z/OS for Detailed Monitoring of IBM’s z/OS Operating Systemetc
ASG Smart Suite for Application Development/Testing
SmartTest for z/OS Interactive Code Testing and Debugging SmartScope for Fault Diagnosis and Dump Management SmartFile for z/OS File and Data ManagementTritune to pinpoint z/OS Application performance bottlenecks Z-Series products for z/OS Systems Management
Zeke for z/OS Enterprise Event Scheduling Zebb for Automated Job Restart/Rerun System Zack for Automated Systems and Event ManagementZara for Automated Tape Management
Life Cycle Manager (LCM) for Application Change Control
PerfMan for z/OS based Capacity Planning and Modelling
View Direct for Archiving and Storage of z/OS Business & Systems Information
Becubic for z/OS Application Code Analysis and Understanding
Comprehensive z/OS JCL Management through JobScan, JCLPrep, and ProJCL
Please see a full product list at www.asg.com . For further information please contact Peter Shkurko at [email protected].
Activity: Systems integrator/VAR.Specialist areas: Data management and other areasMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, distributed Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge.
Company ProfileATERAS has supported global enterprises for 25 years offering value-driven legacy modernization solutions that enable companies to leverage their IT assets for increased business value and improved competitive advantage. Global enterprises benefit from a comprehensive suite of automated tools and services, from IT global assessments, impact analysis, COBOL workbenches, automated documentation to automated database and application migrations.
Product/service informationATERAS designed and developed an unique patent-pending automation technology called DB-Shuttle, which allows modernization with 100% conversion automation, functional equivalency, and equal or better performance at execution. ATERAS teams use DB-Shuttle to convert legacy databases (ADABAS, VSAM, IDMS, IMS) to relational technologies (such as IBM’s DB2) and legacy applications (ADS/Online to Java or COBOL) to newer more open languages. The technology is proven and have several clients who have successfully migrated to DB2 such as Progressive Insurance, University of Miami, Edward Jones, State of NJ Office of Administrative Courts.
Activity: Outsourcer.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other.
Company ProfileAtos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: www.atos.net.
Product/service informationAtos is a leading supplier of innovative and flexible IBM Mainframe Services at market competitive prices. The service portfolio includes the whole spectrum of mainframe services “as a cloud offering” scaling from “support at the customer’s site” (Secondment) via “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) to “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) and up to fully exploiting the capabilities of mainframes: the offering “Mainframe as a Service (MaaS)”.
Our infrastructure portfolio is centered around twin mainframe data centers with state-off-the-art fully resilient processing, disk and tape technology and network connections, offering the building blocks for flexible and agile service offerings.
Our application portfolio spans the full application life cycle management including application modernization, transformation and new development (e.g. based on Java / XML).
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data management; storage management; security; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge.
Company profileAttachmate, owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, enables IT organizations to extend mission-critical services and assure they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate’s leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management. Our goal is to empower IT organizations to deliver trusted applications, manage service levels, and ensure compliance by leveraging knowledge, automation and secured connectivity.
Product/service informationAttachmate’s Reflection, EXTRA!, and INFOConnect terminal emulation solutions provide reliable connections from any Windows desktop or web browser to applications on IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, UNIX, Linux, HP, OpenVMS, Unisys, and Tandem systems. Advanced features are designed to strengthen host security, improve
user productivity, and support existing and emerging technologies (including Windows Vista).
Attachmate also offers legacy integration for IBM mainframe platforms with Verastream. The Verastream integration suite provides a complete range of mainframe, web, and desktop modernization tools that speed the reuse of legacy applications in service-oriented architectures.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas; Web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VMVSE, Linux, Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, other.Pricing options: One-time charge
Company profileAttunity is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. Using Attunity’s products, companies can seamlessly connect to mainframe data sources, stream data changes across the enterprise, and federate heterogeneous information to achieve a single view of their business. Attunity Mainframe Integration Products enable companies to accelerate the integration initiatives that require interaction with mainframe systems, while dramatically reducing the cost of building and maintaining such solutions.
Product/service informationAttunity provides remote access, open interfaces, secure and highly reliable integration to all the major mainframe information systems including CICS, IMS/TM, IMS-DB, VSAM, DB2, Adabas and Natural:• Attunity Connect allows seamless access to relational
and non-relational legacy data for business intelligence and enterprise portals, and helps users to build .NET and J2EE applications that interoperate with legacy systems and accelerate EAI initiatives with certified adapters.
• Attunity Stream, allows users to move mainframe and enterprise operational data in real-time to data warehouses and data marts, dramatically improving the efficiency of ETL processes, synchronizing data sources, and enabling event-driven business activity monitoring and processing.
• Attunity Federate allows heterogeneous data sources to be joined, to make them available as a virtual data layer. The product employs distributed query optimization and processing engines that reside natively on enterprise data servers. Federate provides superior performance, security, and transaction management, and leverages Attunity Connect adapters to access any data source in the enterprise.
Axios Products Inc
Address:353 Veterans Highway, Suite 204, Commack, NY 11725, USA.Phone: 800-877-0990.Email: [email protected]: www.axios.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: Processor/capacity-based
Company profileAxios Products develops, distributes, and supports mainframe performance enhancement and management software for z/OS, OS/390, and MVS environments. For over 30 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing customers with useful, reliable, and cost-effective software along with responsive technical support. Our strong customer commitment to providing quality software products and service is the driving force behind the continuing growth of our mainframe customer base.
Product/service informationRefWiz is a powerful analysis and documentation tool that provides, in one place, comprehensive data about application element interrelationships for mainframe batch and CICS applications, including whether or not the element is being used. This information is available for immediate access in a variety of standard or customized forms to suit your specific needs. RefWiz is used for conversions, upgrades, audits, migrations, daily maintenance, documentation, mergers, operations management (including failure analysis), disaster recovery, change scope analysis, and much more.
ROPES (Remote Online Print Executive System) is a comprehensive CICS print spooling and transmission software for IBM mainframe-based systems. ROPES provides complete facilities for generating, retrieving, browsing, distributing and printing reports from online transactions, batch jobs, or the operating system spool. Its versatile set of capabilities allows you to place report data on the ROPES queue concurrent with online printing
operations. A comprehensive command structure allows any authorized terminal operator to effectively control ROPES, eliminating the need for dedicated control terminals.
The SPI-TAB+ table management system provides one simple product that will manage your tables using the same standards for all applications, eliminating the need to write programs for this process. SPI-TAB+ lets you quickly and easily update, customize and maintain your tables, and get your new applications on line faster, with less effort. Plus, the same tool can be used on line or in batch. In addition, the new SPI-TAB+ web interface component allows you to list and update SPI-TAB+ tables via a web browser, eliminating the need for traditional mainframe access and ultimately expanding your user base by providing access for less technical end users who may not have CICS knowledge.
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, other Unix, Linux
Company profileB & M enables business-critical IT systems for large, complex enterprises by delivering a tailored blend of technical expertise, project management and efficient administration. The company has delivered technical support and consultancy services since 1992, working exclusively on systems software and network connectivity for z/OS, UNIX and Linux enterprise platforms. B & M is completely vendor-independent and provides services to Europe’s major organisations.
Product/service informationB & M offers a portfolio of technical services to meet customers’ needs:
B & M ProTech delivers technical projects, fully managed by B & M or managed by the customer
B & M Assure services provide contingency cover for planned or unplanned shortages in key resources
B & M ProSupport second and third tier technical support services can be delivered either on-site or remotely
B & M TechConsult offers consultancy for short-term, bespoke projects
B & M ProLegacy is an enduring legacy support service that ensures that systems software supports vital but stabilised application systems
B & M SkillSource delivers contract support services, notably for technical systems software on large enterprise systems
B & M Permanent offers a specialist search and placement service to fill permanent technical roles.
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, other
Company profileFounded in 1982, Baer Consulting Inc. (BCI) provides mainframe systems software administration and management. BCI’s primary business is to assist our national client base with selection, implementation, and administration of IBM compatible operating environments. Our clients range from small/medium businesses to Fortune 500 corporations.
BCI’s project-based solutions include z/OS rollout projects, data center implementations, migrations, upgrades, business recovery, maintenance to third-party operating systems and software, or server consolidations. BCI project management, planning, and status reporting procedures ensure all services are completed on schedule and within budget throughout the project lifecycle.
Our services range from short-term, peak-load project support to complete facilities management. Baer Consulting offers individualized Mainframe Support Services from T&M to 24x7 Support.
BCI consistently delivers high quality solutions to our clients, while dramatically increasing the effectiveness of their information systems management teams, project management for Enterprise strategies, and Enterprise systems support.
Product/service informationBCI draws on years of experience and training to provide responsive and quality answers in core areas such as:
Operating Systems IBM z/OS, IBM S/390, IBM VM/ESA, IBM VSE/ESA, z/VM, Linux, etc.
SubsystemsIBM Transaction Server (CICS), IBM DB2/UDB, IBM Security Server, IBM MQSeries, IBM Tivoli Storage Management, WebSphere, and ISV Installation/Upgrade/Conversion, etc.
NetworkTCP/IP, OSA Configuration, TN3270, NCP, SNA Configuration, and Host-On-Demand, etc.
Storage ManagementVTS/ATL, SAN, DASD, etc.
For longer-term solutions, BCI also provides a wide range of expert services such as:
Storage Management Assessment through Implementation Facilities/Outsource ManagementData Center Relocation/ConsolidationProject ManagementCapacity/Performance Planning Business Recovery Security.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; storage management; job scheduling; document management; security; web integration and re-engineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, Linux.Non-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: one-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based.
Company profile Beta Systems develops high quality software products and services for secure and efficient processing of large quantities of data. Beta software products and solutions support users in the automation, safeguarding and traceability of their business processes within the three core areas of user management, document management and information management in data processing centres.
Beta Systems’ 1,300 customers worldwide include seven of the ten largest European insurance groups and 50% of the largest European banks.
Since 1997, Beta has been listed on the Stock Exchange and currently employs around 700 staff, mainly in competence centres in Berlin (Business Headquarters), Cologne, Augsburg and Calgary. In addition, the company is internationally active through 18 subsidiaries and numerous partner organizations.
Product/service informationThe Beta portfolio encompasses software products and solutions in three core fields: identity management, document management and information management in data processing centres.
ECM – Document ManagementEnterprise Content Management (ECM) offers industry-specific products for processing, preparing, distributing and archiving documents and data. FrontCollect covers every station in document processing from scanning, capturing and archiving to case processing, and allows businesses to capture their entire inbox and transfer it to downstream applications such as ERP or postbox systems. The VIDiDOC-Suite connects output management with solution-oriented document post-processing, handling the distribution, display and processing of documents generated in business applications.
IDM – User ManagementBeta Systems’ Identity Management (IDM) and security administration solutions provide optimal data security through constant monitoring and implementation of security standards. SAM Jupiter offers policy-based management of IT users and their rights across entire businesses and platforms, with single sign-on and user provisioning.
DCI – Information management in data centresThe Data Centre Infrastructure (DCI) business area offers solutions for secure and efficient information management. This includes the control, monitoring, processing and documentation of complex, IT -supported business processes. Beta offers cross-industry products for storage, scheduling and auditing, with comprehensive tools for backup, recovery and data transfer.
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: Asset and change managementMainframe Platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux
Company ProfileBig Iron Associates provides software asset management consulting services primarily for mainframe clients who are trying to better manage their software costs and licenses. John Anderson has over 30 years experience in the industry. He has been a regular presenter in the SAM track at the annual Guide/Share UK conference.
Address29 The Park, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1DG, UKPhone: 0870 240 6771Email: [email protected]: www.blenheim.sw.co.uk
Activity: Software VendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon- mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company ProfileWe supply companies with the ideal solution to their mainframe and non-mainframe technical software requirements. As such we have extensive experience of supplying and implementing software to all the major sites. Contact us for more information on how we can help your business grow. Also, if you are a software developer who wants products distributing in the UK and Ireland, please don’t hesitate to call us.
We have more than 100 licences with customers including:• Banks: Barclays, Chase Manhattan & AIB Bank (Allied
Irish Bank)• Financial Institutions: Allied Dunbar, International
Factors, and CIS• Utilities: Thames Water• Building: Blue Circle• Telecoms: British Telecom & Telecom Eireann• Manufacturers: Nissan & Sony.
Product/service informationOut tools help users with improving the capacity and performance of z/OS, UNIX, DB2, etc. And a wide range of products to help operations departments (JCL checks, add-ons to TWS, dataset renaming and much more).
Activity: Software VendorSpecialist areas: Data management; storage management; security; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon- mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company ProfileBlenheim, based near Heathrow in the Thames Valley, was established over 15 years ago with a focus on the ADABAS market in the UK mainframe community. Today almost all active UK ADABAS sites use our software services.
We are also World-Wide distributors for “PEEK” our ADABAS File Browser/Editor from ByteZone, Australia for which we boast customers across Europe, The Americas and elsewhere.
In addition, we are the UK Agent for Advanced Software Products Group, Inc. who have provided the z/OS & OS/390 Mainframe community with cutting edge Enterprise Cryptography and Security Management software solutions, support and services since 1986.
Product/service informationADABAS/Natural Database Utilities:ADAMAGIC - ADABAS C Files to UNIX ConversionADAREORG - ADABAS File Restructuring with minimum risk and computer resource usageADASTRIP - ADABAS File Data Extraction UtilityDBAUDIT - ADABAS Database Logical Integrity VerificationPEEK - ADABAS File Browser & Editor in use at over 60 sites world-wideNIM - Purpose built TP Monitor for the Natural and ADABAS environments as an alternative to CICS
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; network performance/managementMainframe Platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon- mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based
Company ProfileBlue Sea Technology is privately held software development, technical support, consulting and training company. Company supports over 30 multiplatform, MVS and VSE mainframe systems products, which are used by data centers of all sizes and configurations worldwide. With our security solutions, large companies can manage their security infrastructure. We are proudly distributing software solutions from our Partners. Software Sales, Licensing, and Technical Support are our priority. Our loyalty and 100% dedication to our Customers and Partners are well known .
The philosophy of Blue Sea Technology is based on the following: the simple ideology that Information Technology must be developed and delivered for the end user. This must serve both the company concerned and its staff. The goals of this specialist company are to bring to the users, software of the highest quality, coupled closely with its professionally supported technical department and documentation.
As would be expected this dependable consultancy unit is well placed to assist its customer base, to attain maximum ease of use of its preferred software packages.
Our company has gained invaluable close support contact with its customer base. It can assist in your technical and IT based needs. This will enable its customers to make clear and concise decisions based on the highly sort after software it supplies.
Product/service informationOur mainframe solutions for the areas of Performance Monitoring Software, CICS Utilities, Report & Backup, Session & Print Management, File Transfer & Compression, Multiplatform Scheduling, and Remote Print Management are known for the highest quality software, documentation and technical support in the business.
Our customers can rely on the quality software from our partner, like Software Diversified Services (SDS), a leading provider of enterprise software. We are proud to present this high quality Software like VIP - VitalSigns for IP the complete monitoring, alerting, diagnosis, and repair for IP Networks on z/OS, or VitalSigns for FTP, Snap-in security and encryption for FTP file transfer jobs on z/OS. With Vanguard Security Solutions large companies can manage their security infrastructure. The software products are designed to meet today’s unprecedented security challenges. The products bring together formerly separate functions of security administration, access and authentication, reporting and analysis, and policy compliance.
Our professionals assist our clients through consultancy, development, project delivery and training. By out-tasking to our company our clients not only saving time and money, but they get top technologies delivery and still continuing its overall control. By that way of working, we do not replace the customer’s teams and work places, but helping them to be more competitive on the market, to be able to react faster for the real time technological and business development demands.
Activity: Software VendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe Platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon- mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company ProfileBluePhoenix Solutions (NASDAQ: BPHX) is a leading provider of value-driven legacy IT modernization solutions. BluePhoenix offerings include a comprehensive suite of tools and services from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration, rehosting, and renewal. Leveraging over 20 years of best practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to ascertain which assets should be migrated, redeveloped, or wrapped for reuse as services or business processes, to protect and increase the value of their business applications and legacy systems with minimized risk and downtime.
BluePhoenix provides modernization solutions to companies from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. Among its prestigious customers are: Aflac, DaimlerChrysler, Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, Europe Assistance, Lawson Products, Los Angeles County, Employees Retirement Association, Merrill Lynch, SDC, Udvikling, and TEMENOS. BluePhoenix has 15 offices inthe USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea, Australia, and Israel.
Product/service informationBluePhoenix provides a wide range of legacy modernization services:
Language Migration to C#, Java, COBOL, and Visual RPGTo migrate legacy language applications, our language migration solution cleanly compiles programs, including source code, copybooks, and comments documenting program modifications. Our highly efficiency tools migrate a range of languages, generating easy-to-read code withno residual runtimes. The resultant code is typically cleaner, more reliable than hand-generated code, and contains fewer errors.
Database Migration to DB2, SQL Server, or OracleReasons for database migrations include shrinking support frameworks, multiple database systems,connectivity, growing maintenance fees, and scarcity of trained personnel.Migrating from a non-relational database to an industry standard relational database increases business agilityand ROI.
Platform Migration and RehostingMigrating or rehosting systems on new hardware and operating system environments such as Linux, Unix, J2EE, and .NET reduces the ongoing costs of existing applications and increases the pool of available development and support professionals.
Enterprise IT RemediationAutomated solutions that enable companies to extend the life of their existing IT systems by rapidly adapting to new regulatory changes and business requirements. These tools include data field adjustment, IT standardization, and system consolidation. Products include FieldEnabler, StandardsEnabler, COBOL/LE-Enabler, EuroEnabler, and more.
Company profile For more than 30 years, BMC has helped thousands of companies around the world master tough IT challenges. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, from the back room to the boardroom, BMC delivers the automation, integration, and sophistication that enable the business and IT to perform like never before. It’s amazing what IT was meant to be.
Product/service informationBMC Software offers a broad set of mainframe solutions designed to help you optimize and control IT costs, while ensuring the business remains available 24x7. Regardless of the environment, customers rely on our expertise and solutions to manage their IT infrastructure. BMC enables customers to align IT systems and services with their business objectives. We provide comprehensive mainframe solutions in these key areas: systems monitoring, management, and automation; enterprise data management; dynamic batch scheduling management; middleware management, application performance; storage resource management; cost analysis; and performance and capacity planning.
Company profile BOB Tech Solutions is a Bangalore-based software development company with staff augmentation vertical. We are working partners with above 60 clients in INDIA. We have about 200+ professionals working with us. 100+ consultants in mainframes with different clients like MBT, Patni, SPI, etc.
Product/service informationWe are into consulting services. We have around 100+ consultants in Mainframe with skills like COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, IDMS, IMSDB/DC, CSL with different kind of tools like Endeavor, Xpeditor, panvalet, changeman, etc.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Big Data, AppDev, Workload Automation, IT Automation, Performance Management, Storage Management, Security, Access Control and Compliance, Databases and Analytics, Software Development, Testing Tools, and Software Change Management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSE, Linux on System z.Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileCA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business, in every industry. From planning to development to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments.
From mobile to mainframe platforms, our proven portfolio of solutions spans the entire enterprise. Starting with portfolio planning and service modeling in pre-production, to service assembly, automation, assurance and management in production, CA Technologies offers a practical approach to help customers transition from maintaining IT systems to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.
Product/service informationThe mainframe continues to be one of the most reliable and cost effective platforms, and will retain its place as a critical driver of the application economy. CA software drives competitive advantage in the application economy and is dedicated to enabling the mainframe to help further your success.
We offer a comprehensive suite of solutions that empower you to optimize efficiency, reduce risks and transform your mobile-to-mainframe IT environment. By implementing our best in-class solutions to simplify and automate your IT infrastructure, organizations can begin to reap real costs savings and improve effectiveness—increasing IT’s ability to drive business value and innovation.
Address:5770 Hurontario Street Suite 310, Mississauga, ONLR 3G5 CanadaPhone: +1 905 712 3840Email: [email protected]: www.canamsoftware.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe Platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/Linux, OtherNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, LinuxPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileCanam Software Labs, Inc. is a Canadian global supplier of automated software development and integration solutions in the areas of XML, SOAP, JSON proicessing with COBOL or C. With customers in over 50 countries the company has a history of understanding and satisfying technology needs and gaps for the Global 2000 community. With extreme customer focus, aggressive execution and a dynamic work force Canam has enjoyed long term successful relationships with its customers in the areas of banking and finance, transportation, retail, defense, telecommunications and other fields.
Product/service informationCanam Software Labs, Inc. (Canam) is the developer and manufacturer of XML Thunder, an automated XML, SOAP and JSON software integration solution for COBOL and C language applications.
Address:10231 Slater Avenue, Suite 117 Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA.Phone: +1 800 378 1109.Email: [email protected]: www.casisoft.com
Company profileCASI Software is a provider of software solutions to transform and deliver z/OS print content.
Product/service informationCASI Software has three main product lines:
JES2Mail/JES2FTP – transforms z/OS report content into PDF, HTML, RTF, .CSV, and XML, files and securely delivers results to users via email, FTP, and RSS web feeds. JES2Mail/JES2FTP’s report content processing and PDF overlay capabilities enable creation of advanced, final-form PDF output to replace printing and other information delivery methods.
CICS2PDF/zOS2PDF – transforms real-time CICS information into PDFs and delivers that information to users via email or directly to users via web-enabled CICS application.
Mail2ZOS / FTPSweeper – is mainframe software that receives email contents and attachments or retrieves files from designated servers or FTP sites; decodes, processes and stores these emails, attachments and files into MVS datasets; dynamically composes job streams for execution; and sends e-mail or text message notifications regarding mainframe processing status.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileCDB Software is an innovative leader in data management solutions for DB2 z/OS. CDB focuses its business on DB2 for z/OS to provide unique and innovative solutions that enable companies to expand their DB2 system to meet business needs while controlling the overall cost of the mainframe. Founded in 1985, CDB is a privately held corporation based in Houston, Texas with offices worldwide.For more information visit: www.cdbsoftware.com.
Product/service informationCDB Software streamlines data management processes so that enterprises can discover more performance and availability from their z/Series DB2 environments to meet the changing demands of business. Including solutions for all facets of DB2 data management, the CDB Intelligent Data Management (IDM) Suite features flexible, intelligent automation and advanced processing techniques to reduce overall management costs while improving DB2 reliability, efficiency and staff productivity. So, no matter how much data you manage, you remain flexible and in control.
CDB provides the solutions to improving your business’s data management process through:• Built-in intelligent decision making for data
management automation to streamline tedious processes so that you can focus on those tasks that are more complex.
• Intelligent processing techniques have been specifically designed to uncover new levels of performance and availability from your DB2 enterprise.
• Flexible new products provide the flexibility you want to meet the specific requirements of your business.
CDB’s Intelligent Data Management Solutions deliver dramatic benefits for every DB2 z/OS data management need: • Database utilities • Data backup and recovery • Data replication • Data propagation • Partition management • Compliance and auditing • Data conversion to DB2 • Database statistics • Storage reporting.
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: Data management; asset and change management; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE
Company profileCobbs Mill Consulting specializes in support for Phoenix Software’s Key/101 data entry software (formerly Key/Master from Mercator and TSI). We provide training courses, implementation and conversion services for
Key/101. We have extensive experience with the Aperture range of data center documentation tools. Our COBOL dump debugging courses are popular with programmers as they teach a lot of shortcuts in solving COBOL dumps. We also work closely with Fantom Systems, CSI and DPI Software to help develop their software in Assembler.
Cole Software LLCAddress:736 Fox Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920, USAPhone: +1 540 456 8210Email: [email protected]: www.colesoft.com.
Company profileCole Software is dedicated to the continued development of powerful software for sophisticated mainframe programmers. Many of the industry’s foremost programmers use Cole Software’s core product, z/XDC, the indispensable debugging tool for Assembler programs. Cole Software is an Advanced Business Partner in the IBM PartnerWorld program.
Product/service informationCole Software announced the availability of a beta test program for z/XDC release z1.10 in August 2008. This latest beta version of z/XDC includes support for IBM System z10 processor machine instructions and “A La Carte” configuration options. A major enhancement available with z/XDC z1.10 is the support for displaying and debugging IBM C/C++ programs with the new c/XDC Feature. This feature is seamlessly integrated into the existing z/XDC technology.
Compu ManagementAddress:3010 Grand Concourse, New York, NY 10458, USAPhone: +1 718-733-1861Email: [email protected].
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: Programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools
Company profileWe provide full life-cycle support to legacy IS systems. To accomplish this objective, we will upgrade, renovate, or re-engineer your current IS system to better integrate to your current Enteprise Architecture across multiple-platforms. We will can also provide you with a migration plan to renovate your current Architecture to new Enterprise Architecture.
Activity : Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; programming/testing; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LInux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileSince its inception in 1970, Compute (Bridgend) Ltd has become respected internationally for its commitment to the production of system software, mainly for IBM Mainframe Computers.
CBL’s objective is to continue to produce software for the user which is easy to use yet provides fast and powerful data handling.
Product/service informationThe SELCOPY Product Suite includes the powerful SELCOPY batch utility language in which new applications can be developed more easily than using compiled languages such as Cobol but executing at comparable speeds.
Complementing the SELCOPY batch utility programming tool is SELCOPYi which offers a modern windows style interface providing multiple edit sessions supporting both ISPF and Xedit features.
SELCOPYi takes advantage of large 3270 screen sizes and provides an integrated structured data editor supporting displays of multiple record types, COBOL and PL/1 copybook record mapping and sophisticated VSAM support. There is also an FSU (file, search and update) feature which makes it easy for a developer to identify global changes that would occur before actioning them.
SELCOPYi allows for DB/2 table editing using multiple views. SQL-style SELECT/WHERE commands are supported also.
To aid debugging of the batch SELCOPY, it can be run interactively under SELCOPYi where breakpoints can be applied to the SELCOPY control statements and changes in the values of defined fields can be seen.
Also available is the CBLVCAT tool which allows the user to generate reports of VTOC/Catalog contents and IDCAMS tuning recommendations for VSAM data sets.
Activity : Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: Monthly/annual license.
Company profileCMS was incorporated in 1986, and initially provided consulting services in the IBM mainframe environment. In 1991, CMS delivered its CPExpert software product. Since 1991, CPExpert has been installed in over 200 sites worldwide.
Product/service informationCMS offers CPExpert to help analyze performance problems with z/OS environments. CPExpert automates computer performance evaluation by detecting system performance problems, identifying the causes of the problems, and suggesting ways to improve performance. Different components of CPExpert analyze performance problems with WebSphere MQ, DB2, PR/SM, Workload Manager, CICS, and DASD. CPExpert is written in SAS and is composed of hundreds of expert system rules,
analysis modules, and queuing models. CPExpert executes as a batch job, and analyzes standard SMF/RMF data contained in either MXG, SAS/ITSV, or MICS performance database. CPExpert’s low fee is affordable for all sites!
Activity: Education.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; programming/testing; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, other
Company profileThe Computer Measurement Group, commonly called CMG, is a not for profit, worldwide organization of data processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems.
Product/service informationCMG in the USA hosts an annual conference the first week of December every year. This conference provides approximately 120 educational sessions covering all aspects of computer measurement, performance and capacity planning. All computing platforms are included. CMG also supports many regional groups which meet throughout the year, providing an opportunity for the computer performance professional to gain knowledge and share experiences. Information on the international network of CMG groups can be found on the CMG website.
Address:Compuware Corporation, One Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226, USAPhone: +1 313 227 7300.Web: www.compuware.com
Activity : Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, WindowsPricing options: Processor/capacity-based.
Company profileAs the world continues to rely on the unmatched stability and consistency of the mainframe to support business-critical applications, Compuware provides the software, experts and best practices to ensure those applications work well and deliver value. For organizations that need to optimize developer productivity, reduce costs and improve service quality throughout the application life cycle, Compuware’s industry-leading mainframe solutions help them: understand code, optimize test data, test and debug, pinpoint problems, validate quality, and tune applications and performance. Compuware offers the most user-friendly and efficient solutions on the market. To maximize productivity and better enable the next generation of mainframe developers, our solutions work in both a traditional green screen environment or in a familiar open development environment.
Product/service informationCompuware provides mainframe services and products for application development, mainframe testing and mainframe application performance management.
File-AID provides a consistent and secure method to access, analyze, edit, compare, move and transform data across all strategic environments. File-AID resolves production data problems and manages ongoing changes to data and databases.
Xpediter delivers powerful analysis and testing capabilities across multiple environments, helping developers test more accurately, reliably and faster.
Hiperstation delivers complete pre-production testing functionality for automating test creation and execution, test results analysis and documentation. Hiperstation also provides application auditing capabilities to address compliance requirements.
Abend-AID helps to diagnose and resolve application and system failures. Automated failure notification helps speed problem resolution and reduces downtime.
Strobe measures the activity of z/OS-based online and batch applications, providing reports on where and how time is spent during execution, to reduce the consumption of mainframe resources and associated costs.
The Workbench leverages Eclipse to provide an open source, interactive development environment. It provides a common framework and single launch-point for Compuware and non-mainframe/distributed products.
Test Data Privacy protects organizations from data breaches by making test data anonymous. Test Data Privacy scrambles, translates, generates, analyzes and validates test data for mainframe and distributed applications.
Conexus Technologies Inc
Address: 8081 Twin Creek Trace, West Chester, OH 45069, USAPhone: +1 513 779 5448.Email: [email protected]: www.conexus-technologies.com.
Company profileConexus provides structured cabling solutions for the raised-floor, data center environment. The company’s core competency is in the design, provisioning, installation, testing and documentation of physical cabling infrastructure for the ESCON, FICON and Fibre Channel architectures. Our services are available to Fortune 1000 corporations throughout North America.
Product/service informationConexus provides fiber-optic trunk cabling, jumper cables, patch panels, distribution cabinetry and conveyance/tray systems for the raised-floor environment. The company provides turnkey cabling solutions to provide physical connectivity for data center moves, consolidations, new data center construction, push-pull project initiatives and technology refresh projects.
Company profileConicIT was founded by Yoram Kariv (the founder of ConicIT is a software vendor specializing in the development of a unique self learning behavioral analysis technology for optimizing mainframe performance. By employing sophisticated mathematical tools and data from existing monitors, ConicIT predicts performance problems, helps solve them the first time they occur, as well as prevent their re occurrence.
Our mission is to help IT Operations Managers control their z/OS Mainframe environments by enhancing IT productivity and performance, and proactively optimize SLA costs, while reducing monthly license fees and operational costs (overhead?).
Product/service informationConicIT is an out of band, Linux-based production solution that constantly analyzes mainframe system and application performance information provided by existing mainframe monitors. By utilizing proprietary mathematical models and self-learning algorithms, ConicIT provides real time tracking of critical resource behavioral patterns and predicts abnormal behavior of these resources before it occurs. ConicIT also analyzes composite relations between physical and logical resources.Based on this information ConicIT provides meaningful alerts aimed at reducing re-occurrence of performance-related malfunctions. No matter where they were when the problem occurred, IT managers and performance administrators have all the information needed to find the root cause of problems, enabling IT staff to solve the actual cause of the incident and not spend valuable time and resources trying to battle the symptoms. By quickly getting to the root of the problem after its first occurrence, IT staff can now provide first fault problem resolution.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Systems management; data management; storage management; security;web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSEPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based.
Company profileCSI International was founded in 1995 to provide TCP/IP connectivity for the VSE environment. From a single employee and a $20,000 capitalization, CSI has grown to a $12 million per year company, employing more than 40 people, and serving more than 2000 VSE sites worldwide. CSI products are sold directly in North America and through distributors and IBM to the rest of the world. In early 2002, CSI acquired B I Moyle Associates in a cash transaction. Contrary to modern acquisition processes, all BIM offices remain open, and all BIM employees have been retained. Three additional senior product developers have been hired and a number of high-profile products are under development. It is the CSI mission to ensure a long and successful experience for those who select and use the VSE operating environment.
Product/service informationCSI International is the major provider of TCP/IP products for the VSE platform. Additionally CSI provides a wide range of VSE system and security products through our subsidiary company, BI Moyle Associates. We are certain that if you have a VSE communications or systems requirement, we have a solution for you. TCP/IP for VSE provides a complete solution for connecting the mainframe to the Internet.
Company profileCONNX Solutions, Inc is a leading provider of simplified data access, management, and integration software solutions. CONNX Solutions’ products allow companies to:• Access mainframe data sources (IMS, VSAM, DB2 and
Adabas), using modern reporting and data analysis tools.
• Integrate multiple relational and non-relational data sources in order to create one business view of the data.
• Web enable mainframe data utilizing its choice of development tools for direct user access.
• Develop tactical and strategic applications that have access to all of the data needed by end users, while preserving its options with open architectural standards.
• Move a company’s mainframe changed data to virtually any data warehouse or data mart in a fraction of the time required by full extracts.
CONNX Solutions’ products, CONNX, CONNX DataSync,and InfoNaut Professional, have been implemented byover 3,000 organizations worldwide. Government andbusiness entities use CONNX and CONNX DataSync in awide range of industries, including manufacturing,education, healthcare, financial services,telecommunications, aerospace, and informationtechnology.
Product/service informationCONNX for IMS, VSAM, DB2 and Adabas CONNX provides real-time, read/write, SQL access to mainframe data source, using open data access standards (ODBC, OLE DB, JDBC and .NET). With CONNX, companies can connect to various enterprise or departmental mainframe databases using any standards-based compliant tool/application. CONNX allows companies to integrate multiple relational and non-relational data sources, no matter where they reside. As a result, a single SQL view of the data is presented as if it exists in a single relational database.
CONNX DataSyncCONNX DataSync is a change data capture tool that captures incremental changes from mainframe source databases (IMS, VSAM, DB2 and Adabas) and delivers them at user-defined intervals to single or multiple database targets. This is done in a fraction of the
time required by full extracts. Several functions can be performed with CONNX DataSync: Data extracts, transformation and scheduled or on-demand full reloads and incremental updates. CONNX DataSync can be used to support Business Intelligence or event-driven business process management applications.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data managementMainframe platforms supported: LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, LinuxPricing options: Processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based.
Company profileCopperEye is a provider of enterprise search software for business transaction data that allows companies to quickly retrieve exactly the records they need from months or years of history and billions of business transactions stored on low-cost file systems. Unlike other enterprise search solutions that focus on unstructured data such as web pages and word processing documents and return ambiguous results, CopperEye specifically addresses the needs of business transaction data that would otherwise require a costly and complex database solution to provide rapid retrieval of specific records.
CopperEye’s products are appropriate for use across all industries and are intended for customers that have large volumes of data – often held on a mainframe. Systems integrators and consultancies are a central element of CopperEye’s sales and marketing strategy, as are software vendors who embed CopperEye’s technology within their solutions. CopperEye has relationships with industry-leading vendors including IBM and Logica. The product is available through CopperEye’s flagship product – Greenwich – an enterprise search solution; or through the CopperEye Software Developer’s Kit (SDK), intended for use by developers creating high-performance bespoke databases.
Product/service informationCopperEye’s underlying technology innovation is a patented type of data indexing that represents a quantum leap in performance over all other industry-standard indexes. Where traditional approaches to improving database performance have focused on data caching, parallelism and specialist hardware, CopperEye attacks the core of the problem by dramatically improving indexing efficiency. The CopperEye technology is a general-purpose scalar disk-optimized index technology. It eliminates the traditional design compromises between real-time application performance and prolific indexing for fast query performance. It is applicable across virtually all data types. Benefits include:• greater performance: CopperEye’s indexing technology
breaks the disk I/O bottleneck, improving performance a hundred-fold on that basis alone. This means that large volumes of data can be loaded in a fraction of the usual time.
• data center optimization: business event data can be moved off an expensive relational database and into flat files, dramtically reducing hardware requirements while simultaneously enhancing access to the data
• lower cost: data can be handled and accessed more rapidly, optimizing hardware investment.
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, Unix, Linux
Company profileCPT Global was founded in Melbourne in 1993 by Gerry Tuddenham, who remains the CEO today. The company has been listed on the ASX since 2000. The name ‘CPT Global’ came from the abbreviation of Capacity Planning, Performance Tuning and Testing. The focus of the business remains specialist capacity and performance management services although, in Australia, CPT offers a wide range of additional services related to IT efficiencies. Operations were extended into Europe in 1998, with offices
now in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, as well as further engagements in Ireland, Austria and Switzerland. CPT expanded into the USA in 2003, setting up an office in New York to service Tier One clients such as General Motors and American Express.
CPT has over 120 clients worldwide, including many large and well-known businesses such as ABN AMRO, AIB, Audi, Bank of Ireland, Credit Swiss, Deutsche Bahn, ING, Lloyds TSB, Lufthansa, Prudential, and UBS. CPT draws on a network of over 200 specialist consultants, many of whom are worldleaders in their fields. The depth of experience offered and the range of clients allows CPT to quickly identify performance and capacity problems, and to design and implement practical cost-effective solutions based on best practice.
Product/service informationCPT aims to reduce mainframe processing power requirements by 10 to 30% at most clients. This allows the clients to make substantial savings through deferred processor upgrades, reduced MIPS usage, reduced software costs and pre-outsourcing CPU reductions.
CPT understands that many clients are unsure whether such savings can be achieved on their sites, and so offers a number of models to suit different companies. These models range from Risk/Reward, where fees are based upon savings achieved, to Fixed Price, which caps the total cost to the client.
In Europe, CPT Global’s assignments are mostly focused on mainframe performance tuning, but CPT also provides expertise in IT management as well as Open Systems and Windows technical services.
Critical Path Software
Address: POB 697 Port Washington, NY 11050, USA.Phone +1 212-686-4350.Email [email protected]: www.cpsigroup.com www.turbotune.com.
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: System management; data management, otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSEPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, other
Company profileWe are a mainframe cost reduction and performance enhancement comp. We are 30 years in the business
and have a worldwide presence.We are an IBM Business partner and have tuned 75 data centers. We license our product and also tune as a service.We do a free assessment.
Product/service informationOur suite of performance/tuning software has been developed over the past 30 years. We delay upgrades, enhance legacy software, improve user productivity and offer the fastest ROI in the industry. We include all the latest IBM enhancements in our software so a client is always state of the art. We get rid of MIPS used to process inefficient software, save DASD big time and eliminate peak load spiking. We get paid a percentage of what we save.
Activity: Outsourcer.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileCSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector, and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support, and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009.
Product/service informationCSC provide outsourced Managed Services for clients Mainframe Systems. CSC support over 200,000 IBM
MIPS world-wide and have expertise in z-OS, VM/VSE, zLinux operating systemsm as well as Unisys Mainframe systems. CSC have strategic Mainframe Data Centres in Asia, Australia, Europe Middle East and Africa and North America regions.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: LinuxPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileCSL International provides software services to the enterprise market for the last 5 years. Our engineers combine zSeries (z/VM and z/OS) internals skills as well as very strong Linux abilities. These combined skill set allowed us to respond to the industry need for a simple yet powerful virtualization management solution that makes the zSeries the perfect infrastructure for virtual Linux server farms - We call this solution: CSL-WAVE.
Product/service informationCSL-WAVE is a best-of-breed simplification, provisioning, and management solution for zSeries- based virtual server farms running Linux. CSL-WAVE answers all the expressed needs of our customers in terms of simplification and effective management. CSL-WAVE targets the emerging need for management of sophisticated virtual server environments such as Clouds and large consolidation projects. Our solution provides a graphical representation of the virtual data center with advanced expert system abilities.
CSL-WAVE enables management of every virtual object and operation procedure of the virtual server farms: server attributes and server cloning, network switches, disk storage and storage quotas, script management and much more.
One of the most important value points CSL-WAVE provides our customers is freedom from the need that Linux sys-admins must have z/VM skills. Using CSL-WAVE enables full autonomy for the Linux sys-admins. They are able to carry out any task in the server farm that without our solution would have required assistance from the z/VM system programming team. The Linux sys-admins’
scopes and action permissions throughout the server farm are easily managed via CSL-WAVE user management and security subsystem. CSL-WAVE allows your sys-admins to “Get z power, without the need for z skills!”.
Company profileDirect Computer Resources, Inc. (DCR) has provided mainframe enterprise data management services for 35 years, beginning with the industry’s first-ever application development testing tool, DataVantage for IMS. DCR expanded the DataVantage suite quickly to include solutions for DB2 and VSAM. More than a decade ago, DCR added data masking and obfuscation functionality for both mainframe and distributed computing environments. The company has served hundreds of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies internationally with an effective and affordable portfolio of products that mask data and facilitate data management, mitigating the risk of data breaches and non-compliance.
Product/service informationDCR’s family of DataVantage software manages enterprise data and masks production data for non-production uses. The software protects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other company private/sensitive data to help prevent data breaches and pass compliance audits. Users can view, edit, copy, mask and test data quickly, effectively and affordably for training, application development, testing, on- or off-shoring, data sharing and data analyses, among other functions.
In 2014, the company launched DataVantage DME (Data Masking Express), a z/OS Data Masking-only solution for organizations with multi-layered, incumbent data management software. DataVantage DME installs in hours
as an application program (z/OS release-independent) with DB2, IMS and VSAM masking capabilities bundled in one easy-to-use solution. Three flexible pricing models include usage-based, tier and MIPS licensing, with no-term contracts, no upgrade fees between tiers and generous trade-up policies. Price quotes available at www.DataVantage.com/quote.
Mainframe Software Products:Data Masking & Data Management:DataVantage® for IMSDataVantage® for DB2DataVantage® for VSAM
Data Masking Only:DataVantage DME™ (bundled for IMS, DB2 & VSAM).
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Data management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: Monthly/annual license; processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileDataKinetics® is a leader in data access optimization, has been in business for 35 years, and their tableBASE in-memory accelerator is widely deployed at the heart of mission-critical business applications for several Fortune 500 global companies who are sector leaders. tableBASE in-memory accelerator enables mainframe transaction processing faster than is possible using any data buffering techniques, while simultaneously delivering attractive financial benefits. DataKinetics offers products to optimize other aspects of data access, including data replication, data integration, and DB2 optimization.
Product/service informationtableBASEProvides the shortest possible path to your data. A small amount of data is copied into access-optimized in-memory
tables and and application I/Os are replaced with in-memory fetches. Where data buffering simply eliminates I/O, tableBASE keeps the code path as short as possible. This allows data access up to 100x faster than is possible using buffered database access. This technique is applied only to certain types of regularly accessed reference data – most of your data is still accessed from DASD – but the resulting performance improvements are dramatic.
SQLKineticsHelps you to change your existing applications into in-memory applications without touching your application code. Data access using SQLKinetics is 7x faster than is possible using buffered database access.
Java to DB2 OptimizerProvides for efficient access of Java applications to DB2 data on the mainframe to address the surprise that our customers have experienced of increased CPU requirements when they enable a new Java application.
SQData Data Integration and ReplicationProvides a comprehensive range of data integration, data replication and data synchronization solutions - all using a single, well integrated, cost-effective, easy to install/configure/manage toolset. Seamlessly provides data movement to and from your mainframe and your analytics repository, or to the cloud – in both directions.
InnovizeIT Offline Analysis and ReportingA mainframe analysis tool that identifies mainframe DB2 bottleneck and performance problems without using mainframe resources. Also provides weighted analysis results with targeted and prioritized solution recommendations, delivering guided assistance to personnel in applying timely cost-saving changes.
Company profileDDV is a privately owned company developing an Australian z/OS-based product SoftDate and marketing overseas solutions that directly resolve your often troublesome and expensive overheads in IT, business development and crisis management. Our solutions span the IBM mainframe through Internet platforms and are targeted primarily at speeding your business development cycle.
Product/service informationSoftDate is a z/OS-based product for Date & Time Simulation (DTS) Testing of applications, prior to Production and Global Time Zone Virtualization of Production applications (to reduce LPARs that are dedicated to single Time Zones).
SoftDate is an SOA DTS product with many unique and exclusive features not found in other DTS products such as Parallel Sysplex, CICS MRO (multiregion operations), 64-bit support (for data above the 2-gig bar), WebSphere Application Server & Java Language for z support for all execution environments (e.g. batch, CICS, IMS).
Softdate contains every feature of every other DTS product, is fully backward compliant, and can reside in the same LPAR to make exchange easy.
Dignus LLCAddress:8372 Six Forks Road, Suite 203, Raleigh, NC 27615, USA.Phone: +1 919 676 0847.Email: [email protected]: www.dignus.com.
Company profileDignus, LLC is an innovative company, located in Raleigh, Dignus, LLC is an innovative company, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, committed to providing the best compilers, Assemblers and development tools for the IBM mainframe, including 370, ESA, 390, and the latest z/Architecture series.
Dignus, LLC provides unique mainframe programming and development solutions that offer savings in time and effort, while streamlining development costs. Our solutions are applicable to programming for a wide range of IBM
mainframe operating systems, including z/OS, z/TPF, z/ VM, z/Linux, and others.
Product/service informationSystems/C and Systems/C++ are compilers for the IBM mainframe, with unique features that make development of OS/390, z/OS, z/TPF, z/Linux, CMS and z/VSE code easier and faster.
Systems/C and Systems/C++ are validated and supported by the IBM TPF labs for use with z/TPF.
Systems/ASM, the Dignus assembler, is used for assembling IBM mainframe assembler source. Systems/ ASM is compatible with IBM’s HLASM, supporting the complete HLASM macro processing language.
All Dignus tools can operate in a cross-platform environment, moving your development to your local desktop to dramatically reduce mainframe development costs.
Company profile DINO Software came into existence after Softworks was acquired by EMC in 2000. All of the original product authors as well as many of the sales reps and management subsequently reconstituted as DINO, and set about the task of re-engaging our customers with better, actively supported products. DINO’s vanguard product, T-REX, incorporates over two decades of experience gained from the development and support of Catalog Solution and rapidly became the fastest selling ICF catalog
management and recovery tool ever released. The product is in daily use by hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and is continually augmented and improved.
DINO products are distributed and sold via the website, through direct sales and a network of qualified distributors worldwide. The company is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area and maintains offices in the UK and Germany. DINO is privately held and develops enterprise-wide multi-platform solutions and services for the optimization of complex IT environments.
Product/service informationT-REX is the newest, fastest and most comprehensive catalog management tool on the market today. It contains the functionality of six separate products in the market place in a purpose-built, integrated framework. All of the utilities needed to simplify management of catalogs and tape subsystems are provided, as well as the critical backup and recovery to protect data in the event of minor problems or major disasters. T-REX ensures the health of a user’s catalogs and TMC in five key areas: • maintenance• diagnostics • reporting• SMF management• backup and recovery.
In addition to VSAM cluster support, TMC synchronization and HSM validation, T-REX can repair any VSAM object (BCS, KSDS, and Variable RRDS) with a broken index within minutes. It can also REORG a catalog (or move a catalog to a new volume) while it is OPEN and allocated to CAS on any number of connected systems. T-REX multi-tasks all major functions (not just back-up) and is approximately nine times faster than Catalog Solution.
Released in 2006 were RAPTOR, an extended tape toolset to simplify and facilitate tape drive and robotic/virtual library capacity planning, and TERADON, a dynamic HSM product.
DINO has a full range of training and professional services packages related to catalog maintenance and management.
Company profileDPI Software is a software development company dedicated to making z/OS and the IBM mainframe a usable platform for many years to come. We focus solely on developing system software for z/OS. Our tools have been available for many years, especially FileMarvel which has over a hundred Fortune 500 users around the world. We believe that mainframe software should be affordable and that maintenance fees should include automatic upgrades to new versions of the software.
Product/service informationFileMarvel Use FileMarvel to look at and maintain any kind of dataset – VSAM, SAM, BDAM or source, JCL etc in a PDS. Even tape. Things you can do to your datasets using FileMarvel include browsing, editing, changing the layout, copying, sorting/merging, printing and allocating datasets. Displays can be formated in a number of ways including hex, character and (of particular interest to application programmers) laid out to match a copy member.
DumpMarvel DumpMarvel is an ISPF-based abend dump formatter and analyzer that helps you analyze a z/OS application or system program abend quickly. z/OS or MVS dump analysis becomes a breeze because you can find your way around the dump more quickly, locate storage areas, and skip irrelevant control blocks. For new programmers, it provides a more logical and less daunting view of a program dump. For experienced programmers, it increases the amount of information that can be obtained from a complex application or system software dump.
Address:4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Suite 235, Raleigh, NC 27609, USA Phone: +1 919 833 8426Email: [email protected]: www.DTSsoftware.com
Company profileDTS Software is recognized as a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management technology. From the original industry-standard Space Recovery System (SRS) that eliminates storage-related production failures, to the advanced Virtual Tape interface of the DLm Control Center (DCC), DTS products are noted for their sophistication, reliability, and ease-of-use.
Our integrated suite of products help organizations to monitor, manage and control your storage subsystems. For over 20 years, we have specialized in these storage solutions and have developed them for the IBM z/OS, Hitachi VOS3, and Fujitsu MSP operating systems.
Our corporate headquarters are located in Raleigh, NC and our products are sold in the US and Canada through our sales office in Conyers, GA. We distribute our products worldwide through a network of international distributors who cover all the major international markets.
We are dedicated to providing reliable designs, technical innovations and a commitment to excellence.
Product/service informationDTS Software is recognized as a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management technology. Our family of products provides an integrated suite of storage management programs that allow you to get the most out of your storage dollars. Our products improve disk space utilization, prevent storage-related errors, allow installations to monitor the storage subsystem in real time, and proactively control the use of storage space.
From the original industry-standard Space Recovery System (SRS) that eliminates storage-related production failures, to the advanced allocation of ACC, to the modernization of assembler exits via EASY/Exit, to the innovative storage monitoring using MONitor and Explorer GUI, to the advanced debugging and tracing of SMS/Debug, to the Predictive Recall of migrated data, to the advanced Virtual Tape interface of the DLm Control Center (DCC), DTS products are noted for their sophistication, reliability, and ease-of-use.
Our integrated suite of products help organizations to monitor, manage and control your storage subsystems. For over 20 years, we continue to demonstrate reliable designs, a history of innovation and a commitment to excellence.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; asset and change management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, Linux Non-mainframe platforms supported: Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileSince 1992, Eccox has delivered integrated software and services that automate and manage the processes used for the creation and maintenance of IT environments – from development to testing, through production and maintenance.
Eccox enables IT organizations to proactively support business objectives rather than only react to system problems. Eccox clients can identify and build IT best practices as well as strategically plan for the future using accurate data and intelligent tools. With this advantage, IT organizations can operate with measurable and visible excellence.
Whether the IT organization is all internal, outsourced, or a combination of both, Eccox products quantitatively improve the management, quality, productivity and ultimately the return on IT investments.
Product/service informationEccox QC proactively detects errors in new and existing application code as it is being developed. This helps the overall system application software get done more quickly and with higher quality.
Eccox QC for COBOLSupports all IBM mainframe COBOL language versions including CICS.
Eccox QC for DB2Assess and control IBM DB2 databases access from analyzing SQL syntax and performance, independent of programming language.
Eccox QC for JavaSupporting a variety of Java language versions.
Eccox QC will send clean rules violations descriptions and incident reasons. It then suggests corrections to the programmer and considers whether allow it as an exception. Eccox QC identifies legacy programs and news ones, controls violation justifications with expiration dates, manages follow-up and simulates improvements.
Eccox/APTCreating software to test software is time consuming and uses valuable development and/or quality assurance (QA) assets. Studies show that tests can account for up to 40% of the application development budget. Even a simple application update may require a development team to reconstruct all of the previous tests. By creating an active repository and storing tests for future use, Eccox APT eliminates the need to recreate tests over and over again..
Edge Information Group, Inc
Address:479 E Business Center Drive, Suite 115, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-6037, USAPhone: +1 847-297-2020.Email: [email protected]: www.edge-information.com
Company profileEdge Information Group, Inc. is the premier provider of Language Environment (LE) management solutions for upgrading to the latest levels of the IBM mainframe operating systems, z/OS and related compiler and run-time technologies.
We offer a unique LE and portfolio management tool – the Edge Portfolio Analyzer – as well as consulting on LE, compilers and other IT areas.
Let our experts help you get an Edge on LE management.
Product/service informationThe Edge Portfolio Analyzer (EPA) provides z/OS users with the means to understand and control the contents of their application portfolios. With the Edge Portfolio Analyzer, you can reduce problems – and speed implementation – when migrating to new compilers and new Language Environment (LE) run-time environments. You can also use the EPA to improve the performance of your production environment and to assist in problem source identification and problem determination.
Enterprise Systems Associates, Inc (ESAi)
Address:3259 Progress Drive, Suite 165 UCF Research ParkOrlando, Fl 32826, USAPhone: +1-866-GO-4-ESAI (866-464-3724)Email: [email protected]: www.ESAIGroup.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; asset and change managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileESAi is a vendor that provides mainframe productivitytools and professional services for enterprise customers.Our mission is to help IT get the job done while realizingoperational savings. Qualified database and IT staffresources are in short supply, workloads are increasing,and there are still only 24 hours in a day. The economicpressures of today are forcing IT to do more with less.ESAi can help with innovative solutions that save time,money, CPU and staff resources.
The company is based in Orlando’s UCF Research Parkand is affiliated with the Florida High Technology CorridorCouncil. Partnerships include: IBM Partner inDevelopment, IBM Business Partner, UBS-Hainer,Inside Products and Enterprise Performance Visio.
Product/service informationOur products are designed to help DBAs, QA, and Applications staff with fast delivery and refreshing of application data for testing, QA, batch, warehousing, and other critical needs. For example:
• BCV4 is a DB2 subsystem cloning tool that reduces DB2 clones from hours/days down to minutes. SAP and PeopleSoft users can have clones and system copies in record time.
• BCV5 is a fast copy/migrate/refresh tool that checks, automates and copies/refreshes DB2 target environments faster than Unload/Load or other ISV solution BCV5 delivers on average 90% savings in CPU, job elapsed time, and manual efforts.
In addition, DBAs and Performance Specialists can more productively manage performance as well as automate tedious DB2 data maintenance tasks like Buffer Pools, REORG, statistics, and DB2 admin tasks:• The Total Utility Control product uses Real Time
Statistics, user policies, and automation to save resources and help lean DBA staffs maintain critical service level agreements.
• Buffer Pool Analysis product has replaced the old, dated solutions with a new level of expert analysis and performance proposals. The sister product Exception Master for DB2 expands on performance by monitoring for potential DB2 problems anywhere in any DB2 z/OS system. Intelligent problem detection/handling, dynamic SQL issues, performance problems are tracked and reported upon so DBA staff can find problems before they impact users.
• UBS Log Tracker/Analyzer answers the question “Why is a good, reasonably priced log analyzer so hard to find?” Undo/Redo, identify, audit, or propagate. A log analyzer that is the faster, better, more economical alternative.
• EPV for Z/OS, Unix, & Windows brings a new level of capability and ease to Performance and Capacity Planning. Utilizing SMF and other data to truly give a fast and complete understanding of your systems and costs.
Activity: Hardware vendor.Specialist areas: OtherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIXPricing options: Other
Company profileEpoka Group A/S is an innovative supplier of pre-owned,
high-performance enterprise computer solutions. Our extensive range of blue-chip brands extends from mainframes, NAS and SAN solutions to best-of-breed networking equipment.
Epoka is a reliable, triple-A rated company that offers customers around the world quick access to quality solutions at competitive prices. Based in Denmark since 1991, Epoka is committed to providing real value, world-class service and continued expansion. Please browse through our website to learn more about our products, services and job opportunities.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge
Company profileIt was founded in June 2003 with the goal of developingand selling the EPV line of products.
EPV Technologies’ mission is to develop products thatprovide high-quality and ready-to-use information tocustomers allowing them to give a better service andsave money by improving their Capacity Managementprocesses.
EPV Technologies founders have more than 25 yearsexperience mostly in Capacity Management projects.They built a very strong technical background working formany years for Boole & Babbage, BMC Software, SASInstitute, and then as independent consultants.
Since the beginning, EPV Technologies sponsors andpresents at major technical conferences in Europesuch as CMG and GSE in Austria, Germany, Italy, and UK.
EPV Technologies partners:• Benny Tal Marketing Software Solutions in Israel and
• ddk-software in Northern Europe• ESAi in USA• Inspired Solutions in UK and Ireland• JVL in France• SEGUS in USA• Senmesoft in Canada• SoftPlex Inc. in Japan• TPS-DATA in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.• ECCOX in Brazil and other SA countries.
Product/service informationEPV products have been designed to help system analystsin Performance and Capacity Planning activities. EPV forz/OS, EPV zParser, EPV for DB2, EPV for WMQ, EPV for zLINUX, EPV for Unix (including Linux), EPV for VMware and EPV for Windows are the main products. Sameproducts in two lines: SAS-based and PERL/SQL-based.EPV zParser is written in PERL; it parses SMF, IMS, z/VMmonitor records, etc loading them in a SQL DB. It providesinput to EPV for z/OS, EPV for DB2, EPV for WMQ and EPV for zLINUX.
Free agents provide input data to EPV for Unix and EPV for VMware.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 Pricing options: monthly/annual license
Company profileEstablished in 1989. IBM business partner. Specializing in automation products. Exspans is dedicated to the continued success of z/OS systems, by providing high performance automation, scheduling and systems management tools, that reduce the total cost of ownership.
Product/service information• AutoMan is a family of event automation and
scheduling products, that enables the user to select the functionality they need. There is a version of AutoMan that meets every need and budget.
• Matrix is an application programming interface that provides high performance cross-memory and cross-systems control and data sharing. It makes dataspace technology and cross-systems services available to the high-level language programmers, without any need for them to use Assembler.
• TapeMan is a cross-systems tape device sharing technology for OS/390 and z/OS systems that are not sysplex enabled. TapeMan V1.0 is provided free of charge to the MVS systems community. TapeMan V2.0 is a low-cost alternative tape sharing solution.
Address:Missenden Abbey Management Centre, London Road, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BO, UKPhone: +44 1494 867981Email: [email protected]: www.ezsource.com.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Asset and change management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; other
Company profileEstablished in 2003 and with more than 50 customers worldwide, EZSource is a market leader in automated application analysis to drive legacy modernization, software quality improvement and adherence to coding standards. Our toolset addresses 95% of mainframe system users globally. We have a proven track record with high profile clients such as Aflac Japan, RBS, Aviva, Electric Insurance Company, Transnet Freight Rail plus strategic partnerships with IBM, CA, Compuware, Fujitsu, Serena and Coverity.
Product/service informationEZSource is a unique, fully integrated suite of tools providing robust, automated analysis and metrics for end to end business applications spanning mainframe and open systems platforms. This assists our customers in delivering tangible business value from modernizing and transforming their business applications through improvements in quality, reduction in cost and removal of complexity.
EZSource provides an integrated solution for IBM RDz and TWS on the mainframe via EZSource:Connect.
improvement with system integrity in z/OS, JES, VTAM, TCP/IP, CICS, IODF, DB2 and SAF. Detect the risks to availability while also ensuring secure change management and notifications across administration functions (Operator commands, Edit sessions, ..).
• z/OS Database Productivity- Reduce CPU service costs and service delivery
times: Fastest cloning of pre-production and test DB2 (and other relational) sub-systems, databases and tables with also masking & data reduction; Automated DB maintenance enhancing existing utilities; Bufferpool optimization; Exception Master to determine problems before they hit the systems; …
• z/OS Application Life-Cycle- File encryption and archiving, test data generation,
naming standards and audit; identifying the business-critical files; integrated recovery management solution designed to deliver a global view of your critical data-as well as that data’s backups at the application level
• z/OS Software Asset Management- Who’s using what and when in the z/OS software
portfolio – IBM and ISV products and inhouse applications including also 4GL, Interpreter languages, ISPF, JCL.
Company profileIs your strategy in place when it comes to web, cloud, BYOD …etc.?
Are you torn between creating new feature-rich web-based applications and continuing with writing new, fast, low cost, green- screen applications?
Are you faced with a diminishing pool of mainframe application expertise?
Is there a constant demand for new mainframe services?
FlynetViewer is the leading solution for modernising and integrating mainframe applications with web and internet based technologies. It allows you to do far more with less mainframe expertise and IT budget.
As pioneers of integrating new technologies with mainframe and legacy screen based applications, Flynet developers were responsible for creating the first dial-up terminal emulator, the first mainframe to internet gateway, and most recently the world’s first ‘cloud-ready’ terminal emulator.
Since 1994 Flynet has been supporting a global and varied customer base supporting solutions with 10 to 10,000 users.
Product/service informationFlynetViewer integrates seamlessly with existing conventional screen-based applications. Web services and new graphical Interfaces can be easily sliced into existing applications replacing commonly used screens to improve both user experience and performance.
FlynetViewer is incredibly fast and can usually replace ALL client-side traditional terminal emulators like Attachmate Extra, Rumba or IBM etc…. FlynetViewer can be used in association with existing terminal emulation deployments providing additional functionality or integration with web based applications as and when required.
FlynetViewer provides rapid definition and generation of ASP.NET web services and web pages integrating screen-based applications using minimal proprietary content. Developers can enhance and extend the generated applications using ASP.NET and .NET frameworks. Server-side logic provides navigation throughout the application allowing the use of modern menu systems, i.e. hierarchical drop-down, to replace clumsy single-screen menus.
FlynetViewer can generate web services to automate data entry and other processes can share sessions with users of the web terminal emulator to enable powerful synergies between server-side automation and human intervention/access whenever desired.
Most importantly FlynetViewer can increase the return associated with mainframe applications whilst reducing user costs such as maintenance, training and support.
Activity: Hardware vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; security Mainframe platforms supported: OtherNon-mainframe platforms supported: other
Company profileCompany profile:Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
Fujitsu CEMEA&I:In Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, Fujitsu is the leading IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets serving large, medium-sized and small businesses. The company offers a full portfolio of IT products, business solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to datacenter solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. In CEMEA&I Fujitsu employs approximately 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group..
Product/service informationBS2000/OSD is the mainframe OS offered by Fujitsu CEMEA&I.The BS2000/OSD mainframes (S- and SQ-Series)are more than just servers: they represent a complete,autonomous and dynamic IT infrastructure for different
kinds of applications. With his fully mainframe offeringFujitsu Technology Solutions is committed and responsiblefor the seamless and efficient interaction of all the BS2000/OSD infrastructure components. BS2000/OSD guaranteesefficient, risk-free data center operation – 24 hours aday, 365 days a year, today, tomorrow, whenever youwant. On-going innovations in hardware and software,based on proven technologies, will continue to make itthe most reliable and costeffectivplatform for many largescale applications ensuring security of investment anddata today as well as in future. BS2000/OSD has beenthe subject of continuous innovation for forty years and has been adapted to take account of constantly changing market requirements. For instance, BS2000/OSD is a mainframe OS that can run on servers based on classic mainframe architecture and on industry standard processors. And with its open interfaces it offers future-proof integration into modern application architectures.
Company profileEstablished in 1974 to provide debugging services for CICS.
Product/service informationAdvanced Debugging System (“ADS”) for the CICS mainframe.
Address:6255 Barfield Rd, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328, USAPhone: +1 404-253-1300Email: [email protected]: www.gtsoftware.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering tools; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/Linux
Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: Other
Company profileFor more than 30 years, GT Software has helped enterprise organizations unify business information across platforms, data formats and programming languages. GT Software has unsurpassed expertise in mainframe technology and helps companies easily overcome the challenges associated with accessing mainframe data and applications.
Globally, more than 2,500 organizations trust GT Software to help them improve Business Intelligence, workforce productivity and customer experience by making accessible the most pertinent data and applications of an organization.
GT Software’s solutions are in play at some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, state and local governments, as well as retail, manufacturing, and energy companies. Founded in 1982 with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, GT Software is a privately held company that is currently represented in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and South America.
Product/service informationGT Software offers a variety of integration solutions and products that simplify access to data and orchestrate information across applications and technologies — both new and legacy. GT Software’s integration solutions help businesses empower customers and employees with easy access to the information and applications they need. Whether you want to improve business performance with easy mobile access to business critical solutions or unify your data from disparate sources for a comprehensive view and better business intelligence, GT Software can make it simple. GT Software’s integration solution features the Ivory Suite, including Ivory® Service Architect™, Ivory® Data Hub™, and Ivory VisualConnect®, allowing you to quickly and seamlessly integrate your mainframe with other technologies, such as mobile and Web applications, packaged applications, business intelligence and cloud initiatives.
GT Software Key Differentiators:• Speed and ease of delivering massive amounts of data
to external solutions• Requires no skillsets for writing code – Ivory Service
Architect and Ivory Data Hub are “drag-and-drop” tools• Easy to install with minimal or no training• Integrates all mainframe assets, regardless of
underlying platforms, languages and data formats• Requires no additional mainframe resource usage• Low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Company profileHeadquartered in Boise, Idaho, H&W Computer Systems has been a leading provider of quality business-to-business software since 1979. H&W creates reliable, technically sound solutions that provide long-term value. Today, hundreds of corporations worldwide, including many Global 500 companies, trust H&W for their IT software and services needs.
Product/service informationH&W’s industry-leading SYSB-II is a cost-effective way to use existing VSAM-reliant CICS applications to accommodate business growth without downtime due to batch. The software allows CICS and batch to have concurrent access to VSAM files any time, which provides two advantages.
First, users have full read/write access to CICS applications 24/7, even while batch runs, so they have more time to use the system. This allows customers and employess to be productive more hours of the day and for CICS applications to be available in new ways, such as part of web or mobile apps, without batch-related downtime. Second, users have access to VSAM data that is being updated closer to real time, so they don’t have to wait for overnight changes or rely on “point in time” data. Completing services like cutting checks, making payments, or submitting claims becomes a faster process.
Simple and quick to implement, SYSB-II doesn’t require application source-code changes, additionalhardware, data migration, or rearchitecting the existing IT infrastructure. Gain a competitive edge while enhancing customer satisfaction, improving user productivity, and empowering employees and customers to make better decisions based on better data.
Heitech Managed Services Sdn Bhd
Address:HeiTech Village 2,No 1, Jalan Astaka U8/81, Section U8,
Activity: System integratorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, zLinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based.
Company profileHeiTech Managed Services, a subsidiary of a HeiTech Padu Berhad (public listed), is providing services in area of Data Centre, Network, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. We have a Call Centre that complement our offering. HeiTech Padu itself (parent company) is focusing on System Integration business, developing applications on COBOL, C/C++, Java, on mainframe and non-mainframe platform.We have been the IBM Mainframe market leader since the 80’s. Our major customers ranges from Financial and Government such as National Unit Trust Board, Inland Revenue Board, Immigration, Road Transport, National Registration.
We are also a Strategic and Authorized Service Partner to most mainframe vendors such as EMC, Hitachi, Oracle, IBM, Novell, CA Technologies and Red Hat.
Product/service informationWe have established a pool of experienced engineers to support the mainframe. We provide services is areas of:
• Sizing and Designing a Mainframe setup• Operating System upgrades and maintenance (z/OS, z/
Activity: ConsultancySpecialist areas: System management; data management; programming/testing; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, LinuxPricing options: Other
Company profileHexaware is a global provider of IT and Process outsourcing services. We focus exclusively on maximizing client returns from outsourcing and off-shoring. We have extensive experience in managing large IT applications in real time as well as in providing high value services around packaged enterprise applications such as SAP and PeopleSoft.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company profileHigobi is a network of highly-motivated and experienced consultants that along with our partners, provides consultancy services, software products, education, and combined offerings for the relational database, CRM, and SAP markets. We concentrate our efforts on large systems with high-availability requirements across multiple industry sectors worldwide.
Product/service informationWe have developed two unique DB2 for z/OS tools :• zSQLMON – Dynamic SQL monitoring made easy
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; storage management; asset and change managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileHORIZONT is a software development company located in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in 1993 as R.O.S.E. by three OPC (TWS) consultants. Due to legal conflicts, the name was changed to HORIZONT in 1997.The company’s first product was OPC/Graph (now TWS/Graph), net plan display software for TWS, which was developed together with IBM Germany. With more than 150 customers worldwide, it has become the de facto standard for TWS compatible software. Additional products include TWS/BatchAD, TWS/BatchCP and TWS/Audit, rounding off the TWS product line.
With the introduction of XINFO in 1997 (SmartIS in the US in 1999), HORIZONT took a big step into a much wider market. XINFO (SmartIS in USA) integrates with schedulers other than TWS, for example CA-7, CA-Scheduler, APM, Control-M or ZEKE. In 2002 HORIZONT released DSN/Change and SmartJCL, which are completing the product line. And since 2003 HORIZONT has a new ground-breaking product: TWS/WebAdmin
Product/service informationXINFO - The IT Information System (also known as SmartIS).XINFO is the information system for batch production. It enables you to access and cross-reference all data from various IT systems like JCL, TWS, CA-7, CA-Scheduler, Control-M, ZEKE, SMF, RMM, CA-1, COBOL, PL/I and much more. 100 satisfied customers worldwide!
SmartJCL - The Easy Way to Faultless JCL.SmartJCL is a new JCL checker. It offers an integrated scheduler interfaces, reformat functions, batch mode and much more.
DSN/Change - The Dataset Renaming SystemIf you want to carry out file name migration under z/OS automatically, reliably and at low cost, DSN/Change is the right tool for your data center.
TWS Products - especially designed for TWS (Tivoli Workload Scheduler). These products are especially designed for TWS, you cannot not use them if you are running schedulers other than IBM’s TWS. TWS/WebAdmin, TWS/Graph, TWS/Audit, TWS/BatchAD, and TWS/BatchCP.
I/S Management Strategies
Address:4942 N Hollywood Avenue, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217, USAPhone: +1 414 332-3062Email: [email protected]: http://www.sherkow.com
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, other
Company profileAl Sherkow is a capacity planning and performance consultant at I/S Management Strategies and author of the LPAR Capacity and Software Usage Analysis Tool (LCS). Al is a recognized industry expert regarding the configuration and planning of processors and PR/SM and IBM mainframe Workload License Charges, and has worked with many companies around the globe to help them reduce mainframe costs through efficient capacity and licensing strategies. As principal of I/S Management Strategies, Al has been helping clients since 1988 and is a regular presenter at industry conferences. I/S Management Strategies is a System z Development Partner of IBM and we are also affiliated with IBM’s IT Analyst Relations.
Product/service informationThe LPAR Capacity and Software Usage Analysis (LCS) Software is the only tool available to assist installations in planning for, implementing, monitoring and leveraging IBM’s Workload License Charges (WLC). LCS reads your SMF data and prepares interactive reports that can help you decrease your IBM software charges month after month. LCS is truly unique. No other tool is available that combines information about your licensed software products, analysis of utilization data, and prices to provide near real-time estimates of your software charges. LCS allows sites to “tune” their IBM monthly software invoices!
Large and small sites have licensed LCS throughout the USA and the world (Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom).
i3 Business Solutions LLC
Address:5005-B Cascade RD SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USAPhone: +1 616 956 6888.Email: [email protected]: www.i3bus.com/
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSENon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows
Company profilei3 Business Solutions accelerates business results by integrating information solutions. We are an IBM and Microsoft Business Partner offering products and solutions for iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, and zSeries. We also offer consulting services in the manufacturing and distribution sectors and planning, installation, and implementation support for PM, EMR, ERP and CRM software.
Product/service informationi3 Business Solutions provides a full-range of z/OS, OS/390, z/VM, and VSE/ESA system programming services including version and release upgrades, day-to-day operating systems support, performance and tuning, and on-site or remote 7x24 operating system support.
Address:Route 100 Somers NY 10589, USAPhone: +1-914-766-4589Web: www.ibm.com
Sales contacts (hardware):America Ernie Fernandez +1 914 642 3713EMEA Martina Koederitz +33 1 41885653AsiaPac Sheddrick Harrison +81 3 5572 2728
Sales contacts (software):America Dot Alexander +1 914 642 4952EMEA David Wilson +44 1256 344682AsiaPac Erik Elzerman +65 6418 2230
Activity: Hardware and Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows Pricing options: One-time charge; monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other.
Company profile Originator of mainframe technology.
Address:5885 Cumming Hwy, Suite 108-350, Atlanta GA 30518, USA.Phone: +1 678 266 3399 x201.Email: [email protected]: www.identityforge.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: SecurityMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company profile Identity Forge (IdF) is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions for mainframe, midrange and/or other legacy systems. Our solutions securely provide real-time bi-directional password and identity synchronization and communication between mainframe, midrange and legacy systems with identity management systems, web services or enterprise applications.
IdF has been providing Identity and Access Management solutions and services for mainframe, midrange and legacy systems since 2001. Building upon IdF’s core technology Pioneer & Voyager Agents and the LDAP Gateway. Identity Forge has recently released its vendor editions. The new vendor editions provide “out of the box” integration along with a complete set of enterprise class features for most of today’s leading identity management vendors.
Identity Forge’s solutions and services are used worldwide. Our solutions are being used by Norfolk Southern Corporation, GE Healthcare, The Boeing Company, HBOS PLC, Charles Schwab, ING House, KK Bank, Country Wide, Scott Trade, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Embarq and many others.
Product/service informationThe Advance Adapter provides native real-time collection of identity events and bi-directional issuance of commands between the host target system and identity management or external application. The IdF advanced adapter suite comprises of adapters supporting IBM-RACF, CA-ACF2, CA-Top Secret, and IBM-i5 target systems.
IdF LDAP Gateway
Advanced Adapter SuiteIdF Advanced Adapter for RACFIdF Advanced Adapter for ACF2IdF Advanced Adapter for Top SecretIdF Advanced Adapter for System i
Company profileillustro Systems focus on delivering software solutions that empower today’s mainframe customer to lead the way with innovation.
We believe that web-enabling mainframe applications should mean return on investment in hours, not months. And our z/Web-Host product provides just that. And with the rapidly emerging standard of SOA and using Web Services and XML as the method of exchanging data between computers, our z/XML-Host product delivers a powerful yet simple solution. Our customers have their Internet-enabling projects in production in the same time it takes just to evaluate competitive solutions.
Product/service informationillustro’s z/Ware family of products have earned the reputation of being easy. The z/Web-Host product transforms any 3270 application, whether CICS or non-CICS, directly into a fully functional, web-based interface that anyone can use – all without touching the original application. And with z/XML-Host, mainframe data can be automatically converted into XML documents and accessed via Web Services using SOAP, meaning your data and business-critical logic can be shared with any platform or application. This includes languages like Java and .Net, or Web-Services-enabled platforms including IBM’s WebSphere and Microsoft Office. What’s more, both z/Web-Host and z/XML-Host run directly on either z/OS (OS/390) or z/VSE (VSE/ESA), so there’s no need to add cost and complexity to the process by using a different, less reliable platform just to Internet-enable your mainframe.
And now that your mainframe data can easily be made available on the ‘Net, security is an important issue. That’s where our iCYA network appliance comes in. The iCYA delivers full Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection so your data is encrypted until it reaches a trusted source.
Address:2100 Seaport Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA.Phone: +1 650 385 5000 (800-970-1179 in the USA).Email: [email protected]: www.informatica.com
Specialist areas: Data Integration; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; Data Privacy; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, IBM iPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company profileInformatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. With over 3,000 employees distributed in over 28 countries around the globe, Organisations can rely on Informatica to realise their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Worldwide over 5,000 Enterprises already depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks.
Product/service informationInformatica’s PowerExchange products enable data connectivity to many of the commonly used mainframe (z/OS & i/Series) data sources e.g. DB2, IMS, Adabas etc.. Data can be delivered according to the demands of the consuming applications; offering data extractions in either complete batch-type accesses or “delta” updates from previous extractions delivered in Real-Time. Couple the connectivity to Informatica’s world renowned data integration products and Enterprises will quickly see reward from any Informatica deployments.
With Informatica’s PowerCenter ability to run on the IBM mainframe z/Linux platform Enterprises can, if required, build fully centric, mainframe based data integration environments, on possibly the world’s most resilient and reliable data processing architecture. PowerCenter for z/Linux leverages the business-critical aspects of mainframe computing while providing the same time-to-value and cost-of-ownership advantages that PowerCenter brings to non-mainframe environments via its inherent “Map-Once deploy anywhere” Vibe powered architecture. Informatica also integrally supports the needs of the modern Enterprise by providing other industry recognised (Forrester, Gartner etc.) technology products used for Data Masking, Application Life Cycle Data Management, Data Quality, Data Replication as well as a complete and comprehensive Master Data Management capability. Using Informatica can help enterprises extend the value of their mainframe investments with near-universal mainframe access and a holistic view of enterprise information, while maximizing the reliability and reducing the costs of data integration processing.
Informatica not only enables a performing and cost effective data integration platform but can also help architect and implement an Enterprises solution by providing skilled resources either via its own highly skilled
and trained Professional Services network or via its ECO system of Systems Integrators and Partners. Whatever the need for Data Integration, Informatica has both the solution and the skill to help Enterprises succeed. For more information around the Informatica products portfolio please refer to the Informatica Website.
Address:14001-C St. Germain Drive, Suite 809, Centreville, VA 20121, USA.Phone: +1 703 825 1202Email: [email protected]: www.infosecinc.com
Company profileInfoSec Inc provides high-quality software and services to mainframe customers resulting in increased operational efficiencies, improved compliance and decreased costs. Our goal is to help you to leverage your mainframe investment.
Product/service informationInfoSec provides mainframe consulting resources to help our customers continue to leverage their mainframe investment. Our specialty is mainframe security and compliance, but we can perform any mainframe-related services including systems programming, database management, workload management, output management and more. With all of the regulation and legislation in place today for compliance related initiatives, organizations need support to help them achieve that compliance.
INNOVATION Data Processing
Address:275 Paterson Ave, Little Falls, NJ 07424. USA.Phone: +1 973 890 7300Email: [email protected]: http://www.innovationdp.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data management; storage managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 ,VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileINNOVATION Data Processing has over 33 years experience of providing backup/restore, non-disruptive protection and storage management solutions for enterprise-scale z/OS and OS/390 mainframe and open systems (SAN/LAN/Unix, Windows, Novell, and Linux) installations. INNOVATION partners with BMC, Compaq, Computer Associates, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Informix, Lotus, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, StorageTek, Sun, SuSE Linux, Sybase, Turbo Linux and others.
INNOVATION’s prime objective in partnering with software companies is interoperability and co-existence with operating system platforms and databases; while partnering with storage vendors allows the creation of unique solutions that provide customers with the benefits of advanced storage management.
Product/service informationBest recognized as the provider of the Fast Dump Restore (FDR) suite, INNOVATION solutions offer enterprise storage management and non-disruptive business protection. FDRINSTANT supports Timefinder, FlashCopy, ShadowImage and SnapShot Copy for non-disruptive backup of off-line volumes.
IAM allows users to achieve performance enhancements and system resource savings for most applications that utilize VSAM datasets. FDRPAS provides non-disruptive volume relocation of z/OS disk volumes from one device to another, while FDRERASE provides safe, secure, fast erasure of z/OS data volumes. FDR/UPSTREAM allows users to position the OS/390 or z/OS mainframe as a backup server, with additional support for zLinux.
Sites with EMC Symmetrix arrays rely on FDRSOS for high-speed network-free volume-level backup/restore across ESCON/FICON channels. FDR/UPSTREAM/SOS extends this protection with logical file granularity, central administration and policy-based management.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; asset and change management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 ,VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: Other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileSave Money on the Mainframe Inspired Solutions and Blenheim Software work together to distribute software in the UK and Ireland. Our cost-effective software covers many of the most important areas in the data centre for both mainframe and distributed platforms.
Several of the tools and software we supply are either the de facto standard for their area, or soon will be.
Product/service informationAs well as performance management and capacity planning tools, we also provide XINFO, the data centre repository; tools for TWS for zOS (OPC) and Distributed ; JCL Checking; CICS, VSAM, VTAM, and developers’ tools, DB2 tools, utilities and tuning for zOS & distributed.
More details at our partners websites:Enterprise Performance Vision for Performance & Capacity Planning - www.epvtech.com Horizont GmbH for TWS Products - www.horizont-it.comMacKinney for CICS, VSAM, VTAM Products - www.mackinney.comResponsive Systems for DB2 Buffer Pool Tuning - www.responsivesystems.comRelational Architects International and Insoft Software for DB2 tools - www.relarc.comITGain for UDB DB2 products - www.itgain.deInSoft for DB2 tools - www.insoft-software.de.
Address:Lokhorstraat 16, 2311 TA Leiden, The NetherlandsPhone:+ 31-71-5796000Email: [email protected]: www.intellimagic.com
Company profileIntelliMagic solutions create visibility into hidden risks in critical IT infrastructure resources. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely daily on IntelliMagic to proactively identify issues that endanger the availability of their enterprise storage and systems. IntelliMagic enables companies to maintain more efficient configurations with lower risk and better performance.
Product/service informationIntelliMagic Vision pro-actively analyzes the performance utilization and health of all storage system components on a daily basis and translates the outcome into intuitive dashboards and rated charts. Direct benefits are the reduction of availability risks, the prevention of performance issues, faster problem resolution, and more efficient usage of storage hardware. IntelliMagic Vision is available for z/OS mainframe attached disk and for z/OS mainframe attached Tape and Virtual Tape. SAN environments are supported as well.
Company profileINTERCHIP AG with international headquarters based in Munich, Germany, was founded in 1987.The company is privately held and provides enterprise-wide, multi-platform solutions for the optimization of complex IT environments.
In addition to representing selected software companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, INTERCHIP AG develops its own market-leading products. INTERCHIP AG’ s flagship product, RealTime Defrag (RTD), is currently in daily use at some of the largest banks, insurance companies and government agencies worldwide.
Product/service informationRealTime Defrag (RTD) is a proven product in use since 1995 that eliminates DASD fragmentation and the need for over-allocation of disk space thereby avoiding x37 abends and out-of-space conditions. Running continuously and efficiently in the background, RTD quickly reorganizes disk files, recovering available storage space and eliminating file and DASD fragmentation. Unlike standard operating system utilities, no batch or weekend maintenance jobs are needed.
Disk storage waste caused by over-allocation is eliminated, since files are continuously and automatically groomed. RTD can be customized to meet your defragmentation needs through a variety of parameters that take effect immediately. RTD includes full support for the latest level of the operating system (z/OS) and EAVs. Additional options are available to support FlashCopy Version 2 and Preserve Mirror (Remote Pair FlashCopy).
Address:11770 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 205 PMB 526, Alpharetta, GA 30009-1970, USA.Phone: +1 770-872-4278Email: [email protected]: www.interskill.com
Activity: EducationSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 ,VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Other Unix, LinuxPricing options: Monthly/annual license
Company profileInterskill Learning is the global leader in the provision of technology-based training solutions for the IBM Mainframe Computing industry. Interskill’s mainframe e-learning is currently the ONLY up-to-date, comprehensive e-learning curriculum available to the mainframe computing industry!
Product/service informationWith over 1,000 hours of instantly deliverable System z and System p courses, mainframe skills assessments, unlimited in-house mainframe classes and webinars, plus the learning services to bring it all together and manage it for you, this out of the box mainframe training program is an ideal fit for your mainframe computing group.
ISAM (Information Systems Asset Management)
Address:4152 North River Run, Minneapolis, MN 55378, USAPhone: +1 952 953 4090Email: [email protected]: www.isamgroup.com
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: OtherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, distributed Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: Other,
Company profileISAM has been in business since in 1996 helping corporate and government data centers manage their software assets, optimize software usage, and reduce
software expenses. The key to ISAM’s success is its proprietary Software Intelligence Database containing over 100 million data points of software usage, pricing, and licensing information from over 1000 companies of every size, industry, and location. The result is an exhaustive database that provides insights into the best practices of data centers throughout the world and how they have reduced their software costs.
Product/service informationISAM’s services include Software Benchmarking, IBM Audit Analysis, SAS Usage Analysis, Data Center Optimization, and Vendor Negotiation.
ISI Pty Ltd
Address:Level 1, 645 Harris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales 2007, AustraliaPhone: +61 2 8905 8900Email: [email protected]: www.isi.com.au
Activity: IntegratorSpecialist areas: System management; storage managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, distributed Linux, Windows
Company profileISI is one of the most successful and enduring IT players in the Australian business sector. With a focus on outcomes, our success stems from a company-wide commitment to fulfilling customer needs and leveraging new technologies.
In 1995, ISI became the first IBM zSeries reseller in Australia and New Zealand. Today we remain the only IBM Premier Partner operating in the System z market and is at the forefront of the next wave of ‘Large Scale Server Deployments’ utilising Open Systems on System z – the most reliable, scalable and cost effective ‘Business Class’ computing platform in the world. ISI also sells and supports the complete range of IBM products including Power and System x Servers, software, storage and support services.
Activity: Consultant.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 Non-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, Windows
Company profileiTech-Ed Ltd provides a source of highly technical information and expertise for people using IBM mainframes, servers, the Internet, mid-range computers, PCs, and tablet devices. iTech-Ed provides consultancy on a wide variety of mainframe-related areas, produces technical articles and White Papers on current trends in computing, performs software reviews, writes up research in technical areas, and edits marketing copy to avoid ambiguities and eliminate any technical errors. The company can also provide in-house training (with documentation) in a variety of mainframe-related areas, as well as Microsoft Office training. iTech-Ed also designs and creates modern-looking Web sites using, for example, JQuery, that fit W3C standards.
More recently, iTech-Ed has been helping organizations with their social media policies and a very hands-on approach has seen companies produce Facebook fan pages, produce well-supported Twitter feeds, and make the best use of Youtube.
CEO Trevor Eddolls’ work in the mainframe community has been recognized and he has been awarded the prestigious title of IBM Champion every year since 2009.
Popular blogs can be found at mainframeupdate.blogspot.com and the Destination Z Web site. Articles have appeared regularly in technical journals and on Web sites.
Since 2004 iTech-Ed Ltd has offered motivational training for staff as well as help with personal development and life coaching.
Company profileSince 1981, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. has been providing software solutions that help customers save money, improve business productivity, and provide assured delivery of business-critical documents. Ninety-five percent of the Fortune 100 companies trust LRS solutions to deliver their most critical documents.
Product/service informationVPS and VPS/TCPIP. The VPS software suite manages, monitors and delivers documents to network destinations through the organization. Originally designed for VTAM-controlled SNA networks, LRS added TCP/IP functionality and pioneered the migration of enterprise printing to the TCP/IP network protocol. The VPS solution offers web-based monitoring and control, enabling administrators, operators and end users to control production printing.
VPS/Secure. VPS/Secure offer encrypted distribution of confidential documents from host to printer or host to host. It uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), supporting the exchange of encrypted data between Windows, Unix, OS/390 and z/OS mainframes.
VPS/E Mail. This expands the print distribution channel to include direct e-mail delivery from the host.
VPS/PDF. VPS/PDF provides dynamic conversion of AFP documents to Portable Document Format (PDF) for delivery via e-mail, web or file.
DRS captures, manages and controls documents originating from any platform via the LRS Enterprise Output Server.
DRS/Output Manager. With DRS/Output Manager, SAP R/3 users gain full control over document printing, along with feedback on print status, without leaving the SAP app.
PageCenter. PageCenter archives documents received from VPS for secure viewing with web browsers on multiple platforms.
Activity: IntegratorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management
Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual licence, processor/capacity based, workload/usage based
Company profileLogicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,700 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.6 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
Product/service informationLogicalis are skilled in infrastructure and new workload planning, Linux and Websphere implementations, software migrations, performance and capacity assessments, systems programming, security audits and sub-capacity Workload License Charge (WLC) management.We also provide customised briefings for System z clients.Our pro-active approach to managing risk improves the efficiency of any deployment. Post-implementation, we continue our involvement with customised lifecycle and managed services support.We assist you in procuring the best in class IBM mainframe hardware and software solutions, and then provide the integration services to roll these into your existing environments and provide insight for future IT planning.
Address:1 Lilly Street, South Fremantle WA 6162, AustraliaPhone: +61 404 757 821Email: [email protected]: www.longpelaexpertise.com.au
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: Other
Company profileWe have provided mainframe technical and systems programming services since 1992. We help companies with mainframe problems, projects and plans throughout Australia and South Asia. We have over 20 years experience in System z mainframes and related systems software including z/OS, CICS, and IMS.
We also contribute to the mainframe community with free articles on our website, our book “What On Earth is a Mainframe”, and the mainframe software website http://www.lookupmainframesoftware.com.
Product/service informationLongpela Expertise offer three service ‘streams’:1 Systems services. Our consultants can cover for
systems programmers on leave, perform Assembler programming projects, assist with skills such as dump reading and performance analysis, or simply add an extra resource to get a project moving.
2 Mainframe Consulting. General Mainframe technical advice to groups such as auditors, managers, and non-mainframe technical people. We can answer your Mainframe questions, provide advice on the mainframe
sector, and help you control your project. From a one hour phone call to longer term on-site projects, we can provide an expert to use when and where you need.
3 Training. We can provide a mentor for junior systems programmers, perform fast ‘Mainframes for Beginners’briefings, or provide other training and assistance you require.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSENon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity based, workload/usage based
Company profileDynamic application modernization and integration solutions for customers and application vendors. Our on-the-fly architecture automates the modernization process, requiring no changes to your back-end System z applications.
Front-end modernization supporting: • Rich, thin and mobile multi-channel GUIs • Integration with virtually any desktop, web and back-
end application • Delivery of core applications in popular UIs like Outlook
and Google • Integration with most portals • Offline support.
Back-end modernization supporting:• Creation of SOA compliant Web services from
unchanged back-end applications • Two-way Web services support • DDM, ADO, RPC, 5250, 3270 support.
Composite Solutions Environment:• Supports on-the-fly delivery of new solutions• Assemble composite application components with
external applications and services.
Product/service information*Developer Product Suite*newlook Dynamic generation of smart, thin and mobile user interfaces (UIs). Use newlook to rapidly webface and create new UI’s. Access 5250/3270 applications from virtually any front-end including: Outlook, SharePoint, Notes, WebSphere, Google, Apple iPhone, PDAs, rich clients, AJAX, .Net, and Java, etc.
soarchitect Creates web services from modules of code within existing applications. Provides a complete solution for re-using, extending and integrating your existing applications. Heterogeneous database access and web services consumption make multi-platform integration easy.
*Deployment Product Suite*lookserver It enables customers to access iSeries applications from any device that supports a browser, or from mobile devices including PDAs.
thinclientZero deployment UIs are best suited to external users like partners and customers. Support for most popular browsers running Linux, Mac or Windows makes thin clients an easy option for instant global access.
mobileclientMore and more employees are on the road using wireless devices such as web pads, PDAs, and phones.
smartclient Suits knowledge workers needing smart/rich client support including high performance, advanced UI support (such as datagrids, tree controls and many more), offline support, desktop integration, web services consumption and database access. No touch deployment and automated updates make smartclient deployment a breeze.
Company profileFounded in 1994, LUMINEX is a leading developer and provider of disk-based mainframe virtual tape products and technologies. LUMINEX Channel Gateways allow mainframe enterprise users around the world to take full advantage of the benefits of Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape to eliminate or reduce physical tape, improve RTO and RPO, lower capital and operating costs and improve data security. With the LUMINEX Channel Gateways, enterprises can now have a single backup and recovery program for their mainframe and open systems data.
Product/service information The Channel Gateway enables mainframe customers to channel attach industry leading and proven open systems enterprise storage solutions. The Channel Gateway supports both FICON, up to 8Gb/s, and ESCON channel connectivity. Existing mainframe backup software simply sees the Channel Gateway as a recognized mainframe tape device. No software changes are required.
Channel Gateway Enhancement Options:• LTMON brings mainframe console integration to
Channel Gateway Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape solutions.
• RepMon provides real-time monitoring of virtual tape data writes and replication to a remote disaster recovery site.
• SyncCopy enforces tape data consistency across Channel Gateway-attached replicated storage systems and provides remote status monitoring of tape availability and integrity.
• HA-Grid provides fully redundant local storage of virtual tape data, with automated failover for high-availability operations, leveraging the capabilities of both SyncCopy and LTMON.
LUMINEX also offers non-disruptive tape and data migration service. Migration from your aging tape and backup infrastructure to the modern LUMINEX solution is easy and automated.
Company profileSince 1980 MacKinney Systems, a member of IBM PartnerWorld and SHARE, has been the industry leader in top-quality, low-cost mainframe software. MacKinney products are compatible with all IBM-supported releases of z/OS, VSE and CICS.
MacKinney Systems offers customers value-priced software with freedom from over-priced machine upgrade fees. We have competitively priced software to replace many competitors’ software to eliminate excessive upgrade charges and maintenance fees. Our highly applauded support is second to none, delivered by individuals who know the code and have worked in the production environment. 417 882 8012 is answered 24/7 by a live person.
We participate in IBM’s Early Test Programs and Technical Disclosure Meetings to ensure our products are compatible with new versions of z/OS, VSE and CICS as they become generally available from IBM.
Product/service informationCICS upgrade assistance:• VS/Cobol Interpreter allows programs written and
compiled with OS/VS COBOL to execute in CICS Transaction Server 3.1 and above.
• Macro Level Interpreter allows running macro- level code in z/OS or VSE versions of CICS TS environments without any coding changes.
Cost-effective printing solutions:• JES Report Broker manages the access, distribution
and archival of reports. Archive reports for viewing via web browser. E-mail and FTP reports securely.
• MacKinney Print Transform is a server product that provides document transformation services for client products.
• ES Queue for Printers prints any report from the system spool to printers defined to VTAM or TCP/
IP. Supports LPD and Direct Socket. Interfaces with Solimar Systems and Xerox.
• VTAM Virtual Printer captures existing VTAM application (CICS, IMS, etc) print and creates a report in the system spool without any programming changes.
Simplified program testing and debugging:• Track is an online testing and debugging product for
CICS application programs. Detects and corrects multiple errors in a single debugging session.
• XRAY provides the same capabilities for batch applications.
• Dump Detective solves program abends by automatically formatting and analyzing CICS dumps.
Productivity-enhancing tools:• MacKinney Batch to CICS gets your batch processing
on the fast track! Close and open files, dynamically allocate and unallocate files, send CEMT commands.
• SimpList is a powerful and highly productive mainframe interface that makes ISPF much easier to learn and use.
• VTAM/Switch allows users to switch between VTAM applications without logging on and off, and provides single sign-on to applications.
Address:The Orangery, Turners Hill Road, Worth, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4SS, UKPhone: +44 1293 872000Email: [email protected]: www.macro4.com
Organizations are often hindered by the unnecessary IT complexity which results from business growth and technology evolution. Our philosophy is to derive enhanced performance by making the complex simple.
This approach has come about through a dedication to understanding user needs developed during the 40 years we have been serving our customers.
Macro 4 solutions:
• Assist IT operations to analyze and fix failures in mission critical applications, quickly and efficiently.
• Allow developers to interactively develop, troubleshoot and resolve program errors with unprecedented speed.
• Deliver files and test data to developers, allowing a precise and secure testing and debugging environment.
• Measure and report on application performance, quickly identifying opportunities for performance improvement.
Product/service informationMacro 4’s solutions are a world-leading range of software tools that increase operational efficiency in IBM’s mainframe environments. Today, these solutions are delivering significant cost savings and efficiency improvements as well as assuring the reliability of mission-critical applications in thousands of IT departments globally.
Fault Analysis:• DumpMaster high performance fault diagnosis of
mainframe application failures.• TraceMaster source level interactive program testing
and debugging.• M4Explorer Unique web interface for DumpMaster and
TraceMaster which improves productivity by up to 20%.
Application Integrity:• TraceMaster CodeTrack CICS codepath analysis and
solutions for Mainframes, virtual tape and storage. Our core business are virtual tape libraries for Mainframes. Our customers are large and medium-size companies from all business fields, insurance companies, banks, and public sector companies. Besides Germany mainstorconcept has project experience in several European countries, the USA and Middle East.
Product/service informationmainstorconcept provides professional consulting services in all IBM Mainframe Operating Systems, including installation, customization and maintenance tasks. From Mainframe Hardware perspective, mainstorconcept focuses on Mainframe Virtual Tape Library solutions from EMC. Our expertise contains more than 60 successful installations throughout the world, at customer of different branches, different operating systems and different size.Further mainstorconcept develops software solutions for IBM System z, including multiplatform access to the Mainframe (e.g. Android, Linux). Further we offer custom software add-ons for MDL and EMC DLm devices, like tape management software, reporting and statistic modules, WORM features or all kind of write out functionalities to another media (e.g. USB drives or Tape). We also provide customized hardware / software solutions. Therewith, we help the customer getting intelligent backup and disaster recovery solutions, beyond the standard offerings from hardware providers, which fit the customer’s requirements and needs.
As our employees are also experts in Mainframe Emulation Solutions, we can support migrating old Mainframe installations and performing Mainframe Disk and Tape Migrations onto new platforms.
Address:8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 105 – 513, Raleigh, NC 27617, USAPhone: +1 919 424 6323Email: [email protected]: www.maintec.com.
Activity: OutsourcerSpecialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX
Company profileMaintec Technologies provides a range of services such as data center management, IT staffing, including the popular Hire Train Deploy solution; corporate training services and
on-site/off-shore project management. Maintec is also uniquely positioned to service customer requirements by leveraging services in future technologies such as big data, business intelligence, social media, cloud and mobile technologies.
As the generation that began the mainframe retires, the need to train the next generation of mainframe developers and systems programmers is becoming critical. Therefore, Maintec helps businesses with large mainframe installations reduce data center management total cost of operation and overcome resourcing challenges by providing well-trained talent.
Maintec’s ability to train employees with “skills on demand” is a key value Maintec offers its clients. Maintec coined the term “Hire Train Deploy”, a concept solution bridging the gap between industry needs and skills available in the general market. Maintec’s four service offerings complement each other thus providing a comprehensive solution to its clients.
Product/service informationData Center Management: Maintec’s Mainframe industry knowledge is a perfect blend of on-site and offshore resources, offering comprehensive datacenter management services on IBM mainframe and midrange platforms. The company’s datacenter management services help IT organizations securely, remotely and proactively manage their datacenter for optimum performance in a 24/7 environment.
IT Staffing Services: Maintec’s IT staffing services offer the hassle free way of recruiting qualified and trained offshore resources in IBM Mainframe platforms through its Hire Train Deploy (HTD) solution. HTD is a turnkey, no-obligation solution for clients that develops employees deeply educated in niche skills not readily available in most markets.
Corporate Training Services: Maintec offers training across the verticals with programs exclusively designed for corporate clientele; their training program covers IBM mainframe, midrange, Microsoft and web technologies. Customized training solutions and tools enhance corporate associates’ core competencies and skill sets. The training program boosts the overall productivity of the corporate courtesy the ProEd-trained workforce that easily diagnoses any problem.
On-site & Off-Shore Projects: With worldwide locations in the U.S., UK, Philippines and an off-shore development center in Bangalore, India, and offices in Noida, Pune, and Chennai, Maintec offers comprehensive on-site and off-shore project solutions. Maintec couples data center management services and IT staffing solutions to give clients an unparalleled advantage. With over 600+
Company profileThe Institute for Data Center Professionals (IDCP) at Marist College offers convenient, affordable, 100% online, asynchronous certificate programs covering topics that are relevant to professionals working in data center operations and/or enterprise computing environments. Courses are taught by academic professionals and industry experts, some of whom have had a hand in developing the technology. Full curriculum for z/OS system and application programmers.
Product/service informationWe offer three levels of education for the z/OS systems programmer.z/OS Associate, Professional and Expert Tracks - each comprised of three courses delivered fully onlineFor the application programmer, we offer COBOL, IMS, Assembler and DB2 tracks each comprised of three courses delivered fully online. We also offer a 2-course certificate covering AIX on Power.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Systems management; web integration and legacy reengineering tools Mainframe platforms supported: z/OSPricing options: Monthly/annual license
Company profileFounded in 2008, Matter of Fact Software writes and markets innovative software in the CICS arena.
Our Directors have many decades of experience in managing CICS, upgrading it, implementing large scale application infrastructures, and supporting day-to-day operations. This has led to a deep understanding of the challenges faced by businesses that depend upon CICS and a burning desire to help them to improve the quality of services they deliver to their customers.
Product/service informationOur PlexSpy solution provides real-time status monitoring information about named business applications that run on CICS on systemZ.
Simple to use, it can be easily adopted by support staff.
Access is via a Web browser. There is no off-host installation required.
Using PlexSpy will: shorten the time it takes to understand the nature of problems affecting CICS applications; allow you to visualize the entire CICS footprint of your application; plan and monitor change implementations.
CICS JS/Server allows these resources to be served from CICS on z/OS. An environment that can be trusted to have proper management and control processes in place.
Bespoke content can also be served and novel new CICS web applications can be constructed, managed and operated using the software.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Systems management; data management; storage management; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileMetron has been leading the way in Capacity Management since 1986 and is justifiably proud of its history. An independent company, Metron delivers Capacity Management solutions across the Globe and has an impressive client list of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Companies including ACS, Internal Revenue Service, LA County, Deloitte, Marriott, US Customs, EE, WH Smith, Telefonica O2, Nestle and LloydsTSB.
Delivering a quality service, assessing acceptable levels of risk, and running a cost-conscious operation are the day to day issues facing today’s IT department. To be successful, IT Directors and Managers must be able to understand thoroughly what is happening in complex systems. They must know exactly why systems are performing as they are and anticipate the effect of future changes.With products and services to cater for every size of organization, Metron is the standard in Performance Management, providing measurement, analysis, planning and reporting capabilities for all physical and virtual platforms including z/OS, UNIX, Linux,Windows servers,and VMware.
Product/service informationathene ES/1Expert Systems Performance Analysis for z/OSES/1 is ‘The One’ for mainframe performance analytics. ES/1 offers automated expert systems analysis of all key z/OS performance metrics. Areas of performance concern are highlighted and expert advice offered on actions that will help tune the system to overcome those issues and ensure better on-going performance from your mainframe.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data management; asset and change management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based
Company profileMicro Focus International plc provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk.
Micro Focus has more than 30 years of expertise and more than 15,000 customers and one million licensed users, including more than 70 of the Fortune Global 100 companies.
By exploiting the latest technologies and leveraging the strength of our business partners worldwide, Micro Focus enables customers to make sense of their application portfolios, improve the productivity of application developers, take advantage of Web services to modernize core applications and exploit low-cost contemporary platforms, such as Windows, Unix or Linux.
Micro Focus has over 500 employees worldwide, with principal offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany and Japan.
Product/service informationMicro Focus Mainframe Express Enterprise Edition A mainframe development and testing environment hosted on your PC:• Reduces mainframe overheads • Analysis, compilation, debugging and testing of
applications on your PC• Support for all major mainframe languages and
Micro Focus SOA ExpressUnlocks embedded business processes in existing mainframe applications and delivers them to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) through Web services. • Uses your existing mainframe skills and processes• No proprietary middleware infrastructure• Integration with all major platforms, including
WebSphere• IBM ‘Ready for SOA’ certified.
Micro Focus Data ExpressManages test data to allow you to meet data privacy and performance needs. • Automatically extracts a representative and anonymous
subset of data• Respects referential integrity for high quality testing• Supports compliance with international regulatory
standards and laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and EU Data Privacy.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company profileModern Systems offers products and services to help customers transition from legacy systems to modern platforms. What makes us different is that we take a “lifecycle” approach, enabling customers take a phased approach to modernization that meets their business needs.
Product/service informationOur Legacy Forensics service enables deep inventory and assessment of Z/OS mainframe applications written in COBOL, Natural, CA GEN and more. Our Mainframe DataShare service enables integration of nonrelational mainframe databases like IDMS, ADABAS, VSAM and more with relational databases like SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle Database, empowering true data warehousing and holistic business intelligence. Our automated conversion
technology enables COBOL, Natural and CA GEN apps to be converted to Java or C# for use in open systems or on the mainframe.
Product/service informationMF-Test is a leading testing solution from MOST Technologies that was developed specifically for testing mainframe applications, databases and their supporting environments. It provides automatic execution of the application testing scenarios as well as advanced reporting mechanism to allow multiple tests on parallel testing environments.
MF-Test is a mature technology that is helping various mainframe customers around the world to test their mainframe applications in a low risk, low cost environment. Using MF-Test can reduce the burden out of the testing phase, so resources can focus on keep developing the applications.
MF-Test capabilities:• Multiple isolated test environments – Enable parallel
testing for a larger number of testing scenarios• Smart and flexible pre/post change comparisons –
Ensuring that the application outcome remains exactly the same after the application modifications, unless a change is expected
• Test results collection – All results are collected and kept in a central location, for comparison and tracking purposes
• Test auditing, control and security – For management of larger testing teams, located in different locations and testing different applications
• Central user interface – Windows based graphical user interface for tests’ creation, execution and track
• Ease of use and scalability – Using standards languages for external funcationality additions.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license
Company profileThe MPI Tech Group is a leading provider of document management and document output solutions that put the customer in charge for over 30 years. With our software and hardware solutions we enable customers to create, print, secure, transform, distribute and archive their information.
Our services run on multiple operating systems making it possible for our customers to manage all their paper and electronic output through a coherent software and hardware platform.
Product/service informationMPI Tech is a manufacturer and developer of mainframe data stream conversion software and hardware solutions with over thirty years of pedigree. MPI Tech’s products enable a complete end to end solution for mainframe output offering a myriad of delivery options, in addition to printing. These include seamless interaction with existing emailing, faxing, archive, print costs accounting and secure print solutions, all without any changes to the host application. MPI Tech’s products can be tailored to suit your organisations exact requirements delivering a robust, feature rich and cost effective solution for company wide output.
For more information on our latest solutions including MPI Tech’s print transform for z/Linux and integrating host application printing into an enterprise secure printing structure please visit contact MPI Tech on 0044 844 800 9803, email [email protected], or visit our website www.mpitech.com.
NewEra Software Inc
Address:155 East Main Avenue, Suite 130 Morgan Hill, CA 9503, USAPhone: +1 408 201 7000 (or 800 421 5035 toll-free in North America).Email: [email protected]: www.newera.com.
Company profileNewEra Software, Inc. was founded in 1989 with the specific goal of developing, marketing and supporting innovative system management software tools and services. Thanks to the continued support of thousands of systems professionals worldwide that have come to depend on NewEra, the company has become an industry leader and its products the industry standard for repair,recovery, data erasure, enhanced system configuration control and integrity of large systems.
Product/service informationThe Image Control Environment (ICE) is a collection of Integrated Applications - Image FOCUS, The Control Editor and the ICE Viewer - that are used to validate the ongoing integrity of the z/OS Image/Sysplex configuration, their major subsystems and operational components; document configuration access and changes and/or control/limit access to MVS and/or UNIX system configuration elements and provide a global access point from which insight can be gained into the operational integrity of the Sysplex and its Images.
Image FOCUS provides inspection and baseline services to users of z/OS. It performs a “Virtual IPL” of each Image, validating the IPL Unit Address, LOADPARM, PARMLIB and PROCLIB, checking members for syntactical correctness and related datasets for referential integrity, thereby alerting staff to future IPL failures.
The Control Editor (TCE) compensates for the control and productivity gap that exists between a site’s External Security Manager (ESM) and its Change Management System. TCE/RBAC defines, assigns and enforces roles by enhancing role based access control already in place by the ESM. TCE/OPER provides a secondary level of control over the use of Operator Commands such as SETPROG, SETLOAD and SETOMVS, thereby allowing for the establishment of higher level standards over individual users.
Activity: Systems integratorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management
Company profileOGS Consulting Pte Ltd covers Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China supporting mainframe sites to provide training, consultancy, and legacy migration services related to the z/OS, z/VSE and iSeries platforms. OGS also partners with principals for software distribution of database, performance, utility tools, network and storage management.
Product/service informationOGS provides training in the mainframe environment including z/OS, JCL, VSAM, CICS, DB2, Security Audits and COBOL. Legacy migrations include migrations between databases and/or platforms (one of which is the mainframe). Software tools include DB2 z/OS database tools for performance, CICS, administration, backup/recovery, sorting, printing and reporting. Other tools include storage management, tuning, and productivity add-ons and competitive replacements.
OracleAddress:500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA, USAPhone: +1 603-502-7635Web: http://www.oracle.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Workload/usage based, other
Company profileOracle has a worldwide team dedicated to modernization and migration projects – the Platform Migrations Group. This team is part of Oracle Server Technologies (Oracle Development) and has over 300 resources worldwide. These resources are knowledgable in legacy systems and modernization, Oracle Grid Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Development tools and Oracle Modernization Alliance partners’ tools and products. Each modernization project is assigned an Oracle lead from the Oracle Modernization Solutions team. The team has direct linkage into Oracle development, and has close relationships with Oracle Product Managers.
Oracle’s PTS Modernization Solutions team has been a
key member for hundreds of modernization project over the past four years. The team has engaged at a number of levels including: architecture design, modernization tools selection, modernization assessments, evaluation and portfolio analysis, project scoping and estimating, proof of concepts, project advisor, hands on technical enablement, and trusted technical advisor. The projects have been for oth Oracle customers, Oracle System Integrator partners, Oracle Independent Software Vendor partners, and Oracle modernization partners.
The projects have spanned many industries and utilized a variety of modernization approaches. The projects have also encompassed many source technologies from DB2, IMS, COBOL, RPG, Adabas to PL/I, Sybase, Informix, Powerbuilder and Assembler.
Oracle has also been involved with 150 customer mainframe modernization projects where Oracle BEA Tuxedo is the application serer and transaction processing platform for legacy COBOL, CICS and JCL/batch systems.
Product/service informationOracle offers the only open systems active/active grid database platform. Oracle’s Database Real Application Clusters (RAC) running on clusters provides Oracle’s highest level of capability in terms of availability, scalability, and low-cost computing. Oracle Database RAC supports the transparent deployment of a single database across a cluster of servers, providing fault tolerance from hardware failures or planned outages. RAC provides scalability using any hardware, regardless if you prefer small systems or large boxes.
For application relability, scalability and availability, Oracle offers the Oracle WebLogic Application Grid. Oracle WebLogic Application Grid works with any application server – including Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and JBoss Application Server – or in a pure grid environment without an application server
Company profilePDFlib GmbH is completely focused on PDF technology. Customers worldwide use PDFlib products since 1997. The company closely follows development and market trends, such as ISO standards for PDF. PDFlib GmbH products are distributed in 100 countries all over the world with major markets in North America, Europe, and Japan.
Customers of PDFlib GmbH are using the software for automated and high volume generation and processing of PDF documents in business and prepress workflows or for online billing systems. The development tools of PDFlib GmbH are readily available for all common environments of operating systems and programming languages.
Product/service informationThe PDFlib Product FamilyPDFlib is the leading developer toolbox for generating and manipulating files in the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDFlib’s main targets are dynamic PDF creation on a Web server or any other server system, and to implement “Save as PDF” in existing applications. The PDFlib product family is available in three different flavors: PDFlib, PDFlib+PDI (PDF Import), and PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS).
PDFlib+PDI includes all PDFlib functions plus the PDF Import Library (PDI). With PDI you can open existing PDF documents and incorporate some pages into the PDFlib output.
PDFlib Personalization Server (PPS) includes PDFlib+PDI plus additional functions for variable data processing using PDFlib blocks.
PDFlib PLOP and PLOP DSPDFlib PLOP (PDF Linearization, Optimization, Protection) offers a straightforward way to linearize and optimize your PDF files for fast Web delivery, and to apply or remove Acrobat security features.
The extended version PLOP DS offers all features of PLOP plus the ability to apply digital signatures to PDF documents.
PDFlib TETThe PDFlib Text Extraction Toolkit (TET) is a developer product for reliably extracting text, images and metatdata from PDF documents.
Company profilePerfTechPro is a 21st-century IT Capacity and Performance Management company offering solutions designed for busy, cost-conscious IT professionals who want maximum value and performance.
PerfTechPro was borne out of decades of experience designing and selling IT capacity management solutions for organizations of all sizes. Our company was specifically formed to provide solutions to meet the affordability and flexibility needs of today’s IT management professionals.
PerfTechPro provides business value by ensuring enterprise server resources are sized correctly for maximum performance and cost-savings. We also take great pride in making sure that we are easy to do business with, and simplify rather than complicate, our customers’ lives.
PerfTechPro delivers all the insight you need to maximize the value and performance of your enterprise servers, and does it for a fraction of the cost of other Capacity and Performance Management tools.
As a company focused only on IT capacity management tools, we can offer personal service and extremely competitive pricing.
Product/service informationPerfTechPro for z/OS is a software solution to provide automated data collection, analysis, reporting and modeling. It is a Capacity Planning and Performance Measurement tool specifically designed for the cost conscious and savvy 21st Century data center. PerfTechPro for z/OS is the next evolution in Mainframe Capacity Planning tools, having been architected from ground zero using the latest techniques. PerfTechPro for z/OS provides sophisticated capacity and performance management capabilities, affordable by any sized data center.
PerfTechPro is one of the first capacity management tools that provide automated collection, analysis and reporting of the SMF 113 Records produced by the CPU Measurement Facility of IBM Mainframes.
One of IBM’s most sophisticated advances, the CPU Measurement Facility can provide detailed information on how its hardware is interacting with specific workloads. Capacity management professionals can use this Information to see how data and instructions are moving within processor cache and memory areas.
PerfTechPro for z/OS is designed to deliver sophisticated, affordable, easy-to-use solutions for IT management professionals looking for fast, insightful help without high-cost, complex and time-consuming licensing requirements.
Company profilePhoenix Software International, Inc. is a major systems software development company, providing advanced software applications to enterprises around the globe. We offer a wide range of products for the IBM and compatible mainframe platform, personal computers, and local and wide area networks.
Phoenix customers range from small entrepreneurial companies to major federal and state agencies to Fortune 500 leaders in the automotive, telecommunications, and insurance industries.
Phoenix has been providing software since 1979. A privately held corporation not required to provide shareholders with quarterly profits, it can focus on long-range, customer-oriented projects and goals. Phoenix is nimble, quickly capitalizing on new hardware and software technology with product enhancements.
Phoenix does business in all 50 states and around the world through our network of distributors. Corporate headquarters are located in the Los Angeles area of California, with a satellite office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Product/service informationCONDOR®: A library management and program development system designed for use in all z/VSE® and z/OS® environments.
CYGNET®: An integrated, fourth-generation language/compiler designed for application development.
(E)JES®: A universal JES management interface that lets authorized users collect, view, and manipulate JES spool data, parameters, and resources. In addition to the 3270 interface, (E)JES is accessible from a web browser.
FALCON®: An efficient, easy-to-use, on-line data entry system that is fully-functional in IBM environments. Falcon64 is a complete Windows version of FALCON.
Key/101®: (formerly Key/Master) A software solution for integrating data input via mainframe platforms, personal computers, data capture devices and networks.
NetTester/1®: A z/OS VTAM® utility that measures end-to-end response times and line integrity by generating adjustable levels of network traffic.
PHX-Adders®: Allows you to handle decentralized or migrated data entry functions. Adders migrates and expands with your enterprise.
PHX-KeyPlus®: An online data entry system that runs on IBM mainframe platforms.
PHX-ODE®: An online tool designed for reliable heads-down data entry, data entry application development and sophisticated system control facilities.
zHISR®: A z/OS application profiler that generates hot spot analysis reports of customer, vendor or operating system program execution.
PIR Group, Inc
Address:345 North Canal, Ste C202, Chicago, IL 60606, USA.Phone: +1 312 756 1000Email: [email protected]: www.pirgroupinc.com
Activity: IntegratorSpecialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, other Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5Pricing options: One-time charge
Company profilePIR Group specializes in the development of automated migration utilities. These tools assist companies in modernizing their applications by allowing them to move off the mainframe. PIR Group has partnered with multiple IBM business partners to provide customers with a total computing solution.
Product/service informationCOBOL KeePIR for the AS/400 automates the conversion of legacy applications. Mainframe CICS online / batch programs are converted into native AS/400 COBOL, DDS and CLP. MVS/VSE JCL is converted into AS/400 CL. The mainframe database is duplicated under DB2/400.
COBOL KeePIR’s use of native COBOL screen handlers guarantees identical functioning of the interactive screen and online processes. Automated conversion options can enhance the look of screens. Batch program processing time is reduced. The batch programs/reports function and look the same. The JCL is converted one for one while customization/flexibility has been built into the tool-set.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering tools
Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: System iPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileWe are passionately committed to the maintenance and improvement of valuable legacy applications. We preserve investments in applications and staff. In doing so, we make an important contribution to the corporate success and continuity of our customers.PKS stands for:
• Intelligent Tools “Made in Germany”: We achieve a high degree of automation with custom-tailored tools of the highest quality. This guarantees optimal cost-effectiveness at minimal risk for customers around the world.
• Implementation Expertise: We have a high degree of specialized knowledge, traction, and are true go-getters. We not only look for solutions, but we also implement them.
• Mutual collaboration: From our experience, we know that 1 + 1 = 3: The combination of application and technological know-how is what makes our projects so successful.
• Accountability: Our customers trust us when it comes to the future of their most important applications. Both the owners and staff of PKS are aware of this responsibility and are personally dedicated to the success of projects.
Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, othersPricing options: Processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileThe PKWARE Solution is the only complete solution for reducing, securing, moving and storing data across the extended enterprise, both internally and externally, from mainframes to servers to desktops and into the cloud. PKWARE offers software solutions to critical IT problems, namely the explosive growth of data, the need to secure data, and the emergence of data in the cloud. PKWARE offers the only total solution for reducing and securing data in motion or at rest, so data can be securely moved or stored anywhere. The PKWARE Solution is used billions of times each day to manage risks associated with data security breaches while avoiding increased storage costs with data reduction of up to 95% and improving service delivery. PKWARE is a privately-held company based in Milwaukee, WI with additional offices in New York, Ohio and the United Kingdom.
Product/service informationFiles that contain sensitive data, whether stored or being transmitted, need to be protected. SecureZIP® makes securing these files an effortless task. SecureZIP is the industry leading security and compression utility that greatly reduces transmission times and required
storage space while securely protecting data, in transit and at rest. The combination of application, system, and ICSF integration make SecureZIP® for z/OS® an optimal solution for reducing processing times, increasing operational efficiencies, and leveraging existing investments within the mainframe environment. SecureZIP for z/OS includes OpenPGP support enabling enterprises to encrypt and decrypt using OpenPGP keys in both ZIP and OpenPGP formats.
Company profileProgress DataDirect is a leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration software for corporate enterprises and independent software vendors, including IBM. Progress DataDirect Shadow is the industry’s only unified integration platform for mainframe data access and SOA enablement. Shadow delivers secure, high performance and scalable access to a broad range of mainframe data and application environments – with unique capabilities to extend System z specialty engine exploitation beyond DB2 for dramatically lower mainframe TCO.
Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS) is a global software company that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur – to capitalize on new opportunities, drive greater efficiencies and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class infrastructure software spanning event-driven visibility and real-time response, open integration, data access and integration, and application development and deployment – all supporting on-premises and SaaS/Cloud deployments.
Product/service informationShadow is the industry’s only single, unified platform for mainframe SOA enablement and data connectivity. From this single integration architecture, Shadow supports a full range of standards-based mainframe integration products:• Shadow z/Services comprehensive, bi-directional
mainframe Web services to support SOA and Orchestration, including transformation ofbusiness logic and/or 3270 screens into reusable Web services, or data via SOAP interface, as well as support for mainframe consumption of external, distributed Web services.
• Shadow z/Events - a comprehensive facility for real-time mainframe data change capture, transformation, and publishing in support of event driven integration, BI and data warehousing.
• Shadow z/Direct - high performance data connectivity APIs (ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET) to enable direct, SQL access and transactional support to a broad range of mainframe datasources.
• Shadow z/Presentation - supports automatic presentation layer generation for extending screen-based applications to the Web.
Shadow’s unique exploitation of IBM’s new mainframe specialty engines allows customers who have purchased the System z Integration Information Processor (zIIP) and System z Application Assist Processor (zAAP), the added benefit of diverting workloads to these unmeasured environments, which has the proven ability to dramatically lower Total Cost of Ownership by up to 99% and improve performance.
ProTech Professional Technical Services Address:610 Beatty Road, Bldg B, Pittsburgh, PA 15146, USA.
Phone: 800-373-9188 (international +1 412 810 8855).Email: [email protected]: www.protechpts.com
Activity: EducationSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: one-time charge
Company profileProTech is an expert professional services firm specializing in Enterprise Systems Management, IT Service Management (ITSM/ITIL), and Data Center Automation. As an IBM Business Partner and CA Consulting Partner, our company specializes in providing consulting, training and software products for IBM Mainframe and Enterprise UNIX/Linux systems.
Our training division, ProTechTraining.com trains over 10,000 IT professionals each year from a curriculum of over 500 instructor-led courses in traditional and virtual classroom, as well as a library of self-paced elearning offerings. ProTech provides public classes throughout North America and onsite training Worldwide.
Product/service informationRMF Redux - Analyzes WLM data for better policy management implementation by creating real-time reports of actual SMF 70/72 records of system behavior.
EZChange for OPS/MVS - aids in change control for OPS/MVS data center rules and REXX applications.
QuickREXX - a set of productivity tools and functions developed by literally thousands of hours working in the ESM & DCA field. Let our experience help you!
Please call for more information or product sheets on any of these software solutions.
Company profileQMSI’s charter is to significantly reduce the cost of postal processing for mainframe mailers. We have accomplished that goal with every customer. QMSI’s principals, developers - and customers - are accessible to anyone who sees the value in - and wants to learn about - lowering
CPU overhead, I/O resource utilization and overall processing time ... with the guarantee of saving money!
With a combined experience level of more than 80 years in systems architecture design, and over 50 years in the mailing industry, QMSI brings a very unique perspective to new product development.
“Customers want to run more work - concurrently - allowing production to be completed on time or early!” That’s our major design criteria! We also want installing and using QMSI products to be quick, easy - and intuitive.
As a result, converting to QMSI software has been easy - and our customers have, in return, provided insightful suggestions to make great products even better and time for those who change.
Product informationQCODE, our premier USPS CASS-Certified product, is the only modern postal software that takes full advantage of IBM’s System z hardware and software architecture. QCODE can run on a zIIP (IBM’s Integrated Information Processor) and QCODE’s unique DataSpaceDataBase (DSDB) is a significant reason for QCODE’s amazing performance, yet by placing your page datasets on SSD (Solid State DASD) devices, QCODE’s performance is even better! All while utilizing less CPU and I/O resources, and running faster than other CASS products.
Our customers welcome inquiries to dispel any disbelief!
QSORT is the only single-purpose presort for First Class Mail (cards, letters and flats) that does not contain all the extra code and overhead found in other multi-purpose products. It’s the perfect complement to QCODE and ready for the USPS Full Service requirements beginning in January 2014.
QVIEW is a sub-second response time, online query tool for look-ups in the USPS Zip4 database. It is a complementary component of QCODE, and runs under CICS, IMS or CA’s IDMS. Together, these products provide the most cost-effective, resource-efficient Postal Processing software available. How is this possible? Because this entire software application suite was designed by system-level software architects.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OSPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileRelational Architects provides best-of-breed point products for z/OS and DB2 for z/OS.
An Advanced IBM Business Partner, founded in 1987 and runs its own zBC12. Relational Architects develops z/OS system software ‘extensions’ for our enterprise customers.
Product/service information Smart/RESTART enables z/OS batch applications to runrestartably - often without changes to source code. Smart/RESTART is a robust, reliable, and proven solution thatGlobal 2000 organizations worldwide use to run theirmission-critical z/OS batch applications.
RLX designates a family of REXX Language Xtensionsthat endow REXX with additional capabilities for DB2/z,VSAM, and z/OS .
Launch Express provides a complete solution andmethodology for Dynamic ISPF.
Address:77 Fourth Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, USA Phone: +1 781 577 4321Web: www.rocketsoftware.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows, other
Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileRocket Software is a leading global developer of software products that help corporations, government agencies and other organizations reach their technology and business goals. 1,100 Rocketeers on five continents are focused on building and delivering solutions for more than 10,000 customers and partners – and five million end users – in five key areas. These solutions are focused on Intelligent Infrastructure, Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. Visit us at www.rocketsoftware.com.
Product/service informationRocket Mainframe Solutions provide software and professional service solutions that ensure effective utilization of System z environments. Our mainframe solutions:
• Provide swift ROI - lower “per computing unit” cost than x86 servers and reduce management overhead
• Optimize transaction processing, delivering millions of reliable, secure transactions per day
• Meet demanding SLAs for performance/response times, uptime/availability and back-up/disaster recovery
We help you maximize the value of your existing mainframe investments through our ongoing technology evolution and expertise. You can count on Rocket Mainframe Solutions to enable you to:• Achieve high availability and data protection from
storage-aware data management• Access and modernize System z applications• Make your private cloud work for you
And we can help you get even more out of your mainframe with newer technologies like zBX, IDAA, and zIIP. A full listing of all of our products that can help make the most of your mainframe investment can be found here: http://bit.ly/16jvoO4.
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; security; programming/testing.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxPricing options: Time and Materials or Fixed Price
Company profileWith a sole focus on mainframe systems infrastructure, RSM Partners are widely acknowledged as the leading independent specialists in this area.
A 40 strong team, the most junior having 22 years experience, indicates the unrivalled wealth of expertise and knowledge that RSM Partners brings to any client issue.
Operating their own mainframes, from high tech offices in Birmingham, RSM is a trusted ally to many in the mainframe industry.
Product/service information RSM Partners offers a range of services under 3 key pillars: Skills; Services; and Support.
Skills: offers reliable, skilled resources and consultancy – either individually, or as a team – assisting; backfilling; or taking full responsibility for project delivery.
Company profileFounded in 1980, RSM is the UK’s leading independent provider of technical education & training for users of IBM mainframe systems. Working in partnership with the British Computer Society (BCS), RSM has been instrumental in developing and launching the Mainframe Technology Professional series of examinations and qualifications.
Product/service information Publicly presented and customised, one-company training and education courses covering such areas as: z/OS, CICS Transaction Server, DB2 for z/OS, WebSphere MQ, IMS TM & DB, WebSphere Application Server, TCP/IP for z/OS.
Address:SAS Institute Inc, 100 SAS Campus Drive, Cary, NC 27513-2414, USA Phone: +1 919 677 8000International Headquarters: SAS Institute GmbH, PO.Box 105340, Neuenheimer Landstr. 28-30, 69043 Heidelberg, GERMANYPhone : +49 6221 4160Web: www.sas.com
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data management
Company profile• Business intelligence. With SAS business intelligence,
you can integrate data from across your enterprise, and deliver fast access to self-service reporting and analysis to all levels of user. Easy-to-use interfaces make it simple for decision makers to get the answers they need – saving you time while driving better decisions.
• Analytics. With SAS, you can deliver analytic results
to all users to share insights and drive fact-based decisions.
• Data integration & ETL. With SAS, you gain an integrated approach for managing your increasing volumes of enterprise data. You can simplify the process of data extraction, transformation and loading while improving data quality and achieving true data integration.
Company profileProviding Software Change and Release Management in the most technically challenging and dynamic environments in the world has been Serena’s core business for more than 35 years. With more than 2,500 enterprise customers Serena is the largest independent ALM vendor and the only one focused on the processes that bring together application development and operations.
From mainframe to mobile Serena delivers solutions that support your application processes. In the words of Doug Troxel, our Founder and CTO, “We created ChangeMan ZMF so that Dev and Ops could work better together and improve the throughput of quality code from development to test to production.”
As you face mounting complexity, condensed timeframes, burdensome compliance, technological diversity, you need the support of the one partner who leads the industry. You need the only vendor who has the experience and who still invests in solving this problem. You need Serena.
Product/service informationChangeMan® ZMF is the industry’s leading mainframe
software change, configuration and release management solution. Whether you’re developing in Eclipse or in ISPF we support your development process, methodology and platform. With full end-to-end support we make development to deployment safe, repeatable and predictable.
Serena® Release Manager controls and coordinates your release processes across distributed, cloud, mobile and mainframe applications. It’s unique capabilities provide the only integrated, cross-platform solution for enterprise release management.
ChangeMan® SSM tracks changes to critical datasets. Using a unique, patented, fingerprinting technology, SSM will detect, alert, track and record changes to system and application data. On command SSM can restore files to their original state or propagate changes across multiple instances.
COMPAREX® compares all forms of data (encrypted or unencrypted), flat-file, database, text, XML and directories all in a single product. Available on z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE platforms, Comparex’s unique capabilities are accessible via both ISPF and batch interfaces.
StarTool® is a suite of productivity products designed for application developers, systems programmers and performance tuners. From automated dump analysis to I/O optimization to powerful text search and file manipulation StarTool is a trove of powerful tools you’ll use every day.
Address:65th Yigal Alon St. Tel Aviv, IsraelPhone: +972 3 5615190.Email: [email protected]: www.softlibsw.com.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: OtherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/Linux, other Non-mainframe platforms supported: System i, AIX, Other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual licence, other
Company profileSoftlib is a pioneer and leading provider of Knowledge Delivery and Management software, helping our customers accelerate time to resolution in their IT, support and helpdesk organizations. Our customers include financial organizations, insurance companies, government agencies, manufacturing companies, High Tech, Medical equipment, Telecom etc. Our intelligent software products help mainframe experts get to the right knowledge quickly and easily, thus improving productivity.
Product/service informationiSolve is the only technical reference covering all possible information sources - vendor technical information, Web news groups, Web forums and internal/corporate sources.
iSolve for Mainframe covers abend codes, commands and all other essential information Mainframe experts need to get their job done. Built for system and application programmers, iSolve is delivered as a Cloud or On-premise software. For more information see http://www.softlibsw.com/mvs.aspxt.
Sales contacts:America: 1 703-860-5050 (USA) or www.softwareag.com/Corporate/contact_us.EMEA: www.softwareag.com/Corporate/contact_usAsiaPac: www.softwareag.com/Corporate/contact_us.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; other.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSE, z/Linux Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profile The Software AG Group consists of four business divisions: Business Processes, Integration, Big Data and Adabas-Natural. Software AG’s Adabas-Natural business division provides software solutions for mainframes and
modernizes mainframe-based IT systems. In this way, we ensure the long-term protection of customers’ investments. Adabas offers our customers an enterprise class database that is known for its ultra-high performance, scalability and iron-clad reliability. For decades, the Natural development environment has been the foundation of hundreds of thousands of software applications that make up the technical backbone of core processes at large companies and government agencies. Today, customers modernize their application infrastructures with Software AG’s help by optimizing their performance and opening up their business-critical systems to new environments such as the Internet and digital business. The Adabas-Natural business line includes technologies such as database management, application development, and application modernization.
Adabas and NaturalSoftware AG is a member of zSeries® Partner in Development and actively adopts IBM® mainframe hardware and software innovations. In November 2012, Software AG tested the latest version of Adabas, v8.2.5, and its add-on products on new IBM mainframe hardware and operating system software at the IBM System z® Benchmark Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Adabas attained incredible transaction speeds of more than 1 Million commands per second – a record speed on a commercial mainframe system. This new performance benchmark is more than triple the speed of a previously recorded benchmark from 2006. Software AG achieved unmatched performance for OLTP environments, benefiting customers with large mission critical applications that access huge Adabas databases. Software AG and IBM’s joint customers with ultra high-end performance requirements, processing ever increasing volumes of data, now have no limits on the growth of their business and virtually unlimited throughput and scalability. During the testing, Adabas 8.2.5 also took advantage of new IBM z/OS functionality, such as new support for zHPF I/O. zHPF facilitates support for IBM z/OS users, providing performance improvements in I/O activity. To dive into the detailed test results, please read the Adabas Performance Test white paper at www.softwareag.com/adabasperformance.
Company profileSoftware Diversified Services (SDS) has been developing first-rate tools for IBM mainframes for 30 years. SDS products run at hundreds of institutions worldwide, including governments and Global 500 companies in banking, finance, insurance, and retail.
We are noted for the highest quality software, documentation, and technical support. For technical support, SDS was rated number 1 several years ago by Xephon’s prestigious IBEX Bulletin.
Our specialty is helping z/OS shops worldwide deliver the fastest, most reliable, most secure network service possible.
Our VitalSigns family of software for z/OS has been built from the ground up as low-overhead, easy-to-use suite that employs web browsers to provide a modern graphic interface to z/OS.
Our software provides security and encryption for data in transit, management and automation for SNA applications,real-time and historical monitoring for IP networks, and performance monitoring with the power to PREDICT trouble so you can prevent it.
Product/service informationVitalSigns for Network Automation and Control (VNAC) is an ideal replacement for NetView(TM) or NetMaster(TM)--applications bloated with features you seldom use, but always pay for.
VNAC provides network and system automation, panel applications, and immediate, customizable response to performance alerts and system messages.
VNAC makes it easy to issue console commands to any system in a sysplex, and to watch responses and messages as they arrive. VNAC can handily search datasets and historical logs. VNAC provides direct links from IBM messages to IBM documentation. VNAC also provides versatile support for REXX execs.
VitalSigns for IP (VIP) provides real-time, browser-based management of TCP/IP networks on z/OS. VIP is noted for breadth of monitoring scope, for ease of use, and for minimal demands on CPU resources.
VIP fully supports IPv6 and ICMPv6 protocols. It provides a batch tool for monitoring OSA traffic. It fully monitors z/OS interfaces, including details regarding OSAs, DVIPAs, and data link control. It fully monitors z/OS HPR connections, including details regarding control points and transmission groups.
VitalSigns for FTP (VFTP) secures, monitors, automates, and audits FTP traffic through z/OS servers and clients. Coupled with Tectia(TM) software, VFTP automatically converts FTP to secure SFTP without re-writing batch jobs.
Activity: Software vendor and consultingSpecialist areas: Database performance, maintenance, recoveryMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Pricing options: Processor/capacity based, other
Company profile Software Engineering GMBH has been developing standardized DB2 software and providing DB2 consulting services for more than 25 years. By combining intensive research with target-oriented development of new DB2 software products, we have established powerful skills in DB2 solutions. Driven by customers, consultants, and other highly skilled DB2 users at our Design Councils, we develop practical innovations to keep DB2 in the best shape.
Product/service informationRealTime DBAExpert insures high data availability, as well as fast and secure recoverability, 24x7. RealTime DBAExpert automates the management of DB2 for z/OS databases. Using real-time statistics and user-defined thresholds, combined with continuous monitoring of DB2
objects, RealTime DBAExpert detects and responds to database problems immediately. Seamless integration with all job schedulers and existing IT procedures secures existing investments and the exploitation of latest technologies saves valuable resources.
Bind ImpactExpert completely automates the evaluation of access paths for static and dynamic SQL. Integration into all existing rebind and bind procedures automatically determines the rebinds and binds necessary to insure consistent or improved performing access paths, as well as to avoid those that are unnecessary. Used as a migration aid, Bind ImpactExpert predicts the access paths that will result under a new DB2 version and categorizes the changes into version-specific results.
SQL PerformanceExpert for DB2 z/OS insures well-tuned SQL statements, which translates to efficient CPU usage, improved reponse time, reduced I/O activity and reduced resource locking. SQL PerformanceExpert automates the analysis of SQL performance (both static and dynamic) and identifies tuning changes that improve application performance, pinpointing problem areas and saving time and money associated with inefficient applications. It also automates package management and catalog change management, as well as the optimization of performance indexes.
PiT Recovery for DB2 z/OS automates, controls, and speeds up all the necessary actions needed for a point in time (PIT) recovery of ERP and CRM systems like Peoplesoft, SAP, and Siebel. Pit Recovery not only generates, executes, and controls the necessary jobs, it even weighs different scenarios like using DB2 image copies, flashcopies, or even the new DB2 V8 RESTORE SYSTEM feature. Additionally, it provides all the required information necessary to forecast how long a specific outage will last.
Recovery HealthCheck for DB2 z/OS verifies all Recovery/Restart relevant prerequisites of a production database. It also provides recovery time objectives for each object, pinpointing the period of time that is required for a recovery. Recovery HealthCheck for DB2 z/OS makes the prerequisites for a critical recovery scenario transparent and enables proactive adjustments and optimization before an outage occurs.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security, programming/testing, web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, LinuxPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other.
Company profile Software Europe was formed in April 1989 to market and support mainframe systems software. We have exclusive contracts to distribute supplier products in the UK and Eire and market a variety of business solutions developed at our Lincoln Office. Our client list includes many of the best-known UK blue-chip and FTSE 100 companies. We provide frequent training courses and run product user groups and regular seminars for all clients, ensuring an unrivalled service 24/7.
Product/service informationProducts marketed and supported by Software Europe include:• Consul zSecure Suite: consists of modular components
that enable customers to easily administer their mainframe, monitor for threats, audit usage and configuration, and enforce policy compliance.
• ETF/A: a set of very powerful utilities to assist ACF2 security administrators.
• Catalog Information Manager (CIM): covers all aspects of catalog management from maintenance and backup to diagnosis and complete recovery.
• Cross Sysplex Manager: synchronous and remote data access.
• RMF Magic: zSeries disk subsystem analysis & reporting, consolidates information from all hosts
• SmartProduction: reduces the CPU resources required to run your batch workload, by identifying all your product inefficiencies.
• Smart TS XL: an intuitive browser-based search engine for the mainframe/mini environment.
• E-SRF: a comprehensive security reporting facility designed specifically for information security and audit professionals.
• Capacity Magic: calculate the effective storage capacity of your current and future disk subsystems through an easy-to-use graphical dialog.
• Batch Magic: a powerful application for tape and batch window tuning and capacity planning.
• Disk Magic: provides users with a thorough understanding of current disk subsystem performance and enables them to make better purchase and configuration decisions.
Software on ZAddress:15714 SE 25th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008-5410, USAPhone: +1-425-351-2316.Email: [email protected]: www.softwareonz.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OSPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileSoftwareOnZ specializes in optimizing your usage of System z. Our software solutions will help your reduce the amount of time, effort, and human error involved in implementing and maintaining a cost-effective mainframe computing environment. Whether you are a DBA, a capacity manager, a systems programmer, an application developer, or a development manager, SoftwareOnZ has a solution for improving your workload and reducing your computing costs.
Our solutions can help you to reduce the cost of mainframe computing while more effectively managing vWLC, improving the administration and performance of your DB2 databases and applications, enhancing the visibility of the impact of application and system changes, as well as improving your overall system operations.
At SoftwareOnZ we really do offer a better way on z.
Product/service informationSoftwareOnZ offers mainframe software solutions for capacity planning and management, change management and compliance, DB2 administration, and systems and application management.
For capacity management, SoftwareOnZ offers AutoSoftCapping (ASC). This solution maximizes software cost efficiencies for IBM zSeries platforms. ASC automatically adjusts defined capacity by LPAR based upon you actual workload, while maintaining a consistent overall defined capacity for your CPC. In this way, ASC can reduce the monthly software bill for customers using vWLC pricing.
For DB2 environment, SoftwareOnZ offers solutions for improving performance by automating access path control (zAPX), more effectively managing storage (zSPM), automating DB2 utilities (DB-Genie), and improving application development (RDBA).
Managing change is a constant battle, even more so in this day and age of regulatory compliance. SoftwareOnZ offers solutions for tracking and managing the changes you make to your system software (SYSchange) and to your applications (Ripple-Trac).
SoftwareOnZ also offers solutions for improving mainframe systems and applications management. RealTime Defrag provides automated storage defragmentation, enabling you to continuously and reliably recover disk space while your systems remain operational. Additional solutions offer automated ISPF screen painting capabilities (PADEST) and mainframe sort automation (Express Sortware).
Solimar SystemsAddress:1515 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, USAPhone: +1 619 849 2800.Email: [email protected]: www.solimarsystems.com
Company profileFounded in 1991, Solimar Systems Inc is a leading developer of enterprise output management solutions for digital document creation, production and distribution environments. Installed in thousands of sites around the world, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 100, Solimar solutions satisfy a wide range of customer requirements by combining integrated connectivity, data stream transforms, print optimization, document re-engineering/repurposing and sophisticated print queue management with secure web-based document presentation, distribution and tracking.
Experts in legacy and modern data streams, Solimar solutions provide essential infrastructure to organizations in a variety of industries including insurance, financial services, banking, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, healthcare, government, education, retail, manufacturing, utilities, distribution and print service bureaux.
based enterprise output management solution that provides multi-level security, remote administrator and operator access, email alerts, powerful job routing/
tracking capabilities, and industry leading data stream transforms.
• iCONVERT – Stand-alone powerful transform engine for AFP environments that automatically routes mainframe and AS/400 print reports directly to networked desktop and production PostScript printers, viewing stations and archive systems. Files are parsed and renamed with job events module.
• SOLscript – PostScript preamble that emulates and optimizes Xerox VIPP software by generating DSC compliant PostScript, extending the reach of VIPP applications to virtually all types and brands of workgroup and production printers, as well as ERM/COLD and archive systems.
• SOLsearcher – Highly scalable and secure electronic document delivery and web presentation solution that enables organizations to effectively index, store, search and retrieve large collections of transactional and/or scannned documents. Ideal for B2B and B2C environments.
Specialist areas: Data management; asset and change management; programming/testing; Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: Other Unix, LinuxPricing options: Monthly/annual license
Company profileSosa-Cousins, Inc is a hand- on InformationTechnology consulting firm with over 35 years of global experience in consulting and systems development for the financial, insurance, and travel industry. Our belief is that by using teamwork we can achieve the best load control management system tailored to your application.
Expertise lies in:
zTPF and TPF 4.1 systems Implementation and Solution Services Communications Project and Product Management Applications Development tools Databases.
Sosa-Cousins, Inc has developed the first commercially available TPF Load Control Management (LCM) System,
automating the management of promotion and staging processes for all programs deployed onto any test and production host environments.
Product/service informationDevelopment lifecycle management for testing and acceptance. Single button application builds. Automatic and coordinated deployment to mixed platforms Audit trail compliance Auditing facilities track source version. Automatic on-line fallback notification Flexible deployment dates Concurrent Development support Leverages extensive metadata to ensure quality
Sosa-Cousins is proud of its ability to create realistic project implementations that will minimize the change management process. Project plans are created jointly with prospective customers with realistic milestones agreed to ensure fail safe implementations.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OSNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, Other Unix, Linux, Windows Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity based
Company profileSQData is a leading provider of high-performance, near-real-time changed data capture, replication and data integration software for mainframe and distributed databases. SQData’s software allows customers to address a variety of business needs ranging from data conversions/migrations to active/active data replication to near-real-time population of data warehouses.
Product/service information A leading enterprise-class data integration offering that provides a cost-effective solution to multiple business needs out-of-the-box.
Companies use SQData for:• Continuous Availability of Critical Applications Keeping multiple databases synchronized in an active/
active or active/stand-by mode to ensure that critical applications remain operational in the event of an outage.
• Eliminating / Reducing Costly ETL Processes Leveraging changed data capture (CDC) to collect
only the data that has changed. Existing ETL can be enhanced to process the data changes or eliminated altogether.
• Real-Time Business Event Detection Detecting key business events as soon as they occur
enables quick reaction while maintaining a competitive edge.
• Real-Time Business Intelligence Ensuring key business decisions are being made
based on current data vs. data that is days, weeks or months old.
• Data Conversions / Migrations Utilizing SQData’s ETL & CDC to perform data
migrations for legacy modernization, data warehouse population, etc.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: SecurityMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, Other Unix, Linux, Windows Pricing options: One-time charge, processor/capacity based, workload/usage based
Company profileSSH Communications Security is a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol. The company’s SSH Tectia solution addresses the most critical needs of large enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. With SSH Tectia, organizations can cost-effectively secure
their system administration, file transfers and application connectivity against both internal and external security risks. As the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol and other key network security technologies, SSH has for ten years developed end-to-end communications security solutions specifically for the enterprise. Currently more than 100 of Fortune 500 companies are using SSH security solutions. SSH shares are quoted on the Helsinki Exchanges Main List.
Product/service information SSH Tectia is the leading end-to-end communications security solution for the enterprise. SSH Tectia is based on the SSH Secure Shell and SSH’s other industry leading technologies, used by millions worldwide. SSH Tectia enables secure system administration, secure file transfer and secure application connectivity with centralized management throughout the internal and external network. SSH Tectia provides transparent strong encryption and authentication and easily integrates into heterogeneous, multi-platform environments.
Secure System Administration offers system administrators the ability to remotely manage servers in a heterogeneous operating system environment. SSH Tectia replaces legacy login (eg Telnet and Rlogin) and remote command execution methods with enterprise-class administator tools based on the SSH2 standard.
Secure File Transfer enables secure automated and interactive file transfers throughout the network, both for internal and external file sharing. SSH Tectia provides secure drop-in replacements for FTP and additional APIs that facilitate effortless transition from legacy file transfers to strong file transfer security.
Secure Application Connectivity offers end-to-end confidentiality, integrity, and authentication for application connections between workstations and servers. SSH Tectia protects transparently both in-house developed and commercial business applications without the need to modify the applications or the supporting IT infrastructure.
Address:1050 Crown Pointe Parkway Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30338, USAPhone: +1 770 668 1125.Email: [email protected]: www.stonesoft.com
Company profileStonesoft Corporation (HEX: SFT1V) is a worldwide company focused on enterprise-level network protection and business continuity assurance. Its StoneGate security platform unifies firewall, VPN and IPS to deliver defense agility combined with high availability for business-critical applications. StoneGate incorporates the award-winning load-balancing technology of StoneBeat. Enterprises that require advanced network security and always-on business connectivity can choose StoneGate for the lowest up-front costs, best price-to-performance ratio, and highest ROI of any high-end firewall, VPN and IPS solution.
Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation has international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland; Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; and Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore.
Product/service informationStoneGate Firewall and VPN protects against unwanted visitors, illegal access, and unauthorized connections to customers’ networks and data. It is a perimeter firewall as well as an internal enterprise firewall and VPN, which means that the mainframe is protected from the outside and from within. Traffic inside the mainframe is monitored as well as the traffic to and from the mainframe – regardless of operating system used.
The centralized management system of StoneGate allows administrators to monitor, upgrade, and control firewall and VPN instances remotely, through a graphical user interface, which eases the administrative task and lowers the total cost of ownership. With its built-in patented Multi-Link technology, StoneGate provides Internet communication high availability. StoneGate for zSeries removes the need for external firewall servers, and offers security right up to the mainframe.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; network performance/management; Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows Pricing options: One-time charge, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileSV Group d.o.o. is a project-oriented IT company founded in 1995.
Customers of SV Group solutions and services are companies whose activities have for years been dependent on IT technologies and solutions that directly support their business. This is why our customers seek a reliable and proven partner to realize their IT projects
Product/service informationSV Group d.o.o. provides you with:• Application development,• Innovative, reliable IT solutions based on proven
technologies and concepts adjusted to your specific business needs,
• Supervision of information projects and solutions design and implementation (‘Software Quality Assurance – SQA’),
• Sale of hardware, software and services:• Hardware (IBM System z, IBM Power Systems, IBM
System Storage),• IBM Software (B2B Integration, Information
Management software, Lotus software, Rational software, Tivoli software, WebSphere software, System z software, SPSS software),
• VMware software• Microsoft software• RedHat software• Services provided by our certified experts, IBM services
and services provided by our partners,• Enterprise content management (ECM),• IT asset management,• IT infrastructure virtualisation,• Secure data back up,• Proactive IT system and application monitoring,• Proactive and reactive support and maintenance
of SV Group applications (Life Insurance, Office Management, Call Centre, New Croatian Personal Identity Card, Personal Identity Card for Foreigners, Croatian Passport, National Border Management Information System – NBMIS), Statistical Monitoring of Visits to Web Sites – S3a, and other application and system solutions .
Address:196 Bureaux de la Colline, 92213 Saint-Cloud Cedex, FrancePhone: +33 (0)1 46 02 60 42Email: [email protected]: www.virtelweb.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: Web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE,Pricing options: Monthly/annual license, workload/usage based.
Company profileSysperTec is an international software publisher with over 20 years’ experience of on-the-fly protocol conversion between mainframe and heterogeneous servers and terminals.
The company’s objective is to sustain legacy applications by integrating new technologies (TCP/IP, HTML, XML...) that raise productivity and modernize ergonomics. SysperTec relies upon experienced System z mainframe experts who develop software solutions that simplify the integration of applications and networks and facilitate communication from/to mainframe System z applications and data.
SysperTec‘s objective is to provide customized solutions that allow the seamless evolution of Information Systems including cost reduction, user comfort, high performance and simplicity of implementation. SysperTec also provides trainings and services to educate new and experienced users to sustain critical applications.SysperTec has licensed over 300 products worldwide in banking, service, insurance, government, manufacturing, and distribution.
Product/service informationVirtel Web Suite extends legacy systems through web-enablement.
Developed on a unique and original architecture, Virtel is a comprehensive web-enablement middleware that serves legacy host applications such as CICS, IMS, Natural or TSO as web pages or web services over TCP/ IP connections. Web-enabling extends the relevance and investment of critical legacy systems. It is simpler, faster,
Activity: Software vendor and consultancy.Specialist areas: System management, security, web integration and legacy reengineering tools.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OSNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, Windows.Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Company profileSystemwerx has, for over 10 years, provided our customers with solutions to their business needs.
Our system specialists provide our customers with pratical experience in the development of business applications and exploiting operating system, networking, database, and cryptography across multiple platforms.
Product/service InformationWe provide a number of products to help z/OS users:
PassGen: a solution to generate one-time RACF passwords ( Passtickets ) – this allows applications off
host to securely communicate with z/OS applications and databases. Passgen is available in a native Windows version and a Java version that executes on any system with a JRE.
Mimic: a solution to assist users migrating from Connect:Direct and CA-XCOM to another managed file transfer system. Mimic allows removal of existing products by providing an emulation of existing products and converts existing systems to the users chosen replacement product.
DR/VFI: a product that identifies critical files for Disaster recovery and compliance.
Megacryption: a z/OS encryption and PGP suite for complaince and easy to use encryption.
DataExhange: a publishing system to make z/OS data available to any user with a browser independent of its source.
Company profileSince our inception in 1992, T3 has been dedicated to providing the mainframe community with more cost effective solutions than traditional systems. Our tServer is now the world’s best selling mainframe under 80 MIPS and has helped over 600 clients maintain and modernize their data centers.
Product/service infromationNow T3 will be offering even greater choice as we introduce a new generation of plug-compatible mainframes (PCMs), capable of handling larger and more complex environments, and based on technology originally developed by Amdahl Corporation. With models ranging
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS., OS/390, Linux, otherNon-mainframe platforms supported: i5, AIX, other Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing Options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, other
Company profileTeamQuest Corporation is the global leader in IT Service Optimization (ITSO). Specializing in software that helps IT organizations consistently meet service levels while minimizing costs, TeamQuest provides quick and accurate capacity modelling and performance solutions.
Companies around the world trust TeamQuest to help them improve IT service delivery while mitigating risks, allowing them to proactively optimize IT resources while minimizing infrastructure costs. TeamQuest software is especially well-suited for use in heterogeneous and virtualized computing environments. Complementing and supporting ITIL best practices, SOA and BSM goals, TeamQuest software can help organizations manage IT from both the business and IT perspectives.
Product/service InformationTeamQuest Performance Software is made up of a suite of four integrated products that help organizations optimize IT services, from performance management and reporting to event monitoring and capacity modelling. Products can be used individually or in combination to address various needs, and they scale to thousands of servers in complex, heterogeneous and virtualized environments.
TeamQuest Performance Software uses a client/server architecture. Connections are made between the client and the server via TCP or HTTP for TeamQuest On the Web. The client portion – TeamQuest Model, TeamQuest View,
TeamQuest Alert, and TeamQuest On the Web – runs on your workstation or wherever you want to analyze the data. The server portion – TeamQuest Manager, which includes data collection agents and a performance database – is installed on each server you want to manage. (One exception is that, for IBM System z and i, TeamQuest Manager is installed on a separate system and retrieves performance data from the server being managed.)
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; security; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows
Company profileTechMaint has a team of consultants that work in the z/OS operating system space. Most consultants have over 30 years experience as system programmers. TechMaint is partners with major IT vendors that provide staff augmentation and also work on system type projects. MVS, OS/390, and z/OS maintenance and migrations including disaster recovery, security, and network. TechMaint has a group of Unix, AIX, Solaris, and application developers on the mainframe.
Product/service InformationTechMaint services consists of many years experience in the mainframe space including most third-party products. Security, disaster recovery, hardware installations, and most z/OS services.
management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux
Company profileTechsys Software Services LLC helps mainframe technology providers who have a part-time, short-term, or on-demand need for mainframe expertise. Our mission is to provide our customers with an affordable alternative to hiring or outsourcing their systems management and technical support staff, while saving them up to 80% on staffing costs. If you can’t afford, or don’t want, a full-time mainframe systems programing or technical applications development staff, let us customize a support package to meet your needs. Give us a call at 877-390-4878 to discuss
Product/service informationWe provide the following types of services for our customers:
• Mainframe Product Management Strategy• Mainframe Problem Diagnosis• Mainframe Solutions Development• Mainframe Installation, Customization, & Administration• Remote Technical Support of z/OS, Z/VSE, Z/VM, and
Activity: Service providerSpecialist areas: COBOL or Assembler Source Recovery
Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 Pricing options: per program or engagement timeframe.
Company profileSource Recovery is the sole provider of the recovery of COBOL or Assembler source code from IBM MVS or VSE executable programs. Our company is an IBM DeveloperBusiness Partner. We have recovered over 10 million lines of source code utilizing our patented ReSource™ technology.
Product/service informationThe Source Recovery’s primary service is to recover Cobol or Assembler source code. We support any version of COBOL running on an IBM mainframe. Through our validation process, we are able to compare the recovered source to the original executable to guarantee the accuracy of our recoveries. Our recoveries are guaranteed to produce 100% functionally equivalent source code.
Additional services include the recovery of copybooks and reconciling existing source to production executables.
Time Machine Software
Address:255b Dizengoff, Tel Aviv, IsraelPhone: +97236876717.Email: [email protected]: www.tmachine.com.
Company profileTime Machine Software is a software company established in 1995 to develop and market innovative, high quality software products in the area of computer center operations.
The Company offers two lines of products:1) performance optimization tools, and2) backup auditing tools.
Product/service informationSmartProduction® is an innovative software product that will dramatically reduce your batch window and will increase your system online time by reducing run time and resource consumption of batch jobs and applications. It examines and analyzes job flow and application inefficiencies rather than system capacity and system performance.
TONE Software Corporation
Address:1735 S. Brookhurst Street, Anaheim, CA 92804, USAPhone: +1 714 991 9460Email: [email protected]: www.tonesoft.com.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; data managementMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: Other Unix, LinuxPricing options: One-time charge; monthly license charge
Company profileTONE Software is a software development firm specializing in business computing solutions for IBM mainframe platforms and several distributed platforms. Based in Anaheim CA, TONE is a privately held firm that answers to customers, not shareholders. TONE has built a reputation for delivering premier solutions, exceptional expertise, and unparalleled customer service and support 24x7.
TONE’s commitment to technology advancement is apparent, devoting over 25% of annual revenues to research and development. TONE enjoys strategic alliances with industry leaders such as IBM, Sun, Hewlett Packard, and AT&T. These relationships, together with TONE’s progressive development culture, ensure that our products deliver maximum benefit to each user.
Product/service informationTONE’s mainframe-based product line includes powerful solutions to manage the corporate IT infrastructure, and increase system and human productivity to meet the overall business objectives of the client. TONE’s solutions include OMC-FLASH JES2 and JES3 spool viewing and management; OMC-PRINT host and TCP/IP output routing and print management; DYNA-STEP dynamic STEPLIB and library management; ACC host console automation and management; SyBridge VTAM interface to NetView; and VTAM application automation. TONE products are marketed and supported throughout North America directly from the Anaheim headquarters, and across Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America through authorized distributors.
Top Gun Technology
Address:5500 Cottonwood Lane SE, #106, Prior Lake, MN 55372, USA.Phone: +1 952 226 9700Email: [email protected]: www.topgun-tech.com.
Activity: Hardware vendor.Mainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Linux
Company profileTop Gun Technology, a Veteran Owned Small Business, is your best source and logical resource to answer your questions regarding zSeries processors and related peripherals. We have the largest independent inventory of zEC12 & z196/z114 processors and older generation technology; whole systems, features and parts. Processors and complete systems are certified and banded by IBM before they leave our technical center.
Top Gun Technology’s management, product engineers and sales staff have an average of 25+ years experience providing guidance to data center clients. We have built an infrastructure and team to support your hardware needs with helpful and forward-thinking planning and consultation. Our intent is to have you think of Top Gun Technology as a “resource” - a company that you can rely upon for thoughtful information, guidance and a unique approach to planning for and acquiring large-platform hardware and associated services at competitive prices that maximize your budget dollar.
Product/service informationTop Gun Technology is committed to being the industry’s most logical alternative to the manufacturer. We provide an independent view of the market with expert, in-house solutions. Our goal is to offer options that cost far less than the manufacturer’s or any business partner’s solutions in these areas: IBM System z :zEC12/2828, z196/2817, z114/2818 & z10 Processors and Feature upgrades; IBM Power Systems-Power7, Power7+, Power6 as well as previous generation pSeries and iSeries, IBM Storage for mainframe and open systems platforms: Disk, tape, libraries & VTS; Brocade & IBM FICON directors, switches, blades & SFPs. HP(new/refurbished), Cisco, STK & EMC hardware is also available. Call if you have surplus hardware, need data center consolidation or leasing services.Top Gun Technology – “Your Ultimate Data Resource”.
Address:1260 41st Ave Suite K, Capitola Ca 95010, USA.Phone: +1 831 465 7661Email: [email protected]: www. triserv.com.
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: System management; storage management; programming/testingMainframe platforms supported: z/OSPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, other
Company profileSince founding in 1978, Trident Services has established a solid reputation for the excellence of our software, the responsiveness of our support team, and the expertise of our consulting staff.
Trident Services, Inc is a committed member of the mainframe community and an IBM Business Partner for over 20 years. Since launching our first software solution in 1988, we have continued to develop and enhance our software products and services to keep pace with industry changes, emerging technologies, and client-driven needs.
Our flagship product, zOSEM (zOperating System Environment Manager) is a powerful software tool of strategic importance in the System Z environment. zOSEM is enabling customers to reduce & control ISV costs, eliminate exit migration issues, and provides an easy to use DFSMShsm Optimizer which can dramatically improve HSM performance.
Product/service informationOur flagship product, zOSEM (z Operating System Environment Manager), is a powerful software tool of strategic importance in the System Z environment. Driven by a simple ISPF interface, zOSEM encompasses a multitude of features for improved control, throughput, and processing efficiency in a z/OS environment. zOSEM is enabling customers to reduce and control ISV costs, eliminate exit migration issues, and provides an easy to use DFSMShsm Optimizer that can dramatically improve HSM performance.
zOperating System Environment Manager is one solution for total system management of z/OS, the goal is to simplify and modernize how we manage z/OS.
Company profileTriton Consulting is a highly focused, independent data management services provider. Renowned in the industry for our levels of DB2 expertise, we are proud to be the home of an IBM Gold Consultant, two IBM Champions and some of the most highly qualified DB2 experts in the world.
Product/service informationzTuneTriton can help you to regain control of your software charges by running an audit of your current environment and identifying when and where the workload peaks occur.
Initial Analysis – Typically customers can reduce their peak CPU charges by a minimum of 3% with no performance impacts whatsoever and many customers can reduce their peak by 5% from this initial analysis.
Performance Tuning – The majority of mainframe users have significant potential for further reducing resource consumption (and therefore costs) through performance tuning of key workloads. This is especially true for those with older applications that haven’t been actively maintained for a while or who have lost some of their deep middleware skills through retirement or redundancy.
By tuning these workloads, ongoing software costs can be reduced and mainframe upgrades potentially deferred. In addition, application performance will be enhanced and overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduced.
Our unique zTune service will identify potential mainframe workload management improvements and could immediately reduce your IT spend.
Type80 Security Software
Address:211 North Union Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, USAPhone: (877) 320-0477 (Toll Free) or (703) 717-6574Email: [email protected]: www.type80.com
Activity: Software vendor.Specialist areas: SecurityMainframe platforms supported: z/OS Pricing options: One-time charge, Optional annual support and maintenance agreement.
Company profileType80 is a privately owned IBM “Software in Development Partner”. Type80 Security Software was founded by experts in the areas of Systems Programming and information security. Our founders draw from a diverse background, from providing security training to NATO counter intelligence, conducting enterprise-wide security assessments for companies maintaining the nation’s critical infrastructure, and developing high-level mainframe applications for major financial institutions. Type-80’s flagship product, SMA_RT, is a revolutionary host-based security monitoring and compliance reporting product for the z/OS mainframe system. Using a combination of both signature-based and anomaly-based attack detection, SMA_RT notifies administrators of malicious activity in real-time. SMA_RT can easily integrate with a variety of security management products including many leading SIM/SEM products.
Product/service informationType80 Security Software’s SMA_RT product makes mainframe security to be state-of-the-art. By analyzing data from both Operator (WTO) messages and the Systems Management Facility (SMF), Type80 gathers detailed information about potential security events on the mainframe. This data is then interpreted, normalized in standard syslog format and delivered in real-time to those responsible for enterprise security. This gives an organization an enterprise-wide view of all the events they need to capture to stay abreast of attacks against their infrastructure.
Further, the SMA_RT product allows administrators to designate specific items of interest for deeper monitoring than normally provided in the mainframe environment. For example, an administrator can specify files of interest (perhaps those with credit card data for PCI compliance, or those related to patient data for HIPAA compliance), and capture all relevant data whenever those items are accessed – even by authorized users!
The SMA_RT product was designed for easy installation by any mainframe systems programmer. It is dynamically installed, with no IPL needed for full operation. SMA_RT has a very small memory footprint, and extremely low impact processor utilization. Once installed, SMA_RT’s monitoring rules are very simple, and easily entered through our TSO interface.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management; otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, z/LinuxNon-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, distributed Unix, Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based, other
Company profileValue-4IT are an independent software & professional services company offering diverse and in-depth business facing experience for IBM zSeries Mainframe, UNIX, Linux and Windows platforms.
Our experienced personnel provide our valued customers with a wide range of business, process & technical skills for maximizing the business value for IT resources within your organization.
Therefore our philosophy is a combination of pragmatic and structured delivery via TCA, TCO, & ROI methodologies, safeguarding the timely implementation of cost efficient IT solutions for business improvement initiatives.
Product/service informationValue-4IT are focused on delivering cost efficient and strategic IT solutions that meet or exceed business requirements. Our customer-facing personnel all have many years experience working with leading IHVs, ISVs and Professional Services organisations, designing and integrating value-added solutions for many global Blue Chip customers.
Through a combination of innovative and evolving processes, the raison d’être of Value-4IT is to collaborate in long-term and rewarding partnerships with our customers, becoming their trusted advisor, by consistently delivering timely and cost-efficient solutions.
Value-4IT also maintains an independent viewpoint of the IT market place and are ideally placed to provide pragmatic third-party input into technology selection and
IT portfolio review for our customer base. Of course we also are honoured to have been chosen to be the UK territory distribution channel for a modicum of best-of breed software solutions, while we do so with a Software Asset Management (SAM) focus, using straight-forward, competitive and no-small-print caveat pricing regimes.
Value-4IT are UK partners for ConicIT, Dino-Software, INTERCHIP, PerfTechPro, Phoenix Software International, Softlib, Vanguard Integrity Professionals and zIT Consulting, supplying high-function zSeries Mainframe Systems Management solutions, with short-term ROI and optimized TCO, when compared with similar products.
Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc.
Address:6625 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 100Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA.Phone: 702-794-0014Email: [email protected]: www.go2vanguard.com
Company profileVanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for large enterprises and government agencies around the world. With solutions for Identity and Access Management, Audit and Compliance, Security Administration and Intrusion Detection, Vanguard automates processes necessary to identify and mitigate the risks customers face. Vanguard’s customers receive a rapid return on investment and are able to focus on other critical business needs thereby becoming more productive and more secure. For more information, visit www.go2vanguard.com.
Product/service informationSecurity Management Solutions Vanguard Administrator - Automated security administration Vanguard Advisor - Event detection, analysis, and reporting Vanguard SecurityCenter - Windows-based security administration of RACF Vanguard Enforcer - Intrusion detection and management system for z/OS and OS/390 mainframe systems Vanguard Policy Manager- A “Best Practices” enforcer for z/OS Security Server RACF Commands
Compliance and Audit Solutions Vanguard Analyzer - System integrity and analysis Vanguard inCompliance - Continuous system compliance verification Vanguard Enforcer - Intrusion detection and management system for z/OS and S/390 mainframe systems Vanguard Policy Manager - A “Best Practices” enforcer for z/OS Security Server - RACF Commands Access Management Solutions Vanguard Authenticator - Scalable, modular, and integrated authentication solution for entire enterprise Vanguard ez/SignOn - Enterprise identity management and intrusion detection Vanguard ez/Token - A two-factor authentication solution integrated with RACF for users logging on to the mainframe Vanguard Tokenless Authentication - Delivers strong authentication capabilities by generating and sending a one-time use, time-sensitive passcode to a communication device the user already possesses: the user’s cell phone, PDA, Blackberry and more Vanguard ez/Integrator - Security programming tools that allow your applications to inherit the enhanced security of RACF Vanguard ez/AccessControl - Extending RACF access and identity management to desktops and serversVanguard PasswordReset - User reset of forgotten passwords Intrusion Detection Solutions Vanguard Enforcer - Intrusion detection and management system for z/OS and S/390 mainframe systems Vanguard Advisor - Event detection, analysis and reporting Vanguard ez/SignOn - Enterprise identity management and intrusion detection.
Activity: EducationSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management, otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux
Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, other Unix, distributed Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: other.
Company profileVerhoef Training delivers ‘Technical Training for IT Professionals’ and has been doing so since 1980 in the USA and 1993 in the UK. As an official Education Partner to IBM Global Training Partner, Global Knowledge, we can offer the full range of Authorised IBM training classes, both on-site and as part of a Public Schedule in the World Heritage City of Bath.
Product/service informationVerhoef Training delivers in the following areas:OS Support: zSeries, iSeries, pSeries, USS, CICSMiddleware: WebSphere Application Server, MQ, Portal and Process ServersDatabases: DB2, IMS, InformixDevelopment: Rational, DOORS, Java, COBOL, Assembler, PL/1, REXXTivoli: System Automation, Monitoring, Business Services Manager, Workload Scheduler, NetView, Storage Manager, OMEGAMON.
Address:Park Lodge, 60 London Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1AY, UKPhone: +44 (0)1403 268251.Email: [email protected]: www.wdr.co.uk
Activity: ConsultantSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; asset and change management; security; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering tools; network performance/management, otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390, VM/VSE, Linux Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, AIX, Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based, workload/usage based
Product/service information Established nearly 40 years ago by two senior ex-IBM Executives, WDR is one of the UK’s leading IT specialists. The early years, through hands-on consultancy, training courses, seminars and systems development, were dedicated to improving performance and management
predominately in the IBM mainframe market. Always the niche company, WDR remains attracted to the difficult challenges that others may miss.
WDR has since broadened its focus from mainframes to mid-range systems to networks and distributed systems to the desk-top and server-based systems of today.Throughout, we have remained current in all these activities.
WDR have an attractive office and training centre at Horsham, an old market town in West Sussex in the South of England, and maintain facilities to give seamless support to our many prestigious clients.
Web Age SolutionsAddress:Suite 1, 436 York Road, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA 19046, USAPhone: +1 215 517 6540.Email: [email protected]: www.webagesolutions.com
Activity: EducationSpecialist areas: System management; data management; storage management; programming/testing; web integration and legacy reengineering toolsMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390 Non-mainframe platforms supported: Unix, Linux, WindowsPricing options: Other
Company profile Web Age Solutions supports the following technology and methodology areas through training, mentoring and consulting.
Mainframe – DB2 – WebSphere – WebLogic – Linux – UNIX – Python – Java EE – OOAD – Spring – Hibernate – Oracle – Big Data – Service Oriented Architecture – Cloud – Enterprise Architecture – Mobile Computing (Android and i/OS) – JBoss – HTML5 – Open Source–- Microsoft – Web services – AJAX – Data Warehousing – XML/XSLT – Virtualization – ITIL – Web 2.0.
Product/service information Specific to our mainframe curriculum, we provide training in subjects as diverse as MVS Concepts and Utilities,CICS, COBOL, DB2, TSO/ISPF, IMS, z/OS Systems management and others. Our courses are developed by industry experts and run using IBM mainframe computers.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: Network performance management, securityMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, Linux Non-mainframe platforms supported: Linux, Windows, otherPricing options: Other
Company profileFounded over 20 years ago, William Data Systems (WDS) is the pioneering developer of ZEN, the integrated suite of cost saving z/OS network management and security solutions. ZEN products are trusted and relied upon for enterprise wide, mission critical systems owned by major Government, Financial and Commercial organisations, worldwide.
WDS creates original, leading edge solutions for better z/OS network management. Based on delivering more functionality for less cost, ZEN solutions reduce annual z/OS budgets and costs for many within the z/OS community. Evolving customer requirements are matched by ZEN’s evolutionary development with cellphone and tablet devices now supported.
WDS’s ZEN products and support services are available from its offices and distributors in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America. All ZEN products can be downloaded for free evaluation from the WDS website. ZEN products are easy to install, fast to use and automatically generate management information.
Product/service informationZEN, the integrated suite of pioneering, cost saving z/OS network management products includes:• ZEN AUTOMATION: For NetView® & NetMaster®
replacement, allowing delivery of customer specific network management solutions with lower annual costs.
• ZEN IP MONITOR: Providing better IP visibility to locate potential disruption faster, with easy, real-time, detailed monitoring of IP stacks across LPARs, CPUs and entire Sysplex configurations.
• ZEN OSA MONITOR: Provides immediate, intelligent and unique monitoring capabilities of the most
important mainframe network device.• ZEN LINUX MONITOR: Monitor the performance of
Linux systems from a single z/OS display.• ZEN APPLICATION GATEWAY: Implement both IPv6
and IPv4 under z/OS while minimizing costs and changes to applications, hardware or networks.
• ZEN EE MONITOR: Eliminates poor APPN/HPR and/or Enterprise Extender (EE) routing for maximum network availability.
• ZEN EE SECURITY: Recycles SNA investments with secure, encrypted IP technology by adding SSL/TLS encryption and digital certificate authentication to Enterprise Extender (EE).
• ZEN TRACE & SOLVE: Minimizes disruption to business operations via expedient problem diagnosis with intelligent network tracing offering faster problem analysis and resolution.
• ZEN FTP CONTROL: Overcome FTP’s weaknesses with secure, audited use of FTP to automate processes, minimize risk and maximize compliance.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: SecurityMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, OS/390Non-mainframe platforms supported: IBM i, Windows,Pricing options: One-time charge, monthly/annual license, processor/capacity-based,
Company profileXbridge Systems is committed to providing business-critical mainframe data access, query, delivery, discovery, and loss-protection solutions to companies that aspire to know their data.
Product/service informationXbridge’s DataSniff software product is the first step in PCI compliance - and is the world’s FIRST and ONLY automated data discovery solution for the mainframe. DataSniff helps you understand the extent of your PCI exposure and automatically defines the scope of your PCI initiative.
DataSniff’s unique capabilities allow clients to quickly and easily comply with data security regulations (PCI, HIPAA, SOX, HiTech Act, etc.) by searching for, discovering, and mapping the location of potentially sensitive data at rest throughout the enterprise, then providing that data map as
Company profilezIT Consulting GmbH specializes in MLC optimization: reduce your monthly license cost while - often - even improving your service level agreements by optimizing the WLM settings.
Our products are and always have been a direct result of our consulting assignments and are therefore very much based upon practicaly experiences.
Our consultants and developers have many years of experience in IBM’s z/OS area, zIT consulting itself is an IBM certified ISV and IBM Development Partner. Our solutions can also be found on IBM’s Global Solutions Directory.
Product/service informationReduce your MLC charges, fast and easy: In many data centers the largest single monthly invoice is the IBM’s z/OS Monthly License Charge. With our products zDynaCap and zPrice Manager and our consulting services we are specialized in automated capacity optimization. The new, very clear and very straightforward approach focusses on balancing capacity over LPARs and on optimized defined capacity settings.
MSU savings range from 5% to 25%, which often implies immediate reduction of the MLC invoice ranging from 3% to 20%!
The Virtual IMS user group can be found at at www.fundi.com/virtualims. The Virtual CICS user group can be found at at www.fundi.com/virtualcics. They are independently-operated vendor-neutral sites run by and for their user communities. Look out for their regular webinars and newsletters.
Activity: Software vendorSpecialist areas: asset and change management, otherMainframe platforms supported: z/OS, VM/VSE Non-mainframe platforms supported: AIX, other Unix, Linux, Windows
Company profilezSoftware specializes in analysing your Software Portfolio, the workload, Software licenses and Software contracts. Based on the outcome of a health check, zSoftware advises you on saving software software costs and therefor optimizing the value of you Software Assets.
This service is not limited to your IBM-zEnterprise platform, but can be executed cross platform.
Company profile Zosterops is the UK distributor for German developer APS|ENTERprise and US company, Javelina Software. Founded in 2005 by ISV veteran Colin Reardon, Zosterops’ aim is to bring best-of-breed operating system and network software products to UK customers.
Product/service informationZosterops provides tools to assist with the design, development, documentation, management and monitoring of mainframe batch schedulers, Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS – previously OPCA) and BMC’s Control-M.
With the ability to download complete schedules and calendars from the mainframe to a desktop/server, VISUAL|job allows the user a complete view of the most complex scheduling environment, as well as enabling the user to define new schedules and test existing flows.
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