Global BMC Survey Spotlights Future Mainframe Growth and Pains
HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2012 – The mobility movement and other technology trends are putting more stress on the data center than ever before. Consumers and business users demand access to applications from anywhere at any time, which means IT infrastructures must reliably support the rapidly increasing velocity, volume and variety of data.
IT experts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific reported that the mainframe continues to be their platform of choice due to its superior availability, security, centralized data serving and performance capabilities. But they also cited some challenges associated with mainframe growth, including struggles to reduce IT costs, speed recovery and simplify the increasingly complex mainframe and hybrid data center environment.
“Direct insight from customers and other mainframe users continues to fuel the innovation behind BMC’s mainframe and hybrid data center solutions,” said Bill Miller, president of Mainframe Service Management at BMC. “These survey findings underscore the important role the mainframe will play in supporting evolving business needs and also highlight challenges we are committed to addressing.”
“In the banking world, you can’t overstate the importance of availability, performance and security when it comes to your IT infrastructure,” said Glenn Bowden, chief engineer - mainframe at Westpac. “With the help of BMC Software, we are able to cost-efficiently harness these inherent benefits of the mainframe so that we can continue to provide our clients with innovative solutions that generate a superior banking experience.”
Global survey findings include:
John Barnard, BMC’s chief technology officer for Mainframe Service Management, said: “With five recent patents awarded and several significant solution releases and upgrades launched this year, we’re delivering smarter, more efficient software that ensures our customers get the most from their mainframe well into the future.”
Expanding on the company’s 32 years of mainframe expertise and support, BMC’s broad portfolio of mainframe solutions are tested and ready to run on IBM’s recently-announced zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12).
Mainframe Survey Background
BMC’s seventh Annual Worldwide Mainframe Survey polled 1,264 mainframe users throughout the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Fifty-four percent of the companies surveyed have revenues in excess of $1 billion. The survey pool was comprehensive and definitive and included pre-qualified respondents from across the mainframe industry. Participants provided insight into questions focused on the current and future state of the mainframe. Responses were then analyzed using standard statistical practices.
To see the full results of the Mainframe Survey, go to: http://go.bmc.com/forms/MSM_Survey_MCO_MFSurveyResults_BMCcom_EN_Sep2012
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