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BMC Accelerates Digital Experiences With Our NEW IBM z14 Mainframe!

Jonathan Adams
2 minute read
Jonathan Adams

Christmas has come early to us at BMC with the arrival of our brand-new IBM z14! We couldn’t contain our excitement as we unwrapped the machine and started playing! We know that our goal to provide the most innovative, effective, and valuable solutions to our Mainframe customers will only be better served with this new arrival. To be an essential partner in our customers’ success, we want to be at the forefront of leading-edge technologies and we couldn’t be more thrilled that BMC is one of the first proud owners of a new IBM z14. Machine #11, as a matter of fact.

You might ask, “Why all the excitement? Why the rush?” It’s simple. We are a customer-centric organization committed to helping our customers accelerate value, as well as mitigate costs and risks. This is part of our core identity. The acquisition of the new IBM z14 will help us to serve and delight our customers (and ourselves as well!).

By implementing a new IBM z14, BMC can:

  • Accelerate our understanding of the new technology
  • Research and evaluate new IBM features like pervasive encryption and assess its impact to you
  • Identify programming and service changes ahead of time
  • Stress test and volume test to the max to bullet-proof our software on the latest IBM hardware
  • Exploit the new z14 capabilities in our products and solutions
  • Bring you innovation and advancements faster

By purchasing the very latest in technology from IBM, BMC can help you unleash the power and value of the mainframes running your businesses. We hope you see this as we do – another reflection of our commitment to the z platform as a trusted driver of digital business today.

“IBM Z helps clients tackle today’s most difficult challenges with breakthrough technology and capability,” said Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z. “You’d expect it to have massive transaction scale, and it does. Even better, its ability to pervasively encrypt application data at scale is second to none. IBM z14 and the solutions BMC provides can help our mutual customers accelerate their digital business journey.”

Additional information regarding our implementation of the z14 can be found in our Press Release from November 16, 2017.

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About the author

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is vice president and general manager of ZSolutions and Select Technologies at BMC Software, Inc. He leads product management and research and development for the company’s full suite of mainframe products as well as those in its Select Technologies portfolio including solutions for DB2, IMS and MainView as well as the MLC Cost Optimization suite. During Adams’ 20+ year career with BMC, he has led BMC to significantly improving product reliability and delivering new releases that target customers’ top needs. Adams began his career as a systems programmer for BellSouth Services. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s of business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.