SHARE is a volunteer-run user group for IBM mainframe computers that was founded in 1955 and is still active today providing, education, professional networking, and industry influence on the direction of mainframe development. SHARE member say that SHARE is not an acronym, it is what they do. SHARE was the precursor of the open source communities that we have today.
The mainframe market is alive and well and may be on the verge of a renaissance in the coming IoT age. We have all seen the staggering projections for 30+ billion new internet connected devices and a global market value of $7.1 trillion by 2020. That is almost 8 times the estimated 4 billion smartphones, tablets, and notebooks connected today. That translates into a staggering amount of additional new transactions and data, which means compute and data access cycles, as well as storage. That many new devices connected to the internet also opens up many more security exposures.
These are areas where the mainframes excel with their unique architecture of central processing units (CPUs) and channel processors that provide an independent data and control path between I/O devices and memory. With z/OS, the mainframe operating system, is a share everything runtime environment that gets work done by dividing it into pieces and giving portions of the job to various system components and subsystems that function independently. Security, scalability, and reliability are the key criterions that differentiate the mainframe; and are the main reasons why mainframes are still in use today especially in high transaction high security environments like core banking. These same capabilities will be required by the backend systems that support IoT.
Hitachi Vantara is one of the few storage vendors that support mainframes with its scalable VSP enterprise systems. We are a Silver Sponsor of the coming SHARE St Louis 2018 from August 12 -17. We will be sponsoring a booth #324, where you can meet with our mainframe specialists to answer your questions or input your requirements. We will also be presenting the following topics:
Tuesday, August 14, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Hitachi Mainframe Recovery Manager (HMRM) is a simpler, more focused and lower-cost streamlined mainframe failover and recovery solution which can provide you with the functionality you actually care about and nothing you don’t.
Room: Room 100
Session Number: 23402
Speaker: John Varendorff
Wednesday, August 15, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1500 continues the evolution of Hitachi’s virtualized storage architecture with advances in the technology which have increased performance, expanded usability with active-active stretched clusters, extended storage virtualization with Virtual Storage Machines (VSMs), and added non-disruptive scale out capabilities to extend the life of the system.
Room: Room 267
Session Number: 22876
Speaker: Roselinda Schulman
Thursday, August 16, 12:30 PM -1:30 PM
Hitachi Vantara, Data Resilience and Customer Solutions for the Mainframe in the IOT Age
Please join Hitachi Vantara for a discussion on the IOT Age and how it effects mainframe environments today and moving forward into the future. This session will discuss Data Resilience and its importance, Technologies for now and the future, and Analytics and its growing importance in companies across the globe. We will discuss what solutions Hitachi Vantara has today for mainframe environments and where we may be going in the future.
Speaker: Lewis Winning
Please visit our booth and sessions at SHARE St Louis, and see how our mainframe systems, software, and services will support the security, scalability, and reliability required by the age of IoT.