Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CA announces broad support for zIIP engines

Yesterday at the Share conference in Tampa, CA announced "new releases of eight IT management solutions that evaluate, monitor and exploit IBM's System z9 Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) by taking full advantage of the zIIP's ability to offload selected computing tasks from a mainframe's general-purpose processors". The products are :
  • Unicenter NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP
  • BrightStor CA-Vtape Virtual Tape System
  • BrightStor Tape Encryption
  • Unicenter NeuMICS Resource Management
  • Unicenter CA-SYSVIEW Realtime Performance Management
  • Unicenter CA-Insight Performance Monitor for DB2 UDB for z/OS
  • Unicenter Detector for DB2 UDB for z/OS
  • Unicenter Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 UDB for z/OS
Four of those are available, the four other become available in June. But there's more : "Additional CA solutions, including the CA IDMS and CA DATACOM database management systems, will exploit zIIP over the next 12-18 months".
Now that it's not only DB2 that's making use of the zIIP, this might be a reason to reconsider evaluating the use of a zIIP.
You can find the press announcement on the CA site.

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