Broadcom Inc. has announced expanding opportunities for organizations to gain greater value from the company’s advanced AI, security, and hybrid cloud solutions with “Day One” support for IBM’s new z16. Broadcom’s suite of software solutions, services, and unique “beyond code” programs provide clients an advantage to succeed in an increasingly challenging business environment.
“Our strategic investments position clients to exploit the z16 along with advances in AI, cybersecurity, cloud integration, and agility,” said Greg Lotko, senior VP and GM, Mainframe Software Division, Broadcom. “We’re providing support for the new platform across our software portfolio. What distinguishes Broadcom is our deep investment in technology and how we work side-by-side in partnership with our clients to overcome their unique challenges and create new opportunities.”
As a member of the z16 Early Ship Program, Broadcom collaborated with IBM to ensure clients can capitalize on the full range of our mainframe software solutions on the new platform to drive progress toward their innovation and business goals.
“Nothing can match the transaction performance of a mainframe, and the way that we manage the platform using Broadcom technology is a real differentiator for us,” said Johan Bosch, executive director for iOCO Infrastructure Services. “We can deliver our services at 25 percent of the cost when measured against standalone banking environments. Having Broadcom as a partner really allows us to deliver unique innovation.”
Areas where clients can extend strategic value from Broadcom include:
- Applying AI and automation for operational resiliency – Using algorithms fine-tuned for the mainframe Broadcom solutions reduce manual efforts by 40 percent, identify root causes 5x faster, and predict problems before they occur to keep operations up and running smoothly.
- Establishing holistic security to protect against cyber threats – Broadcom’s Mainframe security and compliance solutions take a layered approach beyond encryption to protect business-critical data and simplify compliance processes.
- Embracing an “Open-First” approach to integrate mainframe as part of their hybrid cloud – Broadcom enables integrations between open software and our solutions, allowing for choice of tooling across teams, and making the experience of integrating and working with the mainframe just like any other platform or cloud.
- Leveraging tailored partnership programs that go “Beyond Code” to address unique needs – These “Beyond Code” programs provide value to drive success for the business with the platform. Programs include Expert Change Planning, Mainframe Resource Intelligence Health Scans, Mainframe Consumption Based Licensing, and more.
With IT teams often siloed and operational data growing exponentially, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify, analyze, and troubleshoot issues before they impact the business. Broadcom applies the power of AI to IT operations, combining critical system data, machine learning, and automation, enabling organizations to build a new level of operational resilience.
AIOps Automation solutions from Broadcom take customers beyond passive observability using AI algorithms fine-tuned for the mainframe to provide data in context and surface alerts that matter. Augmenting human expertise with AI produces increased transparency and actionable insights that drive more efficient automation. Businesses are reducing manual efforts by 40%, identifying root causes 5x faster, and predicting problems before they occur to keep operations up and running smoothly.
“We partnered with Broadcom, leveraging Mainframe Operational Intelligence (MOI) to ensure system efficiency and resiliency,” said Stijn Van Den Bosch, expert systems engineer at Socialistische Mutualiteiten (NVSM). “MOI provides meaningful and actionable insights, putting us in a much better position to continue delivering the high qualities of service that our business and our customers demand.”
Protection against cyber threats
Today’s digital society presents a target rich world for rapidly evolving cyber-threats, as well as an increasingly complex compliance landscape. Broadcom’s Mainframe security and compliance solutions take an expansive approach to protect business-critical data and simplify compliance processes.
Data protection requires a layered approach, one that goes beyond encryption. The z16 offers Quantum-Safe encryption capabilities. That is a significant advance, but only part of the security equation. Ultimately, encryption is only as good as the humans protecting the keys. It is still essential to plan for other security exposures. Broadcom’s comprehensive portfolio includes enterprise security managers (ACF2 and Top Secret), multifactor authentication, privileged user management, data classification and discovery, and cybersecurity event management capabilities that enterprises need.
Lines of business today face audits that have grown in number and frequency. These have also shifted to have more of an application- and data-centric focus. Security teams face mounting demands as they are regularly called upon to assist throughout the audit process.
Broadcom compliance solutions, like Security Insights, open up data access from multiple sources for integration, self-service, and automation. This enables all relevant parties to work on risk assessment and remediation plans together to ensure their organization maintains compliance.
“Governments and enterprises alike are seeking ways to mitigate the risk created by a complex hybrid cloud environment,” said Ravi Patil, Director, Broadcom Mainframe Security Solutions. “By combining z16’s enhanced capabilities for encryption and Broadcom’s market leading security and compliance solutions, customers can proceed confidently, mitigate risk, and continue driving superior business value with their Mainframe.”
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