Hitachi Data Systems is Silver Sponsor at the mainframe SHARE exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, February 28-March 4

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Get Ahead With Hitachi Mainframe Flash Storage


HDS is Silver Sponsor at the  SHARE exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, February 28-March 4

If you or someone you know is interested in mainframes, plan on attending this SHARE show. SHARE is an independent volunteer-run information technology association that provides mainframe education, professional networking and industry influence. 

WHERE: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Texas 


    • Silver Sponsorship
    • 10x20 Exhibit Space
    • Lunch & Learn Session with our customer, UBS
    • Additional speaking sessions    

Hitachi is featuring enterprise-class high-speed flash storage available in a variety of cost-effective configurations. Mainframes run critical operations and if they fail, the world crashes.  That’s a big part of why we’ve seen adoption of Hitachi-developed flash modules (FMD) versus commodity SSDs.  Hitachi engineers FMDs specifically for uptime and resiliency, which is critical for mainframe.  Hitachi is the only vendor able to offer a cost-effective all-flash scalable storage solution for mainframes.   

High performance Hitachi Accelerated Flash (HAF) modules are designed with onboard ASICs and built-in intelligence. In addition to offloading the storage controller, they have the ability to provide tighter management and wear information integration with the Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS). This helps to extend flash life and provide predictable failure rates. 

We now offer enterprise reliable all flash and hybrid configurations with unrivaled performance at a lower cost than fast disk storage.   Ask about our new easy-to-buy package solutions 

Attend HDS and Partner Brocade Sessions - Learn More


MVSS Project Opening: Is Information Growth a Challenge or an Opportunity for Mainframe Storage Customers? 

Roberto Basilio - VP, IT Infrastructure Platforms Product Management, HDS 

Monday, February 29, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

Room 221C, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 

With an exponential growth of information created and stored, users are pressed to find the right data to keep and show the value of what is kept, all while managing this quickly and efficiently. While many new solutions are showcased, the traditional mainframe infrastructure can play a relevant role and this session will show how. 

Lunch and Learn with Hitachi and UBS on Monday 

OLFC (Object-Level FlashCopy) Implementation at UBS with FMDs – Improving DB2 Recovery Capabilities for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) 

Bjarne Nelson - DB2 Lead Architect, UBS AG 

Monday, February 29, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

Room tbd, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


This case study explains how UBS implemented a fast recovery capability for the core banking system. The presentation illustrates how restoring 43T of DB2 data and indexes, as well as applying a day’s worth of updates with billions of DB2 log records, can be achieved in under four hours.


Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 Update - Latest and Greatest 

Roselinda Schulman, Data Protection PM Director and William Smith, Americas PM Director, HDS 

Wednesday, March 02, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Room 225C, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


In this session, we will discuss the latest technology updates to VSP G1000 storage hardware and software. 


Lower Your Mainframe TCO by Backing Up or Archiving to the Cloud 

Roselinda Schulman, Director, Data Protection, HDS, and Kevin Shaw, Rocket Software, Inc. 

Wednesday, March 02, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

Room 221C, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


How do you manage aged data on the mainframe? What happens after ML2? What about backup? Is there a lower-cost option for less critical data? Come to this session to learn how you could potentially use content platforms and/or the cloud as an option for long-term data retention, or even as another tier of lower-cost storage.


SHARE Live! Disaster Recovery - Being The Lucky One 

Thursday, March 03, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Chris Sultis – HDS customer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama 

Room 303B, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


Availability and Applications Behaving Badly 

Roselinda Schulman, Director, Data Protection, HDS 

Rebecca Levesque, Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Software 

Thursday, March 03, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

Room 225B, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


With an average of 12 to 15 copies of data out there, does your crash-consistent point meet your SLA and have you considered all the variables, including batch? Learn how one company has faced these challenges and combined storage-based replication and host-based software to improve their SLAs, allowing them to deliver a resilient and effective recovery solution.


zHealth Check and the FICON Fabric  

Speaker: Howard Johnson, Brocade  

Monday, February 29, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  

Room 225D, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


In this session, we will explore the new features of the zHealth Check suite and how it interoperates with the FICON fabric. If you've ever wondered how your I/O gets from Channel A to Control Unit B and back again, this is the session for you!


To CUP or Not to CUP? That is Still the (FICON) Question! 

Speaker: Stephen R. Guendert, Brocade 

Thursday, March 03, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Room 221C, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


This presentation, based on the speaker's October 2015 article in Enterprise Tech Journal, will review some basic FICON CUP functionality, and then introduce new diagnostic features.