CA IDMS™ Version 18.0 for z/OS is Now GA
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. We are pleased to announce that CA IDMS™/DB 18.0 for z/OS is now Generally Available.
New features for CA IDMS/DB 18.0 include a new release of the entire mainframe CA IDMS product family. CA IDMS/DB Version 18.0 expands zIIP exploitation, fully supports CA MSM, and adds significant productivity, availability and open access enhancements to address your organizations online and batch processing, transactions from the Web, and other distributed access. We also encourage you to visit the CA IDMS/DB product information page on the CA Support Online website at CA Support IDMS for more information.
To obtain your copy of CA IDMS/DB 18.0, contact CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see the CA Support Phone Directory for the local number in your country. You may also download this product online through CA Support.
We recommend that you use CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) to download and install CA IDMS/DB 18.0. CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM) is a web-based application that simplifies the management of CA mainframe products on z/OS systems. As CA Technologies products adopt the services provided by CA MSM, you can acquire, install, and maintain them in a common way. CA IDMS/DB can be acquired, installed, deployed and maintained using CA MSM today. Please visit CA Support MSM to learn more about the new features provided by CA MSM.
CA IDMS™ Version 18.0 zIIP Utilization Improvements
CA IDMS Version 18.0 for z/OS® makes expanded use of the zIIP engine, which IBM originally introduced to handle specific types of
processing workloads. CA IDMS 18.0 enables you to direct a much broader set of functions to the zIIP. To find out more about CA IDMS and zIIP utilization, go to ca.com/IDMS.
CA IDMS™ r16 - End of Service
This is a reminder that the end of service date for CA IDMS r16 is January 31, 2012. This includes CA IDMS r16.0, r16.2 and all related service packs. More information can be found on the product page when you logon to support.ca.com.
May Mainframe Madness is Available Through June 2011!
May Mainframe Madness is a resounding success so far and access to all the handouts, demos and other product information is available through June 2011.
There are hundreds of valuable sessions and downloads available for viewing. Learn what's new with CA IDMS™ Version 18.0 and many other mainframe solutions from CA Technologies. And get the latest on Mainframe 2.0, CA's innovative strategy to change the way the mainframe is managed forever. CA IDMS has a whole booth with informative sessions and lots of other information. To learn more, look for registration information at ca.com/mmm.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 13 - 16, 2011
CA World® is a conference dedicated to bringing over 6,000 IT management experts together to share best practices and ideas and experience new solutions from CA Technologies, our customers and our partner ecosystem. Our program includes over 400 breakout sessions, 250 hands-on education lab stations, and 100 sponsors and exhibitors to provide education and networking opportunities dedicated to managing across all IT environments - from mainframe to distributed, to virtual and cloud. For details on this event and early registration, please go to ca.com/us/caworld.aspx.
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