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There seems to be an "as-a-service" acronym for just about everything IT related: IaaS (Infrastructure), PaaS (Platform), SaaS (Software), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery), just to name a few. The list can go on and on - you can see a long, but certainly incomplete list here.
The tech industry is dynamic-you innovate or get left behind, evolve or become obsolete. We've seen tech leaders establish the bar only to watch as other disruptive players raise it. So how can you possibly get your arms around that moving target, stay relevant and thrive?
The ISG Index™ report for the second quarter of 2017 revealed, “as-a-service now makes up 41 percent of the global commercial sourcing market – and growing.” It's expected that in short order the global as-a-Service spend will heavily compete with traditional sourcing and actually eclipse it. Spending in the U.S. over the last year is already evenly divided between traditional sources and cloud-based platform services, including Infrastructure as-a-Service and Software as-a-Service. In other words, the momentum has already shifted.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we close out the month, researchers have shared some good news at the OncoArray Consortium, which includes an international team of 550 researchers across six continents. This group of scientists and doctors has discovered 65 new genetic mutations that are common in women with breast cancer, bringing the total number of variants to almost 180. This means that women now have even greater insights into their risk for breast cancer, and based upon their own genetic sequence, can determine if mammography screening is needed earlier in life. While not a silver bullet, these genetic mutations can offer some warning signs for early detection and treatment.
As much as mainframes will be with us for years to come, the traditional approach for mainframe operations can now be provided in an as-a-Service financial model that can be very advantageous in the long-run. Mainframe as-a-Service (MFaaS) allows these systems to be consumed through a subscription, not through capital-intensive purchases of physical platforms, which is traditionally required of mainframes. This enables IT managers to make purchases through service level agreements (SLAs) using “consumption of MIPS or MSUs” and storage pricing models – paying for true consumption and ensuring usage through a flexible financial model.