It is well known that technology changes on an almost continuous basis. There is constant competition between what is considered new and old. People often try to rank new and old based on which one is ‘better’. However, it is not really a question of ‘better’ or ‘worse’ but rather of being able to recognize the advantages and disadvantages in different technological generations. For storage and computing options, there is a battle between mainframe services and distributed services. Compuware Software Group GmbH is well versed in the area of Mainframe software solutions and is focussing on innovation to serve all of its customers’ needs in this area.