IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 100-322
October 3, 2000
IBM Announcement Overview
At a Glance
IBM Advantage Tools to Manage your e-business
IBM Advantage Application Flexibility
IBM Advantage IBM Product Line
The IBM brand includes new server product lines based on:
e-business is shifting from building Web sites to building virtual enterprises that:
Technology is no longer just an enabler, it's a key differentiator. A "one size fits all" approach misses the mark. You need a new computing infrastructure that exploits change. It must adapt to diverse environments like:
The IBM Advantage is an integrated value proposition of best-of-breed content from across IBM designed to help you capitalize on the e-business revolution.
New Tools for Managing e-business
New tools cover every aspect of your IBM investment. They help you:
Freedom to select, build, and deploy your Web-based applications on the server that offers the best combination of price, performance, security, reliability, growth and integration of critical data
IBM's roadmap for the next generation of solutions the Application Framework for e-business frees you by offering:
Innovative Technology = Leading Server Performance
Optimized application performance on the world's most scalable servers delivers:
A Roadmap to Software Solutions
IBM's new world-class servers are just one part of a comprehensive value proposition built around the Application Framework for e-business.
The Framework is a proven roadmap for developing and deploying next generation e-business applications in a heterogeneous environment. It combines open standards, application development methods and leadership products.
Use of IBM products in the Application Framework for e-business allows you to:
The IBM software portfolio delivers:
IBM software helps you to:
Key IBM software products spanning the entire IBM product line include:
IBM middleware products are featured in many of IBM solution offerings highlighted in today's announcement. Tivoli systems management tools are the core of IBM Systems Management Advantage.
The centerpiece of the IBM middleware family is the WebSphere software platform for e-business.
This set of integrated technologies covers every phase of e-business including e-commerce (business to business and business-to-consumer) and support for mobile devices. Today, the WebSphere platform is enhanced with new releases of MQSeries products supporting additional platforms, and support for a new release of DB2® Universal Database. WebSphere application servers are pretested and can be preinstalled by IBM and/or IBM Business Partners on IBM products to speed e-business deployment.
For more information on WebSphere, refer to:
New Age Applications with Linux
IBM is committed to addressing the e-business needs:
IBM embraces Linux, the fast growing, cross-platform operating system. IBM will provide Linux-enabled hardware, middleware, services/support offerings, and a Linux application development environment to further assist you with the development and deployment of applications in today's heterogeneous e-business environment. IBM provides a range of Linux support for its IBM product lines. Every IBM system is enabled to support Linux distributions when they become available. The xSeries offers an option for preinstalled Linux distributions. For the zSeries, you can choose between running Linux in an LPAR or running it natively, making the zSeries the most versatile Linux system. The pSeries will support native PowerPC Linux distributions which are anticipated by first quarter 2001 for the pSeries 640 and third quarter 2001 for the pSeries 680. The iSeries will support the native Linux kernel in an OS/400® partition. It is anticipated that the iSeries implementation will be available in 2001.
IBM will continue to embrace Linux and work with the open source community to extend its capabilities and to accelerate its adoption.
VisualAge® for Java 3.5 enables application development on Linux (Intel-based clients) and deployment on Linux and other native server operating systems.
A comprehensive set of tools allows the development of scalable e-business applications to be deployed across IBM servers, including:
Build once and deploy on the environment that best meets your needs.
IBM e(logo)server Advantage Tools
This comprehensive customer care package of new tools covers every aspect of a customer's server investment. Services and support includes:
IBM e(logo)server Customer Care Advantage
Minimize the time you spend on operational concerns in favor of projects that deliver real business value.
IBM e(logo)server Capacity Advantage
IBM Capacity Advantage gives you more control when it comes to capacity planning to meet unpredictable and dynamic growth needs. Take delivery of and pay for server and storage capacity in a variety of ways.
For more information, refer to:
IBM e(logo)server Availability Advantage
The IBM product line and IBM High Availability (HA) Services, together, provide the most highly available business solutions in the world. IBM
platforms are inherently designed to be highly available. True HA means that data, as well as servers, are available when needed. IBM fee-based HA Services can help you to assure that IT systems from server, middleware, application, network, and storage subsystems are up and running.
IBM Availability Advantage helps customers by:
For small and medium business, an affordable HA Services Offering is available. It provides a comprehensive, efficient way to assess the operation and management of a single server system.
Contact your IBM representative for information regarding availability of these services in your country. For more information on HA Services, refer to:
General pages on HA Services:
Information on Server Assessment for Small and Medium Businesses:
IBM e(logo)server Systems Management Advantage
Have a mix of servers? IBM Systems Management Advantage includes Tivoli management tools for deploying e-business applications in a heterogeneous environment. Tivoli e-business solutions for IBM platforms are designed to manage the critical components of an e-business infrastructure:
IBM Systems Management Advantage helps customers assure the availability and viability of hardware, software, and business-critical data. It includes Tivoli tools to manage heterogeneous IBM installations from a single management server and console.
In addition, Tivoli recently announced a new tool for managing connections to Business-to-Business e-marketplaces. Tivoli e-Marketplace Manager is the world's first comprehensive e-Marketplace management solution, spanning service, availability, performance, and security to deliver e-business integrity for e-Marketplaces.
For more information refer to:
IBM e(logo)server Solution Assurance Advantage
System and Solution Testing: IBM has by far the largest, most experienced system and solution testing infrastructure in the industry, whose mission is to validate solutions and applications before customer installation and to support rapid deployment of reliable solutions in a heterogeneous IT infrastructure. Experts:
Solution providers and customers can understand exactly what works in particular environments and what doesn't.
For more information, refer to:
Solution Repository: Solution repository, accessible via the Web, contains a consolidated inventory of solutions and links to testing and integration centers, solution assurance processes, service offerings, and reports based on IBM, customer experience, and other sources. This rich repository of real-world experiences can assure you that when you choose an IBM system, you get proven, high-quality solutions that work. Your vital e-business project won't become an application test-bed or pilot project.
For more information, refer to:
ClusterProven: ClusterProven is a cross-server initiative where IBM cluster technology and application software from business partners are tested together based on a rigorous technical validation process.
IBM awards ClusterProven validation to solutions that prove total system availability, scalability, and resiliency characteristics. Currently, over 60 ClusterProven applications are validated from over 40 different Solution Developer partners, including IBM software such as DB2, Lotus Domino, and others.
For more information, refer to:
Solution Assurance Review (SAR): SAR can assist companies in implementing e-business solutions more rapidly, more predictably and with less risk. Through this process, a SAR team is assembled to provide guidance on many aspects of the solution including: product interoperability, implementation planning, systems management, support, and education. The results are documented action plans to mitigate and manage the risk, and identification of any additional resources needed for a successful implementation.
New tools for IBM systems brings the process closer to the IBM customer. You can now initiate a technical self-assessment of your IBM with a new suite of Web-based tools, called electronic Solution Assurance Reviews, or eSARs. eSAR tools help identify potential risks and associated action plans for product implementations. Based on the user's responses to a set of questions, the tool provides a customized list of actions and recommendations.
For more information, refer to:
Solution Assessment: IBM Global Services server assessments review the readiness of the IT infrastructure and processes needed to support e-business. Four areas that present the greatest customer challenges and exposures are:
Assessment support is available to identify a firm's specific e-business infrastructure requirements for critical business applications.
For more information, refer to:
IBM e(logo)server Financing Advantage
For more information, refer to:
IBM eBusiness Solutions
IBM eBusiness Solutions are a new class of offerings that tailor e-business server and software solutions to suit the individual requirements of a customer or business partner. They provide a better way to implement e-business solutions and answer the shift in focus from building and operating Web sites to building virtual enterprises. IBM solution offerings can meet the needs of businesses to be in the market first delivering greater customer value efficiently and affordably. They simplify the process of selecting and installing the software and hardware needed, while maximizing the performance and flexibility of the e-business infrastructure. In addition, associated financing, services, and support are available as needed.
Key to solution offerings is the close relationship IBM has with major software companies, the world-class IBM product line, leadership middleware including DB2 Universal Database and the WebSphere application platform for e-business, plus broad implementation capabilities and experience in delivering integrated offerings. Solution offerings are tested, best-of-breed application configurations proven to solve specific e-business problems.
These offerings are tailored and optimized for the three types of e-business:
For more information on IBM solution offerings, refer to:
Siebel eBusiness Solutions
Siebel eBusiness Solutions enable organizations to manage, synchronize, and coordinate sales, marketing, and customer service across all communications channels and points of customer contact, including the Web, call centers, field sales, and reseller channels.
With it, companies can increase customer satisfaction and maximize revenues by capitalizing on every moment of value in each customer interaction, anytime, anyplace.
This offering provides expanded functionality in three critical areas:
Siebel eBusiness applications run on a flexible combination of IBM xSeries, pSeries, or iSeries servers. Siebel offers a complete selection of add-on product modules to enable this solution to be tailored easily to the unique needs of each customer.
IBM DB2 Universal Database is capable of handling the mission-critical nature of these Siebel implementations with scalability, high reliability, and performance. DB2 meets the demands of a large number of concurrent users that meet the dynamic needs found in eBusiness systems. By combining Siebel with DB2, the customer obtains the best technology at the lowest overall cost with maximum flexibility to deploy on the IBM product line that best meets the customer needs.
mySAP.com Linux combined with the IBM product line offers customers an effective way to achieve more advanced and secure processing for critical applications in the Linux world. It is a response to a tremendous and growing customer demand for Internet-ready business solutions on Linux.
This offering allows customers to expand the technology investment in their database servers with lower cost application servers and leverage UNIX know-how. Included are server based local emulator applications and browser based Linux and Java applications. It runs on the pSeries server running DB2 Universal Database on AIX 4.3.3 as the database server and multiple xSeries servers optimized to run Linux as mySAP.com application servers.
IBM Solutions for Ariba SupplierLive
IBM Solutions for Ariba SupplierLive is a comprehensive, scalable offering, optimized for the IBM iSeries and xSeries, providing a full-function business to business e-commerce solution. e-commerce sites that automatically connect to multiple buyers and marketplaces can be built using Java applications.
The creation of electronic catalogs for uploading to Ariba Commerce Services Network (ACSN) can decrease cycle time, reduce errors, and improve customer satisfaction. Buyers can "punchout" and work directly on supplier's Web sites, saving resource, preserving unique branding, corporate messaging, and Web site layout. Buyer-specific catalogs that cater to existing relationships can be created.
The offering provides all the components for a complete solution, including hardware, application software and middleware, services, support, and financing. It offers easy access to multiple Ariba procurement systems and e-marketplaces from a single platform through WebSphere Commerce Suite and DB2 Universal Database.
This supply chain application provides customer-facing views into the distribution center for customers, suppliers, and transportation. It consists of an Internet-based suite of business-to-business collaborative commerce applications for value chain strategy, demand planning, inventory planning, replenishment planning, and demand chain Voyager modules. It provides a global view into supply chain execution processes including customer order status, purchase order payment status, load tendering, and freight payment.
Logility Voyager delivers fast implementation and a rapid return on investment for middle market companies who want to optimize their supply chain initiatives. It is supported by the IBM iSeries, utilizing the IBM Integrated xSeries Server for iSeries or direct-attached to an xSeries.
Hyperion Business Analysis
Hyperion solutions help companies that need immediate, time-sensitive views into what's going on in their organizations, so they can make better business decisions. With Hyperion's suite of business analysis software, business can anywhere, anytime very quickly identify growth and profit opportunities, spot and correct problems, eliminate decision guesswork, improve execution and accountability, and stay focused on the most important business goals. There are five integrated offerings in three distinct categories:
e-CRM includes Call Center and Web site analysis applications.
The focus of the Hyperion offering is "Insights on Demand," which provides immediate information access and analysis for real-time decision-making within the context of daily business processes. It delivers superior business value in implementing strategic and operational decision making at all levels of the organization.
Hyperion entry-level offering runs on the IBM xSeries. More advanced needs are met with the migration to an IBM xSeries and pSeries Working Together® as application and database servers. DB2 UDB combines power for Business Intelligence with industry-leading performance and the reliability to drive the most demanding e-business solutions such as this Hyperion offering.
Clear Technologies Engage
CRM Solutions from Clear Technologies, called Engage, is a complete suite of CRM applications based on Lotus Domino. Engage provides sales force automation tools to track opportunities, measure the sales pipeline and provide a single consistent vehicle for forecasting revenue at all levels of the organization. Engage also includes complete customer service and support tracking of customer reported events which can be integrated with sales information for a single customer view. This solution provides all the tools to integrate the Web as well as personal information for a consistent view of the customer across the organization. Engage is easy to implement and use, and can be tailored to meet company specific needs without programming. Customers can phase in implementation of different Engage capabilities based on their priorities.
Engage offers a compelling list of advantages:
Engage is based on the collaboration tools of Lotus Domino to provide easy sharing of information. It is available on the IBM iSeries, xSeries, and pSeries.
WebSphere e-business Effectiveness Offering for the IBM
Personal service is a key motivator for customer satisfaction, increased sales, and repeat visits to your Web site. Available on a variety of IBM product lines, the WebSphere e-business Effectiveness Offering for the IBM is based on the award-winning WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, powered by DB2 Universal Database. It combines WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, with WebSphere Personalization technology, WebSphere Studio, Advanced Edition, and WebSphere Site Analyzer. The additional WebSphere software comprises:
WebSphere Site Analyzer allows you to analyze visitor usage and Web site buying behavior.
Web site designers and administrators can easily specify personalization rules using WebSphere Studio Advanced Edition, which is also included in the WebSphere e-business Effectiveness offering.
For more information, refer to:
WebSphere Integration Offering for the IBM
Available on several IBM product lines, the WebSphere Integration offering facilitates integration of existing enterprise information assets with the Web, and supports a highly transactional environment. Built around the WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, the WebSphere Integration offering includes WebSphere Studio, WebSphere Host Publisher, VisualAge for Java and MQSeries.
WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, powered by DB2 Universal Database, supports high-performance, scalable and medium- to high-level transactional environments. The WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition enables powerful interactions with relational databases, transactional processing systems and other applications.
WebSphere Host Publisher enables Web connectivity for 3270 data streams, and VisualAge for Java supplies an integrated development environment for developing Web-based applications, connectors, and Enterprise Java Beans. WebSphere Studio, for team-oriented Web site development and deployment, is also included in the offering.
For iSeries customers, WebSphere Development Tools replaces WebSphere Studio. This substitution provides for maximum integration on the iSeries.
For more information, refer to:
IBM Quick Launch for e-business Ventures
IBM Quick Launch for e-business Ventures is a comprehensive offering consisting of IBM hardware, software, storage, education and support, backed by IBM Global Financing. It enables startup NetGen companies to get to market quickly, differentiating themselves from the competition.
Quick Launch is designed to enable startups to preserve their working capital by taking advantage of superior IBM offerings during the critical development stage of their operations.
Quick Launch is perfect for e-marketplace companies and a variety of dotcoms who want to build sites that are unique and visually appealing, simple to use and reliable. Companies benefit from the latest technology in e-commerce database, ASP platforms, portal software and advanced Web applications such as streaming media and activity distribution. ASPs are provided an industrial-strength platform to host their offerings. ISPs are provided more services to meet increasingly commoditized competition.
Quick Launch offers selected models of the IBM iSeries, pSeries, and xSeries. Also available is a wide selection of IBM server software, development tools, database products, and transaction software to run on AIX®, Linux, OS/400, and Windows operating systems.
Chili!Soft Active Server Pages
Chili!Soft Active Server Pages is the first cross-platform Web application server based on Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) technology. It enables customers to transparently offer reliable, scalable, high-performance, dynamic database-driven content on a high-performance UNIX IBM pSeries while using their existing ASP development process.
The Chili!Soft Active Server Pages solution is powerful yet easy to install. Impressive customer benefits are:
Chili!Soft Active Server Pages solution provides a powerful tool to help companies grow and manage their business.
Citrix MetaFrame for the AIX Operating System
Citrix MetaFrame for the AIX Operating System offers companies the unparalleled ability to establish secure access to any application from any device anywhere in the world.
Citrix MetaFrame for the AIX Operating System is an end-to-end solution that extends the reach of UNIX and Java applications across an enterprise to any location including branch offices and mobile users.
It is extraordinarily efficient with support for high bandwidth X.11 and Java applications over thin connections, helping solve client device and client-server application problems. Citrix MetaFrame for the AIX Operating System and the IBM pSeries offer levels of performance, security, and reliability you can depend on for graphical UNIX and Java applications.
WebSphere EveryPlace Offering for the IBM
With WebSphere EveryPlace, Service Providers can easily extend the reach of their business and Web-based data to non-PC devices including wireless handsets, PDAs, and other Internet appliances. It is a carrier-grade solution with a secure, reliable, and flexible infrastructure that can be scaled to an enormous number of network-connected devices entering the business and consumer markets. Building on industry-leading components, IBM eliminates the need for complex integration and supports growth of both users and devices.
IBM Solutions for Ariba SupplierLive refer to the description under Mid-Market IBM Solution Offerings
Logility Voyager refer to description under Mid-Market IBM Solution Offerings
WebSphere e-business Effectiveness Offering for the IBM refer to the description under Mid-Market IBM Solution Offerings
WebSphere Integration Offering for the IBM refer to description under Mid-Market IBM Solution Offerings
Siebel Call Center
With Siebel Call Center, customers can deploy a closed-loop customer information system to increase sales productivity. This hardware and software integrated offering provides e-business applications that are rigorously tested and optimized with Siebel application software running with DB2 UDB.
Distinct advantages are:
The Siebel Call Center software runs on the IBM zSeries, pSeries, and xSeries product lines. Customers can integrate and leverage existing customer data from either a zSeries or pSeries server. The offering is flexible to change, and can be integrated and optimized to meet the changing needs of the organization.
mySAP.com Business Information Warehouse®
With this solution, customers can standardize applications and procedures, simplify communications, provide information for fast and accurate management decisions, and strengthen client relationships. Customers gain extensive functionality and access to the latest technology without the significant cost of internal application development.
mySAP.com Business Information Warehouse is designed for:
The mySAP.com Business Information Warehouse database implemented on the IBM zSeries reduces system complexity and simplifies system management. Existing resources such as infrastructure, staff skills, and procedures can be reused. Support includes online data backup and reorganization, security enhancements, and mixture of complex workloads on a central server. mySAP.com Business Warehouse database and DB2 UDB hosted on zSeries offers scalability, availability, and integration of the IT infrastructure.
PeopleSoft CRM Powered by Vantive
PeopleSoft CRM Powered by Vantive, DB2 UDB, and the IBM zSeries provide a cost-effective and seamless integration with enterprise billing, inventory, and supply chain management systems. Vantive offers important advantages in the areas of quality goals, customer support, sales productivity, and improved service.
IBM Quick Mix
This preconfigured hardware/software solution and associated set of required services integrates business processes with the Web. It can be implemented using most of the IBM operating systems and IBM product lines without disturbing the existing production environment. IBM Quick Mix takes advantage of the existing technical skills and optimizes existing legacy data and applications.
Four options are available:
Each option is offered with the minimum software and hardware products necessary to provide the platform configuration for Web enabling an existing IT infrastructure. The solution options use IBM e-business products such as WebSphere and DB2 Universal Database that allow a company to choose additional software, hardware, and services necessary to complete and customize a state-of-the-art e-business environment.
All four options are priced independently and are flexible to add or delete hardware, software, installation, customization, and education service components.
WebSphere EveryPlace Offering for the IBM
With WebSphere EveryPlace Offering for the IBM , enterprises can now bring information, products and services to market more quickly and more reliably anytime, anyplace. They can easily extend the reach of their business and Web-based data to the exploding number of non-PC devices, including wireless handsets, PDAs and other internet appliances. By building on industry-leading components, IBM eliminates the need for complex integration by providing a comprehensive framework for pervasive e-business. WebSphere Everyplace Offering for the IBM supports expected and unexpected growth of users and device usage, reducing risk and discontinuity of user services.
WebSphere e-business Effectiveness Offering for the IBM refer to the description under Mid-sized IBM Solution Offerings
WebSphere Integration Offering for the IBM refer to the description under Mid-sized IBM Solution Offerings
The e(logo)server Brand
The IBM extensive expertise in computing systems and application environments from enterprise class to industry-standard Intel servers makes IBM your greatest e-business ally. IBM is the single company capable of integrating the right combination of traditional technologies with industry-standard features and technologies to deliver a family of open server platforms designed for your needs.
For example, we are migrating our industry-leading workload-management capabilities to IBM platforms for high-performance Web serving. We are enabling "near-zero downtime" across the entire IBM product line with features such as:
The IBM brand consists of:
Each system is complemented by the Application Framework for e-business.
IBM Advantage delivers the services and support required
to meet today's explosive business needs. Regardless of the operating
environment you choose AIX, Linux, OS/400, z/OS, z/VM, S/390, or
Windows 2000 there is an IBM designed to maximize the
return on your IT investment.
IBM e(logo)server zSeries 900 Models 100 116, 1C1, and 1C9
The IBM zSeries 900 introduces an enterprise class e-business server optimized for integration of business data and transactions built to meet the demands of the explosive and unpredictable landscape of e-business. The zSeries 64-bit architecture with outstanding integrated features like Intelligent Resource Director (IRD) are designed to facilitate information technology business transformation and business-to-business and business-to-customer growth pressure.
A new 20-processor module is the technology cornerstone for zSeries. The new paradigm of a multisystem server combines up to 32 modules in a Parallel Sysplex® environment supporting up to 640 processors (512 for customer workload and up to 128 for system support) in a single cluster for single image processing.
Using the S/390 Virtual Image Facility for Linux or z/VM, you can support hundreds of Linux images running standalone e-business applications.
zSeries can support multiple applications and virtual servers on a single system along with:
You can upgrade from S/390 (9672) Generation 5 and 6 servers. S/390 operations are fully compatible with the new architecture z/Architecture. S/390 ESA applications are fully compatible with z/Architecture and ensure viability for S/390 information assets and S/390 technology.
Architected for Freedom Satisfies Maximum Demands: With z/Architecture, the zSeries enterprise-class e-business server is optimized for integration, data, and transactions. z/Architecture, from the beginning, was imbedded with the full 64-bit infrastructure. It begins unchaining processor and I/O constraints leading to e-business, on-demand performance scaling.
zSeries clustering technology with Workload Manager in z/OS provides intelligent resource sharing of processors and self-managing I/O. The zSeries product line, Workload Manager, and virtual server enhancements reduce your cost of computing.
With zSeries hardware and z/OS operating system comes a new IBM
Capacity Advantage offering, Workload Pricing. Workload Pricing is designed to support e-business reality. Workload License Charges (WLC) for zSeries allows customers to pay only for the software capacity that they need, regardless of system size. They can grow a single workload at a time, with ease and granularity. Customers can also add new workloads to an existing machine with a reduced cost of incremental growth.
The I/O subsystem is enhanced by using FICON and associated storage
devices to expand the bandwidth for larger and quicker data movement into
the server. New coupling links in the architecture enable you to exploit
the advantage of the leading clustering solution in the industry
Parallel Sysplex without limitations.
IBM z/OS: An Operating System Solution for the Future
IBM z/OS, the operating system for the zSeries, provides zSeries 64-bit support and Intelligent Resource Director (IRD). Flexibility and integration features of the S/390 platform are extended with dynamic balancing of logical partitions based on business policy. Resources are dynamically managed across partitions to meet the business priorities of users, tasks, and workloads.
A new system technology, Managed System Infrastructure for Setup (msys for Setup), provides a new approach for installing and configuring z/OS products. The first implementation is msys for Setup to facilitate the Parallel Sysplex environment.
The new IBM License Manager helps determine whether or not software products execute within the appropriate licensed terms and conditions. It also assists with software license management and is the technical basis for WLC. With the self-managing flexibility of z/OS, you only pay for the computing resources you need.
z/OS is available on the following servers:
IBM e(logo)server pSeries 680 and 640 and NUMA-Q
The latest member of the 64-bit UNIX enterprise servers, the pSeries 680, builds on the RS/6000 S-family technology. IBM has replaced the aluminum connections between transistors with copper, resulting in denser packaging, lower power consumption, more powerful processors, and improved performance. Copper and Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) account for between 25% and 35% in processor performance improvements. By blending new copper SOI technology and larger memory capacity with a proven system architecture, you get reliability you can count on. Maximum memory is increased to 96 GB resulting in improved scalability and performance.
You can manage the evolution of your business into 64-bit computing while supporting your existing 32-bit applications with AIX 4.3.3. The I/O subsystem supports standard 32-bit and 64-bit PCI adapters.
Combined with an outstanding array of industry solutions and IBM Tools, the pSeries 680 helps move you to the next level of mission-critical UNIX commercial computing with:
Vertical Capacity Upgrade on Demand available inactive processors installed in your system that can be made active quickly and easily as your business needs require. Simply issue an AIX command to increase the number of active processors in increments of two, four, or six. The processors become available when you reboot the system.
The pSeries 680 is designed from the ground up for mission-critical environments with:
In addition, you can cluster the highly reliable pSeries 680 with High-Availability Cluster Multi-Processing (HACMP) for AIX (separately available) to achieve near continuous availability and horizontal growth.
This rugged system is ideal for environments such as ISP/ASP, e-commerce, telco/wireless, or scientific and technical computing where high density, rapid horizontal growth and leading-edge UNIX performance are critical. The pSeries 640 is an excellent building block server for a variety of e-business applications.
The pSeries 640 symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) uses up to four state-of-the-art 64-bit, copper-based POWER3-II microprocessors running at 375 MHz. Each processor includes 4 MB of Level 2 (L2) cache. A 2- or 4-way system is optionally available with 8 MB of L2 cache per processor, offering still greater performance for some applications. The base 256 MB of main memory can be expanded to 16 GB for faster performance and exploitation of 64-bit addressing used in large database applications.
The pSeries 640 also offers a variety of availability features such as:
The pSeries 640 and 680 feature IBM's award-winning UNIX operating system, AIX. The pSeries servers will support PowerPC Linux distributions when they become available.
NUMA-Q is currently providing technology leadership in areas like
workload management and SAN with a robust roadmap for both hardware and
software. Many of the IBM Advantage tools will be available for
NUMA-Q systems beginning in the first quarter of 2001. In addition, all
future NUMA-Q products will be announced as part of the IBM
IBM e(logo)server iSeries 400 Models 270, 820, 830, 840, SB2, SB3, and DSD
IBM iSeries 400 is a powerful line of integrated e-business servers that leverage and extend the popular AS/400e product line. iSeries 400 includes the recently announced Models 270, 820, 830, and 840. Also included are the SB2, SB3, as well as the Models 270 and 820 Dedicated Servers for Domino (DSD).
The iSeries 400 is perfect for growing companies that run business-critical BtoB, ERP, SCM, and CRM applications.
The iSeries delivers the intelligent integration, innovation, and application flexibility that businesses need to accelerate successfully in the e-business economy.
Intelligent Integration: The iSeries 400 combines leading-edge copper chip and SOI technology with a flexible, innovative operating environment developed for the AS/400® and extended to this next generation of e-business servers.
It features open system functions built into the operating system that are tested, reliable, turnkey functions with superior performance.
Integrated functions include:
Innovation: iSeries 400 is based on IBM's leading-edge microprocessor technology, which includes two industry breakthroughs: copper and SOI. IBM has replaced the aluminum connections between transistors with copper, resulting in denser packaging, lower power consumption, more powerful processors, and improved performance. Copper and SOI account for between 25% and 35% in processor performance improvements. The iSeries also boasts the new IBM memory switching technology, with switch speeds of 36 GB/second. High Speed Links (HSL) enable data transfer rates of up to 1 GB/second.
With copper, SOI, memory switching, and HSL the iSeries is in the forefront of technological innovation. The bottom line: iSeries delivers enterprise-class computing without large IT support staffs.
Application Flexibility: The iSeries offers application choices at an unprecedented level of flexibility and independence. The iSeries 400 architecture features a flexible operating environment that runs combinations of OS/400, UNIX (AIX), Linux, Windows 2000, Domino, or Java applications concurrently. Combined with the iSeries inherent workload management capabilities, Logical Partitioning (LPAR) and the IBM Integrated xSeries Server for iSeries, businesses can run several diverse application environments on one machine.
Choose whether to grow your server farm, maintain a server farm, or consolidate server footprints on the iSeries for simplified management, increased availability, and lower total cost of ownership.
The iSeries empowers businesses to grow on demand, and pay as you grow. The iSeries 400 Model 840 can grow without disruption with the new Vertical Capacity Upgrade on Demand offering. You can turn on immediate incremental processing power when you need it.
The iSeries 400 embraces standards-based computing with a full range of application choices while offering freedom from proprietary solutions. You can choose from a broad selection of comprehensive solutions, which includes the newly announced IBM solutions offerings. The iSeries 400 also offers the newest in tested and integrated business-to-business solutions for customers who want to participate in new e-marketplaces. The iSeries enables your core business systems to smoothly and quickly connect to e-marketplaces via the new IBM Connect for iSeries being announced today.
The new iSeries 400 is an ideal e-business server for companies who
prefer fast deployment of integrated e-business solutions and desire
independence from "do it yourself" solutions or contracted systems
IBM e(logo)server xSeries Models 130, 135, 150, 200, 220, 230, 240, 330, 340
IBM xSeries is a line of scalable, industry-standard servers that help you confidently run an e-business.
xSeries leverages IBM technology and mission-critical experience with:
X-architecture: The IBM X-architecture strategy is the design blueprint for the xSeries product line. Drawing from IBM's vast knowledge base with mainframe and enterprise-class availability, upgradability, and scalability, xSeries leverages X-architecture leadership to deliver highly reliable, available, and scalable industry-standard servers.
To improve system availability, predictive management features are designed into many of the xSeries servers, allowing the servers to proactively manage themselves:
Additionally, you can depend on responsive technical support and a solutions knowledge base to help you resolve issues quickly, get answers to questions in a timely manner, and select the right server solutions.
The xSeries servers are available in three categories designed to meet specific business needs.
Point Solutions: xSeries point solutions are optimized for rapid deployment, targeting demanding application environments such as Web serving and Network Attached Storage (NAS). Affordable price point solutions arrive preconfigured, tested, tuned, and ready to be deployed in minutes.
xSeries 130 Web-hosting appliance that uses Windows 2000, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Web Server Accelerator
xSeries 135 Web-hosting appliance that uses Linux and IBM HTTP Server
xSeries 150 Scalable network-attached storage appliance that integrates X-architecture and complete systems management capabilities powered by Windows 2000 technology
Universal Servers: Universal servers are designed to be flexible for maximum internal expansion to help you meet varied IT demands. Ideal as floor-standing or deskside servers, these systems also can be rack mounted.
xSeries 200 Performance for small businesses at an entry-level server price.
Industry-standard technologies, excellent internal data storage capacity, ease-of-use, systems management, and control features define this attractively priced entry server. These uniprocessor servers provide solid performance to support general purpose network or workgroup applications.
xSeries 220 Ideally suited for small business and workgroup customers, this is a power-packed, easy-to-use, affordable system. It truly delivers tomorrow's technologies at today's prices. You gain the broadest choice of Microsoft and Linux preloads, higher levels of performance, high-availability, and scalability. Features include:
xSeries 230 This 2-way server introduces the right blend of price and performance in an extremely serviceable package for departments or workgroups. The xSeries 230 is for customers who require:
X-architecture innovations include:
xSeries 240 A mission-critical application server ideal for departments and workgroups with:
X-architecture innovations are identical as those listed for the xSeries 230.
xSeries 330 This 1U rack-dense node offers unmatched levels of manageability and high-availability attributes for service providers.
Web-farm applications are supported with:
X-architecture innovations include:
Plus the innovations listed for the xSeries 230.
xSeries 340 A high-availability node offering superior solution for hosting general business and Web applications. Web-farm applications are supported with tremendous performance, management and reliability features built into a slim 3U design, the 340 is the right platform for high-performance application serving.
X-architecture innovations are identical to those listed for the xSeries 230.
Offerings described in this announcement may not be available in all countries. Contact your IBM representative for details.
Following are the announcements, dated October 3, 2000, that comprise the IBM offerings.